Intrusion detection terminology (part two)

Thursday, 25 September 2003, 10:16 AM EST

The first part of this series discussed the concept of Alerts, Consoles, False Negatives, and many other terms that are important for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). This second and final terminology article will continue in the same vein, starting with an explanation of the many different types of IDSs that exist today.

Although we tend to talk about IDSs as though they are just one thing, there are actually many different types of IDS. The following is a list of the various types of IDS, and a brief explanation of what differentiates them.

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