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Intrusion Prevention Fundamentals by Jonathan Hogue, Earl Carter

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Chapter 5. Host Intrusion Prevention Overview

Host Intrusion Prevention is a relatively new category of technology in the security marketplace. Since its inception, it has gained broad acceptance, and its use is expected to grow rapidly in the future. Despite this momentum, the category is not as clearly defined as more established technologies like firewall and antivirus. Ambiguous technical literature, vague buzzwords, and rapid product evolution confuse the marketplace to the point that it is extremely difficult to even determine which products are actually Host Intrusion Prevention Systems (HIPS).

A good way to differentiate Host Intrusion Prevention products from other categories in the marketplace is to clearly define the capabilities a product ...

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