Chapter 21. Host Intrusion Prevention

Security enforcement evolves mainly at the network level through common techniques such as authentication, integrity mechanisms, firewalls, and encryption technologies. These techniques are adopted to provide the desired security at the network level, where data is transitional. An important area that is largely overlooked in enforcing security is the host level—the endpoint, where data resides and the potential for damage is the greatest.

The Cisco Host Intrusion Prevention solution provides self-defending solutions by deploying intelligent agents on desktops and servers that defend against the proliferation of attacks across networks.

This chapter provides details on the Cisco Host-based Intrusion Prevention ...

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