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Solaris 8 Security by Edgar Danielyan

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Network Intrusion Detection Systems

Network intrusion detection systems (IDSs) are intended to detect network intrusions. This might sound fairly simple, but intrusion detection systems are much more complex than their description. Unlike some other security tools and techniques, they are not easy to configure and use, and it is even less easy to use them correctly and efficiently. It is not enough to simply install and configure them. To receive any benefit, you have to constantly maintain the IDS and analyze (read and understand) its reports and logs. These requirements in turn mean that considerable resources, both in terms of hardware and manpower, should be available in order to implement a decent IDS installation. Therefore, it is clear ...

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