Anyone keeping track of the security vendor/technology hype knows that IPS has quickly replaced IDS as the “next big thing What NIPS Isn’t

First and foremost, NIPS is not a tool for stopping elite crackers. That may be how it’s being marketed, but it’s crap. If you’re the type to fall for that sort of hype then you’re probably in a lot more danger than any given technology can help you with.

A Simple Question

Whether or not IPS is worthless or a godsend to your organization hinges on a single question – “How good is your organization at staying patched?