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Getting More from Your Network Security with IDPS

How do you get more from your network security with less? One easy way is to integrate network intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) with your advanced threat protection platform.

A fundamental tenet of network security is “defense-in-depth,” and over the years this mantra has driven security professionals to deploy best-in-class security solutions: firewalls, secure web gateways, advanced threat protection platforms (i.e. sandboxes), IDPS, and more. However, today’s networks are challenged by security appliance sprawl, driving the need to consolidate security functions where possible.

Intrusion detection and prevention systems are cornerstone assets to any network security profile. But in an era of security tool consolidation, the need for stand-alone IDPS pales in comparison to the need to have best-in-class advanced threat protection platforms. By integrating IDPS with an advanced threat protection platform, customers retain the fundamental protection offered by IDPS while maintaining superior advanced malware protection. Not only does this reduce security tool sprawl, this strategy simplifies management, cuts costs, and reduces false positives by giving administrators high fidelity threat alerts.

Here at FireEye, we are pleased to be positioned as a Challenger in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS). We believe that critical to this achievement is the fact that FireEye provides IDPS with all of its FireEye Network Security appliances at no additional cost to the user.

Check out the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems today, and also have a look at the Gartner Peer Insights to read what others have to say about FireEye IDPS.

Bottom line, we believe IDPS plays a crucial role in the best practice of defense-in-depth security. However, the reality of today’s networks requires security professionals to judiciously consolidate security tools and technologies where it makes sense. Integrating IDPS within an advanced threat protection platform is smart, efficient and effective, and ultimately allows you to get more from your network security.

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