Every organization requires a degree of network security solutions in place to protect it from the ever growing landscape of cyber threats in the wild today. When a member of the network, company, government or military is breached, there is a good chance that it will result in the loss of sensitive information which can put people and companies at risk. Network security is more important than ever before, and a high degree of cyber security is key to maintaining the security of a network, whether your business or individual business is using open or closed source applications, while also using services as Fortinet for firewall. In this post, we will take a look at some of the top cyber security tools in the market, and compare them to find out how they differ from each other.
First, we need to understand how the cyber security tools work, and how they are used. Cyber security tools are often divided into two major categories: intrusion detection systems (IDS) and intrusion prevention systems (IPS). These are the two most popular tools for securing an organization’s network.
An IDS detects malicious activity and automatically alerts the administrator. For instance, an IDS detects a suspicious user log-in, alerting the administrator and alerting users in real time if they are going to be compromised.
In contrast, an IPS prevents malicious activity by scanning for malicious code on a network. An IPS detects malware and automatically alerts the administrator. For instance, an IPS automatically scans network traffic in the organization and blocks traffic from a malicious IP address. An IPS can detect unauthorized or fraudulent activity by scanning for the malicious software and by applying a firewall rule or by monitoring all network traffic for unauthorized actions.
An IPS can be applied manually to a network by a network administrator or an administrator can apply the IPS. Both methods are supported.
This procedure shows you how to deploy an IPS in your Active Directory forest.
The following procedure describes how to deploy an IPS in your Active Directory forest, based on the forest security group.
In a domain, use the following procedure to deploy an IPS.
Important You must complete this procedure with the same security group that contains the Active Directory forest, as described in the preceding procedure. For the domain, use the steps in “Installing an IPS for a domain” later in this topic. 1. Open Active Directory Domains and Trusts. If your Active Directory forest contains domain controllers, you can open Active Directory Domains and Trusts using the following procedure. 2. Navigate to the forest root in Active Directory Domains and Trusts. 3. Double-click Security Groups to open the Security Groups window. 4. In the security groups window, click Edit to open the Edit Security Groups window. 5. In the Edit Security Groups window, click the Add button. 6. In the Add Security Group window, type the name of the new security group. 7. In the Add Group Properties window, make the following changes. Name: name of your new security group 8. Click OK. When you are done, click OK.