Term:Intrusion Prevention System

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NIST SP 800-82 Final Draft

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) - A system that can detect an intrusive activity and can also attempt to stop the activity, ideally before it reaches its targets.

NIST SP 800-94

Intrusion Prevention System - Software that has all the capabilities of an intrusion detection system and can also attempt to stop possible incidents. Also called an intrusion detection and prevention system.