ConnectDS provides Managed Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Managed Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) services to UK businesses managed by our 24/7/365 security operations centre. Speak to us about your Managed IDS / IPS requirements and how we can provide expert monitoring and protection for your network traffic.
Fully Managed IDS Services:
An intrusion detection system constantly scans your network traffic to identify known traffic patterns that can include malicious communications, web based attacks, plaintext communications, network misconfigurations, and suspicious patterns and policy violations within your organisation. The security knowledge required to set up and manage the alerts for this security technology is advanced and typically beyond the expertise that businesses can manage in-house.
With highly experienced security analysts and 24/7 incident response, getting a managed IDS solution with ConnectDS will not only prevent the requirement to employ costly security staff, but it will also give you peace of mind that your network is under constant review. Having an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) also offers an added comfort, or necessity, to clients’ data that you my have stored in your system. With the ever-changing threat landscape, there is a lot of value in the knowledge that you have the expertise of a ConnectDS specialist monitoring your systems.
Frequently Asked Questions about Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS):
Please see below for some common questions on our IDS solutions, if you would prefer to speak to someone then give us a call and speak to one of our team at head office. We will listen to understand your requirements and learn how our security experts support other businesses in the United Kingdom (UK).
WHAT IS AN IPS?
Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is network security technology that monitors network traffic and DETECTS and BLOCKS patterns of known malicious traffic or notable communications that could be a policy violation.
WHAT DOES AN INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEM DO?
Intrusion Detection System (IDS) is network security technology that monitors network traffic and DETECTS patterns of known malicious traffic or notable communications that could be a policy violation.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEM?
Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS), Host-based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS), Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (PIDS), VM-based Instrusion Detection System (VMIDS)
The two main types of intrusion detection systems are Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS) and Host-based Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS).
WHAT ARE THE MAIN COMPONENTS OF AN INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEM?
The main components of an intrusion detection system are:
• monitoring users and system activity
• auditing system configuration for vulnerabilities and misconfigurations
• assessing the integrity of critical system and data files
• recognizing known attack patterns in system activity
• identifying abnormal activity through statistical analysis
• managing audit trails and highlighting user violation of policy or normal activity
• correcting system configuration errors
• installing and operating traps to record information about intruders
WHAT ARE THE TWO MAIN APPROACHES TO INTRUSION DETECTION?
The two main approaches to intrusion detection are anomaly detection and misuse detection.
CAN IDS AND IPS WORK TOGETHER?
There are benefits for both IDS and IPS, IDS alerts give greater visibility without concern of blocking legitimate traffic in the event of a ‘false positive’, whilst IPS enables automated blocking and traffic control.
WHAT IS IPS/IDS SIGNATURE?
Intrusion detection and prevention signatures are small rules that match patterns of network traffic and perform an alert, or block in the event of IPS. ConnectDS partner with commercial IDS content providers for effective and high-fidelity signatures, and can also provide custom signatures created by our security analysts.
WHAT IS ACTIVE AND PASSIVE IDS?
An IDS can be configured to respond to threats in either an active or passive state. If passive, the intrusion detection system will alert the SOC or responsible personnel to the issue. If it is active, the IDS will change the environment in order to respond to the threat.
WHERE IS AN IDS/IPS DEPLOYED?
Intrusion prevention and Intrusion Detection Systems are deployed at the network gateway of internet breakouts and in front of any internet facing services – Situated at the network gateway blocks both inbound and outbound network communication thus securing your network perimeter.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO AN INTRUSION DETECTION MANAGED SERVICE?
Monitoring of an IDS solution is human intensive in terms of investigation, validation and turning – an external IDS service provider can supply expert resourcing to manage your IDS platforms. ConnectDS provide a fully managed IDS service to manage your existing IDS platform, or deliver the solution including dedicated hardware as a service.
HOW MUCH DOES AN INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEM COST?
The cost for managed Intrusion detection managed services is dependant on number of sites, users and whether you currently have a platform or require the solution delivered as part of the service – Our analysts can work with your business to gather your security requirements and architect an effective solution with a full proposal of costs.
DOES AN IDS / IPS NEED CONFIGURATION?
The key to a successful security program is the initial setup and optimisation of any tooling. ConnectDS provide both IDS tuning and IPS tuning services for your business to maximise your investment, reduce ‘false positive’ alerts and ensure the configuration is optimised for threat detection. We can provide expert IDS tuning as a consultation exercise or we include this service upon onboarding or implementing your IDS solution.
WHY DO I NEED IDS IF I ALREADY HAVE A FIREWALL?
IDS and Firewalls are separate security engines and perform different functions – an IDS can be a built in function on your firewall appliance or a standalone appliance. If your firewall has this functionality then the IDS module can be leveraged.