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Determining the appropriate system architecture is imperative when introducing an Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) system into the enterprise. To establish the right number of probes and the correct placement of the probes on the network, use Info-Tech's ITA Premium “IDP Deployment Decision Guide.”

Fundamental questions that affect the enterprise system architecture include:

  • How many ISP connections does the company have?
  • Does the company have a flat internal network?
  • Is the company an on-line business?

Implementing an IDP system is not as easy as it may first seem. System architecture is just one of the many areas that need to be addressed before an IDP system implementation can be successfully executed.


This downloadable tool is associated with the research note, "IDP: A Three-Step Decision to Deployment."

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Published: January 26, 2007
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