What is an Intrusion Detection System?

Intrusion-Detection-SystemWhen it comes to their business, most owners will do everything within their power to keep it safe. Whether it is added security to their computers or an extra camera to monitor their space, many business owners never want to take the chance on criminal activity damaging their business. One way to help make protecting a business easier is to implement an intrusion detection system. An intrusion detection system helps place all components of your security system onto one easily accessible system to help prevent damaging activity to your business. However, some owners don’t understand what an intrusion detection system is or what different types of systems are available.

Network Based

A network intrusion detection system works to identify unauthorized behavior based on network traffic. These systems use either a hub packet, network tap, or span port to collect data for the network. As the data is being processed, the IDS flags any suspicious activity.

Host Based

This type of IDS works to identify unauthorized behavior on one specific device at a time. An agent is installed within the system and monitors data to alert the user of any suspicious activities. They use rules, heuristics, and signatures to spot unauthorized activity.


This type of system is the actual act of identifying the threats to your business. There are also some instances where the detection system is also used as a prevention system. Examples of the system include:

  • Motion Sensors are utilized once the system is armed to sense if an intruder has entered the specific area.
  • Security Cameras are utilized with today’s technology and analytics not only is the camera able to record an incident but also to detect motion in an area and start recording alleviating constant recording from the companies video recording device.
  • Access Control Systems are utilized to secure an area, office, or building(s) by installing card readers, electric locks, REX, and door contacts to only allowing the individual with appropriate credentials and access levels to enter the secured space.


Intrusion Detection Systems with FiberPlus

FiberPlus has been providing data communication services for a number of different markets through fiber optics since 1992. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a top telecommunications business that can provide the Richmond, VA, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia areas with a number of different services. These services now include:

  • Structured Cabling
  • Electronic Security Systems
  • Distributed Antenna Systems
  • Audio/Visual Services
  • Support Services
  • Specialty Systems
  • Design/Build Services

FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.

Have any questions? Interested in one of our services? Call FiberPlus today 800-394-3301, email us at info@fiberplusinc.com, or visit our contact page.

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