What Components Make For an Effective Intrusion Detection System?

Intrusion Detection

Network security as well as physical access are important elements of a proper intrusion detection system.

Business owners and security management employees alike know the value of keeping their property safe and secure. Because it’s such a necessity, it’s also created an entire market for security software and hardware targeted towards businesses. This includes everything from securing your network to securing your physical space. Today, we’d like to take a look at a few different kinds of intrusion detection systems. If you’re unfamiliar with what an intrusion detection system is, read on to find out how it can alter your approach towards security.  

Physical Intrusion Detection Systems

If you need to identify physical threats, there are a few options for what you can use as an intrusion detection system. Good systems cover multiple bases—that is, you use multiple means of authorizing entry to be as certain as feasibly possible that the right people are in the right place. Examples of some physical components of your system may be:

  • Access Control Systems. These are used to secure an entryway either through biometrics that scans for something like fingerprints, card readers that require the proper credentials, or other means of verifying identity before someone is allowed access.
  • Motion Sensors. These can be configured to send out alerts if motion is detected in an area that shouldn’t be accessed at a specific time or day. This is a great option if you need to really lock a facility down after business hours. A similar sensor can detect the sound of breaking glass if someone tries to break a window to gain entry.
  • Security Cameras. Commodity CCTV systems (like those found at stores and wholesalers) are not an appropriate solution. Commercial systems are capable of a whole lot more, including cloud storage and access so you can have your security at your fingertips.

Network-Based Systems

Being alerted if your network is compromised is incredibly important and in the news it seems every day. There are a few different ways network intrusion systems work—through hub packets, network taps, or span ports to gather all the data for the network. Once that data is processed, the system should be able to flag any activity that looks out of place.

Host-Based Systems

In host-based systems, unauthorized behavior is identified on a specific device basis. Once the agent is installed, it monitors data and can alert the user if any suspicious activity is happening. This is an effective means of detecting malware, as one example.   

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