Take a sneak peek at the new NIST.gov and let us know what you think!
(Please note: some content may not be complete on the beta site.).

View the beta site
NIST logo

Publication Citation: Guide to Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS)

NIST Authors in Bold

Author(s): Karen A. Scarfone; Peter M. Mell;
Title: Guide to Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS)
Published: February 20, 2007
Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed this document in furtherance of its statutory responsibilities under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002, Public Law 107-347. This publication seeks to assist organizations in understanding intrusion detection system (IDS) and intrusion prevention system (IPS) technologies and in designing, implementing, configuring, securing, monitoring, and maintaining intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS). It provides practical, real-world guidance for each of four classes of IDPS: network-based, wireless, network behavior analysis software, and host-based. The publication also provides an overview of complementary technologies that can detect intrusions, such as security information and event management software. It focuses on enterprise IDPS, but most of the information in the publication is also applicable to standalone and small-scale IDPS deployments.
Citation: Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-94
Keywords: FISMA, intrusion detection, intrusion detection and prevention, intrusion prevention
Research Areas: Computer Security, Cybersecurity, Threats & Vulnerabilities, Networking, Information Processing Systems, Information Technology
PDF version: PDF Document Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (1MB)