Yes, an intrusion prevention system (IPS) only protects against known attacks, but a little protection goes a long way. Joel Snyder of Opus One takes a few minutes to talk about the true value of an intrusion prevention system. If your applications are full of vulnerabilities, and you don't know how to fix them, an IPS provides some necessary help.
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