In this research report, Strengths and Weaknesses of Host-Based Intrusion Prevention Systems (HIPS), you will find out from leading research firm, Gartner Research, what the best HIPS protection style is for your organization. Read about the strengths and weaknesses of each HIPS protection style and find out why a single style alone does not provide sufficient protection.
"What's the best HIPS protection style?" In short, there is no "silver bullet." No single protection style alone provides sufficient protection, and different organizations have different needs. By combining styles, you balance these for a more effective intrusion prevention system.
Through 2010, the best HIPS strategy for desktops and servers will use a combination of HIPS protection styles. And, what works for your servers will likely be different for your desktops and embedded devices. To find a style that works for you read more.