Friday, November 17, 2006

Six HIPS Programs Reviewed and Rated

What the heck is a HIPS? The acronym HIPS stands for Host based Intrusion Prevention System. The full name is just about as unhelpful as the acronym. Products like WinPatrol and Prevx home are classic HIPS products. They are non-signature based security products that monitor specific program behaviors and alerted the user if there is a problem. For example when a new program starts the user is warned and asked whether the program should be allowed to run. Most users can get their head around that idea.

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