Last Updated on November 19, 2023 by InfraExam
What can a HIPS do that a NIPS cannot? (Choose two.)
- Detect malware delivered to the host via an encrypted channel.
- Protect a mobile host while connected to non-secured networks.
- Block malware as it is carried across the network.
- Inspect traffic crossing a link in the network.
|Explanation & Hint:
Host Intrusion Prevention Systems (HIPS) and Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (NIPS) serve different roles in network security. Here are two things that a HIPS can do that a NIPS cannot:
Detect malware delivered to the host via an encrypted channel:
Protect a mobile host while connected to non-secured networks:
NIPS, on the other hand, is primarily focused on network traffic inspection and monitoring for threats crossing the network links, so it may not have the same level of visibility or control over the host as a HIPS does. It excels at blocking malware as it traverses the network, inspecting traffic on the network wire or in transit.