Intrusion detection vs. intrusion prevention: the beginner's guide to IPS and IDS

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  • Fail2Ban

    Daemon to ban hosts that cause multiple authentication errors

    Host-based Intrusion Prevention Systems defend a single server. Fail2Ban blocks IPs that are making too many SSH attempts.

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