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IPS

Abbrev. for interplanetary scintillation. See scattering.

IPS

1. Abbr. for “iron-pipe size”; a nominal dimension, inside diameter.
2. Abbr. for “International Pipe Standard.”
3. Abbr. for “inside pipe size.”

IPS

A threaded language.

["IPS, An Unorthodox High Level Language", K. Meinzer, BYTE pp. 146-159 (Jan 1979)].

IPS

(1) See indoor positioning system.

(2) (Inches Per Second) The measurement of the speed of tape passing by a read/write head or paper passing through a pen plotter.

(3) (Intrusion Prevention System) Software that prevents an attack on a network or computer system. It is a significant step beyond an intrusion detection system (IDS). Whereas an IDS passively monitors traffic by sniffing packets at a switch port, an IPS resides inline like a firewall, intercepting and forwarding packets. It is thus capable of blocking the attack in real time. See IDS.

(4) (In-Plane Switching) An LCD technology that provides better color reproduction and greater viewing angles than twisted nematic (TN) screens. See IPS panel.

(5) See also ISP.
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Indeed, Toyota Motor Europe found the TippingPoint security solution so effective in blocking malicious traffic that it placed the IPS as the powerful sentinel at its Brussels headquarters' Internet gateway.
Many other enterprises participate using the IPS reflector.
Top Layer Networks' family of network intrusion prevention solutions, the IPS 5500 series, has received top accolades from the world's most prestigious labs and influential publications.
In this highly simplified example, one can readily see the basic function of an IPS device.
One of our main roles in the IPS system development was to provide the clinical and managed-care expertise necessary to create a system of this detail and scope.
Providing integrated access and attack control policies is only possible with an IPS - an IPS with proven in-line performance including multi-gigabit throughput and switch-like latency, and operating with thousands of active vulnerability filters at high accuracy.
When a user logs into the network the identity manager informs the Reflex IPS system to open the doors and allow traffic to flow from the IP address assigned to the authenticated user.
In order to secure high-capacity enterprise networks, 'Next Generation' security systems must be based on a solid IPS foundation, not on a firewall platform.
Others from the TippingPoint division will also be discussing trends on voice over IP security, access control, IPS advancements, and endpoint security at the 2007 RSA Conference.
To take advantage of IPS Lunch and Learn programs, please contact IPS at 888.
This state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will further enable IPS to lead the industry in thin-film battery production capacity," said Raymond Johnson, IPS president and CEO.