[Snort-users] Re: [Snort-devel] IDS vs IPS

Gary Flynn flynngn at ...2166...
Tue Sep 2 05:43:40 EDT 2003

Jeff Nathan wrote:

> IPS is a made up term.  It's nonexistent.  It's marketing voodoo.  
> It's nondescript and just like other forms of language that have 
> permeated the English language as a result of political correctness 
> and the haphazard nature of people working in marketing organizations 
> to pull buzzwords out of thin air, it reduces the specificity of the 
> topic at hand. 

Just to make sure we're playing on a level field, the same can be said 
about the term "firewall". :)

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