Re: ROI on IDS/IPS products
- From: Aaron Turner <synfinatic@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:29:17 -0800
On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Jeff Kell <jeff-kell@xxxxxxx> wrote:
"The day before a breach, the ROI is zero. The day after, it is
infinite." -- Dennis Hoffman, RSA
Actually I'd argue that if you have an IPS and you're breached, then
the ROI is likely negative.
Honestly, there are so many variables that go into the ROI (what
product, it's quality, your risk profile, your baseline network
traffic, etc) that saying because some other random company didn't
find any value that you won't either is overly simplistic. How and
where you deploy an IPS can dramatically affect the ROI.
Of course, since resources aren't infinite there may be other things
you can do which have a higher ROI then deploying/managing an IPS.
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