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Intrusion Prevention Service
Provide real-time protection against network threats, including spyware, SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and buffer overflows

Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) is a fully integrated security subscription for all WatchGuard XTM appliances. It works in tandem with the application layer content inspection of the XTM to provide real-time protection against network threats, including spyware, SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and buffer overflows. IPS scans traffic on all major protocols, using continually updated signatures to detect and block all types of threats. And because IPS is integrated with WatchGuard XTM security appliances, you have an easy-to-manage, cost-effective solution without additional hardware to purchase and maintain.

Flexible administrator controlFlexible administrator control
Have the flexibility to define the action to be taken when malware is identified – enabling the network to allow, block, or lock questionable traffic based on type, user/group, protocol, and severity.

You shall not passComprehensive threat signatures
Signatures cover a broad range of threats, including SQL injections, cross-site scripting (XSS), buffer overflows, denial of service, and remote file inclusions. Find detailed information about the vulnerabilities and threats covered by our IPS signatures on the WatchGuard Security Portal.

Dynamic analysisContinually updated database
Signatures are updated without interruption as new threats emerge, so you never have to leave your network exposed.

Stronger security for web surfingHighly effective scanning
Scans all protocols, including HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TCP, UDP, DNS, SMTP, and POP3 to block network, application, and protocol-based attacks.

Compressed file scanningGranular control
Assign specific actions to take depending on the level of the threat – each signature has a severity assigned.

Quarantine suspect trafficAutomated source blocking
IP addresses identified as the source of an attack are automatically blocked to prevent further malicious traffic from entering your network.

Optimized for better network performanceIntuitive management
Manage all security functionality on your WatchGuard XTM appliance, including IPS, from a single intuitive console for maximum efficiency and ease of use.

Cost effective solutionCost effective solution
Provide network-wide protection for all users configured behind your WatchGuard XTM firewall with a single IPS subscription.


Download the WatchGuard XTM Subscriptions Datasheet (PDF).