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Updating of security procedures and scheduling of security audits

For more information on the general IDPS specifications and requirements, please refer to The Networx contracts require a basic level of security management for its contractors that ensures compliance with Federal Government generally accepted security principles and practices, or better.The contracts employ adequate and reasonable means to ensure and protect the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of Networx services, Operational Support Systems backbone infrastructure for geographically dispersed Agency locations.

IDPS also performs anomaly detection to identify atypical traffic trends and unusual behaviors that may indicate a potential attack.IDPS serves as a component of the Agency's security infrastructure by providing an extra layer of protection for its internal networks.The service enables the monitoring and identification of potential security threats, and helps reduce network service disruptions caused by malicious attacks.IDPS supports corrective responses to stop or alleviate malicious attacks.IDPS helps to maintain the availability of Agency mission-critical resources.These and other service capabilities are detailed in Each Networx contractor may provide variations or alternatives to the offering and pricing for IDPS.

The specific details can be found within each Contractor's Networx contract files and pricing notes for IDPS.

PBIP-VPNS is similar to FTS2001 services such as Private IP (PIP), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and Very high performance Backbone Network Service (VBNS).

Virtual paths called "tunnels" are established within the network.

The service detects precursor activities such as unauthorized network probes, sweeps, and scans.

In addition, IDPS performs signature-based detection and analyze system activity for known attacks such as, but not limited to, buffer overflows, brute force, Denial of Service (DOS), and reconnaissance efforts.

The contractor provides the IDPS software and hardware components, as required.