This isn't a hacking query of such although it is understanding security in order to defend against hackers.
So I've gained real world exposure monitoring IPS systems although I've never had the chance to implement one and I am a firm believer of understanding the guts of a system.
So my question to you is does anyone know of any good free IPS software which can be configured and tweaked and whatnot which are as robust as one used within an enterprise and runs on windows 7?
I am currently getting my head around Snort although a network manager told me its legacy. Its seems like the only option in my eyes although I am still searching.
Any thoughts are welcome as ever!