Intel Security SNS ProTip for Host IPS: Host IPS Effective Policy precedence

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    When creating IPS policies for the HIPS product, the HIPS “IPS Rules” and “Trusted Applications” policies use multi-slot policy assignments.  These multi-slot policy assignments are designed to run with two or more policies (one should be “McAfee Default”, plus any other custom policies) combined to create an “effective policy”.  When this “effective policy” is applied to systems, there is an order of priority for rules that may conflict. 

    Please refer to page 38 of the HIPS 8.0 Product Guide PD22894 ( for details about how an “effective policy” is described.
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