Is McAfee HIPS definition file cumulative?
Scenario Example: If I am running version version 8 will i have all the definition files that was published within version 5?
Yes, you will have all previous IPS Content, however, be aware that some signatures require specific HIPS builds to apply. Read the signature description; it will mention the details (e.g., this signature requires HIPS 8.0 Patch 2 or higher; this signature requires HIPS 8.0 Patch 4+, etc.).