Question 1: What is HIPS product version and HIPS content?
Using Windows terminology, can HIPS Patch # (ex P7) be considered as SP# and HIPS contents as Hot Fix or MS#?
Answer: Host Based Intrusion Prevention patch is a service pack, if you read the release notes, they explain the fixes. Part two is content, which is a signature set update or new signatures that are added .etc
Question 2: to upgrade HIPS 188.8.131.523 p3 to 184.108.40.2062 p7 is it required to up upgrade HIPS sequentially?
This means that HIPS must be upgraded from P3 to P4, then P5, P6 and finally to P7.
Answer: In some cases you may need to, but in others you can go direct, again the readme shipped will direct you.
hope this helps
So each HIPS version works differently depending on instructions.
Not really, the components are as follows:
Host Based Intrusion Prevention - Protects applications like SQL form injections, and looks at odd behavior and stops it
Application Control- Create a whitelist of applications that are allowed to be executed on a machine, so you can enforce this even if the user has admin rights ( cool)
Firewall - scans traffic both in and out of the device and can Perform 'quarantine" of the machine if dat file etc is out of date, and can do things like switch off blue tooth etc..
on the whole, a great product.
Be carefully, as this product can enforce policy's if deployed incorrect that can impact your network