Types of IDS Alerts

There are 4 main types of IDS alerts. These are : 

True Positive Bad traffic which triggers an alert. 
False Positive Good traffic which triggers an alert.
False Negative Bad traffic, but no alert is raised.
True Negative Good traffic, and no alert is raised.

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