Most PC security packages have an IPS capability. If you don’t have one, buy a security package that does. However, you should not rely completely on personal IPS systems. A skilled attacker can create network messages that look so genuine that they are passed by the computer’s IPS system.
If you have a network with more than a few computers, you should also install a dedicated IPS system linked directly to your internet network firewall. It is wise to buy it from a different manufacturer to that on your computers, because all IPS systems work slightly differently and one IPS may pick out attacks that another misses.
There can be a problem with IPS false alarms, for example, a person might mistype the address of a computer and accidentally attempt to connect to a different system without having authorization. If an IPS generates too many warning messages, there is a temptation to ignore all of them. You need to make sure somebody or everybody checks such warnings conscientiously – preferably before you have a security incident.