HIPS necessary for complete defense

VNUnet.com interviewed Nick Ray, chief executive, Prevx a company providing HIPS software.
As you might expect from a HIPS vendor, he argues that patching cannot occur quickly enough to provide detection. Antivirus is outmatched and uses an outdated reaction oriented update model.
“Hips in theory should require no patches, no signature updates and no rules to work because it identifies the characteristics of the attack behavior and stops the action taking place.”
“A security guard trained to recognize the faces of wanted criminals is of no use if he fails to spot a masked man breaking in.”