TippingPoint’s UnityOne Intrusion Prevention System Deployed at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business
AUSTIN, Texas – April 26, 2004 – TippingPoint Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPTI), the leader in intrusion prevention, today announced that the University of Texas McCombs School of Business (McCombs), ranked as the 13th best MBA program in the world by the Wall Street Journal in September 2003, has implemented the UnityOneÃ¢â€ž? Intrusion Prevention System to protect their network from internal and external cyber threats.
TippingPoint Technologies’ President and COO James Hamilton said, “UnityOne is a powerful system designed to help our customers eliminate cyber threats and fortify their network. UnityOne’s powerful performance combined with frequently-added Virtual Software Patches help shield the McCombs network from cyber threats, walk-in worms, and bandwidth hijackers.”
In addition to blocking external cyber attacks and internal threats such as “walk-in’ worms carried in on laptops, UnityOne also increases bandwidth availability by enabling administrators to control peer-to-peer traffic and Instant Messaging. Administrators are able to block or throttle traffic by IP address or application, enabling organizations to reclaim valuable bandwidth.
Using specialized hardware and custom chips, UnityOne inspects traffic through Layer 7 at gigabit speeds to block malicious traffic. UnityOne utilizes a combination of complex algorithms, vulnerability-based Virtual Software Patches, and statistical anomaly filters to stop Denial of Service attacks and zero-day exploits. UnityOne traffic normalization enforces protocol compliance and reclaims wasted bandwidth. The end result is a faster and safer network.
TippingPoint’s UnityOne provides Application Protection, Performance Protection and Infrastructure Protection at gigabit speeds through total packet inspection. Application Protection capabilities provide fast, accurate, reliable protection from internal and external cyber attacks. Through its Infrastructure Protection capabilities, UnityOne protects routers, switches, VoIP gateways and other critical infrastructure from targeted attacks and traffic anomalies. UnityOne Performance Protection capabilities enable customers to throttle non-mission critical applications that hijack valuable bandwidth and IT resources, thereby aligning network resources and business-critical application performance.
TippingPoint is the leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth Application Protection, Infrastructure Protection, and Performance Protection for corporate enterprises, government agencies, service providers and academic institutions. Our innovative approach offers customers unmatched network-based security with unrivaled economics, ultra-high performance, scalability and reliability. TippingPoint is based in Austin, Texas, and can be contacted through its Web site at www.tippingpoint.com or by telephone at 1-88UNITYONE.
TippingPoint, the TippingPoint logo, UnityOne, the UnityOne logo and Digital Vaccine are registered trademarks of TippingPoint.
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