TippingPoint Launches Intrusion Prevention and Bandwidth Management Solution for Service Providers to Deliver Fast, Secure Internet Connectivity

AUSTIN, Texas – May 24, 2004 – TippingPoint Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPT1), the leader in intrusion prevention, today announced an initiative which will enable service providers to deliver more secure Internet connectivity to residential and commercial subscribers as well as protect internal IT assets. TippingPoint’s UnityOne is a specialized platform with purpose-built hardware capable of delivering gigabit throughput, low latency and carrier-class scalability with a level of protection described by The NSS Group test labs as “impeccable, with 100 percent of all attacks being detected and blocked under all load conditions.”

“UnityOne has proven to be a superior solution for service providers by delivering comprehensive security and bandwidth management in a unified platform,” said Jim Johnson, vice president and general manager of TippingPoint’s service provider business unit. “We have seen a great deal of demand from service providers in the U.S., and have made a strategic decision to expand our efforts and aggressively pursue the European market.”

Jeff Wilson, Principal Analyst VPNs and Security at Infonetics, confirms this market potential. “TippingPoint’s UnityOne-5000, a five-gigabit product due for release in the third quarter, is a product eagerly awaited by the service provider community, as well as large corporations and data centers. The market potential for this product is huge – TippingPoint therefore has an opportunity to reap tremendous rewards ahead of the competition.”

With UnityOne, service providers not only protect subscribers from malicious attacks but protect their routers, e-mail, news and media servers and other network infrastructure as well. When they deploy UnityOne to deliver a faster, more secure Internet connection to their residential subscribers, the return on investment is immediate in the form of reclaimed network infrastructure capacity and reduced help desk calls from subscribers. Going forward, TippingPoint will help service providers secure mission-critical applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and protocols such as SIP and H.323. Service providers are also increasing revenue by offering intrusion prevention as a managed service to commercial customers. Finally, service providers are controlling IT costs by deploying UnityOne to protect their own networks and organizations from internal threats.

TippingPoint’s UnityOne delivers powerful performance and high availability. Service providers demand the highest capacity solutions and TippingPoint will respond with the launch of a five-gigabit system, the UnityOne-5000, in the third quarter. The previous top of the range was the two-gigabit UnityOne-2400 in a family that now includes the new UnityOne-50, a 50-megabit system costing less than $10,000 and ideal for remote branch offices or service providers delivering managed intrusion prevention to SME clients.

TippingPoint’s security and bandwidth management features enable service providers to reclaim up to 30 percent of their network bandwidth and reduce ongoing bandwidth expense by 20 to 40 percent, all while improving their subscribers’ on-line experience. This is accomplished by removing malicious and malformed packets, reducing the bandwidth requirements for peer-to-peer traffic, instant messaging and rogue applications, and protecting network infrastructure from denial of service attacks.

TippingPoint’s UnityOne provides Intrusion Prevention, Bandwidth Management and Content-based QOS at gigabit speeds through total packet inspection. UnityOne Intrusion Prevention protects the service provider’s infrastructure and subscriber desktops from targeted attacks and traffic anomalies. UnityOne Bandwidth Management enables service providers to prioritize traffic and optimize the subscriber’s online experience. UnityOne Content-based QOS enables service providers to recognize high priority traffic and guarantee quality of service.

About TippingPoint Technologies:
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’s corporate headquarters is based in Austin, Texas, and can be contacted through its Web site at www.tippingpoint.com or by telephone at +1-888-648-9663. TippingPoint’s European headquarters is based in Amsterdam tel: +31 (0) 20 561 6222.

TippingPoint, the TippingPoint logo, UnityOne, the UnityOne logo and Digital Vaccine are registered trademarks of TippingPoint.

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