AUSTIN, Texas – June 14, 2004 – TippingPoint Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPTI), the leader in intrusion prevention, today announced that Bergen Community College has implemented UnityOne Intrusion Prevention Systems to protect their network from internal and external cyber threats. On average, TippingPoint’s UnityOne has blocked approximately 10,000 attacks per week.
According to Javier Leon, technical director at Bergen Community College, “The thing that most impressed us about the UnityOne is its ability to effectively recognize and prevent various attacks. It has been very effective at securing critical segments of our infrastructure without jeopardizing network performance.”
Founded in 1965, Bergen Community College enrolls more than 12,000 students in its Associate programs and certificate programs. More than 10,000 students are enrolled in non-credit, professional development courses through the Division of Continuing Education.
TippingPoint’s President and COO James Hamilton said, “In addition to blocking external malicious traffic, TippingPoint’s UnityOne is protecting Bergen Community College and many other universities from internal threats such as worms and viruses brought in on student computers. Because universities cannot completely control host-based security on all student computers, TippingPoint provides network-level protection and the ability to segment the network. UnityOne enables universities to maintain their open access policies, while blocking only the malicious traffic.”
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, DNS 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.