TippingPoint’s UnityOne Intrusion Prevention Systems Block 23 Million Attacks at Stony Brook University

AUSTIN, Texas – June 21, 2004 – TippingPoint Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPTI), the leader in intrusion prevention, today announced that Stony Brook University, a state university of New York, has implemented the UnityOne Intrusion Prevention Systems to protect their network from internal and external cyber threats. TippingPoint’s UnityOne has blocked over 23 million attacks since installation.

According to Stony Brook University’s CIO Richard Reeder, “TippingPoint’s UnityOne has been very instrumental in securing the network from various worms, viruses and Denial of Service attacks. We found the system to be very easy to set up and understand.”

TippingPoint Technologies’ Vice President of North American Sales Preston Lawhorne said, “TippingPoint’s UnityOne offers universities and other organizations a significant value proposition from blocking threats, eliminating potential damages and reclaiming bandwidth. Because universities have an open access policy and little control over hosts like student computers, they are extremely vulnerable to cyber threats.”

UnityOne inspects traffic through Layer 7 to classify and block malicious traffic. UnityOne can throttle or block non-critical traffic, such as peer-to-peer or Instant Messaging, according to policy for optimized network performance.

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.

About Stony Brook

Stony Brook University was originally established in 1957 as a college for the preparation of secondary school teachers of mathematics and science. Part of the State University of New York system, Stony Brook now encompasses 123 buildings on nearly 1,200 acres. In the forty years since its founding, the University has grown tremendously, and is now recognized as one of the nation’s important centers of learning and scholarship. Stony Brook recently joined the prestigious Association of American Universities, the invitation-only organization of the best research universities in the country. Stony Brook has been listed as one of the “100 Best Values in Higher Education” among public universities, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.

The University offers 119 undergraduate majors and minors, 102 master’s programs, 40 doctoral programs, and 32 graduate certificate programs. Ten doctoral programs are ranked in the top 40 nationwide, with two in the top ten and four in the top 20. Stony Brook is one of ten universities given a National Science Foundation recognition award for integrating research and education.

About TippingPoint
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.




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