TippingPoint and Symantec Collaborate to Provide Integrated Security to End Users

Austin, Texas – Dec. 8, 2004 – TippingPoint (NASDAQ: TPTI), the leader in intrusion prevention, today announced that security information from its UnityOneTM Intrusion Prevention Systems now integrates with the Symantec Security Management System (SSMS), which correlates information across multiple security devices for reduced research and remediation time. Toyota-Europe is using the integrated solution from TippingPoint and Symantec.

“We are committed to achieving the best possible balance between effective layered security and ease of administration,” said Richard Cross, Information Security Officer at Toyota-Europe. “We are using the premier intrusion prevention system combined with the leading security information management product, for a defense-in-depth strategy.”

TippingPoint security data integrates into the Symantec Enterprise Security Architecture, the security platform powering the SSMS. Partner integration contributes to the overall security and availability of customer enterprise information by enabling the aggregation and normalization of security events for rapid analysis by security administrators.

“Symantec in conjunction with TippingPoint is helping enterprises mitigate security risk and maximize business opportunity by keeping corporate assets safe and employees productive,” said Symantec’s Rowan Trollope, vice president, security management solutions. “Collaborative development is appreciated by our mutual customers as it streamlines monitoring and maintenance of increasingly complex systems.”

“As intrusion prevention systems continue to emerge as a critical component of network security, the integration between Symantec’s Security Management System and TippingPoint’s UnityOne Intrusion Prevention System will help end users show regulatory compliance and return on investment (ROI) through reporting on blocked attacks, in addition to cutting down on time and resources through proactive prevention,” said TippingPoint’s CTO Marc Willebeek-LeMair. “The integration will give end users in-depth information on threats while preventing attacks.”

TippingPoint’s value proposition for end users comes with saved time, expenses and damages associated with preventing threats. Although customers’ savings will vary per blocked attack depending on their unique environment, TippingPoint’s reports on prevented threats can easily be used to calculate ROI for executives. Through integration with third party security management systems to show blocked attacks, customers can demonstrate best-practices and compliance in security audits.

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 VoIP infrastructure, 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 Symantec
Symantec is the global leader in information security providing a broad range of software, appliances and services designed to help individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and large enterprises secure and manage their IT infrastructure. Symantec’s Norton brand of products is the worldwide leader in consumer security and problem-solving solutions. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 35 countries. More information is available at http://www.symantec.com.

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.

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




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