Frost & Sullivan Names TippingPoint 2005 Network Security Infrastructure Protection Entrepreneurial Company of the Year

Austin, TX. – January 13, 2005- TippingPoint Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPTI), the leader in intrusion prevention, today announced that it was named the 2005 Network Security Infrastructure Protection Entrepreneurial Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan. This prestigious Frost & Sullivan Award is given each year to the company that demonstrated superior entrepreneurial ability in its industry, and signifies the company’s identification of a unique and revolutionary solution with significant market potential.

“Currently, the most definitive technological trend in the market is the shift from intrusion detection to intrusion prevention,” says Frost & Sullivan industry analyst Jason Wright. “The network IPS market will grow faster than any other IDS/IPS market sub-segment, and TippingPoint is the rising star in that space. The company has shown remarkable vision in identifying early on the demand for intrusion prevention systems.”

As the first company to launch a network intrusion prevention system (IPS), TippingPoint has been defining the IPS market and raising the bar for IPS products over the past four years. TippingPoint’s UnityOne IPS product line was also the first to offer bandwidth management, multi-gigabit throughput, Spyware Protection, Peer-to-Peer Protection, VoIP security, and Infrastructure Protection.

“We are pleased to accept this award from such an esteemed organization,” said TippingPoint CEO Kip McClanahan. “We believe TippingPoint’s aggressive growth has validated the IPS market, and coupled with awards such as this, shows what can happen when a best-of-breed product is properly timed with market and customer requirements.”

TippingPoint’s UnityOne Intrusion Prevention System 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.

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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 or by telephone at 1-88UNITYONE.

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