TippingPoint Joins A10 Networks' IP-to-ID Partner Program

IP-to-ID Enabled Status Allows Customers to Correlate IPS Events to User Identity

SAN JOSE, CA. - April 8, 2008 -- A10 Networks® today announced TippingPoint®, a leader in intrusion prevention systems (IPS,) joined A10's IP-to-ID Partner Program with TippingPoint's Security Management System* (SMS) reaching the IP-to-ID Enabled status. The IP-to-ID Enabled designation shows seamless integration with A10's ID Series of network identity management appliances, enabling user identity information to be transparently available on any given IPS event, directly in the SMS console.

The combination of A10's IP-to-ID correlation services and TippingPoint's SMS ensures almost any user identity relating to an IPS event can be found in near real-time. Security events can be dealt with more efficiently and malicious user accounts can be immediately removed from the network without causing more damage from a different machine.

The ID Series IP-to-ID Service eliminates the need to manually correlate IP, ID or MAC addresses to user identity and allows IT engineers to take corrective action immediately to lower security risks and potential damage. IP-to-ID provides multiple access methods to obtain user identity information for truly seamless integration with existing security, network and software applications. The ID Series of appliances integrate with almost all popular directory services and operating systems, as well as built-in and custom parsing support for any Syslog, RADIUS accounting feeds and flat file parsing.

The TippingPoint IPS is an in-line device that is inserted seamlessly and transparently into the network. As packets pass through the IPS, they are fully inspected to determine whether they are legitimate or malicious. This instantaneous form of protection is the most effective means of preventing attacks from ever reaching their targets.

TippingPoint performs comprehensive total packet flow inspection through Layer 7 to continually cleanse Internet and Intranet traffic and accurately eradicate attacks (worms, viruses, Trojans, blended threats, Phishing, Spyware, VoIP Threats, DoS, DDoS, Backdoors, Walk-in Worms, Bandwidth Hijacking) before damage occurs. TippingPoint protects network infrastructure by blocking attacks against routers, switches, DNS and other infrastructure equipment.

"With our A10 IP-to-ID Enabled status, TippingPoint's SMS is the first IPS that has complete user identity awareness," said Robert Albach, senior product manager for TippingPoint. "Any IPS event can now be identified down to the user responsible regardless of the authentication source."

"TippingPoint is a leader in the intrusion prevention market and understands the need to provide additional information to security professionals when security events occur," said Lee Chen, founder and CEO for A10 Networks. "With IP-to-ID's instant identity resolution, Tipping Point's customers will reduce time and stop security events from reoccurring by identifying the users responsible."

To read the full Solution Brief, visit: http://www.a10networks.com/resources/files/SS-TippingPoint.pdf

For more information about A10's ID Series IP-to-ID Service, visit: http://www.a10networks.com/products/idseries-ip-to-id_resolution.php

For more information about the TippingPoint SMS, visit: http://www.tippingpoint.com/products_sms.html

*IP-to-ID integration scheduled for general availability in SMS version 2.7 release and up.

About A10 Networks
A10 Networks was founded in Q4 2004 with a mission to provide innovative networking and security solutions. A10 Networks makes high-performance products that help organizations accelerate, optimize and secure their applications. A10 Networks is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in the United States, Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.a10networks.com.

About TippingPoint
TippingPoint, a leader in intrusion prevention systems (IPS), provides the IPS-Secured Network, which delivers attack control, access control, and application control. Its foundation is the TippingPoint IPS, the most decorated in its industry with unparalleled performance and security, as evidenced by nearly 35 awards. The IPS obtains evergreen protection from the Digital Vaccine® service, powered by DVLabs, the largest body of security researchers in the world. DVLabs is made up of expert internal researchers and over 600 Zero Day Initiative researchers. For more information on TippingPoint, please visit www.tippingpoint.com.

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