HP Locks Up Network Security for Clients

Improved HP TippingPoint network intelligence, visibility mitigate risk from evolving security threats

SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 14, 2011 — HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced enhancements to the HP TippingPoint Reputation Digital Vaccine (RepDV) service that protects enterprises from the latest security risks by providing greater visibility into malicious activity on corporate networks.

HP also announced the new TippingPoint Digital Vaccine Toolkit (DVToolkit), which enables clients to create unique Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) filters to protect custom applications.

These new solutions strengthen HP’s Converged Infrastructure portfolio, which integrates data center technologies to simplify IT environments, resulting in improved flexibility, scalability and total cost of ownership.

“Clients need complete and simple solutions that secure their networks from the latest and most sophisticated threats,” said Michael Callahan, director, Security Product Marketing, TippingPoint, HP. “The new HP TippingPoint offerings deliver the best-in-class protection they need to identify and stop high-risk activity on corporate networks and custom applications.”

HP TippingPoint launched the Rep DV service last June to deliver current lists of malicious or suspicious websites to customer-deployed TippingPoint IPS solutions and automatically block traffic to and from these sites. The list is updated every two hours and is powered by HP’s Digital Vaccine Labs (DVLabs), a well-respected security research and development organization.

In addition to the currently available third-party and proprietary feeds of suspicious web activity, HP TippingPoint has integrated a new intelligence service from ipTrust. This new feed increases the overall list of RepDV sources tenfold to more than 250 million web addresses. ipTrust analyzes and classifies sources of dangerous online activity to offer reputation analytics. This enables clients to distinguish malicious web addresses and domains.

ipTrust analytics adds another layer of protection against today’s most sophisticated attacks. The ipTrust security intelligence feeds complement the substantial RepDV threat database with expanded visibility into malicious software called “botnets” and malware activity on corporate networks.

Customizable security toolkit for unique customer needs

The HP TippingPoint IPS contains thousands of filters that block a wide range of threats across popular third-party applications, including those from Microsoft, Adobe and RealNetworks. All publicly disclosed vulnerabilities discovered by TippingPoint DVLabs researchers are listed on the DVLabs website.

For organizations with custom applications, such as financial services firms that develop in-house analytical software, the HP TippingPoint DVToolkit now extends protection to their entire environment.

The DVToolkit’s easy-to-use wizard allows clients to quickly create custom filters for their HP TippingPoint IPS solution. These filters, specific to a client’s in-house applications, block malicious traffic from attacking the network while ensuring ongoing permitted communications.

HP at the RSA Conference Feb. 14-18 – booths 1324 and 931

At the RSA Conference 2011 in San Francisco, HP will be offering attendees a first-hand demonstration of how to automate risk management with HP TippingPoint and HP ArcSight technology. Traditional security tools, including antivirus or email filtering, are ineffective against rapidly evolving security threats that target high-availability applications, such as merchants’ online websites.

The HP demonstration at booths 1324 and 931 will provide attendees insight into how to combat a denial of service attack on a mock ticketing site. The demo steps through automated detection of unusual activity, identification of malicious behavior, and the subsequent notification and blocking of the activity, resulting in uninterrupted access to the site. By automating risk management, HP has eliminated a time-consuming process, enabling clients to improve efficiency and their overall security profile.

Enterprise security is essential to the Instant-On Enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

More information about HP TippingPoint solutions is available at www.hp.com/go/networking.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com.

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