Tipping The Scales

The device, dubbed UnityOne-100E, performs at 100 Mbps and should be available to TippingPoint resellers later this month.

UnityOne-100E calls upon statistical traffic and protocol anomaly production methods, which are updated with the latest vulnerability protection through the vendor's digital vaccine service. The product is the fifth major iteration in the vendor's line.

This level of automation has TippingPoint channel partners excited.

Frank Rondinone, president of Access 2 Networks, Toronto, said UnityOne-100E will enable him to thwart DoS and Distributed DOS (DDoS) attacks at customer sites.

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"The addition of deeper DoS/DDoS threat suppression, along with the already very strong vulnerability detection and prevention, and strong management features makes TippingPoint a significantly better product than [any other] on the market today," Rondinone said.

John Braymer, president of Xiologix, a solution provider in Bellevue, Wash., agreed, adding that UnityOne-100E also will help defeat the growing number of bot armies, or software agents, set up to continuously try to disrupt network service.

"There are literally hundreds more viruses than there are threats," Braymer said. "With this, our clients can tell their management with confidence that their company is protected from the latest vulnerability or exploit that may be in the news."

Pricing for UnityOne-100E was not immediately available.

"We continually are enhancing our [intrusion-prevention] systems with robust performance and increased functionality," said Kip McClanahan, CEO of TippingPoint, Austin, Texas. "With the introduction of the UnityOne-100E, we believe we have the most comprehensive DoS protection and security coverage available today."