Press Release: July 14, 2010
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HP Secures Network for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HP TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System platform delivers high-performance, accurate and reliable network protection

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HPtoday announced that the U.S. Department of Health and HumanServices (DHHS) has selected the HPTippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System® (IPS) platform toprotect its network from viruses, malware and other securityattacks.

As a large federalgovernment agency, DHHS processes a significant volume of networktraffic every day. In addition, each agency under DHHS hasdifferent mission profiles and specific security requirements. Thislarge-scale, highly complex environment required DHHS to take avery deliberate approach to the selection and acquisition of an IPStechnology platform.

The goal for DHHS was tofind a high-performance security solution that accurately metgovernment requirements while being sufficiently flexible andcomprehensive to work with each of its agencies.

DHHS reviewed severalintrusion detection systems and IPS solutions offered by multiplevendors. After months of research, DDHS selected the HPTippingPoint IPS platform for its ability to filter network trafficbased on specific characteristics. Specifically, the HPTippingPoint IPS can inspect network traffic against signatures –or characteristics – for known attacks.

Equally important to DHHS,the HP TippingPoint IPS goes beyond signatures to providevulnerability-specific filters. A vulnerability filter examineswhere a particular application is susceptible to compromise, andthen blocks all attacks from exploiting those weaknesses.

The HP TippingPoint IPS isa purpose-built hardware appliance powered by security intelligencefrom HP TippingPoint’s Digital Vaccine® Labs (DVLabs). DVLabs is aresearch organization within HP that analyzes securityvulnerabilities and develops “filters” that block traffic fromaccessing weak points in an application or system. These filtersare automatically deployed twice a week to customer IPS units tokeep protection up to date against the latest attacks.

More information about HPNetworking products, including the complete HP TippingPoint portfolio, is available at www.hp.com/go/networking.HP TippingPoint products also are part of the HP Secure Advantageportfolio of HP products and services.

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