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TippingPoint protects customers against new Microsoft vulnerabilities

  • 10 November, 2005 09:42

<p>Company’s Digital Vaccine Service Gives Customers Instant Protection From New Threats</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia– 10 November 2005 – TippingPoint, a division of 3Com and the leader in intrusion prevention, has announced that its TippingPoint™ Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) protects customers against all advisories announced by Microsoft on Tuesday 8 November.</p>
<p>TippingPoint devices were inoculated against these threats earlier this week through the Digital Vaccine service, a remote update service that provides regular, preemptive protection against the latest threats. Vulnerabilities can be exploited to compromise business networks and gain access for malicious purposes. The TippingPoint IPS provides vulnerability protection in the form of Virtual Software Patches to preemptively protect customers against exploits and worms.</p>
<p>“Microsoft’s Bulletin includes vulnerabilities in the Windows Metafile (WMF) and Enhanced Metafile (EMF) image formats. End users could be compromised by merely viewing malicious Web links and email attachments. Viruses, Spyware and Trojans could leverage these vulnerabilities,” said Dinesh Sequeira, manager of the Digital Vaccine security research team. “The TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System expedites early protection for vulnerabilities prior to the emergence of an exploit.”</p>
<p>The TippingPoint IPS provides protection for the following security bulletin announced by Microsoft earlier this week:</p>
<p>MS05-053
Vulnerabilities in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Code Execution
(Rating: Critical)</p>
<p>The TippingPoint 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, the TippingPoint IPS protects VoIP infrastructure, routers, switches, DNS and other critical infrastructure from targeted attacks and traffic anomalies. The TippingPoint 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.</p>
<p>For more information on the Microsoft vulnerabilities, please visit:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx</p>
<p>About TippingPoint, a division of 3Com
TippingPoint, a division of 3Com, is the leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems. The TippingPoint IPS is the most decorated in its industry. For a full list of awards, visit http://www.tippingpoint.com/products_certifications.html. 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 www.tippingpoint.com or by telephone at 1-888-TRUE-IPS.</p>
<p>About 3Com Corporation
3Com Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS) is a leading provider of secure, converged voice and data networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes. 3Com offers a broad line of innovative products backed by world class sales, service and support, which excel at delivering business value for its customers. Through its TippingPoint division, 3Com 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. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox.</p>
<p>Copyright © 2005 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo and Digital Vaccine are registered trademarks and TippingPoint is a trademark of 3Com Corporation or one of its subsidiaries. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders.</p>
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<p>For further information, please contact:</p>
<p>Felicity Harrigan</p>
<p>Red Agency</p>
<p>02 9955 7877</p>
<p>felicity.harrigan@redagency.com.au</p>

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