By Michael P. Callahan, Director Product Marketing HP Networking Security Products
What does it mean to be a leader? Leaders take risks. Leaders innovate. Leaders find ways to accomplish goals. Early in my career, one of my managers told me that if I wasn’t failing some of the time that I wouldn’t be an effective leader.
At HP TippingPoint, we take the responsibility of being a leader seriously. Day in and day out, our research teams are looking for the latest threats in all corners of the world. Sometimes they come up empty handed. In other words, they fail. More often though, they find a threat that we quickly bring home and develop protection against. That’s leadership. That’s what successful teams do.
Gartner recently published its Magic Quadrant report for Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS).*
Gartner placed HP TippingPoint in the leaders quadrant.
HP TippingPoint has demonstrated great market success and delivered many innovative security solutions. Growing at almost four times the industry growth rate quoted by Gartner, the HP TippingPoint team has delivered great business results. More importantly, we continue to solve customer problems with new and innovative solutions.
During 2010, the HP TippingPoint team continued to lead the industry and released more than a dozen new products. These new products include:
- S1500 SSL appliance for decrypting traffic for inspection that might contain malicious content
- Reputation Digital Vaccine (Rep DV) which automatically—and without any management—blocks access
to or from compromised websites
- Application Digital Vaccine (App DV) reduces from hours to minutes the time it takes to manage access
to hundreds applications, ensuring the availability of mission-critical applications
- S1200 IPS blade which integrates network switching and network IPS in a single, scalable device
- Secure Virtualization Framework that delivers a unified security solution for both physical and virtual
This industry-leading product innovation and great market success illustrate why Gartner has placed HP TippingPoint as a leader in the 2010 Magic Quadrant.
Please read the full Gartner Report for more details.
* Magic Quadrant Disclaimer
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.