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Trend Micro has announced the $300m acquisition of HP’s TippingPoint security business, bringing it a network intrusion detection/prevention system (IDS/IPS) product line and for the first time taking it into the world of dedicated hardware appliances.


  • In the short term, Trend will be working on a joint roadmap with projects such as the integration of the TippingPoint IPS and its own Deep Discovery platforms. This will also give it time to learn more about the dedicated hardware business, which Ovum sees as a sensible move.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand how TippingPoint's tech will integrate with Trend's own portfolio.
  • Understand the challenges of the TippingPoint acquisition.

Key questions answered

  • How does TippingPoint deliver its technology and why is this a departure for Trend Micro?
  • In what ways could Trend Micro develop the TippingPoint technology further?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages
  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • In endpoint security Trend Micro relishes comparison with “next-gen” vendors
  • Trend Micro works with AWS and Microsoft for cloud security
  • TippingPoint enables Trend Micro’s network defense
  • Trend Micro won’t pursue the NGFW deployment of TippingPoint
  • New functionality is envisaged for the appliances


  • Author

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