TippingPoint Releases Open Source Code for First Intrusion Prevention Test Tool, Tomahawk

TippingPoint Technologies, Inc., (the leader in intrusion prevention, today announced the availability and open source release of Tomahawk,TM the first test tool designed specifically to evaluate the unique capabilities of network-based intrusion prevention systems (IPS).

“TippingPoint is contributing Tomahawk to the public to make IPS testing easier and more affordable for end users,” said TippingPoint’s Chief Technology Officer Marc Willebeek-LeMair. “By enabling users to evaluate security, performance, and usability in real world environments, we believe it will accelerate the adoption of intrusion prevention and confirm its necessity in today’s threat environment. We believe the benefit of open sourcing the tool to facilitate IPS testing outweighs the potential benefits of commercializing the tool.”


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