TippingPoint is the Security Intelligence and Risk Management unit of the software division of HP. The TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) delivers the most powerful network protection in the world. The TippingPoint IPS is an in-line device that is inserted seamlessly and transparently into the network. As packets pass through the IPS, they are fully inspected to determine whether they are legitimate or malicious. This instantaneous form of protection is the most effective means of preventing attacks from ever reaching their targets.