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InvestorsJuly 19, 2004

TippingPoint's UnityOne IPS Delivers Secure Internet Connectivity to Charter High-Speed Internet Customers

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AUSTIN, Texas - July 19, 2004 - TippingPoint Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPTI), the leader in intrusion prevention, today announced that Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:CHTR) has implemented UnityOneTM Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) to eliminate malicious traffic from the Charter high-speed Internet network, and more efficiently manage network traffic.

Jim Johnson, vice president and general manager of TippingPoint's Service Provider business unit, said Charter selected UnityOne after a rigorous, live evaluation process with multiple vendors. "We are pleased that Charter has selected TippingPoint as their bandwidth and security management solution. They are a progressive service provider, focused on improving security and delivering guaranteed bandwidth to their customers. We look forward to extending the UnityOne Intrusion Prevention Systems with content-based QOS to enable Charter to deliver guaranteed quality of service for applications and service offerings."

Charter CTO Wayne Davis said Charter realized a 25 percent increase in bandwidth availability during the evaluation period by blocking malicious traffic and properly managing low priority traffic. “We selected TippingPoint because they integrated security and traffic management capabilities in one platform. TippingPoint's UnityOne enables us to provide our customers with a faster, more secure Internet connection. In fact, UnityOne blocks several million attacks per day, protecting our customers from being infected by worms and viruses.”

TippingPoint's UnityOne provides Intrusion Prevention, Bandwidth Management and Content-based QOS at gigabit speeds through total packet inspection. UnityOne Intrusion Prevention protects the service provider's infrastructure and subscriber desktops from targeted attacks and traffic anomalies. UnityOne Bandwidth Management enables service providers to prioritize traffic and optimize the subscriber's online experience. UnityOne Content-based QOS enables service providers to recognize high priority traffic and guarantee quality of service.

About TippingPoint

TippingPoint is the leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth Application Protection, Infrastructure Protection, and Performance Protection for service providers, corporate enterprises, government agencies, financial institutions, and academic institutions. 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 or by telephone at 1-88UNITYONE.

TippingPoint, the TippingPoint logo, UnityOne, the UnityOne logo and Digital Vaccine are registered trademarks of TippingPoint.

TippingPoint Forward-Looking Statements
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, the company can give no assurance that such expectations or any of their forward-looking statements will prove to be correct, and future results may differ from those discussed in this press release. Important information regarding the factors that may affect the company's future performance is included in its public reports that it files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future event, change in expectations, conditions or circumstances, or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The inclusion of any statement in this release does not constitute an admission by the company or any other person that the events or circumstances described in such statement are material.

Laura Craddick