Patent-pending technology provides a scientific method of subjecting cyber-infrastructure elements to hostile and high-stress network conditions in order to measure their resiliency

February 24, 2010

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AUSTIN, Texas " Feb. 23, 2010 " BreakingPoint confirmed today that the company experienced enormous growth during 2009, realizing revenue growth of 280 percent and marking eight consecutive quarters of record revenues. BreakingPoint products expose previously impossible-to-detect vulnerabilities within cyber-infrastructure elements before they lead to cyber exploitation, theft and acts of terrorism. BreakingPoint CEO Des Wilson Comments on Global Cyber Attack Pandemic

"Escalating cyber attacks have become a global pandemic, warranting an immediate and urgent response," said Des Wilson, CEO of BreakingPoint. "Both public and private cyber infrastructures are completely vulnerable to a growing army of criminals targeting customer data, financial systems and national security. In 2009 BreakingPoint saw tremendous growth in helping enterprises, equipment manufacturers and governments protect against these attacks. Our success in the past year is a springboard to what we will be accomplishing in 2010, when BreakingPoint will transform the cyber security industry. A new line of BreakingPoint technologies, products and services will revolutionize the way we find infrastructure vulnerabilities before our enemies exploit them and destroy what is most important to us — our identity, our assets, our reputations and our security." BreakingPoint 2009 Business Highlights

BreakingPoint's monumental growth in 2009 was fueled by the company's industry-shifting innovation in the ability to identify previously impossible-to-detect vulnerabilities in cyber infrastructure elements. BreakingPoint's patent-pending technology provides a scientific method of subjecting cyber-infrastructure elements to hostile and high-stress network conditions in order to measure their resiliency. BreakingPoint's product simulates a global, custom and current mix of applications and attacks in network switches, routers, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, servers, data centers and other elements. Global demand has propelled the company's expansion in key geographies, including substantial expansion in both Asia-Pacific and Europe. BreakingPoint's 2009 business highlights:

Revenue and Company Growth

* Shattered year-over-year revenue growth by 280 percent * Doubled the size of the security and application protocol research teams as well as the global sales organization

Product Performance

* Shattered server load testing performance with BreakingPoint Client Simulator * Introduced the only API for generating custom application protocols and security strikes * Bolstered product functionality with more than 300 feature updates * Doubled the performance of the BreakingPoint cyber simulation engine from 20 gigabits per second to 40 gigabits per second * Surpassed 4,300 security attacks and 100 application protocols for simulation * Unveiled the industry's first intelligent security strike search engine

Industry Research and Achievements

* Published critical security research on the three-way handshake being a lie, simulating DDoS, protocol reverse engineering, evasions with OLE2 fragmentation, PHP safe mode and more * Generated 109 gigabits per second of realistic application traffic in test of Juniper SRX * Selected to the 2009 AlwaysOn Global 250 List of the world's top companies

About BreakingPoint

BreakingPoint is the standard by which the world's governments, enterprises and service providers determine the resiliency and security of their cyber infrastructure.

Sarah Murray

Strategic Communications Consultant


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