Chapel Communications Partners with 3-COM for Industry Award Winning Intrusion
Richmond, KY -October. 20, 2007-- The growth of foreign
intrusion attempts and the need to assure Chapel's clients the very best in data
security prompted a partnership with the nations #1 provider of Intrusion
In the Web hosting business, providers prosper by offering fast,
function-rich Web services on highly-reliable servers. Their clients build Web
sites on these servers to conduct business, market products and process
transactions. When hosted sites are attacked, these companies, as well as the
provider itself, are in jeopardy.
Chapel Communications knows the risks well. The service provider hosts over
16,000 domains from 12 countries and specializes in technology that allows its
clients to offer e-commerce features like product catalogs, shopping carts and
Recent attempts by servers located in China and Korea to hack into American
servers had begun to create great concern to Chapel. To thwart the
attacks, Chapel contacted vendors of intrusion prevention and DoS (Denial of
solutions, such as, Foundry Networks and TippingPoint, a division of 3Com.
TippingPoint responded promptly and offered its TippingPoint Intrusion
Prevention System (IPS), the most decorated and awarded IPS on the market. The IPS inspects
all incoming packets at line-rate speeds, blocking unwanted and
malicious traffic. It also defends such infrastructure components as switches,
routers and VoIP deployments from targeted attacks.
Immediately, the TippingPoint solution began deterring spyware, worms, viruses,
phishing, Trojans and, most importantly, the DoS attacks from compromising the
performance or availability of the Chapel's hosting services. For example, the
IPS blocks an average of 25 SQL Slammer packets, (an attempt to corrupt database
servers), each second, or 90,000 per hour.
"Tipping Point receives digital vaccinations throughout the day to assure it
is current and protecting our clients. A Digital Vaccination is an
emergency upgrade pushed to our IPS equipment from TippingPoints labs," said
Chapel Vice-President Kevin Boneta.
TippingPoint has built key relationships with vendors and organizations to get
vulnerability information ahead of the public. In addition, TippingPoint’s
DVLabs scours security mailing lists, monitors underground hacker chat rooms,
uncovers emerging zero-day threats, and leverages an expansive honey pot network
to determine the most critical vulnerabilities at any given time. In all
situations, the team veriﬁes and reproduces new vulnerability ﬁndings. The team
looks closely at new vulnerabilities to determine additional potential attack
vectors in a controlled security lab environment.
“Our TippingPoint IPS is an investment in our future,” added Boneta. “By offering the most secure and reliable Web
hosting available, we now can differentiate ourselves in the marketplace to
attract new customers. With TippingPoint’s security professionals working for us
day and night to protect our services,
we’re free to focus on our core competency and grow our business.”
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Chapel Communications is an 12 year old e-business solutions and application
service provider located in Richmond, Kentucky. For more information about Chapel
888-747-4949, or visit the company's Web site at