TippingPoint was a telecommunications and computer hardware company known for their Intrusion Prevention System or IPS that provides IT protection and other services. The company was founded in 1999 by co-founders, John F. McHale, Ken A. Savage, and Kenneth A. Kalinoski in Austin, Texas. The IPS was designed to protect the user’s network, data, and applications from new and sophisticated threats. TippingPoint’s IPS was designed and developed by combining application-level security modules with user awareness and inbound/outbound message inspection capabilities. Until 2015, TippingPoint operated as a part of HP’s Enterprise Security Group and was later acquired by a Japanese cybersecurity company, Trend Micro.