The Miller School of Medicine engaged in an evaluation of IPSs that included the Tipping Point 2400E it was running as well as a solution from Reflex Security. As a final test, it evaluated the Tipping Point IPS and the Top Layer IPS 5500 in parallel on the network in front of data centers to compare traffic and behavior. 'The Top Layer solution was performing at 28% to 35 % capacity, maybe peaks to 50 % once in a while, which was quite impressive,' said Vijay Haripal, information security manager. 'This sealed the deal, and we then left the Top Layer IPS 5500 in the network to replace the [system] we used previously.'
The university has 15,400 students and about 11,000 faculty and staff. Its school of medicine campus consists of 45 acres within the 100-acre University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center complex.