Swiss Federal Railways deploys HP TippingPoint technology to secure network

Swiss Federal Railways has deployed HP TippingPoint technology to secure the national railway’s network infrastructure.

Swiss Federal Railways will deploy HP TippingPoint 7500NX platform and HP TippingPoint SMS XL Appliance  for a next-generation intrusion prevention system (NGIPS) and to bolster protection against evolving threat landscape.

Swiss Federal Railways controls both the signalling system and the energy framework for the railway. With security attacks on the rise, effective network protection is critical to the organization. Swiss Federal Railways identified the need for a simple, effective, reliable and high-performance intrusion prevention system that would enhance existing security layers as part of a routine upgrade of its central routing backbone.

“Even with strong security measures already in place, the highly sensitive nature of the railway’s network, along with the escalation of cyber threats, presented a need for greater visibility and proactive defense,” said Erwin Jud, senior security engineer, Swiss Federal Railways.


During its routine upgrade process, Swiss Federal Railways identified more than 60 security requirements.

The HP TippingPoint NX platform delivers a real-time NGIPS to defend against cyber threats that target the network, applications and critical data.

Swiss Federal Railways selected HP TippingPoint for the platform’s ease of use, comprehensive visibility across all security assets and advanced threat intelligence. The platform enhances its ability to manage risk, while also maximizing existing security investments.

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