3Com delivers on Secure Network Fabric strategy with new solutions for next-generation data centers

Published April 6th, 2010 - 08:54 GMT
3Com Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS) announced four new products and solutions from its H3C and TippingPoint portfolios to extend the Secure Network Fabric to next-generation data centers and virtual networks. The Secure Network Fabric integrates 3Com’s industry-leading H3C® enterprise network and security solutions and TippingPoint® intrusion prevention system (IPS) technology to reduce network security risks, management complexity and infrastructure costs in modern data centers. With centralized policy management across security and networking operations, 3Com’s Secure Network Fabric now reaches into virtualized data centers to ensure comprehensive security and help drive down the cost of application deployment for both physical and virtual environments while delivering a low total cost of ownership.
Virtual environments must meet the same stringent network and security requirements as their physical counterparts, and 3Com’s range of networking and security solutions support and secure the migration to a virtualized data center. As key components of the 3Com Secure Network Fabric, the H3C and TippingPoint solutions help organizations mitigate risks to business continuity by protecting network-connected devices and by defending critical points against ever-evolving global security threats.
To support and broaden the Secure Network Fabric in the virtualized data center, 3Com introduces four new solutions for large enterprises, including:
·       H3C S9500E – A new data center and enterprise core switching platform, the H3C S9500E rounds out the industry’s broadest and most scalable network infrastructure portfolio. The S9500E has the high performance, flexibility and capacity to meet the most rigorous core and data center applications in an energy-efficient platform, and enables virtualized services on the network while helping to reduce operational expense.
·       TippingPoint Secure Virtualization Framework Solution – This new virtualization solution will enable organizations to pass virtual machine (VM) traffic – including host-to-host traffic – through a TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System Platform. The TippingPoint Secure Virtualization Framework extends TippingPoint’s industry-leading threat research capabilities, breadth of protection, ease-of-use and security automation capabilities into the virtual infrastructure.
·       TippingPoint 1500S – A new purpose-built Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) appliance, the TippingPoint® 1500S effectively and safely decrypts and inspects secure Web traffic without impacting network or application performance. It prevents encrypted attacks from compromising virtual and physical Web servers and Web applications.
·       TippingPoint ThreatLinQ 2.0 – Enhancements to the ThreatLinQ global security intelligence portal deliver new functionality to enable customers to create filter profiles customized for their network environment, correlate emerging threats with the latest Digital Vaccine® filters, and implement policy changes based on real-time threat information quickly to their TippingPoint IPS Platforms.
“Although the deployment of virtual networks provides organizations with the ability to design an efficient data center that is easier to manage and more cost effective, the business benefits could be negated by increased security exposure and the new complexities of today’s evolving threat landscape,” said Ron Sege, president and COO of 3Com. “Our new virtual networking and security solutions address this exposure and help customers drive towards uncompromised security, operational efficiency and regulatory compliance.”

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