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February 21, 2010

3Com unveils new TippingPoint, H3C products

Extends security, networking portfolio to virtual environments

By CBR Staff Writer

3Com has unveiled four new offerings from its TippingPoint and H3C portfolios to extend the Secure Network Fabric to next generation data centres and virtual networks.

The company said that the Secure Network Fabric integrates its TippingPoint intrusion prevention system (IPS) technology and H3C enterprise network and security offerings to reduce network security risks, management complexity and infrastructure costs in data centres.

With centralised policy management across security and networking operations, the Secure Network Fabric is extended into virtualised data centres to ensure security and drive down the cost of application deployment for both physical and virtual environments, the company claims.

According to 3Com, the new offerings include TippingPoint Secure Virtualisation Framework Solution, which enables organisations to pass virtual machine traffic including host-to-host traffic through a intrusion prevention system platform; the TippingPoint 1500S, a new purpose-built secure sockets layer (SSL) appliance that decrypts and inspects web traffic and prevents encrypted attacks from compromising virtual and physical web servers and web applications.

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In addition, the new products also include the TippingPoint ThreatLinQ 2.0 that offers new functionality for customers to create filter profiles customised for their network environment and implement policy changes based on real-time threat information to their IPS Platforms; and the H3C S9500E, a new data centre and enterprise core switching platform that enables virtualised services on the network.

Ron Sege, president and COO of 3Com, said: “Although the deployment of virtual networks provides organisations with the ability to design an efficient data centre 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.

“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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