The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2010-04-13T03:35:00Z HP Completes Acquisition of 3Com Corporation, Accelerates Converged Infrastructure Strategy 2010-04-13T03:35:00Z hp-completes-acquisition-of-3com-corporation-accelerates-converged-infrastructure-strategy Sydney, 13 April, 2010 – HP today announced it has completed its acquisition of 3Com Corporation at a price of $7.90 per share in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $2.7 billion. HP will integrate 3Com’s network switching, routing and security solutions with its existing HP ProCurve solutions, creating a comprehensive portfolio for customers. Combined with HP’s global reach, the expanded portfolio solidifies HP’s Converged Infrastructure strategy, which is built on the integration of servers, storage, networking, management, facilities and services. With this integration, customers will be able to simplify their networks, deploy an edge-to-core network fabric for the enterprise and improve IT service delivery capabilities. The acquisition of 3Com expands HP’s Ethernet switching offerings, adds routing solutions and significantly strengthens the company’s position in China. 3Com also brings to HP network security capabilities through its TippingPoint portfolio. Together, HP is able to deliver one of the broadest network technology capabilities in the market to meet customer needs well into the future. Further details on product integration will be announced at a later date. About HP HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. 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HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. 04/2010 New H3C Modular Chassis Switch from 3Com Extends Secure Network Fabric to Core and Data Centre Networks 2010-02-25T06:56:00Z new-h3c-modular-chassis-switch-from-3com-extends-secure-network-fabric-to-core-and-data-centre-networks SYDNEY – February 25, 2010 – 3Com Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS) today announced the H3C S9500E modular switch chassis, a new enterprise core switch optimized for enterprise core and medium-sized data centre networks.The H3C S9500E delivers up to two times the IPv4 and up to four times the IPv6 performance of other competitive productsi. It also features exceptional port density to support, simplify and secure the migration to virtualized core and data centre environments. Leveraging Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF™) technology, multiple H3C S9500E switches can be linked as a single virtual switch, doubling performance and utilization, increasing capacity, while also eliminating the need for legacy resiliency protocols and their associated complexityii. Virtual environments must meet the same stringent network, security and compliance requirements as their physical counterparts. With the H3C S9500E customers will be able to extend 3Com’s Secure Network Fabric to their next-generation enterprise core and data centre networks. Combined with the new TippingPoint network security offerings announced today, 3Com is helping organizations achieve greater business continuity by reducing network security risks across the organization while decreasing management complexity and infrastructure costs. “The virtualization of server environments for efficiency and cost reasons makes clear demands for a change in how companies handle their networking infrastructure. 3Com's vision for the new virtualized data centre, deployed with IRF technology and a security by design approach has many benefits compared to traditional approaches. The combination of 3Com’s system design with the new H3C S9500E series of modular switches and best of breed security expertise from its TippingPoint division make a compelling case for data centre managers looking for next generation networking.” Steven J. Schuchart Jr, Principal Analyst for Data Centre, Current Analysis Common across the H3C data centre and enterprise LAN switching portfolio, IRF technology is used to create a Resilient Virtual Switch Fabric (RVSF) that delivers greater than “five nines” availability, flexible deployment options and unprecedented levels of networking performance, ensuring business continuity and network availability.Additionally, IRF and RVSFreduce network complexity, providing complete and transparent network redundancy. These capabilities offer customers a powerful combination to address rapidly growing virtualized and dispersed application environments because they offer a simplified approach to network virtualization management that is more resilient and higher performing. “3Com’s new H3C S9500E platform was designed to address the growing demand for 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and virtualization services,” said Saar Gillai, senior vice president Product and Solutions at 3Com. “Coupled with the TippingPoint IPS and the overall total cost of ownership advantages of the H3C portfolio, 3Com offers today’s enterprises a compelling security and network infrastructure solution for virtualized networks and data centres that is unique in the industry.” The H3C S9500E platform is available in three chassis models offering 12, eight and five input/output (I/O) modules respectively, the H3C S9512E, the H3C S9508E-V (vertical alignment) and the H3C S9505E. It fills an important market need for a high performing, high capacity, energy-efficient switch between the H3C S7500E 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch and the H3C S12500 core data centre, “big iron” switch. The H3C S9500E offers a maximum switching capacity of 1.4 Terabits/second and up to 192 10-Gigabit ports or 576 Gigabit ports (fiber or copper), with embedded, extensible security and robust network and service virtualization to help consolidate, secure and simplify network deployments for large data centres and virtual networks. The H3C S9500E options include the network-embedded H3C SecBlades for VPN Firewall, NetStream Monitoring, Load Balancing and, expected later this year, a TippingPoint IPS module. Integrated visibility, management and security are a key component to 3Com’s Secure Network Fabric strategy, enabling network administrators to distribute network applications and services throughout the network, maximizing control and minimizing bottlenecks. The H3C SecBlades are available for the H3C S9500E and H3C S7500E chassis, and are ideal for customers requiring integrated high-end firewalls/VPNs for the network core or data centre, where the virtualized firewall capabilities allow for secure network segmentation. Base pricing for the H3C S9500S switching series ranges from $20,000 USD to $44,500 USD. These products are available now. The TippingPoint IPS module is scheduled to be available in the second half of 2010, marking an important milestone in the announced road map for the Secure Network Fabric and the integration of the Tipping Point and H3C product lines. Availability of the S9500E is one of several announcements being made by TippingPoint and 3Com today for securing the next-generation data centre. For further details on these announcements, please visit the TippingPoint news release page. ### About 3Com Corporation 3Com Corporation (3Com) is a global enterprise networking solutions provider. 3Com has three global product and solutions brands: H3C, 3Com, and TippingPoint that offer networking and security solutions to enterprises large and small. The H3C enterprise networking portfolio includes products that span from the data centre to the edge of the network and is targeted at large enterprises. TippingPoint features network-based intrusion prevention systems (IPS) that deliver application, infrastructure and performance protection. Its portfolio of products and solutions enable customers to manage business-critical voice, data, video and other networking technologies in a secure network environment. 3Com’s portfolio of products and services enable customers to deploy and manage data, voice, video and other advanced networking technologies in a secure network environment. Safe Harbor This news release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our strategy and the availability of certain products and features. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the risks detailed in the Company's filings with the SEC, including those discussed in the Company's quarterly report filed with the SEC on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended November 27, 2009. Copyright 2010 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo, IRF, H3C, and TippingPoint are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in various countries throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders. i H3C comparison based on published competitive figures ii Throughput and capacity increase based on enabling active links usually blocked by STP/VRRP 3Com Delivers on Secure Network Fabric Strategy with New Solutions for Next-Generation Data Centres 2010-02-25T06:50:00Z 3com-delivers-on-secure-network-fabric-strategy-with-new-solutions-for-next-generation-data-centres SYDNEY – February 25, 2010 – 3Com Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS) today announced four new products and solutions from its TippingPoint and H3C portfolios to extend theSecure Network Fabric to next-generation data centres and virtual networks.The Secure Network Fabric integrates 3Com’s industry-leading TippingPoint intrusion prevention system (IPS) technology and H3C enterprise network and security solutions to reduce network security risks, management complexity and infrastructure costs in modern data centres. With centralized policy management across security and networking operations, 3Com’s Secure Network Fabric now reaches into virtualized data centres 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. New Technologies and Business Requirements Drive the Evolution of Securing the Next-Generation Data Centre The risk to business continuity is increasing as the data centre becomes the central, strategic location for shared resources and the most complex component of the IT environment. The adoption of new virtualization, cloud, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and Web technologies have changed traffic patterns and driven consolidation and the concentration of business-critical assets into fewer locations. Until recently, the network perimeter was clearly defined and the routes into the network easy to protect. Today, business applications tunnel through or bypass perimeters, hackers exploit vulnerabilities in new Web applications, and mobile workers with smart phones open up multiple remote paths into corporate networks. This trend, coupled with the way people use technology, is reshaping the data centre, placing new demands on network capacity and security, and undermining the effectiveness of traditional security methods. Virtual environments must meet the same stringent network and security requirements as their physical counterparts. 3Com is responding to these emerging technologies and requirements with an extensive range of networking and security solutions to support and secure the migration to a virtualized data centre. 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 defending critical entry and isolation points against ever-evolving global security threats. “As organizations make the shift to a virtual data centre environment, they need to ensure that the security component is paramount to the deployment,” said Richard Steinnon, principal analyst at IT-Harvest. “The extensive range of solutions across 3Com’s portfolio provides the protection, performance and cost savings organizations need to meet and exceed their virtual network security requirements.” To support and broaden the Secure Network Fabric in the virtualized data centre, 3Com introduced four new solutions for large enterprises, including: TippingPoint Secure Virtualization Framework Solution – a new virtualization solution that 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 Virtualization Product Announcement] TippingPoint 1500S – a new purpose-built Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) appliance that effectively and safely decrypts and inspects secure Web traffic without impacting network or application performance. The TippingPoint 1500S prevents encrypted attacks from compromising virtual and physical Web servers and Web applications. [TippingPoint 1500S Product Announcement] TippingPoint ThreatLinQ 2.0 – enhancements to the ThreatLinQ global security intelligence portal delivers new functionality for 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. [ThreatLinQ 2.0 Announcement] H3C S9500E – A new data centre and enterprise core switching platform rounds out the industry’s broadest and most scalable network infrastructure portfolio. The S9500E delivers high performance and capacity to meet the most rigorous core and data centre applications in an energy efficient platform that delivers flexibility and enables virtualized services on the network while helping to reduce operational expense. [H3C S9500E Product Announcement] “Although the deployment of virtual networks provides organizations 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,” 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.” About 3Com Corporation 3Com Corporation (3Com) is a global enterprise networking solutions provider. 3Com has three global product and solutions brands: H3C, 3Com, and TippingPoint that offer networking and security solutions to enterprises large and small. The H3C enterprise networking portfolio includes products that span from the data centre to the edge of the network and is targeted at large enterprises. TippingPoint features network-based intrusion prevention systems (IPS) that deliver application, infrastructure and performance protection. Its portfolio of products and solutions enable customers to manage business-critical voice, data, video and other networking technologies in a secure network environment. 3Com’s portfolio of products and services enable customers to deploy and manage data, voice, video and other advanced networking technologies in a secure network environment. Copyright 2010 3Com Corporation. 3Com, 3Com logo, H3C, H3C logo, Digital Vaccine and TippingPoint are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in various countries throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders. Safe Harbor This news release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our security strategy and the availability of certain products and features. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the risk our product development and launch plans are delayed or changed and the risks detailed in the Company's filings with the SEC, including those discussed in the Company's quarterly report filed with the SEC on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended November 27, 2009. ### Queensland Public Safety Network Selects 3Com for Multi-Million Dollar Standing Offer Arrangement (SOA) 2010-01-20T00:45:00Z brisbane-australia-20-january-2010-3com-corporation-nasdaq-coms-today-announced-that-in-partnership-with-communications-design-amp-management-pty-limited-cdm-it-has-won-a-standing-offer-arrangement-soa-to-supply-enterprise-switching-hardware-software-and- BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 20 January 2010 –3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today announced that in partnership with Communications Design & Management Pty Limited (CDM), it has won a Standing Offer Arrangement (SOA) to supply enterprise switching hardware, software and supporting services for the Queensland’s Public Safety Network (PSN) initiative. The new network will provide secure access at a lower cost for Queensland Police Service, Department of Justice and Attorney-General and Queensland Corrective Services and is part of an ongoing initiative to stabilise and future-proof its network. This multi-year, multi-million dollar SOA, is amongst the largest for the company in Australia and New Zealand. The SOA will see 3Com and CDM provide an MPLS-based network infrastructure as well as associated training, maintenance and services. 3Com will provide a single core network under which cluster agencies will be able to access their own systems securely and reliably – in real-time. As well as network distribution, the SOA will include 3Com’s leading modular and edge MPLS-enabled switches from H3C. As the project progresses, these participating Queensland agencies will benefit from the ability to access applications from any offices. The deployment of 3Com’s H3C solutions will also help the PSN reduce capital expenses and operating expenses in maintenance support for both its Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) compared with equivalent solutions on the market. “3Com has a strong track record of government technology deployments in the Asia Pacific region and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Public Safety Network to improve the government’s operational efficiencies across the state of Queensland” said Angela Hughes, 3Com Country Manager – Australia & New Zealand. The converged solution, which forms the basis of the Public Safety Network, will be supported by 3Com’s enterprise network switching infrastructure, management software, as well as professional and maintenance services provided by CDM. The 3Com networking products to be deployed by the PSN will include: H3C S7500E series – Core multi-service chassis based switching and routing platform for Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) and Data Centers (DCs) deployments H3C S5500-EI series – Gigabit Enterprise aggregation and advanced edge switch with resilient IRF (Intelligent Resilient Framework) stacking technology and 10Gig Ethernet uplink options. H3C S3600 series – Premium Enterprise Class Layer 3, 10/100BASE-TX edge access switching products H3C S3100 series – Wire-speed, Layer 2 Ethernet edge switches H3C Intelligent Management Centre (IMC) – Next-generation management software from H3C, providing a self-contained, comprehensive management platform with the flexibility and scalability to meet the needs of advanced enterprise networks. About 3Com Corporation 3Com Corporation is a $1.3 billion global enterprise networking solutions provider that sets a new price/performance standard for customers. 3Com has three global brands—H3C, 3Com, and TippingPoint—that offer high-performance networking and security solutions to enterprises large and small. The H3C enterprise networking portfolio—a market leader in China—includes products that span from the data center to the edge of the network, while TippingPoint network-based intrusion prevention systems deliver in-depth, no-compromise application, infrastructure and performance protection. Copyright 2009 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo, , H3C,and TippingPoint are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in various countries throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders. 3Com Appoints Marketing Manager for Australia and New Zealand 2009-12-14T05:00:01Z 3com-appoints-marketing-manager-for-australia-and-new-zealand AUSTRALIA – 14 December, 2009 – 3Com Corporation today announced the appointment of Claire Palmer to the position of marketing manager for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). In her new role, Palmer will be responsible for driving ANZ marketing strategies for 3Com. She will also work closely with 3Com’s channel partners across the two countries to drive product sales and services. 3Com’s Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Angela Hughes, said the position is vital to ensuring the company’s brand continues to grow across the ANZ region. “With her strong background in IT, we are confident that Claire will seek out the opportunities in our market and help us stay focused on putting the correct business model in place for long-term success. Claire’s understanding of the channel will also be a valuable addition to both our marketing and management teams across the region,” said Hughes. Prior to joining 3Com, Palmer held the role of Queensland Marketing and Bid Manager at Dimension Data. In this role, she was responsible for planning and executing both marketing and tender responses strategies for project such as the Queensland Police Smart Service QLD Joint Contact Centre, Whole of Government Exchange Migration Services and Local Buy panel contracts. She has also worked with Minter Ellison Lawyers, as well as for the Central Office of Information (COI) Communications in London, where she drove marketing campaigns for the agency to United Kingdom councils. About 3Com Corporation 3Com Corporation is a $1.3 billion global enterprise networking solutions provider that sets a new price/performance standard for customers. 3Com has three global brands—H3C, 3Com, and TippingPoint—that offer high-performance networking and security solutions to enterprises large and small. The H3C enterprise networking portfolio—a market leader in China—includes products that span from the data center to the edge of the network, while TippingPoint network-based intrusion prevention systems and network access control solutions deliver in-depth, no-compromise application, infrastructure and performance protection. Copyright 2009 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo, H3C, and TippingPoint are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in various countries throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders. Hughes takes up Country Manager Role for 3Com Australia and New Zealand 2009-12-08T04:24:49Z hughes-takes-up-country-manager-role-for-3com-australia-and-new-zealand AUSTRALIA – 4 December 2009 – 3Com Corporation has appointed Angela Hughes to the position of Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand. She will be responsible for the overall operation, sales and marketing across the two countries. Hughes joined 3Com in January this year as Queensland State Manager where she was responsible for one of 3Com’s largest accounts – the Department of Education and Training. She was also instrumental in working on and securing recent tenders for Brisbane Grammar School, Liverpool City Council and the Queensland Police Service. Rose Chen, Vice President and General Manager, 3Com Asia Pacific said: “With 20 years experience in the ICT industry and her most recent role of 3Com’s Queensland State Manager, we strongly believe that Angela is the right person for the job.” Added Chen: “Since joining 3Com, we have seen Angela strengthen 3Com’s customer base within the state of Queensland. We are confident that she will continue to cement these relationships in her new role. Angela will focus on developing the strengths of the 3Com business in Australia and New Zealand, playing a key role on all 3Com accounts as well as driving our ever-important partner relationships.” Prior to joining 3Com, Hughes spent two years as an account director for Dimension Data where she focused on Queensland’s whole of government strategy and the acquisition of major accounts. Hughes also spent two years as the general manager for Internet services at the University of Queensland and 11 years at AAPT as Queensland state manager. Hughes said the breadth and level of the position was an attractive proposition. She added: "The company spirit appeals to me. Since joining 3Com, I have been impressed by its business model, growth plans and its successful track record as one of Asia Pacific’s leading networking companies. I’m really looking forward to being a part of 3Com’s next growth phase.” ### About 3Com Corporation 3Com Corporation is a $1.3 billion global enterprise networking solutions provider that sets a new price/performance standard for customers. 3Com has three global brands—H3C, 3Com, and TippingPoint—that offer high-performance networking and security solutions to enterprises large and small. The H3C enterprise networking portfolio—a market leader in China—includes products that span from the data center to the edge of the network, while TippingPoint network-based intrusion prevention systems and network access control solutions deliver in-depth, no-compromise application, infrastructure and performance protection. Copyright 2009 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo, H3C and, TippingPoint are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in various countries throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders. 3Com Reports Results for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 2009-09-27T23:36:24Z 3com-reports-results-for-first-quarter-fiscal-year-2010 3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2010 first quarter, which ended August 28, 2009. Revenue in the quarter was $290.5 million, compared to revenue of $342.7 million in the corresponding period in fiscal 2009, a 15.2 percent decrease. Net income in the quarter was $7.5 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared with net income of $79.8 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal year 2009. Fiscal year 2009 first quarter results included a $70.0 million favorable patent dispute resolution, representing a benefit of $0.17 per diluted share. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 was $30.6 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, compared with net income of $43.4 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009. 3Com generated $16.9 million in cash from operations in the quarter. 3Com’s cash and equivalents and short term investments balance at August 28, 2009 was $665.8 million. “We are pleased with 3Com’s start to our new fiscal year,” said Bob Mao, 3Com’s Chief Executive Officer. “We had a very good quarter, delivering solid revenue performance, improving gross margin over the prior year, and continuing to generate cash from operations.” Management hosted a conference call and Webcast at 8:30 a.m. EDT, Thursday, September 24, 2009, to discuss the company’s financial results and business outlook. For the next three weeks, a replay is available by dialing (719) 457-0820 or (888) 203-1112, Confirmation Code: 4218350. A replay will also be available over the Internet at 3Com's Investor Relations Web site (www.3com.com/investor) in the Earnings Webcast section. Additional financial information is available on the Investor Relations section of our Web site. Safe Harbor This news release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including forward-looking statements regarding our business objectives and goals. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, risks relating to: our ability to grow profitably, expand outside of China, maintain and expand in China, improve expense controls while making investments to grow and other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including those discussed in the Company’s annual report filed with the SEC on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 29, 2009. 3Com Corporation does not intend, and disclaims any obligation, to update any forward-looking information contained in this release or with respect to the announcements described herein. The non-GAAP measures used by the Company exclude restructuring, amortization, stock-based compensation expense and, if applicable in the relevant period, unusual items, such as those items detailed in the tables attached to this press release. The required reconciliations and other disclosures for all non-GAAP measures used by the Company are set forth later in this press release, in the Current Report on Form 8-K furnished to the SEC on the date hereof and/or in the investor relations section of our Web site, www.3com.com. References to the financial information included in this news release reflect rounded numbers and should be considered approximate values. About 3Com Corporation 3Com Corporation is a $1.3 billion global enterprise networking solutions provider that sets a new price/performance standard for customers. 3Com has three global brands—H3C, 3Com, and TippingPoint—that offer high-performance networking and security solutions to enterprises large and small. The H3C enterprise networking portfolio—a market leader in China—includes products that span from the data center to the edge of the network, while TippingPoint network-based intrusion prevention systems and network access control solutions deliver in-depth, no-compromise application, infrastructure and performance protection. Copyright 2009 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo, H3C and TippingPoint are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in various countries around the world. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders. Network Neighborhood to Partner with 3Com in Education 2009-08-05T04:12:38Z network-neighborhood-to-partner-with-3com-in-education Melbourne, 5th August 2009 - Network Neighborhood has been appointed as a key partner of 3Com for the Education sector in Victoria. The appointment comes as part of Network Neighborhood’s strategy to expand its services solutions in the space. “At Network Neighborhood, we have seen that 3Com’s product portfolio provides best-inclass performance, efficiency and reliability. Very importantly in the current climate, 3Com also delivers unparalleled return on investment,” said Hugh Marquis, Managing Director of Network Neighborhood. “Network Neighborhood’s knowledge of customer requirements in the education sector, coupled with our extensive experience in the provision of services, means that our partnership with 3Com will offer a comprehensive solution covering both wired and wireless requirements in schools.” The full range of Enterprise Switches, Transceivers and Wireless products as well as Workgroup and Desktop products are available. Network Neighborhood will work closely with 3Com-certified product consultants and installation services to provide the highest level of industry service. “The education sector is one that is extremely important to 3Com in Australia. We’re thrilled with the new partnership and will be working closely with Network Neighborhood to expand our offerings further into this space in the coming months,” said Leisha Micallef Southern Region Channel Manager, 3Com Australia. About Network Neighborhood Network Neighborhood is an innovative and dynamic services organisation with many years experience in providing services to customers and vendors. A large network of specialist technicians, service personnel, service desk provisioning, web development capabilities, and other services, allows Network Neighborhood to tailor service solutions to almost any requirement. For further information, please visit our site www.nn.net.au About 3Com Corporation 3Com Corporation is a $1.3B global converged networking solutions provider that enables organizations to improve the performance, management and security and of their networks, at an exceptional value. The company’s H3C enterprise networking portfolio provides best-in-class performance, efficiency and reliability and delivers unparalleled return on investment. 3Com’s TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and network security management solutions lead the industry in application, infrastructure, and performance protection. For further information, please visit our press site www.3com.com/pressbox. 3Com Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results for Fiscal 2009 2009-07-13T14:00:00Z 3com-reports-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-results-for-fiscal-2009 3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today reported financial results for its fiscal 2009 fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2009, which ended May 29, 2009. Revenue in the quarter was $295.1 million, compared to revenue of $321.3 million in the corresponding period in fiscal 2008, an 8.2 percent decrease. Net income in the quarter was $20.2 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $166.7 million, or $(0.41) per share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008. Fiscal year 2008 fourth quarter results included a $158.0 million goodwill impairment charge. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2009 was $37.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared with net income of $35.6 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2008. Revenue for the full fiscal year 2009 was $1,317.0 million, compared with $1,294.9 million in the prior year, a 1.7 percent increase. Fiscal year 2009 net income, on a GAAP basis, was $114.7 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $228.8 million, or $(0.57) per share, for the prior fiscal year. On a non-GAAP basis, net income for fiscal year 2009 was $176.7 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, compared with net income of $94.9 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, for fiscal year 2008. 3Com generated $84.1 million in cash from operations in the fourth quarter and $280.5 million for the year. 3Com’s cash and short-term investment balance at May 29, 2009, was $644.2 million. “I am very pleased with 3Com’s performance in the fourth quarter as well as the full fiscal year 2009,” said Bob Mao, 3Com’s chief executive officer. “We had a very good year, delivering on all three of our key goals: revenue growth, operating margin improvement and positive cash generation from operations. We have a clear, articulated strategy that we are successfully implementing.” To tune in to management’s Webcast discussing the company’s financial results and business outlook, visit 3Com's Investor Relations Web site (www.3com.com/investor) in the Earnings Webcast section. The replay will be available for the next three weeks. Additional financial information is available on the Investor Relations section of our Web site. Safe Harbor This news release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including forward-looking statements regarding our business objectives and goals. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, risks relating to: our ability to grow profitably, expand outside of China, maintain and expand in China, improve expense controls while making investments to grow and other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including those discussed in the Company’s quarterly report filed with the SEC on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended February 27, 2009. 3Com Corporation does not intend, and disclaims any obligation, to update any forward-looking information contained in this release or with respect to the announcements described herein. The non-GAAP measures used by the Company exclude restructuring, amortization, stock-based compensation expense and, if applicable in the relevant period, unusual items, such as those items detailed in the tables attached to this press release. The required reconciliations and other disclosures for all non-GAAP measures used by the Company are set forth later in this press release, in the Current Report on Form 8-K furnished to the SEC on the date hereof and/or in the investor relations section of our Web site, www.3com.com. References to the financial information included in this news release reflect rounded numbers and should be considered approximate values. About 3Com 3Com Corporation is a $1.3 billion global enterprise networking solutions provider that sets a new price/performance standard for customers. 3Com has three global brands—H3C, 3Com, and TippingPoint—that offer high-performance networking and security solutions to enterprises large and small. The H3C enterprise networking portfolio—a market leader in China—includes products that span from the data center to the edge of the network, while TippingPoint network-based intrusion prevention systems and network access control solutions deliver in-depth, no-compromise application, infrastructure and performance protection. - End - Copyright 2009 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo, H3C and TippingPoint are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in various countries around the world. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders. New management appointment bolsters 3Com’s operation in Australia 2009-05-04T00:30:39Z new-management-appointment-bolsters-3com-s-operation-in-australia 3Com Corporation, a leading provider of converged network infrastructure solutions, today announced the appointment of Angela Hughes to the position of Queensland state manager. In this role, Hughes will be responsible for heading up all state operations as well as managing a growing team of eight staff in 3Com’s Brisbane branch. Hughes will focus on identifying and responding to new opportunities in the state of Queensland whilst maintaining the position of account director for one of 3Com’s largest accounts – the Department of Education, Training and the Arts (DETA).Grant Howe, 3Com country manager for Australia and New Zealand, believes that Hughes’ extensive 20 years of experience in the Queensland IT market will be a major asset to the company.He added, “The addition of Angela to our Queensland management team will accelerate our strategy of bringing our current customers more value for their networking investment. She also brings the expertise to help us significantly grow our customer base in Australia.”Prior to joining 3Com, Hughes spent two years as an account director for Dimension Data where she focussed on assisting in Queensland’s ‘whole of government’ strategy and played a pivotal role in the acquisition of major accounts. Prior to this, Hughes also spent two years as the general manager for Internet services at the University of Queensland and 11 years at AAPT as Queensland state manager.“I am delighted to be joining the 3Com team at such a challenging time for businesses,” said Hughes. “With the current economic outlook, I was drawn to 3Com as a company that offers customers tremendous value for their networking dollar. This new role will give me the chance to help our existing customers receive more value from their IT budgets while expanding 3Com’s footprint in the state.”About 3Com Corporation3Com Corporation is a $1.3B global converged network infrastructure supplier that helps customers achieve business success by delivering solutions that provide exceptional value. The company’s H3C enterprise networking portfolio provides best-in-class performance, efficiency and reliability and delivers unparalleled return on investment. With TippingPoint, 3Com is a leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox. - End - Copyright 2009 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo, H3C and TippingPoint are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in various countries around the world. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders. 3Com Appoints Regional Program Director for APR 2009-04-28T04:33:38Z 3com-appoints-regional-program-director-for-apr ASIA PACIFIC – 28 April 2009 – 3Com Corporation, a leading provider of converged network infrastructure solutions, has announced the appointment of Murray Holzworth to the position of regional program director for 3Com Asia Pacific. In this role, Holzworth will be responsible for developing and implementing a program to increase 3Com’s market share in the region with a niche focus on 3Com’s channel and end-user communities. Holzworth, who will be based in 3Com’s Brisbane office, will be responsible for reviewing the solutions that 3Com currently offers to its service providers. This will include marketing support for solution developments across key technology categories such as switching, routing, security and network management. Peter Chai, vice president and general manager of 3Com Asia Pacific, said: “Murray is a strong addition to the regional team and we are confident that his many years experience in business development and channel roles will add value to 3Com by focusing on innovative ways to fulfil our customers’ business needs.” Holzworth has 20 years of experience in the IT industry and brings with him a great deal of knowledge and passion for systems integration. As a government specialist, Murray previously held the role of Queensland state manager at 3Com Australia in which he played an integral part in securing and managing the recent Department of Education, Training and the Arts (DETA) tender. Holzworth joined 3Com in 2004. Prior to joining 3Com, Holzworth was a senior business development manager at CITEC where he led the company in securing key Queensland government contracts with Queensland Health and Education, amongst others. Holzworth has also held positions at Powerlan (now Datacom) and Coretech. About 3Com Corporation3Com Corporation is a $1.3B global converged network infrastructure supplier that helps customers achieve business success by delivering solutions that provide exceptional value. The company’s H3C enterprise networking portfolio provides best-in-class performance, efficiency and reliability and delivers unparalleled return on investment. With TippingPoint, 3Com is a leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox. - End - Copyright 2009 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo, H3C and TippingPoint are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in various countries around the world. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders. 3Com Reports Third-Quarter Results for Fiscal 2009 2009-03-30T06:29:25Z 3com-reports-third-quarter-results-for-fiscal-2009 AUSTRALIA, 25 March 2009 - 3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today announced that it has reported financial results for its fiscal 2009 third quarter, which ended February 27, 2009. Revenue in the quarter was $324.7 million, compared to revenue of $336.4 million in the corresponding period in fiscal 2008, a 3.5 percent decrease. Net income in the quarter was $1.9 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $7.8 million, or $(0.02) per share, in the third quarter of fiscal year 2008. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $49.1 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared with net income of $34.2 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal year 2008. Revenue for the first nine months of fiscal year 2009 was $1,021.9 million, compared with $973.6 million for the same period in the prior year, a 5.0 percent increase. Year-to-date net income, on a GAAP basis, was $94.6 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $62.1 million, or $(0.16) per diluted share, for the first nine months of the prior year. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $139.4 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared with net income of $59.4 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the first nine months of fiscal year 2008. “I am very pleased with 3Com’s performance in the quarter, especially given the current economic conditions,” said Bob Mao, 3Com CEO. “Our China business remained strong in the quarter. Our TippingPoint segment achieved record revenue. The strength in these two segments, combined with stringent cost management, allowed us to offset weakness in other geographies and deliver substantially higher year-over-year profit.” In the third quarter, 3Com generated $100 million in cash from operations. 3Com’s cash and cash equivalents balance at February 27, 2009, was $560.0 million. Please click here for a complete version of the financial tables.Additional financial information is available on the Investor Relations section of our Web site. Safe Harbor This news release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including forward-looking statements regarding our business objectives and goals. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, risks relating to: our ability to grow profitably, expand outside of China, maintain and expand in China, improve expense controls while making investments to grow and other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including those discussed in the Company’s quarterly report filed with the SEC on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended November 28, 2008. 3Com Corporation does not intend, and disclaims any obligation, to update any forward-looking information contained in this release or with respect to the announcements described herein. The non-GAAP measures used by the Company exclude restructuring, amortization, stock-based compensation expense and, if applicable in the relevant period, unusual items, such as those items detailed in the tables attached to this press release. The required reconciliations and other disclosures for all non-GAAP measures used by the Company are set forth later in this press release, in the Current Report on Form 8-K furnished to the SEC on the date hereof and/or in the investor relations section of our Web site, www.3com.com. References to the financial information included in this news release reflect rounded numbers and should be considered approximate values. About 3Com Corporation3Com Corporation is a $1.3B global converged network infrastructure supplier that helps customers achieve business success by delivering solutions that provide exceptional value. The company’s H3C enterprise networking portfolio provides best-in-class performance, efficiency and reliability and delivers unparalleled return on investment. With TippingPoint, 3Com is a leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox. Copyright 2009 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo, H3C and TippingPoint are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in various countries around the world. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders. Australian International School of Singapore (AISS) Expands Campus Network with 3Com Converged Solution 2009-03-30T06:28:11Z australian-international-school-of-singapore-aiss-expands-campus-network-with-3com-converged-solution AUSTRALIA – 24 March 2009 – 3Com Corporation, a leading provider of converged network infrastructure solutions, today announced that the Australian International School of Singapore (AISS) has expanded its 3Com-based campus-wide network with the addition of new network switches and an upgraded Internet telephony (or voice over IP) system from 3Com. This follows the completion of a new four-storey building with classrooms for 800 students. The expansion has also raised the network density at AISS to support the institution’s growing number of staff and students. AISS has been a dedicated 3Com customer since it moved to its Lorong Chuan campus in 2003. “AISS evaluated proposals from several leading network suppliers for our network expansion project but chose to continue our partnership with 3Com as they provided the best value and performance,” said Scott Johnson, AISS Director of ICT. “We have also been impressed by the reliability of 3Com’s equipment over the years.” The new building at AISS is powered by a 3Com Switch 7758 modular Gigabit chassis at the core, 13 3Com Switch 5500 edge switches and seven PoE (Power over Ethernet) switches that serve 1,200 network points in total. In addition, AISS also upgraded its 3Com NBX telephony system to the latest 3Com VCX IP-PBX solution that is designed to support the easy integration of messaging and collaboration as well as other interactive multimedia services. Johnson said that 3Com’s experienced professional and support services were critical in fine tuning the network post-deployment. “3Com network engineers were quick to trace the root cause of some network spikes to an incorrectly configured wireless controller,” said Johnson. “And a few tough integration issues with the new VCX telephony system were quickly escalated and resolved by 3Com’s regional service support center in Australia.” “The AISS experience demonstrates how 3Com has earned the loyalty of its customers through the robustness and price-performance of our solutions and especially with the quality of our professional services,” said Gene Ng, 3Com country manager for South Asia. “Our goal is to continue to improve our ability to meet customers’ needs and respond quickly to their problems.” ######### About Australian International School of Singapore (AISS) First established in 1993, the Australian International School of Singapore (AISS) has been expanding rapidly, moving its campus five times over the years until it finally settled down in 2003 in its current campus in Lorong Chuan. With 2350 students, from kindergarten to high school levels, AISS offers a challenging educational program for young people of all nationalities. Whilst the majority of students are from Australia and New Zealand, over 40 nationalities are represented at the school. About 3Com Corporation 3Com Corporation is a $1.3B global converged network infrastructure supplier that helps customers achieve business success by delivering solutions that provide exceptional value. The company’s H3C enterprise networking portfolio provides best-in-class performance, efficiency and reliability and delivers unparalleled return on investment. With TippingPoint, 3Com is a leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox. - End - Copyright 2009 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo and TippingPoint are registered trademarks and H3C is a trademark of 3Com Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in various countries around the world. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders. 3Com rolls out IP telephony solution for Carpet Call 2009-02-24T06:58:22Z 3com-rolls-out-ip-telephony-solution-for-carpet-call AUSTRALIA – 24 February 2009 – 3Com Corporation, a leading provider of networking solutions, today announced that it has finalised the implementation of a voice over IP phone system for Australian flooring retailer, Carpet Call. The technology will initially be implemented across headquarters in Queensland and WA and will later be rolled out across Carpet Call offices and stores nationally. Carpet Call is the largest independent flooring retailer in Australia. Founded in 1975 in Alderley, Queensland, Carpet Call has grown steadily and now has head offices in five states across Australia and employs 400 staff at 60 store locations. Carpet Call chose the 3Com VCX platform in order to consolidate its network infrastructure. By doing this, maintenance at each Carpet Call office that had to be performed by the team at its Queensland headquarters has been reduced. David Watherston, National IT Manager, Carpet Call, says that one of the deciding factors for selecting 3Com was its support of open standards technology. “What we liked about 3Com is that they don’t use proprietary technology which means that other handsets are compatible. For a growing company like Carpet Call, it was very important to me that we weren’t locked in and that we could choose the best and most appropriate technology for our current and future needs,” he said. 3Com’s VCX platform allows for a tailored instant messaging service that enables employees to communicate with their far-flung colleagues and customers more efficiently. The VCX also provides videoconferencing capabilities, which have proved to be very important to a visually-driven company such as Carpet Call as it needs to share information about fabrics and flooring textures. Carpet Call’s previous 10- year-old PABX system was not equipped to support the company’s evolving needs such as more granular reporting and direct inward dial functionality as well as a converged solution for video calls and IM. The implementation filled the requirement of a system that would provide an immediate upgrade and support future company expansion. “We initially implemented a standard 3Com phone system for Carpet Call. However, by becoming familiar with the business environment, we were able to quickly recognise the type of ICT systems that would best help the Carpet Call to meet its communications objectives,” said Grant Howe, 3Com country manager for Australia. About 3Com Corporation 3Com Corporation is a $1.3B global converged network infrastructure supplier that helps customers achieve business success by delivering solutions that provide exceptional value. The company’s H3C enterprise networking portfolio provides best-in-class performance, efficiency and reliability and delivers unparalleled return on investment. Through its TippingPoint division, 3Com is a leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox. - End - Copyright 2009 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo, VCX, NBX and TippingPoint are registered trademarks and H3C is a trademark of 3Com Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in various countries around the world. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders. Queensland’s Department of Education, Training and the Arts in Australia Awards 3Com Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Contract Extension 2009-01-13T23:46:00Z queensland-s-department-of-education-training-and-the-arts-in-australia-awards-3com-multi-year-multi-million-dollar-contract-extension 3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS), a leading provider of converged network infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has extended its relationship with the Department of Education, Training and the Arts (DETA) in Queensland, Australia for five years, plus an option for three one-year extensions. The multi-million dollar contract, which is the largest deal on record for 3Com in Asia Pacific outside of China, is to provide the network infrastructure solutions to support DETA’s ongoing initiative to modernize its educational environment. 3Com will supply all of the current and future technology innovations in 3Com’s portfolio, including many of its advanced solutions, such as its enterprise-grade multi-service routers (MSRs), unified communications platform and IP video solutions. As the project unfolds, students and teachers in Queensland, a state that makes up almost a quarter of Australia’s land area, will benefit from unified communications, multimedia learning, and high-speed wireless access from anywhere on campus. “DETA conducted a thorough technical evaluation of potential networking vendors and selected 3Com based on our technological sophistication, reliability and the value of our solutions, and its experience with the world-class service and support we’ve provided them for the past decade,” said Peter Chai, Vice President and General Manager for 3Com Asia Pacific. “3Com has a sterling track record of education technology deployments in Asia Pacific, and we are pleased to be able to continue working with DETA to improve education delivery across Queensland.” The complete converged solution 3Com will provide DETA includes: MSRs – leveraging 3Com’s Open Services Networking (OSN) architecture to embed the Expand WAN optimization module in the router; 3Com Switch S7900Es – modular core switches, which provide the highest availability in the core of the network; 3Com Switch 5500s – stackable switches that ensure flexibility, space saving and maximum connectivity at the network edge; 3Com VCX Connect – SIP-based VoIP platforms that combines standard PBX features and advanced multimedia communications applications; and 3Com Wireless Switch Controllers and 802.11n Access Points. All 3Com enterprise equipment provided to DETA is developed by 3Com’s world-class research and development team in China, which is staffed by more than 2,500 engineers. 3Com networking solutions are based on advanced silicon manufacturing processes that are up to 60 percent more power-efficient than previous generation devices. This will help DETA achieve savings on operational energy costs. DETA’s converged network solution will be supported by 3Com’s enterprise network, wireless and security management software, as well as professional and maintenance services. 3Com will work with local partners to roll out these solutions over the duration of the new contract. Added Chai, “We hope our closer relationship with DETA will let us better support the Australian government’s directive to transform the classroom, enabling not just students but their prospective employers and the country to benefit from the power of information technology.” About 3Com Corporation 3Com Corporation is a $1.3B global converged network infrastructure supplier that helps customers achieve business success by delivering solutions that provide exceptional value. Through its TippingPoint division, 3Com is a leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox. - End - Copyright 2008 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo, TippingPoint and VCX are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in various countries around the world. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders.