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3Com incorporates industry-leading Internet filtering with its OfficeConnect product line

  • 01 March, 2005 14:14

<p>World-Class Internet Filtering Solution from SurfControl Enables Enforcement of Appropriate Web Usage Policies and Content Management</p>
<p>Sydney Australia – 1 March 2005 – 3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) has announced the addition of advanced Internet filtering capabilities to its line of OfficeConnect® Routers and VPN Firewall, providing easy-to-deploy, affordable Web filtering. By joining forces with SurfControl, a world leader in enterprise Web and e-mail filtering, 3Com gives its OfficeConnect Router and VPN Firewall customers an additional means to filter malicious or inappropriate Web content that could be disruptive to business operations, distracting to productivity - especially among remote workers - or create a liability for companies, schools or government offices.</p>
<p>"This valuable filtering technology is ideal for customers who want help eliminating misuse of Internet content," said Neal Kaufman, Vice President, Product Management, 3Com. "Because of its easy deployment, this service is particularly effective for small and medium-sized business customers."</p>
<p>"3Com is taking its OfficeConnect Routers and VPN Firewall to a higher level of Internet threat protection," says Kevin Blakeman, Executive Vice President of Products and Technology, SurfControl. "This product line, which brings renowned affordability and secure Internet-sharing to small offices and home offices, will now support SurfControl’s Web filtering, giving businesses the tools they need to provide stronger threat protection against Internet content risks.”</p>
<p>In a matter of minutes, a customer can register online to begin using this powerful, yet simple content management service without having to download software or upgrade their hardware.</p>
<p>The service entails a one-year subscription license for a US list price of $99 ($8.25 per month), and is supported by the following 3Com products:</p>
<p>· OfficeConnect VPN Firewall (3CR870-95)
Supported now</p>
<p>· OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Router (3CR858-91)
Expected to be supported: mid 2005</p>
<p>· OfficeConnect Wireless 11g Cable/DSL Router
(3CRWE554G72TU)
Supported now</p>
<p>· OfficeConnect ADSL Wireless 11g Router (3CRWDR100U-72)
Expected to be supported: mid 2005</p>
<p>For further information and news on SurfControl, please visit http://www.surfcontrol.com/.</p>
<p>About 3Com Corporation
3Com is a leading provider of converged voice and data networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes. 3Com offers a broad line of innovative products backed by world-class sales, service and support, which excel at delivering business value for its customers. When customers exercise choice, their choice is 3Com. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox.</p>
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<p>Media queries:
Gerard Mansour
Red Agency
(+61) 02 9955 7877
gerard.mansour@redagency.com.au</p>
<p>Copyright © 2005. 3Com Corporation. 3Com, OfficeConnect and the 3Com logo are registered trademarks and Exercise Choice is a trademark of 3Com Corporation. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders.</p>

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