Brazil's Airport Administration Selects 3Com and its H3C Enterprise Networking Solutions to Modernize Local Networks of Brazil's Main Airports

Bangalore, India (PressExposure) October 29, 2009 -- 3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today announced that Infraero, the government-run airport administration for Brazil, selected 3Com and its H3C enterprise networking solutions to provide the network infrastructure for its network upgrade project for 11 of the main airports in the country. The aim of the initiative is to increase the performance and security of the airport's wired and wireless networks to support the increasing demand of passengers and employees.

Infraero estimates that by using 3Com's H3C enterprise networking devices it will achieve a 100-fold increase of performance on data, voice and video applications used for flight information systems, air traffic control, surveillance and IP telephony systems.

"This decision was based on detailed technical and financial analyses, as well as matching the original design with our needs. Choosing the 3Com solution turned out to be the best option, as it met all three criteria", said Hercules Santos, IT Manager, Infraero.

More than 800 networks points distributed between 11 airports are planned for the first phase of the project. In addition to the TippingPoint ® IPS solution deployed by Infraero, the administration will leverage the following solutions: · 3Com® Switch 8800 also called H3C® S9500 10-Gigabit Ethernet core switch series for high availability · 3Com Switch 5500G also called, H3C S5600 Gigabit stackable switches with 10-Gigabit uplinks · 3Com wireless access points · 3Com Site Survey and Installation Services

"The Infraero team implemented a highly competitive and thorough review process and we are very pleased to have proven to our capability to deliver high-performance solutions while demonstrating an ability to lower their total networking costs," said Robert Ruiz, vice president and general manager, 3Com Latin America. "We look forward to working with Infraero to provide a modern network infrastructure that supports the increasing demands of its employees and passengers."

The initial phase of the project includes upgrades to a 10 Gigabit Ethernet backbone to replace an ATM network for Guarulhos (SP), Galeao (RJ), and Salvador (BA) airports. The technological upgrades in these three airports complements projects already concluded on airports with large network demands, such as Congonhas (SP), Santos Dumont (RJ), and Viracopos (SP).

The project developed by 3Com for Infraero is similar to that employed by the company at Beijing's International Airport in China.

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, andTippingPoint--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.

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Press Release Submitted On: October 29, 2009 at 3:08 am
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