3Com expands its network portfolio

CIOL Bureau
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NEW DELHI: 3Com Asia Ltd has expanded its network portfolio, delivering advanced security, convergence and performance features from the edge to the core of the network. The company has launched four new enterprise-class product families including the new 3Com Switch 5500 family, the expanded 3Com Switch 7700 family - delivering advanced high density Power over Ethernet (PoE) service in two new modular chassis, the new 3Com TippingPoint Quarantine Protection - leveraging 3Com switches to extend security control over network endpoints, without having to deploy client software or make changes to endpoint devices; and the 3Com Enterprise Management System (EMS) -enabling large-scale network change control and configuration management.


"In India, we believe our launch will excite 3Com's authorized channel partners who have been looking forward to these products which completes the next phase of secure converged networks that are able to provide long-term infrastructure support and investment for the next generation communication platforms, applications and business operations," said 3Com South Asia South East Asia & India enterprise regional sales director Alvin Toh.

3Com has identified security, IP telephony and wireless as three main areas of focus for itself as well as its channel partners. Toh further informed that the company is targeting segments like telecom, government, education, FSI, software companies, etc. for its security portfolio. The company is very aggressive with regards to the Indian enterprise market for its security products and is targeting a rate of growth of 50 percent this year in this segment.

The company is targeting telcos, enterprise and SMBs for its newly launched products. The price of the 10/100 model of the Switch 5500 ranges from $2,495 to $4,495 for non-PoE, and $3,795 to $6,495 for PoE versions. The price of Gigabit models of the Switch 5500 range from $5,995 to $10,995 for non PoE, and $7,495 to $13,495 for PoE. The price of Switch 7700 extensions range in list price from $1,795 to $4,995 for the new chassis, new fabric, or the 48-port gigabit module; and 3Com EMS ranges from $9,995 to $44,995, depending on the number of devices being managed.