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3Com Improves SSL and Virtual Security Products

Enterprise-level security isn't just for the Internet-facing side of a corporate network, they need security inside their own firewalls, too. 3Com, which is just about to become a part of Hewlett-Packard now that the acquisition has gotten regulatory clearance, has introduced a batch of new products in this area. Enterprise Networking Planet has the details.


Although HP's $2.7 billion acquisition of networking vendor 3Com is nearing completion, that isn't stopping 3Com from rolling out new products.

Today, 3Com (NASDAQ: COMS) announced a trio of new products including a new switching platform and a pair new security initiatives from its TippingPoint security division.

One of the new security products is the TippingPoint vController, which is part of the company's effort to create a secure virtualization framework. David de Valk, product manager for virtualization at TippingPoint, explained to InternetNews.com that the goal of the framework is to provide purpose-built technology to fill in the security gaps of virtual infrastructure. He said vController lets users create security policies for their VMware ESX server traffic and then tunnel the traffic to a physical TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System (define) for inspection.

Another new security product from TippingPoint announced today is the 1500S SSL Appliance, likewise designed to fill another key enterprise security need.

Read the full story at Enterprise Networking Planet:
3Com's TippingPoint Tightens SSL and Virtual Security