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3Com security switches will reduce operating costs, firm says

3Com Corp. today introduced two security switches that it says provides large enterprises and service providers wit...


September 7, 2004  


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3Com Corp. today introduced two security switches that it says provides large enterprises and service providers with a safer, simpler way to secure their networks.

The 7245 and 7280 are a result of an expanded agreement between the company and Crossbeam Systems, Inc., a developer of security products.

The original alliance was signed last year.

The switches are fault resilient and contain security engines for firewalls, virtual private networks (VPNs), intrusion detection, virus scanning, URL filtering, content filtering, anti-spam defenses and secure remote access via socket secure layers (SSL) VPN.

“The convergence of networking and security is not just an industry trend, it’s a business imperative,” said Jason Wright, Frost & Sullivan industry analyst and program leader for security technologies.

“Enterprise networks are probed and attacked on a daily basis."

The switches start at US$50,000 excluding independent software vendor (ISV) licenses.