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TippingPoint Expands into Australia, New Zealand and India through appointment of its first director

  • 08 July, 2005 09:17

<p>Sydney, Australia – 7 July 2005 – TippingPoint, a division of 3Com and the leader in intrusion prevention, will continue its global expansion through the appointment of Brett Hunter to sales director for Australia, New Zealand and India.</p>
<p>TippingPoint, a leader in network-based intrusion prevention systems, was acquired by 3Com in January 2005. Hunter’s appointment is the first dedicated director role for TippingPoint in Australia, New Zealand and India and marks a growth of intrusion prevention in the Australia and New Zealand market.</p>
<p>For the last five and a half years, Hunter was the national manager of education and government development for 3Com Australia. Hunter ranks among the most successful people at 3Com in Australia over the last five years and gained 3Com’s Asia sales champion award in 2004.</p>
<p>Brett Hunter commented, “While 3Com views security as a critical component of any network, TippingPoint brings with it quite a revolutionary method of securing the network. By providing total packet inspection and preemptive threat updates, we believe it’s the most comprehensive security solution available today.”</p>
<p>“The security market is hotter now than it ever has been. Organisations realise the need to move beyond reactive solutions and emergency patching to stay ahead of the multitude of threats networks are subjected to. TippingPoint is the leader in next generation security, with its proactive methods of blocking threats. It’s an exciting time to be playing a lead role as we ramp up operations throughout Asia Pacific.”</p>
<p>Based in Australia, Hunter will be the first point of contact for local distributors and partners, providing them with local support. Hunter has also previously held senior sales and marketing roles with Dimension Data, Network General, Dataplex, MPA, Random Access and Microsoft.</p>
<p>About TippingPoint, a division of 3Com</p>
<p>TippingPoint, a division of 3Com, is the leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems. The TippingPointTM IPS is the most decorated in its industry. For a full list of awards, visit The division’s innovative approach offers customers unmatched network-based security with unrivaled economics, ultra-high performance, scalability and reliability. TippingPoint is based in Austin, Texas, and can be contacted through its Web site at</p>
<p>About 3Com Corporation</p>
<p>3Com Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS) is a leading provider of secure, 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. Through its TippingPoint division, 3Com is the leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection for corporate enterprises, government agencies, service providers and academic institutions. For further information, please visit, or the press site</p>
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<p>Copyright © 2005 3Com Corporation. 3Com and the 3Com logo are registered trademarks and TippingPoint is a trademark of 3Com Corporation. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders.</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:
Gerard Mansour
Red Agency
(+61) 02 9955 7877</p>

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