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Firewall Systems becomes Australia's first TippingPoint distributor

  • 09 September, 2005 11:02

<p>Sydney Australia, 9 September 2005 – TippingPoint, a division of 3Com and the leader in intrusion prevention, today announced an agreement under which Firewall Systems will be the first major Australian distributor of TippingPoint products.</p>
<p>TippingPoint’s Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) block worms, viruses, Trojans, Denial of Service attacks, VoIP threats, and Spyware. They also perform bandwidth management.</p>
<p>Firewall Systems distributes data security technologies to the Australian reseller market and offers security solutions applicable to small businesses, large enterprises and government departments.</p>
<p>Ray Massey, TippingPoint Asia Pacific Channel Director said that Firewall Systems has the security focus and reseller base necessary to grow market awareness for IPS.</p>
<p>“Firewall Systems is as passionate about Australian network security as we are. Their Australia-wide reseller base and their policy to distribute best-of-breed security solutions run parallel with TippingPoint’s commitment to maintaining its leadership position in intrusion prevention,” Mr. Massey said.</p>
<p>Nick Verykios, Firewall Systems’s Marketing Director sees the deal as being a powerful combination that fills an obvious gap in the complete security solution market.</p>
<p>Verykios said, “TippingPoint’s Intrusion Prevention System is a superior product, offering an unsurpassed level of security. We believe our knowledge of the channel and heavy commitment to training and certification combined with the power of the product will make this a successful alliance. Our threat management services for resellers apply perfectly to TippingPoint products.”</p>
<p>About Firewall Systems</p>
<p>Firewall Systems was established to supply resellers with products, services and regular income streams so resellers can provide responsible, technology-leading data security solutions to their customers while maintaining control of customers’ security policies.
Firewall Systems recognises that the IT channel needs a partner focused solely on deploying data security technologies that are at the forefront of the IT adoption cycle. Firewall Systems’ builds its business on an intimate and superior understanding of security in the IT realm, the vendors that operate in this market, and the diverse data security needs of customers ranging from very small businesses to large enterprises and government departments. For more information, visit www.firewalls.com.au</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 TippingPoint IPS is the most decorated in its industry. For a full list of awards, visit http://www.tippingpoint.com/products_certifications.html. Our 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 www.tippingpoint.com or by telephone at 1-888-TRUE-IPS.</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 www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox.</p>
<p>Copyright © 2005 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo are registered trademarks and TippingPoint is a trademark of 3Com Corporation or one of its subsidiaries. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders.
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<p>For further information, please contact:
Felicity Harrigan
Red Agency
02 9955 7877
felicity.harrigan@redagency.com.au</p>

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