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3Com and BorderWare

Interesting partnership between Borderware and 3Com that aims to bring an "all in one" security solution that encompasses email & data PLUS voice. This is perfect for the SMB (small to medium business) that can't afford a Network Security Manager. It apparently handles Denial of Service attacks as well.

Check out the email + two related releases.

A new development this week that will bring enterprise-grade email security within reach (cost-wise) of small and medium-sized businesses for the first time. BorderWare Technologies on Monday will announce a joint product with 3COM that provides enterprise-class email security (this is common criteria-certified technology from BorderWare that has been in use by 6000 worldwide government agencies and large companies for many years) - everything from anti-spam, anti-virus, DOS, and more - at a price affordable enough for small and medium businesses. Early customers are enthusiastic (and will talk), while analysts believe this will pose significant competition to more basic yet more expensive offerings by entrenched security vendors.

BorderWare is also addressing the somewhat newer threat posed by traffic over voice over IP (VoIP) networks, with a variety of new products that secure for the first time everything voice, video, data that travels over VoIP networks. It is available for enterprises and carriers (currently in carrier labs).

3Com & BorderWare Announce Strategic OEM Relationship

Companies Collaborate to Deliver an Enterprise Class Email Security Solution to the SMB Market

MARLBOROUGH, MA and TORONTO, ON February 7, 2005 3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) and BorderWare Technologies Inc., today jointly announced a strategic OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) licensing relationship. Under the agreement, BorderWare is licensing its MXtreme(TM) Mail Firewall technology to 3Com, which will result in a new 3Com branded email security product "powered by BorderWare" and aimed at small and medium sized businesses. Further terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"The SMB market is ripe for a multi-layered approach to email security that delivers anti-spam, anti-virus and general protection against a variety of email threats," said Jason Wright, Industry Analyst with Frost & Sullivan. "The 3Com Email Firewall 'powered by BorderWare' looks to address the next stage in the market's development."

According to research compiled by Frost & Sullivan, many enterprises are realizing that email servers need to be protected from spam and viruses, as desktop protection is not good enough to deal with some of the threats. Email server anti-virus product sales are expected to grow at 18.8 percent CAGR from $362.6 million in 2003 to $1.21 billion in 2010. Along with e-mail servers, gateways represent the area where Frost & Sullivan expect to see the highest growth with a CAGR of 19.9 percent from $329.0 million in 2003 to $1.17 billion in 2010.

"3Com's product strategy is to bring enterprise class technology to small businesses. After an exhaustive evaluation of email security products on the market, 3Com selected BorderWare, which is recognized among the industry's leading solutions," said Neal Kaufman, vice president, Product Management, 3Com. "This collaboration with BorderWare extends and complements 3Com's existing line of networking solutions in one of our key target markets, and 3Com has the economies of scale, market presence and channel relationships to deliver this to the broader market."

"This relationship with 3Com is not only one of the most important milestones in BorderWare's history, but a significant step in the evolution of the email security marketplace," said Tim Leisman, President & CEO, BorderWare. "3Com brings tremendous credibility to BorderWare and confirmation that MXtreme leads the market, and will enable us to extend our messaging security solutions to a huge segment of the market that has been virtually unaddressed."

About 3Com Corporation
3Com 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. When customers exercise choice, their choice is 3Com. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox.

About BorderWare
Founded in 1994, BorderWare Technologies Inc. is the benchmark provider of messaging security solutions for carriers, enterprises, government and small businesses. The company's comprehensive firewall and market-leading "application-specific" appliances for email and VoIP security are deployed at more than 6000 customers worldwide. BorderWare has developed affiliations and partnerships with some of the industry's most prominent companies in Internet infrastructure, security and messaging including 3Com Corp., F5 Networks, Sun Microsystems, RSA Security, Research In Motion (RIM), Symantec and Kaspersky Labs. BorderWare is a private company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Dubai, Ottawa, Dallas, San Jose, New York, and Washington DC. For more information visit http://www.borderware.com or call 1-877-814-7900.

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3COM EMAIL FIREWALL HELPS THWART SOPHISTICATED VIRUS AND SPAM ATTACKS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES

New 3Com Email Firewall Powered by BorderWare Technologies, A Leader in Messaging Security

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., February 7, 2005 3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today announced the new 3Com Email Firewall "powered by BorderWare" to help small and medium businesses significantly reduce the growing problem of email-borne attacks such as viruses and spam. Installing this appliance provides small- and medium-sized businesses with an easy to install, easy to administer, advanced security solution comparable to that which was previously only available to the largest institutions.

"Spam and email viruses are highly aggressive, opportunistic threats that represent a serious business problem. They attack any organization that has its own email server and have the potential to cause costly email outages and other network damage. Small and medium businesses are just as likely as large companies to be targeted by overwhelming spam or insidious email-borne viruses," said Neal Kaufman, Vice President, Product Management, 3Com. "The new Email Firewall is another example of how 3Com continues to deliver Enterprise Class solutions to the SMB market. It incorporates award-winning technology from BorderWare, a leader in large enterprise messaging security, and has been designed to provide the advanced features, reliability, and ease of use that our customers expect from 3Com."

Email: Friend or Foe?
While email has become an indispensable business tool, email has also become the number one source of virus attacks. Traditional perimeter software and hardware firewalls simply pass all inbound and outbound email traffic to internal email servers and do not have the capability to analyze this traffic for viruses or spam. Neither are perimeter firewalls capable of inspecting outbound traffic. Without a product like the 3Com Email Firewall, a virus could come into the email server undetected and then could rapidly spread both internally and externally.

According to Sean McEvoy, AimNet Solutions: "The 3Com Email Firewall is very impressive. Out of the box, it took only minutes to set up, the interface is clear and intuitive, and I like that it provides protection for both inbound and outbound messages. Until now, small and medium businesses have only taken a tactical approach to securing email with desktop-based solutions that provide limited protection. The 3Com Email Firewall is a perimeter solution that delivers defense-in-depth security at a very compelling price point. I think 3Com has hit one out of the ball park with this product."

"The need for enterprise-grade email security for small and medium-sized businesses is very apparent, and we are excited and committed to work with 3Com to deliver this to the broader market," said Tim Leisman, President and CEO, BorderWare.

The 3Com Email Firewall is a 1U rack mountable or standalone appliance with a hardened operating system that sits in front of the email server and analyzes all inbound and outbound email traffic to help prevent spam, viruses and other attacks from paralyzing email communications. Because both inbound and outbound traffic are scanned, small and medium businesses can better enforce corporate policies that prohibit sharing confidential information, prevent intellectual property from being sent via email or prevent sending or receiving certain file types (like MP3s or VB scripts). This level of control also affords customers another way to enforce compliance with regulations such as HIPAA and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.


Features
Designed with small and medium businesses in mind, the 3Com Email Firewall is easy to deploy and use. It requires minimal administration while maintaining maximum security levels. Features include:
-A wizard-driven configuration that enables a user with a general knowledge of office networking to be up and running within minutes
-Integrated Anti-Spam
-Integrated Anti-Virus from Kaspersky that protects against virtually all Polymorphic or self-encoding viruses
+Stealth or invisible viruses
+Viruses for Windows 9x, Windows NT, UNIX, OS/2
+New viruses for Java applets
+Macro-viruses infecting Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, Help files etc.
+Network worms
+Trojans
-Content and Attachment Controls
-Advanced firewall security with protection against blended threats
+Denial-of-Service
+Buffer Overflow
+Directory Harvest
+Malformed Messages
-Comprehensive Reporting and Audit
-Advanced administration capabilities
-SecurityConnection(TM) service providing on-going, up-to-the-minute security with regular anti-spam, anti-virus and software updates


Pricing, Availability and Support
The 3Com Email Firewall hardware along with a license for up to 100 users lists for $2799 combined. Additional licenses are available for up to 250 and 500 end users. 3Com channel partners are currently taking orders for the 3Com Email Firewall, which is expected to begin shipping in two to three weeks.

About 3Com
3Com is a tier-one provider of innovative, practical and high-value voice and data networking products and solutions for enterprises of all sizes and public sector organizations. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox.
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