3Com Wins Multimillion Dollar Deal to Modernize Malaysia’s Civil Service Network

3Com’s next-generation H3C enterprise switches, management software and services to transform IT use in the Service through excellent performance and value

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. & MALAYSIA--()--3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS), today announced that it has won a tender to supply the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) with its portfolio of next-generation, H3C high-end multi-service routing switches. The MAMPU contract was won over bids from two of 3Com’s closest competitors.

Under the agreement, the H3C multi-service routing switches will be used to upgrade MAMPU’s Putrajaya Campus Network (PCN), an exclusive network connecting all government agencies in the Federal Government Administration Centre in Putrajaya.

The new H3C-based network will support high bandwidth integrated services including Multiple Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), IPv6, network security, network port virtualisation, and high-availability virtual core switching. This will enable users to access shared Web services and collaborate more effectively.

“MAMPU’s selection of our solutions after a rigorous evaluation process, which included a highly successful poof-of-concept, is evidence that 3Com can be counted on to transform and shape the computing experience of more than 32,000 users from 80 ministries and agencies now using the PCN. We are proud to become a key partner in MAMPU’s bid to streamline Malaysia’s civil service, and look forward to helping them leverage technologies that will bring tangible benefits to their operations,” said Marcus Lai, 3Com’s country manager for Malaysia.

3Com and TT dotCom Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of TIME dotCom Berhad, will deploy 3Com’s H3C S7500E range of advanced multi-service routing switches across its core, distribution and sub-distribution layers covering the data centre and LAN infrastructure. Designed with resilient features including non-stop forwarding (NSF), graceful restart and ring network protection, 3Com’s H3C 7500E series of switches offers one of the highest connection densities in the industry. These devices leverage the company’s Intelligent Resilient Framework (IRF) technology to virtually combine multiple switches so they function as a single logical switch, thus helping MAMPU achieve high network scalability and availability.

MAMPU will also deploy 3Com’s H3C Intelligent Management Centre (IMC) network management software, a service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based solution that converges and correlates network information and logs from multiple systems in order to optimise MAMPU’s network resources and performance.

To ensure MAMPU gets maximum return on investment from the deal, the local 3Com team and its partners will train PCN users, deliver professional services, and provide 24x7 onsite maintenance response for two years. In addition, MAMPU will also be able to save on energy costs as the H3C 7500E equipment is designed with advanced silicon technology that uses up to 60 percent less power than previous generation equipment.

About 3Com

3Com Corporation is a $1.3 billion global enterprise networking solutions provider that sets a new price/performance standard for customers. 3Com has three global brands—H3C, 3Com, and TippingPoint—that offer high-performance networking and security solutions to enterprises large and small. The H3C enterprise networking portfolio—a market leader in China—includes products that span from the data center to the edge of the network, while TippingPoint network-based intrusion prevention systems and network access control solutions deliver in-depth, no-compromise application, infrastructure and performance protection.

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Contacts

3Com Corporation
Kevin Flanagan, 508-323-1101
kevin_flanagan@3com.com
or
Lois Paul & Partners for 3Com
Beth Cossette, 781-782-5715
beth_cossette@lpp.com

Contacts

3Com Corporation
Kevin Flanagan, 508-323-1101
kevin_flanagan@3com.com
or
Lois Paul & Partners for 3Com
Beth Cossette, 781-782-5715
beth_cossette@lpp.com