Latin America's Largest Entertainment Complex To Build World-class Secure IP Network With 3Com’s H3C And TippingPoint Solutions

3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today announced that Casino Club of Argentina has awarded the company a significant contract to deploy its H3C® enterprise networking and TippingPoint® security solutions at City Center Rosario, Latin America’s largest entertainment complex. The megaproject opened in Rosario, Argentina in October 2009.

The largest of its kind in Latin America, this City Center will boast a casino with high-stakes games, a five-star hotel, and a convention center with capacity for 2,000 persons. In addition, the complex will provide tourism, culture, and arts offers in the Rosario area, making it a significant economic development opportunity for the city.

“After a competitive bidding process, we unanimously selected 3Com’s H3C enterprise networking and TippingPoint security solutions because of our high satisfaction with the H3C portfolio at business operations in the complex, such as the Palermo Race Track Casino ( Casino del Hipódromo de Palermo) and the Puerto Madero Casino,” said Emmanuel Bonaroti, manager, Organization and Systems, City Center Rosario. “3Com understands our business – the company’s executives and engineering teams understand how we operate as a company and as a group. Furthermore, 3Com knows what our needs are and they know how to meet those needs. They guarantee our continuous operation with their high performance, high value solutions, which is critical to us.”

City Center Rosario required a high-value secure networking solution for the Casino that lowered its total cost of ownership without sacrificing performance, scalability and reliability. By leveraging 3Com’s H3C enterprise networking switches, Casino Club of Argentina will be able to help ensure 24x7 operational continuity for its high-stakes games, guaranteeing optimum ROI. In addition, this huge facility required implementing the best security solutions to safeguard information, as well as state-of-the-art connectivity for its closed-circuit surveillance system, and for guest services at both the hotel and convention center.

To ensure uninterrupted, secure operation and 24x7 reliability, City Center Rosario includes the following 3Com solution elements:

  • *H3C S9500 10-Gigabit Ethernet core switches to drive high availability in the network core
  • **H3C S7500E series next-generation high-end multi-service routing switches in the distribution layer
  • ***H3C S5600 Gigabit stackable switches at the edge to provide connectivity for the casino’s closed-circuit surveillance system
  • A TippingPoint 1200E IPS to safeguard information
  • 3Com’s wireless controllers and access points will also be deployed for Wi-Fi connectivity

“Our company is very proud to collaborate on this project,” said Wilson Barón, director, southern region, 3Com Latin America. “We know that network quality is critical for a business like casino, and we are fully confident this network solution will meet their expectations.”

“One of the greatest challenges was achieving the integration of different services throughout the complex, using various 3Com solutions—not just at the casino, but also at the hotel, food and beverage areas, and security. 3Com has been able to seamlessly and effectively integrate the various complex solutions into one cohesive network, meeting all security requirements with enough flexibility to operate with great efficiency,” added Bonaroti.

About 3Com

3Com Corporation (3Com) is a global enterprise networking solutions provider. 3Com has three global product and solutions brands: H3C, 3Com, and TippingPoint that offer networking and security solutions to enterprises large and small. The H3C enterprise networking portfolio includes products that span from the data center to the edge of the network and is targeted at large enterprises. TippingPoint features network-based intrusion prevention systems (IPS) that deliver application, infrastructure and performance protection. Its portfolio of products and solutions enable customers to manage business-critical voice, data, video and other networking technologies in a secure network environment. 3Com’s portfolio of products and services enable customers to deploy and manage data, voice, video and other advanced networking technologies in a secure network environment.

*Also sold as the 3Com 8800

**Also sold as the 3Com 7900

***Also sold as the 3Com 5500G

Copyright© 2009 3Com Corporation. 3Com, the 3Com logo, H3C and TippingPoint are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation or its wholly owned subsidiaries in various countries around the world. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders.

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