3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today announced that CompuCom Systems, a leading IT outsourcing specialist, was certified as an H3C Enterprise Partner, joining an elite group of companies who are committed to bringing the benefits of 3Com’s H3C® enterprise networking solutions to large enterprise customers. CompuCom has provided infrastructure management services, application services, systems integration and consulting services, as well as the procurement and management of hardware and software, to Fortune 1000 companies for more than 20 years.

“Today our clients are demanding more than ever from their network infrastructure, particularly in the data center, and they are turning to us to help them significantly reduce costs while improving infrastructure agility and providing the highest quality network services possible,” said Ed Anderson, chief strategy officer at CompuCom. “We are very excited about the opportunities available to us as an authorized H3C Enterprise Partner.”

CompuCom is the latest addition to the H3C Enterprise Partner Network which includes BT France, Swisscom and Softchoice. Each of the companies in this exclusive network have proven, trusted advisor relationships with large enterprises and have demonstrated a history of delivering high-quality networking solutions and support. They all share a common purpose which is to deliver on their customers’ expectations with the best possible solutions for their business needs – and key to this is delivering maximum value along with best-in-class performance and the lowest possible total cost of ownership.

“CompuCom recognizes that today’s CIOs want a better choice in a network solutions provider – one that recognizes and is truly interested in helping them evolve their networks to deliver performance, scalability and reliability to their businesses,” said Ron Sege, president and COO, 3Com. “CompuCom shares our focus on customer service and on building long-term customer relationships, and we look forward to partnering with them to build on the success they’ve achieved serving large enterprises.”

About 3Com Corporation

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.

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About CompuCom Systems

CompuCom, the leading IT outsourcing specialist, delivers the right combination of innovation, quality and exceptional value to address the challenges facing IT leaders today. With more than 20 years of IT experience, CompuCom’s outsourcing services include: infrastructure management, application development, architecture and governance services, and procurement, deployment, and maintenance of hardware and software. From the desktop to the data center, CompuCom’s IIM™ solution reduces costs, increases productivity and helps clients gain maximum value from information. To learn more, visit www.CompuCom.com.

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