3Com Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

Marlborough, Mass. May 24 2005 3Com Corporation today announced that Marc Willebeek-LeMair was named the company’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The former CTO and Chief Strategy Officer of TippingPoint, 3Com’s security division, will report directly to 3Com President and CEO, Bruce Claflin, and be responsible for setting the technology direction of the company.

“With the addition of Marc to our senior leadership team, we are now, more than ever, well-positioned to execute on our strategy of providing secure, converged networks to the enterprise,” said Claflin. “Marc has a unique ability to not only drive technology decisions, but to motivate those around him and help lead a company into the future. We are very fortunate to have someone of his caliber on our team.”

As part of his new responsibilities, Willebeek-LeMair will work closely with 3Com engineers to help ensure that 3Com’s security, IP telephony and networking products are interoperable – enabling businesses of all sizes to implement complete solutions without having to rely on proprietary, inflexible products.

Willebeek-LeMair was an original member of the TippingPoint team and has extensive background in network systems and security. Prior to TippingPoint, he spent 10 years at the T.J. Watson Research Center of IBM where he was responsible for the exploration of High Bandwidth Systems, Intelligent Infrastructure Technologies, as well as streaming audio and video applications. His background also includes research in parallel and distributed computing, multi-media conferencing and management systems.

He earned his doctorate in electrical engineering from Cornell University, has been granted more than 10 patents, and has had more than 50 articles published.

About 3Com Corporation
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.

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