Today's economy depends on people's ability to share information with speed and ease. 3Com is building a world where effortless communication and information access is available anytime, anywhere, to everyone. By radically simplifying how people connect, 3Com helps people accomplish more.

3Com's functionally rich, yet simple-to-use networking products and solutions make remarkable things happen effortlessly. Behind every Web link and e-business transaction is an intricate network of interconnected devices and technologies. 3Com makes access to that network easier and more rewarding with products that are simple to buy, install, use and maintain.

Networking is critical to all of the world's industries. 3Com carries forward a long tradition of networking market leadership with number-one competitive positions in business networking, telephony based on Internet protocols, total Ethernet connectivity, remote access and wireless solutions for businesses around the world. An extensive international distribution and support network gives the company unparalleled global reach.

3Com stands out as a premier networking innovator with more than 500 patents awarded to date, more than any other data networking company. Starting with the industry's first Ethernet interface devices two decades ago, 3Com has delivered more than 400 million customer connections worldwide. In addition to intensive development efforts, the company continually strengthens its portfolio of products and technologies with strategic partnerships and key acquisitions.