This week, 3Com (NASDAQ: COMS) announced a trio of new products including a new switching platform and a pair new security initiatives from its TippingPoint security division.

One of the new security products is the TippingPoint vController, which is part of the company's effort to create a secure virtualization framework. David de Valk, product manager for virtualization at TippingPoint, explained to our news agency InternetNews.com that the goal of the framework is to provide purpose-built technology to fill in the security gaps of virtual infrastructure. He said vController lets users create security policies for their VMware ESX server traffic and then tunnel the traffic to a physical TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System (define) for inspection.

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