3Com Corporation (Nasdaq: COMS) today announced that it has been selected by Banco Popular Group as the approved provider of enterprise network LAN switches for its 2,255 offices throughout Spain.
Banco Popular, the third biggest Spanish bank, has 6.7 million customers.
The new 3Com network infrastructure will enable the bank to increase its focus on its customers by providing a more reliable converged network between all its offices. In the selection process, the bank opted for 3Com as it offered the scalability and performance necessary for applications to function properly. Extensive testing confirmed that the features, functionality and overall cost of 3Com's solutions satisfactorily met the bank's requirements.
"3Com is proud to support the Banco Popular Group in its mission to provide the highest quality service to its customers," said Ron Sege, president and COO of 3Com. "In today's current economic environment, smart customers such as Banco Popular are taking a close look at their networking vendors with an eye toward reducing the cost and complexity out of building enterprise networks. Our 3Com and H3C enterprise networking portfolios are designed to help customers lower their total networking costs without compromising performance, security and reliability."
Banco Popular will replace its current switches with a network consisting of stand-alone 3Com Switch 4210 PWR Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches and stackable 3Com Switch 4500 PWR PoE switches, allowing Banco Popular to take advantage of more benefits at less cost. 3Com engineers have worked together with Banco Popular to ensure that the 3Com solutions exactly meet the financial institution's needs.