3Com last week named Marc Willebeek-LeMair, a founder of the companys TippingPoint security division, as its new chief technology officer.
Willebeek-LeMair helped found TippingPoint, one of the first intrusion prevention vendors, and joined 3Com when the networking vendor purchased TippingPoint last year.
Following the acquisition, Willebeek-LeMair served as CTO of the security division and oversaw the expansion of 3Coms security business.
He is a veteran of IBMs Watson Research Center and is well-known in the security community.
Willebeek-LeMair will report directly to Bruce Claflin, the president and CEO of 3Com.
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