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Crossbeam Delivers Virtualized Firewall Services for Ecritel

PARIS and BOXBOROUGH, Mass., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high- performance networks, today announced that Ecritel, the French leading managed hosting and high value-added services ISP, uses the X-Series Next Generation Security Platform to secure its internal infrastructure and virtualize the delivery of firewall services to its enterprise customers. By managing the delivery of firewall services from its network cloud, Ecritel drastically reduces deployment and maintenance costs, while improving the flexibility, scalability and reliability of its firewall services.

PARIS and BOXBOROUGH, Mass., April 14 /PRNewswire/ — Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high- performance networks, today announced that Ecritel, the French leading managed hosting and high value-added services ISP, uses the X-Series Next Generation Security Platform to secure its internal infrastructure and virtualize the delivery of firewall services to its enterprise customers. By managing the delivery of firewall services from its network cloud, Ecritel drastically reduces deployment and maintenance costs, while improving the flexibility, scalability and reliability of its firewall services.

"The ability to offer in-the-cloud firewall services opens up new revenue streams for us, while dramatically reducing the number hardware devices on our network through virtualization," said Jean Marie Lemoine, operations manager, Ecritel. "When evaluating options, Crossbeam was the only security platform built to meet the high-performance demands of our carrier network and who allowed us to deploy the firewall solution of our choice. No other company can match Crossbeam's ability to scale and simplify management of security services, allowing us to easily provision firewall services as we need them."

Ecritel has been using the Crossbeam X-Series chassis to support Check Point firewall for more than a year. The company chose Crossbeam because it wanted a scalable, carrier-class security platform that would allow them to deliver best-of-breed security services, without sacrificing performance. Ecritel is among the few leading-edge carriers to deliver in-the-cloud security services to its customers. Now the company can enable thousands of virtual instances of Check Point's VSX virtualized firewall off of a single blade within the Crossbeam platform — providing plenty of capacity to scale with market demand.

"Ecritel is a perfect illustration of how customers can work with Crossbeam to deliver best-of-breed, in-the-cloud security services," said Jim Freeze, vice president of marketing, Crossbeam Systems. "Crossbeam's Next Generation Security Platform is specifically architected to provide a platform that enables carriers to successfully offer managed security services, providing them with the means to dynamically scale security applications to meet changing customer demand and offering the failover assurance enterprises must have."

Crossbeam's X-Series is the industry's only open and extensible platform, purpose-built for security, upon which best-in-class applications can be integrated and exchanged as needed to respond to new and evolving threats. The X-Series is the highest-performing platform, tested to wire-line rates of 40 Gbps with ultra-low latency, enabling customers to enjoy the benefits of an architectural revolution in deploying multiple best-of-breed security applications without sacrificing performance. Carriers use the X-Series to deliver a new generation of virtualized services such as firewall, VPN and intrusion prevention, while enterprises deploy the X-Series for consolidation of security equipment and faster response to the demands of the real-time enterprise.

About Crossbeam

Crossbeam Systems, Inc. transforms the way enterprises, service providers and government agencies architect and deliver security services. The basis of Crossbeam's solution is its Next Generation Security Platform, a highly scalable hardware platform that facilitates the consolidation, virtualization and simplification of security services delivery, while preserving the customers' choice of best-of-breed security applications. Crossbeam offers the only security platform that delivers unparalleled network performance, scalability, adaptability and resiliency. Customers choose Crossbeam to intelligently manage risk, accelerate and maintain compliance, and protect their businesses from evolving threats. Crossbeam is headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., and has offices in Europe and Asia Pacific. More information is available at: www.crossbeamsystems.com

About Ecritel

Ecritel is a French Internet Hosting Provider. We provide dedicated, virtualized and mutualized managed hosting solutions. Due to our perfect technology mastering skills and our 24/7 onsite engineers team, we guarantee full administration of high added-value systems. Our hosting facilities dispatched in four data centers allow us to deploy highly resilient architectures with Business Continuity Plans or Disaster Recovery Plans. We focus on the large business market and start our international expansion with opening of new capabilities this year in Asia. More information is available at: www.ecritel.net

Crossbeam Systems and Crossbeam are registered trademarks of Crossbeam Systems, Inc. All other company, product or service names not owned by Crossbeam mentioned in this press release are the property of their respective owners.

Contact: Jim Freeze Sharon Dratch Crossbeam Systems Davies Murphy Group (978) 318-7500 (781) 418-2425 jfreeze@crossbeamsystems.com crossbeam@daviesmurphy.com http://www.crossbeamsystems.com http://www.daviesmurphy.com

SOURCE Crossbeam Systems, Inc.

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