Leading Research Firm Ranks Crossbeam Systems the Leader in High-End Unified Threat Management

Crossbeam Dominates the Market for the Fourteenth Consecutive Quarter

Crossbeam Dominates the Market for the Fourteenth Consecutive Quarter

BOXBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ – Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, announced today that the IDC, Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, Q2 2008 report showed that Crossbeam continues to dominate the high-end Unified Threat Management (UTM) market with its X-Series Next Generation Security Platform. IDC reported that during the second quarter of 2008, Crossbeam collected almost half of the revenue in the high-end UTM market, which includes products that cost at least $50,000. The quarterly research report has positioned Crossbeam as the high-end UTM leader for fourteen consecutive quarters.

Crossbeam's leadership is driven by the growing adoption of its Next Generation Security Platform, which enables large enterprises and carriers to consolidate security and supporting hardware, and virtualize the delivery of best-of-breed security services.

"Demands for more intelligent delivery of high-performance security services and the need to reduce power consumption and management complexity in the data center are key drivers for use of Crossbeam's X-Series next-gen platform," said Jim Freeze, chief marketing officer for Crossbeam Systems. "Crossbeam's sustained leadership in the high-end UTM market over the last three-plus years reflects the success of our unique approach to security virtualization. Our solution addresses the stringent security and performance requirements that enterprises and service providers face in large, multi-vendor network environments."

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 deployed 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 architectural innovation that virtualizes 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.

Organizations that have selected Crossbeam can choose from a list of cutting-edge applications from leading security vendors. Crossbeam has strategic partnerships with best-of-breed application providers, including Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., IBM, Sourcefire, Websense, Trend Micro, and Imperva. Crossbeam offers customers the greatest choice of vendors and breadth of applications to meet their network security requirements.

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.crossbeam.com

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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