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Crossbeam Systems X-Series Security Services Switch Wins Information Security Decisions Best in Show Award


BOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leader in network security solutions for the world’s largest networks, announced today that its X-Series security services switch received the 2007 Information Security Decisions Best in Show award in the “Best Innovation, Large Company” category. This award, given out at the annual Information Security Decisions Conference which took place in Chicago, IL from November 5-7, 2007, recognizes the top technology on display. Entries were judged on their comprehensive nature of the solution, overall quality, performance, value and track record, including demonstrable ROI, successful customer deployments and the vendor’s commitment to enhancing the technology and supporting it. Nominations were reviewed by a team of judges that included Burton Group Security and Risk Management Strategies analysts, the editors of TechTarget’s Security Media Group and security professionals attending the Information Security Decisions Conference.

The capabilities of the new X-Series, harnessed by the intelligent and distributed XOS operating system, deliver flexible, multi-dimensional scaling of network security in perimeter, core and data center architectures, while dramatically reducing the total cost of ownership and stopping appliance sprawl. The X-Series is the highest performing platform, tested to wire-line rates of 40Gbps with ultra low latency, enabling new customers to enjoy the benefits of an architectural revolution in deploying multiple best-of-breed security applications without sacrificing performance. Because the new blades create up to five times the capacity of previous generations, existing customers will immediately double and triple the life of their existing deployments without fork-lift upgrades – laying a strong foundation for meeting future business and technology growth requirements.

“It’s a great honor for Crossbeam X-Series to receive such significant recognition during the Information Security Decisions conference, one of the industry’s premier events,” said Throop Wilder, co-founder and vice president of marketing for Crossbeam Systems. "Judged by TechTarget, Burton Group analysts, and also the attendees themselves, this award stands as powerful recognition of Crossbeam’s unique, proactive approach to providing the only open, high performance, enterprise-class security platform as an alternative to captive, proprietary appliance or embedded solutions. With the new generation of X-Series solutions, we give customers the performance and flexibility to work with market leaders across multiple functions at all layers of the protocol stack. We also provide the foundation for eliminating operational and capital expenses while driving up capacity and business continuity that will last customers the next five years.”

The new X-Series family is available immediately worldwide for organizations to protect themselves from security threats while delivering exceptional levels of reliability, scalability and performance. Please contact Crossbeam Systems for more details at (866) 276-7797 (U.S. or Canada only) or (978) 318-7500, or email

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About Burton Group
Since 1990, Burton Group has provided research and advisory services helping Global 2000 organizations make smart enterprise architecture decisions. Burton Group provides a suite of context-oriented analysis and a proprietary IT Reference Architecture covering security, identity management, application platforms, service-oriented architecture, network and telecom, collaboration, content management, and the data center. Uniquely focused on the need of IT buyers rather than technology providers, 85% of Burton Group’s revenue comes from end-user organizations.

About Crossbeam Systems
Crossbeam Systems secures the world’s largest networks with its market-leading, high performance security solutions. With the industry’s only open and extensible security hardware platform that supports best-in-class applications from the leading vendors, Crossbeam provides large organizations with unparalleled flexibility, performance and efficiency in securing their networks against constantly evolving threats. Headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., Crossbeam has offices in Europe and Asia Pacific. More information is available at:
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.


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