Crossbeam Systems and Check Point Announce Trio Of New European Customers For Their Virtual Security Systems

Crossbeam Systems, Inc., expert in protecting the world’s largest networks, and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the Internet security expert, has announced significant customer traction with major telecommunications and managed security service providers (MSSPs) worldwide. The installations will comprise Check Point VPN-1 VSX running on Crossbeam X-Series security services switches. The two companies also announced that the latest version of Check Point’s VPN-1 VSX Next Generation with Application Intelligence, is now available on Crossbeam’s X-Series products.

Crossbeam X-Series security services switches, running Check Point VPN-1 VSX, (known as VSX on X), has been deployed to protect the networks and offer managed security services by major service providers and MSSPs worldwide, including: Fujitsu, Telef??nica Empresas and Czech Telecom. Traditionally, the way to offer managed firewalls or other security services has been to place a firewall at each enterprise customer location. For service providers and MSSPs, this process is both expensive and time-intensive, requiring a separate security appliance and software license to manage, patch and update for each customer. With VSX on X, service providers and MSSPs can provide managed security services to up to 500 customers from a single device, dramatically reducing licensing, maintenance and equipment costs and complexity.

“We’ve captured the security business of so many service providers and MSSPs because our X-Series products uniquely address their demanding network requirements – the ability to deliver Check Point’s leading virtualised security software with carrier-grade reliability and multi-gigabit performance,” said Peter George, president and CEO of Crossbeam Systems. “More importantly, VSX on X delivers tremendous ROI because it turns the investment to protect a service provider’s own network into a revenue engine for multiple, managed security services, from firewalls to anti-virus.”

“Check Point was the first to deliver virtualised security software specifically designed to replace complex security infrastructures and power managed security services,” said Paul Weinstein, vice president of business development, Check Point Software Technologies. “Based on their performance and scalability, Crossbeam’s platforms are an ideal choice to run our VSX software and the strong customer traction to our combined managed security services solution will only help to extend Check Point’s overall VPN and firewall market leadership.”

The largest service providers and MSSPs in the world rely on VSX on X for their managed firewall offerings based on its carrier-grade capacity, performance, integration and reliability. In addition, VSX on X benefits customers because it provides revenue-generating managed security services and also protects the service provider’s own network. Key VSX on X benefits include:

– Managed service capacity – support for up to 500 virtual systems in one chassis, the most in the industry.

– Carrier-grade performance & reliability – up to eight gigabits per second of throughput in a single chassis that features rate limiting and multi-link trunking, and hot-swappable, self-healing blade architecture.

– Simple, centralised management – global policy management and access to Check Point’s SmartDefense service for real-time security updates and protection from emerging network attacks.

Check Point VPN-1 VSX Next Generation with Application Intelligence is now available on Crossbeam’s X45, X40 and X80 security services switches.

About Crossbeam Systems
Crossbeam Systems is a global growth company that pioneered the integrated security device market and is a leading developer of total security solutions required for safer, simpler networks. The company has tailored security solutions for global corporations, carrier networks and small to medium-sized enterprises. Founded in early 2000 and led by senior executives from Bay Networks, Cisco, Nortel/Wellfleet and Alcatel, Crossbeam is headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, USA, and has offices in Europe and Asia Pacific. The company is backed by top-tier investors including Tudor Ventures, Matrix Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, Commonwealth Capital Venture Partners, Intel Capital and Charles River Ventures. More information is available at www.crossbeamsystems.com.

Crossbeam Systems, Crossbeam and X40 are registered trademarks and X45 and X80 are 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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