Crossbeam Systems’ 2005 Results Confirm Undisputed Leadership In High-End Unified Threat Management Market

Crossbeam Systems Inc., the leader in Unified Threat Management (UTM) for the world’s largest networks, today announced that its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2005 financial results confirm that the company has extended its lead as the world’s number one provider of high-end UTM products.

Crossbeam shipped 197 high-end UTM units in the fourth quarter of 2005, representing 91 percent growth over the same quarter of 2004. Crossbeam’s fiscal-year shipments also grew in excess of 90 percent year-over-year. Crossbeam uses the IDC definition of high-end UTM for these results: UTM products that cost at least $50,000 per unit.

“Our results show that our high-end UTM products continue to gain an enormous amount of traction. No matter how you measure it, we are far and away the world’s number one company in this market,” said Peter George, president and CEO of Crossbeam Systems. “Only Crossbeam can offer high-end UTM solutions that deliver best-in-breed security applications from leading ISVs, multi-gigabit performance and carrier-grade reliability on a single platform. We are truly the company that secures the world’s largest networks.”

In addition to the company’s success in the high-end UTM market, George said Crossbeam experienced significant growth across all of its product lines. Crossbeam’s 2005 total revenue grew 67 percent year-over-year, with 48 percent of the revenue coming from North America and 52 percent from international operations. The company also grew its customer base to more than 500 organisations during the year and increased its headcount by 60 percent.

“Companies worldwide realise that a new kind of security architecture is required to defend against today’s sophisticated and proliferating threats,” George said. “Our UTM solutions enable customers to adopt a security architecture that is radically simpler than traditional architectures, which results in far safer networks.”

About Crossbeam Systems

Crossbeam Systems secures the world’s largest networks with its pioneering best-of-breed Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions. 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 Focus Ventures, Tudor Ventures, Matrix Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, Commonwealth Capital Venture Partners, Intel Capital and Charles River Ventures. More information is available at

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