Crossbeam Systems®, Inc., is an emerging leader in the market for purpose-built security equipment targeted at enterprise and carrier networks. The company has approximately 175 worldwide employees and is led by Peter George, a top CEO and former president of Nortel Networks in Europe.
Crossbeam has already won many of the largest accounts in the world in the enterprise, financial and service provider industries. Its share of the high end security appliance market was estimated by IDC to be approximately 65% in 2005. Crossbeam is ranked #1 in the high end Unified Threat Management market.
Crossbeam builds two lines of security services switches that let customers consolidate their best-in-class security infrastructures throughout their networks.
The X-Series security services switch is a modular platform that scales leading applications from vendors like Check Point, Sourcefire, Websense, Trend Micro, Forum and Imperva. The platform scales from hundreds of megabits to eight gigabits of line-rate performance. High availability options include single and dual box HA, the only such system in the industry. Customers easily maintain their existing security policies by simply guiding traffic through security applications either serially, in parallel or both simultaneously. The Crossbeam X-Series is also rapidly becoming the platform of choice for internal security, especially worm prevention.
The C-Series security services switches are fixed configuration platforms that provide the same benefits of the XSeries in a smaller, more compact form factor with performance scaling up to three gigabits per second. Companies use C-Series platforms in smaller data centers, remote offices, and hosted service “cages.” Crossbeam products are manufactured by Jabil Circuits, a publicly-held international manufacturing company with over 40 locations worldwide. Jabil is certified with ISO 9000, ISO 140001, ISO 18001, TL 9000.