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Crossbeam, Check Point Expand Partnership

Check Point will include Crossbeam’s X-Series security platform bundled with its Security Gateway Software Blades and VSX virtualized security gateway
BOXBOROUGH, Mass. – May 4, 2010 – Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, announced today an expanded strategic agreement with Check Point Software Technologies (Nasdaq: CHKP) to offer its Security Gateway Software Blades and VSX virtualized security gateway platform with Crossbeam’s X-Series security platform. By delivering it through Check Point’s global channel network, customers can more easily purchase a unified solution complete with premium support. Crossbeam and Check Point are delivering fully integrated network security solutions to the large-enterprise and service-provider markets.

“Check Point and Crossbeam have raised the stakes at the high end of the security market,” said Jon Crotty, senior research analyst for Security Products & Services, IDC. “The two companies have enjoyed significant success over the years in large-enterprise and service-provider environments. But now that they are going to market together in a structured way, they will become a far more formidable force than they were as separate best-of-breed vendors.”

The combination of Check Point’s market-leading firewall solution running on the X-Series has been documented to deliver the performance levels required in real-world, heavy-traffic environments to meet the needs of mobile operators and high-performance enterprises. The expanded partnership ensures a single vendor for companies, addressing the cost and complexity of deploying security in high-performance environments.

“Check Point and Crossbeam have long delivered security solutions to the very large-scale businesses of the world,” said Amnon Bar-Lev, vice president of global field operations at Check Point. “This agreement is a natural evolution in our relationship, and it will enable us to better serve customers and expand the market opportunities for both companies.”

Customers can now purchase integrated solutions from Check Point, complete with maintenance and support delivered by Check Point’s award-winning global service organization. Check Point will provide support for both its software products and Crossbeam’s X-Series platform. This simplifies the ordering process and promotes closer product, sales and technical collaboration between Crossbeam and Check Point to support customer needs.

“This agreement significantly improves the position of both companies at the high end of the market,” said Jim Vedda, vice president of worldwide sales at Crossbeam. “Through a deeper level of collaboration with Crossbeam, Check Point has strengthened its ability to deliver complete security solutions to customers in the most demanding network environments. And, with Check Point’s support and strong global channel behind Crossbeam, we expect to significantly expand our market footprint.”

Crossbeam’s X-Series platform virtualizes the delivery of best-in-class security applications. It delivers high-performance, low-latency security at the industry’s lowest total cost to operate—up to 70 percent lower than competitors—and provides the scalability, adaptability and built-in redundancy to reliably manage traffic as security and network demands change.

The combined solution delivering Crossbeam’s X-Series with Check Point Security Gateways is available immediately. To find a Check Point partner, visit http://partners.us.checkpoint.com/partnerlocator/.

About Crossbeam

Crossbeam Systems', Inc. offers a proven approach to deploying network security that meets the extreme performance, scalability and reliability demands of large enterprises, service providers and government agencies. Its leading X-Series security platform offers an open, high-performance architecture that easily provisions and scales multiple best-in-class security applications to meet the ever-changing threat landscape. Companies rely on 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, Latin America and Asia Pacific. More information is available at www.crossbeam.com.

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