UTM Platform Suite features OS with network security control.
May 22, 2007 -
C-Series suite of Unified Threat Management (UTM) platforms features C-Series OS v6.0 with Layer 2 bridging support, which eliminates need for topology changes when security applications are added. OS also includes intelligent bypass ports, enabling system to permit traffic to flow through device in event of power or application failure. Other series features include departmental/internal Layer 2 firewall and in-line Layer 2 Web security.
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Crossbeam Systems, Inc.
200 Baker Ave.
Concord, MA, 01742
Crossbeam Systems Unveils Enhanced Operating System for C-Series Product Suite
BOXBOROUGH, Mass. and LONDON, April 24 // - Crossbeam Systems(R), Inc., the leader in Unified Threat Management (UTM) for the world's largest networks, today announced a significant operating system upgrade to their C-Series suite of UTM platforms for intelligent, best-of-breed, security services delivery. The C-Series Operating System (COS) 6.0 brings flexible network security design with Layer 2 bridging and intelligent bypass ports to provide administrators with greater control and adaptability over security infrastructure deployments.
Layer 2 bridging support eliminates the need for network topology changes when a new security application is added, giving IT administrators the power and flexibility to decide the best design for their network. In Layer 2 mode, the C-series platform and accompanying applications are transparent to a potential hacker, adding yet more facilities to improve the security posture of the network.
With intelligent bypass ports, the administrator can now decide how best to manage traffic flows in the event of failure. A system can now be configured to permit traffic to continue to flow through the device in the event of a power or application failure. Crossbeam's C6 provides two bypass segments, C12 provides four bypass segments, and C25 provides six bypass segments.
Both of these capabilities empower administrators to manage the balance between strong security and optimal network performance, a growing problem for organizations as security becomes increasingly virtualized and segmented throughout the network.
"In large enterprise networks, security is no longer deployed solely at the perimeter - it is also being implemented deeper within the corporate network, requiring a new level of architectural flexibility," said Bill Duross, manager, network services, Stratus Technologies. "And UTM platforms like Crossbeam's C-Series give our administrators the ability to deploy the platform as a traditional Layer 3 device, or as a transparent Layer 2 device that can be added in without altering network routing and policy."
Other new features in the updated C-Series include:
o Departmental/internal Layer 2 firewall with Checkpoint VPN-1 Power NGX
o In-line Layer 2 Web security with Websense Security Suite 6.3 and
Websense Threat Manager 1.1
o Scaling capabilities such as bulk import of routing tables
Application performance, always a Crossbeam strength, continues with COS 6.0, providing up to 6 Gbps of firewall traffic, and content filtering performance to support thousands of users. COS 6.0 has the performance to support LAN speeds at a price that allows for distributed security.
"It is difficult to strike a balance between continuous network availability and effective security policies in a fluid network security landscape," said Charles Kolodgy, research director at IDC. "Flexibility in design is critical, and Crossbeam has figured out a way to let network administrators mesh security policy with network requirements with its newly upgraded C-Series."
Crossbeam Systems enables enterprises to deploy a highly manageable and consolidated security services layer that intelligently enforces corporate risk-management strategy and policies across the network. Powered by custom, high performance networking, compute, and control elements, enterprises can improve the security, scalability, and performance of their businesses by reducing costs, consolidating services, and radically reducing complexity.
Visit Crossbeam in Booth G153 at InfoSecurity Europe, April 24-26, 2007, in London, UK.
Crossbeam Systems C-Series Unified Threat Management equipment couples best-in-class security applications with high-performance, purpose-built network security hardware. The C-Series is typically deployed in multi-site, remote office configurations or as boundary protection devices between security zones. C-Series devices deliver a flexible combination of the following applications depending on the size of the remote office and the assets to be protected: Firewall, VPN, IDS/IPS, Anti-virus/Anti-spam, HTTP scanning, URL filtering and XML filtering. The end result is massive appliance consolidation, eliminating up to 100 separate devices per Crossbeam security switch, and the ability to build defense-in-depth infrastructures at a reasonable cost.
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 Boxborough, 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 www.crossbeamsystems.com.
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.
Source: Crossbeam Systems
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