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Crossbeam Announces Availability of Heavy Reading Whitepaper: Testing High Performance Mobile Firewalls for 4G-LTE Networks

Analyst Gabriel Brown to Share Findings During February 7th Webinar -- First Real-World Security Test of Emulated Mobile User Traffic

January 18, 2012
Press Release

Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, today announced the availability of a whitepaper authored by Gabriel Brown, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, an independent research organization offering deep analysis of emerging telecom trends. The whitepaper, titled “Testing High Performance Mobile Firewalls for 4G-LTE Networks,” examines the results of the industry’s first public network security tests that emulate more than a million simultaneous mobile subscribers using their smartphones and tablets (see today’s press release:Crossbeam and Spirent Partner to Define Real-World Security Test Methodology for Mobile Network Operators).

What: The tests, conducted by independent test center EANTC in December 2011, in collaboration with Crossbeam and Spirent Communications - the leader in networks, devices and services testing - evaluated the effectiveness of network security devices and how they perform under extremely demanding real-world conditions. Heavy Reading was closely involved in defining the test requirements. Brown will share highlights from his whitepaper and offer in-depth analysis of the challenges and requirements for testing security performance in mobile networks during a webinar to be held on February 7th.

“Mobile operators are keen to ensure they remain providers of secure communications services in the data era, and to accrue the value this creates,” said Brown. “Crossbeam, EANTC and Spirent have set a new benchmark for high-performance firewall testing in mobile networks, resulting in an industry-leading test plan for a product category that is increasingly important to enabling operators to securely scale Internet services in 3G and 4G/LTE networks.”

When: The webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 11 a.m. EST. To register for the webinar, visit: http://www.lightreading.com/webinar.asp?webinar_id=29961&webinar_promo=28134 .

To download a copy of the whitepaper, visit: http://www.crossbeam.com/wp-content/uploads/HR-Crossbeam-Testing.pdf .

To learn more about the test, read today’s blog from Gabe Brown, posted here.

About Crossbeam

Crossbeam Systems(R), 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 .

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.

Crossbeam Announces Availability of Heavy Reading Whitepaper: Testing High Performance Mobile Firewalls for 4G-LTE Networks

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