Crossbeam Joins Brocade Technology Alliance Partner ProgramAlliance to Deliver High-Performance, Best-in-Class Network Security Architectures to Enterprises Moving to Virtualized, Next Generation Data Centers
December 07, 2011
Crossbeam Systems today announced that it has joined Brocade’s Technology Alliance Partner Program (TAPP). As a TAPP Advantage Alliance Partner, the companies will work together to deliver Crossbeam’s X-Series network security platforms to enterprise and service provider markets where there is increasing demand for high-performance and highly scalable network security solutions that meet the requirements of next-generation data centers.
“Crossbeam has been proven in some of the world’s largest, most complex data center environments. Their best-of-breed approach and scalable security architecture make them an important addition to Brocade TAPP,” said Patric Chang, director of Strategic Alliances, at Brocade. “This collaboration strengthens Brocade’s networking portfolio with a suite of high-performance security platforms that aligns with our efforts to help customers reduce complexity and move to virtualized, cloud-ready data center architectures.”
IT organizations are turning to virtualization and cloud computing technologies to help consolidate and optimize data center operations, and provide an architecture that can easily support growing business demands. However, virtualized environments require network security infrastructures that can deliver greater agility, performance and protection. The partnership enables Brocade and Crossbeam to go to market with a more integrated approach to data center networking that not only meets these security requirements, but also simplifies security infrastructures within larger data center consolidation initiatives.
“Brocade is the leader in building best-in-class data centers and helping customers drive business agility through a more unified approach to networking,” said Jim Freeze, chief marketing officer and vice president of business development, Crossbeam. “By joining forces with Brocade, we can deliver high-performance network security solutions within the Brocade data center framework, and support customers as they transition to more virtualized network environments.”
Crossbeam’s X-Series is the only family of network security platforms that lets customers deploy multiple security applications from industry-leading partners—including McAfee, Check Point, Sourcefire, Imperva and Actiance—on a single high-performance chassis. The X-Series can virtualize and consolidate hundreds of security appliances and related network devices onto a single platform, while providing the scalability, flexibility and built-in redundancy needed to secure traffic as new threats emerge and network demands change. These capabilities slash total cost of ownership by as much as 70 percent when compared to competitive approaches in the market today.
For more information on the Brocade and Crossbeam Technology Alliance, visit http://www.brocade.com/partnerships/technology-alliance-partners/technology-alliances/crossbeam/index.page .
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 and the Crossbeam blog: www.rethinkthenetwork.com .
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