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Crossbeam Systems Receives 2006 Network Security Infrastructure Protection of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan

January 23, 2006 - Concord, MA

Crossbeam Systems®, Inc., the leader in protecting the world’s largest networks, today announced that Frost & Sullivan has recognized Crossbeam with the 2006 Network Security Infrastructure Protection Product of the Year Award for the Security Technologies Industry. Crossbeam was selected over competing vendors as the security technology company that best demonstrated an ability to expand its customer base with innovative products and value creation strategies.

Crossbeam received the Award for its X-Series line of high performance security services switches that enable customers to run multiple best of breed security applications – firewall/VPN, intrusion prevention and protection, content security and Web filtering – from leading security companies, including Check Point, Sourcefire, Trend Micro, Websense, Forum, Imperva and many others.  Crossbeam's patent-pending architecture offers customers improved security and a lower total cost of ownership as equipment and ongoing maintenance costs are reduced through the simplicity of deploying a single security device.

"Crossbeam continues to offer high performance, low maintenance security platforms that provide customers with an integrated security solution at a lower total cost of ownership in the growing high-end security market," said Zubin Baben, security technologies Industry Analyst for Frost & Sullivan. "In a very competitive market, Crossbeam has succeeded by giving its customers the option of best in class consolidation, with more than 30 security applications from its value added partners."

Frost & Sullivan recognizes outstanding industry achievements by presenting Frost & Sullivan Awards to top companies in regional and global markets. The company's teams of industry experts recognize the diligence and innovation required to implement a successful business plan and excel in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. These prestigious Awards are recognized worldwide by the media, the investment community and end-user markets

"Crossbeam’s unique value proposition – affordable, high performance, multi-application security solutions – help it retain customers over competitors like Cisco, Juniper and Nokia and this Award provides further industry validation of that competitive differentiation," said Peter George, president and CEO of Crossbeam Systems. "Crossbeam will continue to develop superior products in order to secure the world’s largest networks."