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Crossbeam And Sourcefire Deliver Industry-Leading Network IPS Performance At 40 Gbps Throughput

BOXBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossbeam Systems, Inc. today announced the results of a performance evaluation of the Sourcefire 3D Sensor software running on its flagship X-Series Next Generation Security Platform. The tests, conducted by independent network testing lab Miercom, found that the combined Crossbeam-Sourcefire solution delivers industry-leading throughput levels of up to 40 Gbps of UDP throughput with no traffic loss and while supporting full inspection capabilities.

Sourcefire 3D Sensor software offers the industry's first adaptive IPS, providing a powerful combination of vulnerability and anomaly-based inspection methods to analyze network traffic and prevent critical threats from affecting customer networks. Crossbeam's X-Series virtualizes the Sourcefire 3D Sensor software onto a single, chassis-based platform that operates as a separate security architecture. This enables customers to consolidate their entire security infrastructure within the X-Series platform and virtualize multiple best-of-breed security applications, without compromising performance.

"Miercom has demonstrated that Sourcefire 3D technology virtualized on the X-Series meets the most stringent performance, reliability and availability requirements," said Tom Ashoff, senior vice president of Engineering and Customer Support at Sourcefire. "For customers that want to take advantage of the Crossbeam-Sourcefire combination, Miercom tests prove that best-in-class IPS protection can be achieved while maintaining throughput levels that far out-perform the industry average."

Check Point's Security Gateway R70 was also tested on the X-Series in conjunction with Sourcefire. The multi-application solution continued to deliver solid throughput values of 23 Gbps of fully inspected UDP traffic. The tests confirmed that the Crossbeam X-Series Next Generation Security Platform can deliver the performance and full functionality of an integrated, next-generation firewall solution -- allowing Crossbeam customers to consolidate security appliances into a single chassis without sacrificing throughput performance.

"Based on our thorough assessment, the Sourcefire 3D Sensor software running on Crossbeam's X-Series is an extremely high-performance security solution," said Rob Smithers, CEO at Miercom. "The X-Series continued to perform at superior levels when Check Point's firewall was added to the mix, providing customers with multi-application, best-of-breed security that is easy to deploy and demonstrates linear scalability, very high performance and reliability."

Crossbeam customers can deploy a single application of Sourcefire 3D Sensor software or choose to consolidate multiple best-of-breed security applications onto the X-Series platform. The Miercom test results show that no matter what they choose to deploy on the X-Series, high performance, scalability and reliability -- the three pillars of a sound security architecture -- will not be compromised.

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