Crossbeam Announces Availability of ESG Whitepaper: The Rise of Next-Generation Data Center Network Security
BOXBOROUGH, Mass., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, today announced the availability of a whitepaper titled “The Rise of Next-Generation Data Center Network Security” from Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), an integrated, full-service IT analyst and business strategy firm. The whitepaper looks at the massive changes taking place in data centers as large organizations embrace trends in data center consolidation, server virtualization, and cloud computing to improve efficiency, lower costs and improve IT agility.
“Large organizations are at an inflection point in their data center transformations,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst of Enterprise Strategy Group and author of the whitepaper. “While many have made impressive gains in IT efficiency and agility with advances in server virtualization and consolidation, cloud computing remains a remote destination for most. One of the main reasons for this is that network security infrastructure is not yet aligned with the unprecedented levels of scale, complexity and fluidity required to effectively support and protect cloud computing in enterprise environments.”
ESG’s whitepaper outlines the misalignment between new data center requirements and legacy technologies, and how that presents CIOs with a number of networking challenges, including the problem of implementing network security within more dynamic, virtualized data centers. The whitepaper explores these technical challenges in detail, and proposes how network security infrastructure needs to evolve in order to help organizations achieve their vision for the next-generation data center (NGDC) and successfully reap the benefits of cloud computing technology for both public and private environments.
Crossbeam’s X-Series is cited as an example of the type of next-generation security solution needed to meet the enormous scale and flexibility requirements of the NGDC. ESG highlights how the X-Series not only consolidates existing security controls into what Crossbeam calls its “network security-in-a-box” architecture, it also provides the performance and scalability required to tightly integrate network security functions with data center fabrics and deliver virtual security services that can be customized for individual network segments and traffic flows.
- To download a copy of the ESG whitepaper, visit http://www.crossbeam.com/wp-content/uploads/ESG-WP-Crossbeam-NGDC-Security-Jul-12.pdf.
- To read commentary about the ESG whitepaper from Brian Robertson, Crossbeam’s product marketing manager, visit the Crossbeam blog at: http://www.rethinkthenetwork.com/?p=712.
- To learn more about next-generation data centers (NGDCs), visit Crossbeam’s resource page at http://www.crossbeam.com/solutions/next-generation-data-center/.
- To register for one of Crossbeam’s Next-Gen Data Center Global Forums, visit http://www.crossbeam.com/ngdc-road-show/.
Crossbeam Systems®, 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.
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