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Crossbeam to Host Next Generation Data Center Forum in Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area

November 27, 2012

BOXBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, today announced that it will host a Next Generation Data Center (NGDC) forum in Chantilly, Va., on Nov. 29, 2012. The forum will provide valuable information about how IT professionals can address security challenges associated with evolving data centers as they become increasingly virtualized, and what is required to successfully align network security infrastructure to the demands of private and hybrid cloud environments.

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    What:        Session speakers include:

                  Matthew Eastwood, group vice president of enterprise platforms at IDC -
                  Eastwood will discuss the evolution of the data center and the challenges
                  IT organizations face as they migrate their infrastructure to NGDCs and
                  look to take advantage of the benefits of the private cloud. In his
                  presentation titled, "Moving Beyond Virtualization to the Cloud," Eastwood
                  will provide guidance on the unique requirements of network security
                  infrastructure and the difficulty of adapting it to meet the demands of
                  highly virtualized and dynamic environments.

                  Jeffery M. Sherwood, CISSP, founder and principal security strategist at
                  Sherwood & Associates, LLC - Sherwood will provide his insights on how to
                  leverage Crossbeam in the NGDC based on his extensive experience as both a
                  Crossbeam customer and security expert and consultant. Previously,
                  Sherwood was at H&R Block, where he managed its information security
                  operations team, and later served as the company's principal security
                  strategist. Additionally, Sherwood participated in a U.S. Senate Forum for
                  Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, which contributed to the
                  Presidential Cybersecurity Policy released in June 2009. He later served
                  as an advisor on the IRS's ETAAC Security Sub-Committee for the
                  advancement of the security for the nation's tax preparation and
                  electronic filing infrastructure.

                  Peter Doggart, senior director of global marketing at Crossbeam - Doggart
                  will outline how IT professionals are evolving traditional network
                  security infrastructure by adopting server virtualization attributes to
                  more effectively support the private cloud and NGDC. Doggart will share
                  highlights from Crossbeam's data center survey, which cites network
                  security as the primary reason IT organizations are stalled in their NGDC
                  efforts. Attendees will learn about the hurdles their peers are facing and
                  understand how new flexible and adaptable NGDC environments are causing
                  organizations to "Rethink the Network."

    When/Where:   Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at the
                  Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum from 12-3 p.m. EST.

    Information:  To register for this event or for more information, please visit: http://

                  For more details on Crossbeam's 2012 survey that cites network security as
                  the number one reason IT organizations are stalled in their NGDC efforts,
                  please read about the survey results.

About Crossbeam

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.

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.

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