With the X-Series, Cell C can now provide firewall protection for 10 times the volume of data
BOXBOROUGH, Mass. – September 18, 2012 – Crossbeam Systems, Inc. announced today that Cell C is using the Crossbeam X-Series security platform to protect its more than nine million subscribers and internal infrastructure against security threats without compromising on a superior customer experience. With the X-Series, Cell C can now provide firewall protection for 10 times the volume of data traversing its network, offering more than enough capacity to handle peaks in traffic and ensure continuous availability as millions of subscribers simultaneously use their mobile devices to browse the Internet and download content.
“One of our business challenges is being able to securely scale and manage the huge growth in data usage,” said Cell C chief technical officer, Joe Brittz. “It is imperative that we deliver on a great customer experience while maintaining the strongest levels of protection. We need a partner who understands our requirements and is proven to deliver high-performance security in carrier-class environments. Crossbeam is that partner.”
In addition to increasing network throughput and connection performance for millions of concurrent mobile subscribers, Crossbeam delivers another key advantage: best-of-breed security. Cell C already had an extensive firewall deployment in place and was reluctant to give up that investment in skills and resources. Because the X-Series is built to run third-party, best-in-class security software, Cell C was able to continue using its firewall of choice, while gaining all the performance, high-availability and scalability benefits of the X-Series.
Cell C can now easily provision and manage firewall protection at the network perimeter to protect subscribers as well as internally at interfaces to corporate functions, including billing transactions.
“Cell C’s expectations for security performance reflect a growing awareness we’re seeing among mobile operators, that successful expansion – both in subscriber growth and new and innovative services – can’t be responsibly managed without the proper security controls in place,” said Peter Doggart, senior director of global marketing for Crossbeam. “Cell C is a great example of a new level of security leadership we’re seeing among mobile operators, and it represents a great opportunity for us to demonstrate Crossbeam’s proven expertise in delivering security performance within these environments.”
As Cell C expands its network, Crossbeam will provide the confidence to support this growth, especially with the capabilities of its latest network processing blades, which provide true linear scalability and the capacity to handle the unexpected – something that needs to be kept in mind in today’s unpredictable threat landscape.
For more information on Cell C’s deployment of the Crossbeam platform, turn to: http://www.crossbeam.com/wp-content/uploads/CS_CELL-C2.pdf.
For more information on the security versus performance challenge, read Crossbeam’s 2011 survey on this topic: Crossbeam Survey Reveals That IT Security Personnel Are Making Dangerous Security Trade-Offs to Meet Business Demands.
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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