Crossbeam Systems, Inc.

  • Overview
Crossbeam Systems lays the foundation for application network security. The company's X-Series software and hardware platform enables customers to manage different security applications from a single unit by consolidating firewall, virtual private network (VPN), intrusion detection, network gateways, and other functions. The platform is certified for applications from vendors such as IBMCheck Point, and Sourcefire. The X-Series is capable of security application processing speeds of up to 140 Gbps. Its customers have included AT&TGlaxoSmithKlineVolkswagen, and H&R BlockBlue Coat Systems acquired Crossbeam in late 2012.

Change in Company Type

Blue Coat and Crossbeam are both portfolio companies of private equity firm Thoma Bravo. The 2012 transaction brought together two market leaders that deliver complementary technologies to scale and secure some of the world's largest and most complex networks.

Geographic Reach

Crossbeam has offices in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Latin America, and North America.

Sales and Marketing

Crossbeam's partners in North America include AccuvantIntegralis, and MTS Allstream. In Europe its partners include BTHewlett Packard, and Telefonica O2 Czech Republic.


The company's strongest presence is in the US and Europe, but it also has been growing its cache of sales partnerships in Asia/Pacific and South America. Partners added in Brazil in 2011 included system integrators BlackBull Network and Contacta, and value added distributor CLM, while Asia Pacific brought in Netpoleon, a value added distributor in South East Asia. Crossbeam broadened its global reach further in 2011 with the creation of a joint venture with Russian Telecom Equipment. The venture gives Crossbeam a partner in Russia that can help its platform meet government requirements.

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Crossbeam Systems, Inc.

80 Central St.
Boxborough, MA 01719
Phone: (978) 318-7500
Fax: (978) 287-4210


  • Employer Type: Subsidiary
  • CTO: Mike Ackerman
  • VP Product Development: Chet Gapinski
  • Chief Financial Officer, Vice President: Gregg Hampton

Major Office Locations

  • Boxborough, MA

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