BOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts, May 4 /PRNewswire/ --

- Leading IT Service Providers Selected to Bring Technical Expertise and On-the-Ground Support to Crossbeam Customers in the UK and the Nordics

Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, today announced that it has expanded its Crossbeam Accredited Service Provider (CASP) partner program in Europe with the addition of two CASP-Support partners: mnemonic, an IT-security service provider based in Norway, and nscglobal, an integrated IT communications solution provider based in the UK.

The addition of mnemonic and nscglobal to the CASP program is a key part of ensuring that we're recruiting the most qualified channel partners to support Crossbeam's global expansion, said Keyur Patel, director of Worldwide Technical Support for Crossbeam. We will select only a small number of high-level CASP-Support partners to serve our European customers to ensure that the level of expertise, commitment and support capabilities exceed what our customers demand. These partners meet our requirements on every level.

CASP-Support partners are certified to provide 24-hour technical support to Crossbeam customers. These invitation-only partners receive intensive training and certification from Crossbeam in order to deliver on-the-ground diagnostics for any problems customers may encounter with Crossbeam product deployments. CASP-Support specialists also have online access to lab equipment that is used to recreate customer deployment scenarios and remotely resolve issues.

The CASP-Support certification is an important addition to our security services portfolio, enabling us to support the growing number of Crossbeam customers throughout the Nordic region with the expertise and support they require, said Jorn Tore Hov, vice president at mnemonic.

We are extremely pleased to be part of Crossbeam's CASP-Support partner certification, as it offers ncsglobal a market advantage in supporting Crossbeam customers in the UK, and enables us to offer customers truly tailored security support solutions, said Julian Laister, marketing director at nscglobal.

Crossbeam's X-Series Next Generation Security Platform enables customers to consolidate their security infrastructure on a scalable, carrier-class platform that virtualizes the delivery of best-of-breed security applications. Large enterprises and service providers use the X-Series to provide unprecedented scalability, flexibility and performance for their security deployments, while driving down costs and energy consumption. The latest version of the X-Series includes new processing blades that deliver more than double the processing power and consolidation benefits for customers, and offers the lowest total cost of ownership among competing security architectures.

About mnemonic

mnemonic is one of the leading information and IT-security service companies in the Nordic region. Since the company was founded in 2000, it has achieved solid market share and today is the largest specialized information and IT-security services company in the Nordic region. From the beginning, the goal has been to support the largest and most important companies from both the public and private sector.

About nscglobal

nscglobal provides global network implementation and support services to world-leading organisations. We help our customers achieve cost savings and greater operational simplicity, delivered using unique solutions, always tailored, for global services, professional services, logistics and support.

World-class customers need independent world-class expertise to help them. nscglobal is vendor independent, and works hard to ensure customers invest in best-of-breed technologies covering converged communications, wireless and mobility, core networks, data centres, storage and security. This expertise is recognised by technology partners through nscglobal's market-leading levels of accreditation.

Customers stay with nscglobal because of the levels of responsiveness and customer service they receive. As nscglobal is privately owned, we are able to make long-term investments in customer relationships. Customers include BT, Sun, T-Mobile, Logica, LCH Clearnet, Fitch Ratings, Colt and Accenture.

Established in 1998, nscglobal is headquartered in London, with operations in the UK, Spain, Germany and Austria, and 24 x 7 Customer Service Centers in London and Barcelona. nscglobal is helping its customers in more than 140 countries.

About Crossbeam

Crossbeam Systems, Inc. transforms the way enterprises, service providers and government agencies architect and deliver security services. The basis of Crossbeam's solution is its Next Generation Security Platform, a highly scalable software and hardware platform that facilitates the consolidation, virtualization and simplification of security services delivery, while preserving the customers' choice of best-of-breed security applications. Crossbeam offers the only security platform that delivers unparalleled network performance, scalability, adaptability and resiliency. Customers choose 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, Asia Pacific and Latin America. More information is available at:

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