BOXBOROUGH, Mass. & HONG KONG, May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, today announced a strategic partnership with Automated Systems (HK) Limited (ASL), a leading IT services provider with operations across China. Through this partnership, ASL can resell Crossbeam's X-Series security platform to customers in mainland China, Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong -- bringing deep in-market expertise and a history of successful enterprise deployments with a large and loyal customer base as Crossbeam broadens its reach across the region.
Founded in Hong Kong in 1973, ASL has more than 1,500 employees dedicated to delivering comprehensive, one-stop services including applications and software development, consultancy, systems integration, maintenance support, help desk, outsourcing and training to corporate customers across all industries. Clients include government agencies, universities, telecommunications providers, transportation enterprises, financial institutions, utility companies and international firms. ASL's controlling shareholder is Beijing Teamsun Technology Co., Ltd., an IT services leader in China, whose shares are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock code: 600410).
"By partnering with Crossbeam and adding the X-Series to our product portfolio, we are meeting a growing demand in China for stringent, scalable and high-performance security," said Lai Yam Ting, CEO of ASL. "Crossbeam lets us offer the total package -- complete, robust security with tremendous consolidation and cost-savings benefits. With the X-Series, we are demonstrating our commitment to our customers to provide reliable solutions for their security needs." Crossbeam's X-Series platform virtualizes the delivery of best-of-breed security applications, enabling customers to consolidate up to 50 security appliances and network devices onto a single, carrier-class chassis. This lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO) for networks demanding high-throughput, high-performance security, and helps companies reduce energy consumption by up to 75%. More than 900 leading enterprises and telecommunications providers -- including 10 of the top 11 carriers worldwide -- rely on Crossbeam for security services delivery.
"As we continue to expand our footprint in China, ASL's track record of success and strong relationships with our leading security partners will be extremely valuable," said Raymond Yang, regional sales director of Greater China for Crossbeam. "We've been pleased with our traction and momentum in the market to date, and are excited to work with ASL to extend the scalability, flexibility and consolidation benefits of the X-Series to an even greater number of organizations." About Automated Systems (HK) Limited Automated Systems (HK) Limited was founded in Hong Kong in 1973 and was listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the name of Automated Systems Holdings Limited ("The ASL Group" ) (Stock Code: 771) in November 1997. The ASL Group's ultimate controlling shareholder is Beijing Teamsun Technology Co., Ltd., whose shares are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 600410). The ASL Group, consisting of Automated Systems (HK) Limited, ELM Computer Technologies Limited, CSA Automated (Macau) Ltd., Taiwan Automated Systems Ltd., Guangzhou Automated Systems Limited and ASL Automated (Thailand) Ltd., offers professional information technology services to corporate clients in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Mainland China and Thailand. After over 36 years of success, the ASL Group has established its reputation as a leading information technology services provider in the region. For more information, please visit our Web page at http://www.asl.com.hk.
About Crossbeam Crossbeam Systems(R), 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.
SOURCE: Crossbeam Systems, Inc.
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