August 28, 2001

Crossbeam taps net processors for central-office system

Author: JT Smith

Reported at EE Times: "Crossbeam Systems Inc. has announced a system to handle central-office
networking applications such as firewalls and XML accelerators.

Like offerings from CloudShield Technologies Inc., Crossbeam's X40 box uses off-the-shelf network
processors to route packets in what are traditionally server-based applications. Crossbeam's expertise lies in moving the packets to the applications blades, where standard
microprocessors running Linux do the actual application processing."


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