SOURCE: BreakingPoint Systems

July 09, 2008 09:30 ET

Secure Crossing Accelerates Development of Network Devices Using BreakingPoint Systems' Testing Platform

Ability to Properly Test Network Devices Using Stateful Application Traffic and Security Threats Enables Secure Crossing to Speed Development and Certify Devices for IT Audits

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - Network Equipment Manufacturers (NEMs) continue to push the limits of innovation, introducing the latest in content-aware, next-generation network appliances. Secure Crossing is an ideal example of an industry innovator, providing enterprise-level security for SMBs with its Unified Threat Management (UTM) suite of solutions. Secure Crossing's UTM appliances are designed to protect an organization from complex Internet-based threats, so it must adhere to strict IT audit measurements. Using BreakingPoint Systems' content-aware network and application testing tools, Secure Crossing validates the performance of their devices, reduces their time-to-test and accelerates product development.

Executive Commentary

Randy Reeves, CTO & Founder, Secure Crossing

"Secure Crossing is an OEM manufacturer that provides sophisticated, easy-to-use Zenwall UTM appliance solutions for the small/medium business and small/medium enterprise markets. Secure Crossing tests and certifies Zenwall appliances to meet the most demanding requirements in network security including critical infrastructure. Our products stop network threats before they can impact a company's business. Together with our channel partners, we provide these services throughout the banking, medical, manufacturing, retail, services and government industries. Using BreakingPoint, we test our products the same way as the large NEMs and independent testing houses."

Mr. Reeves continued, outlining the three competitive advantages he saw with BreakingPoint after reviewing several testing solutions:

"First, we can validate how our appliances handle actual application traffic input and because BreakingPoint is continuously and automatically updated we test with the latest application and security protocols. Second, BreakingPoint provides us with definite performance numbers that we can share directly with our customers. We use BreakingPoint to replicate actual traffic from a customer network so they can see, in real-time, how Secure Crossing's devices will perform in their network. Finally, impeccable support from BreakingPoint Labs has been critical in helping us get the most out of the BreakingPoint solution. You put those three items together and it's easy to see why the industry is talking about BreakingPoint."

Des Wilson, CEO, BreakingPoint Systems

"Secure Crossing is a great example of a company continuing to innovate in order to meet the demand for smarter, faster and more secure network equipment. They know that in order to properly test the devices prior to deployment they must use real application traffic, up to date live security strikes and run it at speeds of 10 Gbps and faster. BreakingPoint enables this realistic testing environment while reducing time-to-test by more than 50% whether you are a high-growth organization like Secure Crossing or a Fortune 100 global device manufacturer."

About BreakingPoint

BreakingPoint is the only company exclusively focused on application, performance, and security testing for content-aware devices. By delivering the industry's most accurate, fast, responsive and easy-to-use testing solutions, BreakingPoint helps network equipment manufacturers, services providers, and other organizations accelerate the development of high performance content-aware networks and network devices. BreakingPoint was founded in 2005 by engineers with deep experience developing high speed networking devices at companies such as NetWorth, NetSpeed, Cisco, TippingPoint, and 3Com. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices and customers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, and China. For more information, visit

Contact Information

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    Kyle Flaherty
    BreakingPoint Systems
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