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Press Release -- August 9th, 2010
Source: Global Crossing
Tags: Ethernet

Bivio Networks and Global Crossing’s Federal Sector Forge Strategic Partnership

Global IP solutions provider selects Bivio Networks to power advanced managed security service aimed at U.S. Government customers

PLEASANTON, Calif. and FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bivio Networks, a leading provider of network systems for securing, monitoring and controlling critical network infrastructure, and Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider with the world's first integrated global IP-based network, today announced a technology partnership to deliver managed security services for U.S. government customers.

Global Crossing's Federal Sector will use Bivio Networks products, including the recently announced Continuous Threat Monitoring Solution, to provide a powerful and sophisticated managed security service to U.S. Government customers that will include continuous monitoring, intrusion detection, anomaly detection and data retention.

Targeted primarily to U.S. Government customers, the service leverages the tools, techniques and procedures that Global Crossing has developed in order to protect its own global IP network, and to facilitate the protection of its customers' networks.  Through this partnership, Global Crossing will provide professional services; management of security hardware and applications; and operational support for continuous network monitoring.

"Bivio Networks' Continuous Threat Monitoring Solution makes it an ideal partner for Global Crossing's Federal Sector to proactively monitor, control and protect network infrastructure and information," said John Sutton, executive vice president and general manager of Global Crossing's Federal Sector.  "This new service reflects Global Crossing's commitment to providing our U.S. federal customers end-to-end solutions for enhanced security across the entire infrastructure."

"In addition, this is an excellent incremental step in Global Crossing's evolving managed security strategy," Sutton added.

"Increasingly, government customers are turning to managed services to deliver the security, performance and manpower necessary to optimize and protect critical infrastructure," said Dr. Elan Amir, president and CEO of Bivio Networks.  "We look forward to applying our cyber security expertise to equip Global Crossing's Federal Sector with the unprecedented network awareness and in-depth forensic capabilities necessary to provide the most advanced managed security services available today."

About Bivio Networks

Bivio Networks is a leading provider of network systems for securing, monitoring and controlling critical network infrastructure.  Bivio's global customer base includes worldwide government agencies and service providers.  Its product suite enables its customers and partners, which include application developers and systems integrators, to develop and deploy leading solutions to secure monitor and control customer networks.  Bivio is privately held and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area with office locations worldwide.  More information is available at www.bivio.net.

About Global Crossing

Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) is a leading global IP and Ethernet solutions provider with the world's first integrated global IP-based network.  The company offers a full range of data, voice and collaboration services with an industry leading customer experience and delivers service to approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as to 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.  It delivers converged IP services to more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries around the world.  Please visit www.globalcrossing.com for more information about Global Crossing.

Contact:
Kendra Peterson Lauren Christian
Bivio Networks Sage Communications
925 924 8641 703 584 7250
kpeterson@bivio.net laurenc@aboutsage.com
Rich Larris Michael Schneider
Global Crossing Global Crossing
973 937 0153 973 937 0146
Richard.Larris@globalcrossing.com Michael.Schneider@globalcrossing.com

SOURCE Global Crossing

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