"Crossbeam Systems has started shipping a massive chassis-style,
'unified threat management' (UTM) system based on an open Linux OS.
The X-Series UTM server runs the company's Linux-based "XOS" OS,
and targets highly scalable firewalls and other security
applications for large data centers and service providers.
"The X-Series UTM competes with high-end UTM systems such as
Juniper Networks's SSG, but is more open, thanks to a Linux-based
OS, Crossbeam says. The company's 'XOS' Linux implementation is
claimed capable of "seamlessly" unifying the resources of up to 100
separate processing cores spread out over up to 14 blades, enabling
admins to tune available resources for optimal processing of
specific individual traffic streams..."