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Crossroads Announces New Database Security Appliance Integrated with Oracle(R) Database 10g.

StrongBox DBProtector, a Database Security Appliance, Fully Supports Oracle's Infrastructure Software Offerings and Serves as Newest Offering in Crossroads' Suite of Business Information Assurance (BIA) Solutions

AUSTIN, Texas -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (PINK SHEETS: CRDS), a leading provider of Business Information Assurance (BIA) solutions, today announced Crossroads' StrongBox[TM] DBProtector[TM] database security appliance is integrated with Oracle[R] Database 10g. Recently released for general availability, the solution results from Crossroads' alliance with Oracle.

Unique, Customizable Database Security Solution

DBProtector, formerly code-named SecurDB in its Alpha and Beta versions, serves as the industry's most vigorous database security appliance. A critical tool for Crossroads' BIA initiative, DBProtector prohibits misuse of critical database information by allowing an organization to easily and non-intrusively deploy policy-based intrusion detection, prevention and compliance auditing.

An enterprise-class appliance, DBProtector provides high-performance, real-time security for even the largest of global organizations. With negligible impact, DBProtector puts proactive control in the hands of security managers by fortifying regulatory compliance through an intelligent policy engine, automated audit reporting and forensic capabilities. Features include inspection of database activities, enforcement of security policies, alerts regarding suspicious activities, real-time prevention, and comprehensive captures of audit trails.

Alliance Offers Top Notch Security for Oracle Customers

A proactive, user-driven and cost-efficient solution, DBProtector is an ideal security solution for Oracle Database 10g customers. A member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork since April 2005, Crossroads works in tandem with Oracle while developing security solutions in support of BIA - ensuring smooth integration while guaranteeing that data remains accessible, resilient and secure.

"Crossroads' strategic partnership with Oracle, the leading database vendor, illustrates the importance of working toward BIA in today's highly vulnerable IT environment," said Rob Sims, President and CEO of Crossroads Systems. "The unmatched innovation, tight security and ease of use within StrongBox DBProtector, as well our partnership with Oracle, positions Crossroads as a as a true industry visionary in the database security market."

For detailed information on StrongBox DBProtector, visit

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 17,700 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company.

About Crossroads Systems, Inc.

With headquarters in Austin, Texas, Crossroads Systems is a leading provider of Business Information Assurance (BIA) solutions. Solutions from Crossroads serve the growing needs of data storage, business continuity, disaster recovery, information protection, risk management and business information assurance markets. Crossroads' offerings are designed to help companies store, manage and ensure the security, resiliency and access to their critical enterprise information. Crossroads' products are embedded in solutions from companies such as EMC, HP, Quantum and SUN. Crossroads (CRDS.PK) is currently traded on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) and is a member of several key industry associations such as the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). For more information about Crossroads Systems, please visit or call 1-866-BUY-CRDS / 1-866-289-2737.

[c] 2006 Crossroads Systems, Inc. Crossroads and Crossroads Systems are registered trademarks of Crossroads Systems, Inc. DBProtector and StrongBox are trademarks of Crossroads Systems, Inc. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Siebel are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates.
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