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Crossroads Systems To Highlight New BIA Partner Program at IT ChannelVision.

More Than 20 Presentations Scheduled for Industry-Leading Solutions Providers

AUSTIN, Texas -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (OTCBB Pink Sheets: CRDS.PK), a leading provider of Business Information Assurance (BIA) solutions, today announced its participation in IT ChannelVision, a Gartner event, October 3-6th at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.

Rob Sims, President and CEO of Crossroads, and Jo McCausland, head of the Crossroads BIA Partner Program, will be highlighting Crossroads' new strategic direction and the new Crossroads BIA Partner Program to key solution providers and members of the media.

"Crossroads is expanding its sales model to engage directly with end users via a new channel composed of Value Added Resellers (VARs), System Integrators (SIs) and consulting firms," said Jo McCausland, head of the Crossroads BIA Partner Program. "We feel that it is most important to reach out to as many business partners as possible. Already, we have scheduled meetings with 20 partners at IT ChannelVision and feel this venue will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss end-to-end BIA solutions that meet end customer needs for today and tomorrow."

Crossroads' BIA partners benefit from substantial financial growth opportunities, as they deliver industry leading solutions that enhance their current practices in security, storage, risk management, audits and assurance, disaster recovery, and business continuity. The Crossroads BIA Partners Program is custom-designed to rapidly deploy new key logical data protection solutions in a fully supported manner and promote offerings through a series of joint channel marketing and sales activities.

From its interaction with new prospective partners, key industry analysts and members of the press, Crossroads also plans on expanding its market leadership. The event also assists in gaining crucial insight into requirements of prospective partners and markets in order to best align Crossroads' solutions with key vertical and horizontal solutions such as HIPAA, BASEL II and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

To learn more about Crossroads' offerings, Crossroads welcomes attendees to schedule one-on-one, in-person meetings with Crossroads by contacting Scott Griffith at scott.griffith@zintelpr.com or Jo McCausland at jmccausland@crossroads.com.

Potential partners should apply online at https://partners.crossroads.com/access/SignUp.asp. For more information on the Crossroads BIA Partner Program, visit Crossroads' Web site at www.crossroads.com/partners/biaprogram/ or contact Jo McCausland at 512-928-7553 or jmccausland@crossroads.com.

For more information on IT ChannelVision, please visit http://www.itchannelvision.com/us/.

About the Crossroads BIA Partner Program

To qualify for the Crossroads BIA Partner Program, prospective partners are asked to complete an application form and demonstrate an extensive breadth of expertise in security or storage. Jointly, Crossroads and its selected BIA partners identify and close regional, national and global opportunities for the sale of Crossroads' BIA solutions.

About IT ChannelVision

IT ChannelVision is produced by Gartner Vision Events, the leader in ROI-driven business events for the global IT industry. IT ChannelVision is built on the foundation of three successful and established Gartner events: VARVision, an industry-leading event for the value-added channel for over a decade; System Builder Summit, the premier event for the white box market for the past seven years; and EnterpriseVision, the leading event for Solution Providers serving enterprise customers. With new technologies redefining the parameters of traditional IT markets and channels, the best of these three programs is now consolidated into a single integrated event, along with a focus on the rapidly emerging home integration market. IT ChannelVision is designed to build business partnerships and collaboration between technology Vendors and today's leading System Builders, VARs, Enterprise Solution Providers and Home Integrators. For more information, visit www.itchannelvision.com.

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 www.crossroads.com or call 1-866-BUY-CRDS/1-866-289-2737.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may include forward-looking statements. The words "believe," "expect," "intend," "plan," "project," "will" and similar phrases as they relate to Crossroads are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the current views and assumptions of Crossroads and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations.

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