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6Wind Updates Packet Software

PARIS -- 6WIND, the industry standard for commercial packet processing solutions, with an established presence in networking and telecom equipment, today announced a new version of its 6WINDGate™ software, with optimized support for the new OCTEON® II processor family from Cavium Networks (NASDAQ:CAVM - News), targeted at data center, mobile Internet and cloud computing applications. The 6WINDGate packet processing software enables developers of next-generation multicore Internet infrastructure equipment to minimize their time-to-market, while maximizing the performance, features and stability of their product.

Designers of networking equipment for data center and cloud applications are required to achieve line rates up to 40Gbps while providing support for intelligent networking, advanced security protocols and energy reduction. As the gold standard for commercial multicore packet processing software, 6WINDGate delivers a 7-10x performance improvement, allowing OEMs to develop products that achieve the best cost-performance, integration and energy efficiency in the industry. When deployed on the new OCTEON II platform, 6WINDGate achieves the system performance and energy efficiency needed for next-generation networking equipment, by harnessing the OCTEON II's on-chip accelerators for intelligent networking and advanced security functions.

"We are delighted that 6WIND is providing early support for the OCTEON II processor family," said Rajiv Khemani, vice president and general manager of the Networking and Communications Division at Cavium Networks. "6WIND is an early and strategic member of the CAVIUM PACE ecosystem. We have partnered together for many years to provide high-performance hardware-plus-software solutions for a wide range of applications. We anticipate that the 6WINDGate software will allow our clients worldwide to develop compelling products around the OCTEON II family."

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Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM)

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