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Cavium Boosts Security

Cavium Networks introduces the Nitrox Plus family of multiservice security processors

July 15, 2002

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Cavium Networks today announced the NITROX Plus family of Multi Service Security Processors that provide a single chip solution for simultaneously accelerating multiple applications such as VPN, e-Business, Storage, Wireless, and secure Web Services with guaranteed bandwidth reservation per application. NITROX Plus provides a programmable, highly integrated, feature rich single chip solution designed to accelerate multiple security based protocols such as SSL, IPsec, iSCSI, and XML Digital Signatures with dynamic priority based protocol processing. NITROX Plus will be used in a wide range of networking equipment such as routers, switches, web-servers, application servers, server load balancers, firewalls, SANs, Wireless gateways and VPN gateways, enabling a secure and authenticated Internet. The NITROX Plus has a multi core architecture that allows each core to run any protocol like IPsec or SSL enabling a flexible mix of bandwidth per protocol. Additionally, high priority queues are provided that can be used to process high priority real time traffic such as voice and video. Another powerful feature is that the allocation of security bandwidth can be dynamically changed on the fly based upon traffic conditions. This platform integration enables equipment consolidation that reduces cost, deployment complexity, and increases manageability for enterprise and service provider data center managers. The NITROX Plus supports multiple bulk encryption algorithms such as 3DES, AES and RC4 at speed up to 5Gbps along with up to 50K RSA and 40K Diffie-Hellman operations per second. In addition to providing the industry's highest performance Multi Service Security Processor, Cavium Networks is delivering a complete turnkey solution with its processors including firmware, drivers, middleware, and an evaluation board to reduce customer's time to market. "Cavium's flag ship NITROX Security Macro Processor family, which is in production has dramatically changed the performance and cost metrics of deploying security. Our new NITROX Plus family is set to have the same impact for Multi Service security applications," said Syed Ali, President and CEO of Cavium Networks. "System vendors will be able to dynamically allocate secure bandwidth per protocol for various types of traffic eliminating the need for multiple acceleration chips. NITROX Plus allows vendors to build highly integrated secure networking equipment with significantly reduced cost, complexity and time to market, " Cavium Networks

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