NetLogic Intros NETL7

NetLogic announced the launch of its new NETL7 family of Layer 7 content processors

January 24, 2006

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NETL - News), the leader in the design and development of high-performance knowledge-based processors, today announced the launch of its new NETL7(TM) family of Layer 7 content processors. The first product in the NETL7 family is the NLS1000 content processor, which is the industry's first content processor capable of processing application networking and security functions with a single 10 Gigabit-per-second engine. The high-performance NLS1000 content processor accelerates compute-intensive pattern and signature recognition tasks for enterprise and carrier-class networks, and is used to perform 10 Gbps wire-speed content inspection of packets traveling through the network.

The NLS1000 content processor complements NetLogic Microsystems' existing line of knowledge-based processors, which are already incorporated into today's leading 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches and routers. Knowledge-based processors are typically used for processing packet headers, thereby enabling network-awareness within advanced networking systems. The NLS1000 extends these processing capabilities into the packet payload, thereby enabling the design and deployment of next-generation networking systems that can make packet processing decisions based on an awareness of the packet content. Typical applications for the NLS1000 content processor include Layer 7 application switches and routers, unified threat management (UTM) appliances, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), and anti-virus gateways.

"The new NETL7 family of Layer 7 content processors represents the next phase of our growth and diversification strategy," said Ron Jankov, president and CEO of NetLogic Microsystems. "In addition to expanding our product portfolio, the NETL7 family allows us to expand our global market footprint and customer base by offering our high-performance processors to a broader set of customers in the communications, networking, security appliance, software provider and computing markets."

The market for application-layer networking and network security is expected to be one of the fastest growing segments within the technology sector over the next decade, as service providers, enterprises, consumers and government agencies continue their migration toward Layer 7 routing and security systems. IDC predicts the market for network security products alone to reach $12.8 billion by 2008.

"The ability to perform full content inspection at 10 Gbps line rate and across multiple packets is essential to enabling the next generation of application-layer switches, routers, and network security equipment," said Kelvin Khoo, director of strategic marketing at NetLogic Microsystems. "By accelerating the most demanding processing tasks, the NLS1000 content processor minimizes bottlenecks typically associated with content inspection, and enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to deliver new levels of performance and functionality to their customers."

NetLogic Inc.

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