SOURCE: Cavium Networks, Inc.

September 17, 2007 11:00 ET

Cavium Networks Announces Industry's First 10Gbps IPsec and SSL PCI-Express Security Accelerators

NITROX PX XL Accelerators Significantly Boost IPsec, SSL, Storage Encryption Performance of x86 Systems to Achieve up to 10Gbps and up to 65,000 RSA OPS; NITROX PX XL Accelerators on Display at Intel Developers Forum

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2007) - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage and security applications, today announced NITROX PX XL PCI-Express security accelerators, for high performance security, networking and storage applications. The NITROX PX XL accelerators are the latest addition to the family of market-leading NITROX XL security accelerators from Cavium Networks. These accelerators provide industry-leading performance of 65,000 RSA operations/second and 10 Gbps throughput, latest security algorithm support and PCI Express x4 or x8 lane connectivity. The NITROX PX XL accelerators are ideal for cutting-edge applications in Application Traffic Management, WAN Optimization, Security Appliances, Service Provider Infrastructure Equipment and Storage Equipment.

Cavium Networks' NITROX PX XL Accelerator accelerators are on display at the Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco, Sept 18-20, 2007 and Cavium Networks is participating in a panel discussion at IDF about trends of networking and application acceleration processors.

"With the highest performance product line, a broad range of interface connectivity, and support for the latest algorithms and protocols, Cavium Networks has established itself as the worldwide market-share leader in network-security accelerators," said Bob Wheeler, senior analyst with The Linley Group. "This new product will help Cavium's existing customers in networking, UTM, L4-L7 and SSL Server applications as well as newer customers requiring an easy-to-integrate solution."

The NITROX PX XL PCI-Express Accelerators

The NITROX PX XL provides a high-performance, power efficient PCI-Express security accelerator for a broad range of networking, security and storage applications. Key features and benefits include:

--  Compact design that fits in a single-slot with PCI-Express x4, x8 lane
    connectivity.  These accelerators support up to four (4) NITROX PX CN1620
    security processors, which include security related packet and protocol
    processing, encryption/decryption and asymmetric processing.
--  The latest, future-proof cryptographic algorithms which include
    symmetric algorithms DES, 3DES, ARC4, AES 256-bit (ECB, CBC, XCBC,CNTR,
    GCM), Data-at-rest storage security AES algorithms, hashing algorithms MD5,
    SHA-1, SHA-2, MAC-MD5/SHA-1/SHA-2,HMAC-MD5/SHA-1/SHA-2, asymmetric
    algorithms RSA (4096 w/o CRT), Diffie-Hellman and KASUMI for 3G / 4G
    wireless applications.
--  Simultaneous multi-protocol support for SSL, IPsec and other security
    protocols while providing adaptive processing between session-setup and
    bulk processing.

NITROX PX XL accelerators enable industry's highest performance for SSL and IPsec within a single PCI-Express card, including SSL performance of up to 65,000 SSL transactions per second and 10Gbps SSL record processing (ARC4 + MD5), and IPsec performance of up to 10Gbps of 3DES+SHA1 packet processing, 90K (180 bit exp) Diffie-Hellman operations/second.

NITROX PX XL Accelerator Software Support

The NITROX PX XL accelerator family is supported by a rich set of software, including Linux, BSD and operating system independent drivers, and APIs for IPsec, SSL and crypto processing used in storage security applications.

"Cavium's NITROX PX XL accelerators enable networking, storage and wireless vendors to quickly integrate high-performance security acceleration with the latest algorithms," said Rajneesh Gaur, Director of Product Marketing at Cavium Networks. "Building upon the success of our existing NITROX security processor family and recent collaboration announcement with Intel we look forward to providing our customers with world-class application acceleration solutions."

Availability and Pricing

Samples for NITROX PX XL NHB4 accelerators are available now. Pricing in 100 unit quantities is $1250.

About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage, and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Networks principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts and India. For more information, please visit:

Cavium Networks is a Member of the Intel® Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. For more information, please visit

This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include but are not limited to, the performance of NITROX PX XL accelerators, the availability of NITROX PX XL accelerators, the continued use of NITROX processor products by existing and future customers and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information about these and other risks that may impact Cavium's business are set forth in our Registration Statement on Form S-1 filed with the SEC, including the "Risk Factors" section in our final Prospectus dated May 1, 2007. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and we assume no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

Contact Information

  • Cavium Networks Contact:
    Angel Atondo
    Marketing Manager
    Tel: (650) 623-7033
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