SOURCE: Cavium Networks, Inc.

Cavium Networks, Inc.

April 28, 2011 16:01 ET

SonicWALL Selects Cavium's 32-Core OCTEON® II Processor to Deliver 240+Gbps of Security and Application Inspection in Next Generation Firewall Platforms

SonicWALL's SuperMassive Architecture Scales Near-Linearly Within and Across OCTEON-Powered Systems to Provide Market-Leading Headroom and Future Proof Performance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 28, 2011) - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, announced today a collaboration with SonicWALL, a leading provider of network security solutions, to deploy the Cavium Networks OCTEON II processor technology across a broad range of Next Generation Firewalls and enable unprecedented levels of security scalability, performance and application intelligence and control. This level of scalability is essential to address the demands of Next Generation Firewalls for the Enterprise and Cloud Computing environments.

Social networking and media-rich applications are introducing new security threats and driving massive increases in the throughput requirements of Next Generation Firewalls. As businesses increasingly deploy converged communications, Web 2.0 applications, and drive toward datacenter consolidation, they need massively-scalable platforms to keep up with the increased bandwidth as well as the exploding number and increasing sophistication of malware and other threats. It is no longer acceptable to choose between throughput or security -- both are equally vital in next generation IT infrastructure.

Cavium Networks and SonicWALL are teaming together to provide comprehensive solutions with unprecedented compute performance, throughput, and scalability to address these needs. As a key element of the solution, SonicWALL is utilizing the Cavium Networks OCTEON II processor technology, with up to an industry-leading 32 deterministic, low-latency cnMIPS64 cores and over 40GHz per chip, highest performance per Watt, and revolutionary Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) acceleration, into a broad range of modular platforms. SonicWALL's SuperMassive architecture scales near-linearly to up to 32 OCTEON II processors with 32 cores, to a total of 1024 cores delivering up to 640Gbps of real-world Next Generation Firewall performance with very low latency.

"We are pleased to expand our partnership with Cavium Networks and leverage the unprecedented performance of the OCTEON II technology to offer the industry leading scalability and application intelligent security platforms," said Atul Dhablania, VP of Hardware Engineering and Worldwide Operations of SonicWALL. "OCTEON II also offers us seamless compatibility to easily transition our system and software designs from OCTEON Plus with rapid time to market."

"Cavium Networks is excited that SonicWALL has chosen the OCTEON II to power and extend the throughput and capabilities of its next-generation enterprise security solutions to new levels," said Rajiv Khemani, Chief Operating Officer of Cavium Networks.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 40+ 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, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India, Taiwan and China. For more information, please visit:

About SonicWALL, Inc.
Guided by its vision of Dynamic Security for the Global Network, SonicWALL develops advanced intelligent network security and data protection solutions that adapt as organizations evolve and as threats evolve. Trusted by small and large enterprises worldwide, SonicWALL solutions are designed to detect and control applications and protect networks from intrusions and malware attacks through award-winning hardware, software and virtual appliance-based solutions. For more information, visit

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