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Rohati Systems’ Innovative Transaction Networking System™ Product Family Powered by Cavium’s OCTEON™ Plus processors

Rohati Architecture uses OCTEON CN58XX for Multiple Functions of Control, Data, Security and Services to deliver up to 40 Gbps L4-L7 Secure Application Performance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 21, 2008 – Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage and wireless applications, today announced that Rohati Systems, a leader in high-performance Network-Based Entitlement Control (NBEC) has utilized multiple Cavium OCTEON Plus MIPS64® CN58XX 4-core to 16-core processors in a highly innovative system architecture as part of its TNS™ Platform to deliver industry-leading performance and features in a cost-effective manner. Cavium Networks' processors are being designed into market-leading networking equipment such as routers, switches, Unified Threat Management appliances, Layer 4+ content-aware switches, modular chassis switches, wireless infrastructure equipment, broadband router and wireless LAN access/aggregation points.

Enterprise Security requirements are rapidly evolving in response to an increasingly dynamic and regulatory governed business climate. Definition and enforcement of these security policies has traditionally been done on a per-application level and through software-only solutions, which carry significant administrative costs and are subject to performance or granularity limitations. The Rohati TNS™ product line delivers for the first time a standards-based, high-performance network-based platform which transparently secures access to data-center resources across all users and applications without requiring client or server side agents thereby dramatically accelerating and simplifying deployment and lowering cost of ownership.

Rohati’s innovative system architecture uses multiple Cavium OCTEON CN58XX 4-core and 16-core processors for different purposes including control-plane, data-plane, security and services acceleration. The system consists of OCTEON processors as the only programmable components connected with a low-latency fabric in appliance and modular-chassis form-factors. These systems deliver a scalable family of networking systems with leading performance, granularity and security for network-based entitlement control at layer 4 to layer 7 performance of up to 40Gbps with 6 Million traffic flows. Rohati’s network-based entitlement control can be transparently deployed in the data center and applied across a broad range of applications and resources including Collaborative application such as Wikis and Microsoft SharePoint, unstructured data store such as CIFS file shares, packaged applications and legacy applications, in companies of all sizes.

“We selected Cavium’s OCTEON Plus processors after a comprehensive evaluation process from a number of processor and ASIC options. OCTEON allows us to use a single processor architecture across multiple functions that enables unprecedented scalability, performance and software reuse.” said Prashant Gandhi, co-founder and VP of product Strategy, Rohati Systems. “The Rohati engineering team implemented a rich set of application features using standard C/C++ language and standard operating systems to achieve market-leading performance and per-transaction granularity for entitlement control.”

“We are pleased to enable Rohati’s category-defining platform through use of the Cavium OCTEON Plus multi-core MIPS processors,” said Rajiv Khemani, VP of marketing and sales, Cavium Networks. “Rohati’s product line is an excellent showcase for the top-to-bottom scalability, high-performance and ease of multi-core programming of Cavium’s OCTEON family of processors along with its breadth of usage across control-plane, data-plane, services and security functions.”

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 20 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:

About Rohati Systems
Rohati Systems, Inc. is a leader in high-performance network-based entitlement control (NBEC). Rohati solutions quickly and cost-effectively enable companies to define and enforce access and entitlement policies across all applications and classes of users from a single management console. Unlike traditional approaches to identity and access management that are time- and cost-prohibitive to deploy broadly, the Rohati solution resides in the data center, is network-based to ensure high performance, and does not require agents or changes to applications. Delivering numerous industry firsts, Rohati enables companies to safeguard all their data assets to protect their business and comply with compliance regulations. Rohati is backed by Matrix Partners and Foundation Capital, and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. To learn more, visit

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