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ZyXEL Selects Cavium's Multi-Core OCTEONŽ Processors for Wide Range of Security and UTM Gateway Platforms

OCTEON® Plus and OCTEON® II with Trusted Security, Leading Performance and Deep Packet Inspection Features Deliver Comprehensive Protection for SMB and Enterprise

Mountain View, Calif., May 31, 2011 - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, announced today that ZyXEL, one of world’s leading Internet solutions providers with wide range of network security solutions to enable secure Internet connectivity and accessibility, has selected the Cavium Networks OCTEON® Plus and OCTEON® II processor technology across a broad range of ZyXEL’s Integrated Service Gateway (ISG), and Next Generation Firewalls and UTM appliances (USG). Zyxel’s ZyWALL technology deployed in these platforms protects more than 400,000 businesses worldwide.

These next generation appliances for SMB and Enterprises incorporate comprehensive threat protection with sophisticated firewall, VPN, anti-virus, content filtering, anti-spam, intrusion detection and prevention to secure the network from front line threats. The deployment of converged networks and rapidly growing users with unsecured client devices for social gaming and networking have made SMB and Enterprises vulnerable to deviously morphing malware. Securing these networks while simultaneously handling the explosively growth of legitimate traffic mandates very Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and demands an unprecedented level of processing capabilities in next generation security gateway appliances.

The industry-leading OCTEON II processors integrate up to 32 deterministic, low-latency cnMIPS64 cores for up to 48GHz of 64 bit compute power in a single chip.  This is combined with over 100 on-chip L3-L7 application and security acceleration engines, enabling superior performance for a wide range of application workloads. For DPI and content processing applications, third generation DPI engines deliver throughput up to 40Gbps per chip independent of number of rules and number of flows, an essential capability not available in alternative solutions.

“We are very pleased to work with Cavium Networks in deploying our highly innovative next generation Unified Security Gateway solutions" said Alpha Chen, VP of ZyXEL Enterprise Solution Business Unit. “Cavium’s OCTEON processors have delivered the performance and features that we had required to bring a very exciting line of security products to the market. We are looking forward to expanding our usage with OCTEON II technology on a range of new networking product lines for the enterprise”.

"ZyXEL is a leading provider of security products and we are delighted to be selected by them for their next generation platforms. Our relationship with ZyXEL will enable world-class products for the global SMB and enterprise markets rapidly and address the unique demands for Deep Packet Inspection “said Y.J. Kim, General Manager, Infrastructure Processor Group at Cavium Networks.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for 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 and service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Network’s principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, China, India and Taiwan. For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com.

ZyXEL Communications Corp.
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989, is a world-class networking company providing innovative and reliable Internet solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has gone through several transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions for Telcos, small to medium-sized businesses, and digital home users for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Central Office Equipments, Customer Premises Equipments, Wired and Wireless Access Network Devices, and Carrier Switches. SMB and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.


For additional information, contact:

Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager,
Cavium Networks, 805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043,
Telephone: +1 650-623-7033.
Email: angel.atondo@caviumnetworks.com


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