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Furukawa Electric Delivers World's Fastest Commercial VPN System using Cavium Networks NITROX™ II Security Processor

Furukawa's FITELnet-F8000 IPsec Router achieves IPsec VPN Performance of 2 Gbps for minimum sized packets

Santa Clara, CA, June 28, 2004 -- Cavium Networks announced today that The Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. is using the NITROX II Security Macro Processor to deliver the world's fastest performing VPN system to date. The FITELnet-F8000 IPsec Router has realized the highest IPsec performance of 2 Gbps for minimum sized packets while supporting 3,000 tunnels. Furthermore, FITELnet-F8000 offers advanced and flexible features for the communication carrier including IPv6 and virtual-router functions. These FITELnet-F8000 features enable carriers to respond to emerging customer requirements while improving the efficiency of the service. Currently, this product is available to customers in the Japanese market only.

Furukawa selected Cavium Networks NITROX II security processor for its fastest performance in the security processor market. Additionally, it was very easy to integrate the NITROX II security processor into Furukawa's architecture to enable their aggressive time-to-market needs. This allowed Furukawa to deliver on the stringent requirements of Japanese service provider customers.

Cavium Networks NITROX II Security Macro Processor Family offers the industry's widest family of in-line security processors for IPsec, SSL, Wireless LAN (CCMP, TKIP, WEP) and multi-protocol security. It supports inline and look-aside processing with SPI 3, SPI 4.2 and PCI-X interfaces for performance ranging from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps. Both IPv4 and IPv6 are supported to enable customers to handle requirements of mixed IPv4 and IPv6 networks. The family comes with extensive software support including drivers for a range of operating systems and protocol stacks. NITROX II security processors are available in production quantities and are being used by OEMs in a wide range of networking equipment including VPN gateways, Edge Routers, Servers, Broadband aggregation systems and Storage HBAs.

"Our NITROX family of security processors delivers the fastest product line in the industry with the richest feature-set," said Rajiv Khemani, VP Marketing at Cavium Networks. "We are pleased to enable Furukawa to deliver record IPsec VPN in a real system using the NITROX II security processor."

About Furukawa Electric
Furukawa Electric is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of leading edge optical fiber and cables, photonic products, power cables, nonferrous metals, electronics devices.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Furukawa operates facilities in United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom, Hungary, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, and Asian countries.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a semiconductor solutions company delivering the industry's largest family of network security products. Cavium Networks' award winning NITROX families of security processors and NITROX XL families of accelerator boards offers solutions delivering 50 Mbps to 10Gbps of encryption bandwidth with 1K to 50K RSA/DH operations per second. Cavium Networks' highly integrated, feature rich NITROX families of Security Macro Processors deliver unprecedented performance in wired and wireless network security applications and SSL based secure e-Business while significantly reducing the cost and complexity of deployment. Cavium Networks is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, CA with an IC design center in Marlboro, MA. For more information, please visit:

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