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Nauticus Networks Delivers Record SSL Performance using Cavium Networks NITROX™ Security Macro Processor

The Nauticus N2000 Series of Intelligent Data Center Switches achieve SSL Performance of 16,000+ connections per second

Santa Clara, CA, May 12, 2003 - Cavium Networks announced today that Nauticus Networks is using the NITROX Security Macro Processor for high performance SSL acceleration in the Nauticus N2000 Series of Intelligent Data Center Switches. The N2000 Series enables a fully virtualized data center while providing SSL, security services, and layer 4-7 application switching. Nauticus is powering the data center at the highest levels of performance, while reducing total cost of ownership. For more information, please visit the Nauticus Networks website at:

"We chose Cavium Networks because they exceeded our stringent requirements," said Bob Supnik, CTO and Vice-President of Engineering at Nauticus Networks. "They provided world-class, high performance SSL processing silicon that was easy to integrate into our architecture and delivered development tools that satisfied our time-to-market needs."

Cavium Networks NITROX Security Macro Processor Family is the industry's widest family of security processors supporting the broadest range of performance and interfaces with rich and unique features. NITROX processors and acceleration boards are being used by server motherboard vendors and OEMs in a wide range of networking equipment to accelerate security applications like IPsec VPNs, SSL VPNs, web-servers, load balancers, content switches, application firewalls, wireless gateways and routers.

"Nauticus is addressing the growing data center security and performance requirements with a next generation product unlike any other solution currently available," said Jeff Twombly, VP Marketing and Sales at Cavium Networks. "We are excited to see Nauticus breaking SSL performance benchmarks with Cavium Networks NITROX Security Macro Processor."

About Nauticus Networks
Nauticus Networks enables enterprises to consolidate and optimize data centers through advanced switching technology. Built around its custom TideRunner chipset and unique virtualization capabilities, the Nauticus N2000 series of intelligent data center switches enables high performance network and security services in the data center, including secure application delivery, SSL processing and layer 4-7 switching. The result is a data center with simplified operations, reduced costs and improved security, performance and availability. Based in Framingham, Mass., the company was founded in 2000 and is backed by leading venture capital firms including Charles River Ventures, Matrix Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners and Advent International. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at

About Cavium Networks:
Cavium Networks is a semiconductor company that is delivering the industry's largest family of network security processors. Cavium Networks award winning NITROX family of security processors are single chip solutions that deliver 100Mbps to 10Gbps of encryption bandwidth with 1K to 40K RSA/DH operations per second. Cavium Networks highly integrated, feature rich NITROX families of Security Macro Processors deliver unprecedented performance in wired and wireless IPsec based 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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