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6WINDGate™ support for OCTEON CN38XX/CN36XX Multi-core MIPS64 processors is expanded to include single and dual core CN30XX/CN31XX for SOHO/SME multi-service CPEs

Paris, France and Beijing, China, September 12, 2006 – 6WIND (, leader in advanced embedded networking software, announced today, expanded 6WINDGate™ support for the OCTEON MIPS64 Multicore processor family to include its single and dual core OCTEON CN30xx and CN31xx. OEM vendors are now able to use the same 6WINDGate™ software to produce a larger range of feature-rich access and triple-play gateways, and from lower-end CPEs to 10Gbps multi-services network security equipment.

OEMs looking to build a complete range of scalable high-performing appliances for networking across-the-board, can take advantage of the OCTEON-compatible 6WINDGate™ software which matches in price and performance, reducing significant risks and costs. 6WINDGate™ provides OEMs using OCTEON with a comprehensive management and control application, which has been optimized to include tight interfaces with the OCTEON SDK (software development kit), enabling seamless integration. Any customization done on the 6WINDGate™ software, for example a UNIX application add-on, is automatically applicable on other OCTEON processors if required.

“6WIND is pleased to work with Cavium to provide common customers with a pre­integrated control and management plane solution, optimized for the complete OCTEON processor family. The same 6WINDGateT software that performed at wire­speed on the higher-end Octeon CN38xx recently demonstrated the same advantages on dual core CN31xx reference design already sampled by leading SOHO and SME OEM platform vendors,” said Eric Carmes, 6WIND COO and co-founder.

“Tight integration of the 6WIND software with Cavium's OCTEON SDK will tremendously help our mutual customers in achieving faster time to market and optimized performance. 6WIND's breadth of software solutions on the full range of OCTEON processors highlights the performance, scalability and software compatibility of the Cavium product line, which is a critical requirement for next generation networking systems,” said Rajiv Khemani, Vice President of Marketing, Cavium Networks.

6WINDGate™ Software Suites
6WINDGate™ software suites are embedded Internet Protocol (IP) software platforms for networking and security system vendors to easily build converging multi-services IP gateways meant for SOHO, SME, enterprise and ISP applications. Distributed over Linux, they incorporate the market’s first comprehensive dual-IP COTS control and slow path data plane platforms for routing, security, QoS, mobility, IPv4-IPv6 transition, device and service management.

Hardened for SoC and network processors, the 6WINDGate™ scalable software suites are validated on x86, IXP4xx, IXP2xxx, and multi-core MIPS64 processor architectures. All of 6WINDGate™ software suites comply with IETF, and has successfully demonstrated network-readiness on several off-the-shelf hardware reference designs. Further enquiries on 6WINDGate™ software suites and its latest release can be addressed to

About 6WIND
6WIND is the undisputed leader and innovator of embedded networking software for OEM licensing. The company’s software, 6WINDGate™, enables equipment and system vendors to significantly cut development time and costs, simplify network application integration and accelerate the go-to-market process of multi-services IP gateways and systems. 6WINDGate™-empowered equipment are used worldwide for advanced dual-IP interoperability, integrated network security and wireless broadband by ISP and telecommunication operators, defense and public agencies, and industrial corporations.
The company is a spin-out of Thales (HO.FP) with headquarters near Paris, France and sales offices in Asia.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leader in Security and MIPS® Based Single & Multi-Core Processors for networking, wireless, storage and control plane applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors and accelerator boards ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in SOHO/SME, enterprise and service provider network equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by a rich ecosystem of software, silicon and ODM hardware solutions from leading vendors in networking, unified threat management (UTM), wireless, voice, operating system, Java, motherboard and other areas. Cavium Networks is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, CA with development centers in Marlboro, MA and Hyderabad, India. For more information, please visit:

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6WIND Contact:
Laurent Bouchoucha
Telephone: + 33 (0)1 39 30 92 10

Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo
Marketing Manager
Cavium Networks
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043
Telephone: 650-623-7033


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