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NITROX® III SECURITY PROCESSOR FAMILY
The Cavium Networks NITROX III Security Processor family is fully compatible with the market leading NITROX Security Processor product line. This latest NITROX Processor (NITROX® III) Family combines:
  1. The industry's highest performance cryptographic acceleration with the latest security algorithms
  2. Industry leading GZIP & LZS compression
  3. Virtualization support

To provide an ideal platform for the next-generation of security applications.

NITROX III products are software compatible with the Cavium NITROX PX and NITROX Lite family of security processors. Cavium provides a comprehensive Software Development Kit that includes C-source code for Linux and FreeBSD drivers. The SDK also includes APIs for OpenSSL, OpenSSH, IPsec, Zlib, key management, test utilities and reference code for easy portability

NITROX III processors are highly scaleable and deliver performance ranging from 5 Gbps to 35 Gbps for full IPsec protocol or SSL offload, 1024bit exponent RSA from 35K to 300K RSA operations per second, and 2048bit exponent RSA up to 52K RSA operations per second enabling an optimal solution for applications such as:

  • Application Delivery Controller (ADC)
  • WAN Optimization
  • Cloud Computing
  • Server Offload - Web, Mail, Search
  • Integrated VPN/Firewall appliances
  • UTM Gateway, Routers
  • Load Balancers/L4+ Switches
  • Wireless LAN and WAN equipment
  • Security Telco gateways
  • SAN appliances
  • 3G & 4G/LTE infrastructure equipment

For applications requiring 2.5 Gbps or below see our software compatible NITROX PX family.

NITROX III
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Device
Data
Interface
Local
Memory
for SA or
Context
Performance
Max RSA
1024-bit
Exponent
RSA
2048bit
Exponent

Inline full IPsec
Processing
Throughput
Mbps
(w/AES
+SHA2)

Full SSL
Record
Throughput
Mbps
Compression
NITROX III PCI-Express CNN35XX - PCIe Look-aside Processor - Crypto, Compression & Virtualization

CNN3510 –C5

PCI
Express
Gen 2
x4, x8, x16
No
35K
6K
5 Gbps
5 Gbps
5 Gbps

CNN3530 –C10

No
75K
13K
10 Gbps
10 Gbps
10 Gbps

CNN3550 –C20

No
150K
26K
20 Gbps
20 Gbps
20 Gbps

CNN3550-C20
(Boost)

No
200K
35K
28 Gbps
28 Gbps
20 Gbps
CNN3560-C20 No 230K 41K 32Gbps 32Gbps 25 Gbps
CNN3560 –C20
(Boost)
No 300K 52K 35 Gbps 35 Gbps 25 Gbps
Note: Standalone Security and Compression options are available for some SKUs
 

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