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NITROX® Security Processors

100 Gbps Security Processor Family for Next Generation Cloud Data Center and Enterprise Security Applications

NITROX® Security Processors


Cavium’s award winning NITROX families of security processors offer solutions delivering 500Mbps to 100Gbps of encryption bandwidth with 1K to 120K 2048 bit RSA operations per second. Cavium’s highly integrated, feature rich NITROX families of Security 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.

Multi-Core MIPS64 processors

With addition of NITROX® V to NITROX® family, Cavium provides highest bulk crypto, RSA ops/sec and highest ECC performance compared to any other security processor solution available in the market.

Product Information

Security Processors
Typical Performance
  SSL Processing
IPsec Processing ECC (P256) RSA OPS (2048 bit)
NITROX V 15 Gbps – 100 Gbps 15 Gbps – 100 Gbps
Up to 300K
20K – 120K
NITROX III 5 Gbps - 30 Gbps 5 Gbps - 30 Gbps Up to 12K 6K – 41K

   This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young (
   This product includes software written by Tim Hudson (

Product Literature
NITROX V Product Brief The NITROX V Security Processor family delivers unprecedented performance for security in the enterprise and virtualized cloud data centers.


NITROX III Product Brief The NITROX III single chip, security processor family delivers the world's highest security and compression performance for application delivery, cloud computing and WAN optimization equipment.

Product Family