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Cavium Networks Powers Highly Effective Security Gateways from NETGEAR


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 31st, 2011 - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home, today announced that NETGEAR®, the cost-effective, standards-based unified networking solutions provider for small business and medium enterprise IT environments, has adopted the Cavium ECONA™ chip in their award-winning firewall solutions. Cavium delivers the performance and cost-effective components that power NETGEAR’s reliable, affordable and simple security platforms.

Cavium’s ECONA System-On-Chips (SOCs) provide best-in-class performance per dollar and performance per watt. With best-of-breed technologies like full offload for protocol processing for IPSec, SSL and DTLS as well as bulk encryption, the ECONA CNS3XXX SoC provides wire-speed crypto performance under 2 watts.

Customers choose both NETGEAR firewall and Unified Threat Management solutions to improve business productivity, mitigate web based attacks, and restore lost bandwidth without the high cost of traditional enterprise solutions. Recent third party testing showed that NETGEAR security solutions delivered market leading threat-management capabilities, and Gartner recently placed NETGEAR in the “challenger” section of the Magic Quadrant report on Universal Threat Management Appliances.

“With a complete portfolio of security, storage and routing products targeted for the small business and mid-enterprise market, NETGEAR is one of the most recognized brands worldwide for this market”, said Linley Gwennap, principal analyst at The Linley Group. “Cavium Networks’ broad portfolio of high-performance and scalable embedded processors is well suited to satisfying NETGEAR’s needs. In particular, Cavium's ARM-based ECONA processor family enables OEMs to differentiate their products by offering ample processing headroom for value-added services without compromising wire-speed performance.” 

“NETGEAR’s success partially depends on best-of-breed products from our processor suppliers, with a very stringent criteria for performance, product-readiness and cost,” said Peter Newton, Director of Product Management in the Commercial Business Unit at NETGEAR. “Cavium’s multi-core ECONA platforms met this criteria and delivered performance, features and power savings that enabled us to deploy our newest generation of small business focused firewalls”.

“As a well recognized brand in the midmarket for their innovative products, NETGEAR has a strong track record for successful products.” said Sridhar Gollapudi, Sr. Director of Marketing, Connected Home and Office Group at Cavium Networks. “Cavium is excited to be a part of NETGEAR’s small business and midmarket product strategy. With constant product innovation we look forward to working with NETGEAR to deploy successful products for many generations”.

About NETGEAR
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 40 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Network’s principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, China, India and Taiwan. For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com.


For additional information, contact:

Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager,
Cavium Networks, 805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043,
Telephone: +1 650-623-7033.
Email: angel.atondo@caviumnetworks.com


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