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January 06, 2011

SMB Router Platforms Based on Cavium Networks' ECONA Processors

Cavium Networks, a provider of semiconductor products, announced that Tenda Technology, which offers wireless and LAN networking for consumer and small business users, has started to deploy their next generation of security router based on Cavium’s ECONA multi-core ARM11 MPCore System-On-Chips (SoCs).

Tenda’s SMB routers are based on Cavium’s ECONA CNS3XXX SoC. Tenda has utilized the advanced technology from ECONA CNS3XXX to enable their products to support advanced features like Internet Access Management, Stateful firewall, IPsec VPN, SSL VPN, and URL filtering to address the critical market demands.

The security router product family offers scalable platforms targeting low-, mid- and high-end SOHO and SMB applications. Tenda Technology is the second largest vendor by unit shipments in China for SMB and Security gateways.

Currently, enterprises across the globe are deploying advanced technologies like cloud-based services and corporate-wide social networking. These deployments are primarily meant for protecting the corporate network which has become a very critical imperative, company officials said.

As enterprises grow, ensuring secured access to their remote employees across the corporate networks and services has also become a challenge. This demands a scalable platform that provides a unique combination of high processing capacity, security and scalability, hardware acceleration and low power consumption.

Cavium’s ECONA processors provide the best performance per dollar and best performance per watt in the industry, according to company officials. 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 2W, they added.

 “In order to ensure we introduce the most innovative and leading-edge product in the market, we undertook a very comprehensive and stringent evaluation process for selecting the processor solution for our entire SMB router products,” said Quan Dengping, CEO of Tenda Technology, in a statement.

“As one of the largest wired and wireless SOHO/SMB Router vendors in emerging markets such as China, Tenda Technology is a renowned innovator in developing security solutions that consistently meet the stringent performance, feature and cost requirements for these markets,” said Manoj Gujral, VP and GM of Broadband and Consumer Division at Cavium Networks (News - Alert).

Recently, Cavium Networks announced partnership with Monster, a manufacturer of HDMI cables, AV accessories and power conditioning products, to enable a broad range of wired and wireless home media streaming and content sharing devices.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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