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May 31, 2011

NETGEAR Adopts Cavium Networks ECONA Chip to Offer Firewall Solutions

Cavium Networks (News - Alert), a provider of semiconductor for networking, communications and the digital home, announced that NETGEAR, networking solutions provider, has adopted the Cavium ECONA chip in their firewall solutions.

Cavium offers the cost-effective components that power NETGEAR's reliable, affordable and simple security platforms.

Cavium's ECONA System-On-Chips (SOCs) provide wire-speed crypto performance under 2 watts.

“NETGEAR's success partially depends on best-of-breed products from our processor suppliers, with 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 these criteria and delivered performance, features and power savings that enabled us to deploy our newest generation of small business focused firewalls,” Newton added.

Customers can select both NETGEAR firewall and Unified Threat Management solutions to improve business productivity. Customers will benefit as they can mitigate Web based attacks, and restore lost bandwidth without spending on traditional enterprise solutions.

“As a well-recognized brand in the midmarket for their innovative products, NETGEAR has a strong track record for successful products,” said Sridhar Gollapudi, senior 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,” Gollapudi added.

Customers will gain as Cavium Networks' portfolio of scalable embedded processors is well suited to satisfying NETGEAR's needs. In particular, Cavium's ARM (News - Alert)-based ECONA processor family enables OEMs to differentiate their products by offering ample processing headroom for value-added services without compromising wire-speed performance.

In a related announcement Cavium Networks released the new PureVu CNW66xx family, a new line of SoC video processors capable of addressing the growing market demand for universal wireless display receivers at the industry's lowest price points.

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

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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