February 25, 2003

LynuxWorks and Cavium Demonstrate 1.1Gbps of IPsec

Julie Crabill writes "LynuxWorks and New SynergyWorks Partner Cavium Demonstrate 1.1Gbps of IPsec Performance. Standard 1.8 GHz Xeon-based Server Delivers 1.1Gbps of IPsec Throughput with BlueCat Operating System and NITROX Macro Processor.

San Jose, Calif., February 25, 2003 LynuxWorksÃ, the technology leader in the embedded software solutions market, and
Cavium Networks, the cost and performance leader in security processing today
announced that Cavium Networks has joined Lynuxworks SynergyWorks Alliance
program and the partnership has led to demonstrations of 1.1Gbps of encrypted
IPsec traffic on a standard Xeon-based, off-the-shelf server platform. Standard
server platforms with the Linux operating system and security processors are being
used today by a wide variety of security appliances, such as VPN gateways,
Integrated Firewall/ VPNs, SSL Webservers, SSL VPNs, Content Load Balancers,
etc. Todays partnership will help Linux-based security appliance vendors
reduce their crypto-processing hardware cost while simultaneously improving the
performance of their security appliances.

1.1Gbps encrypted IPsec traffic was
achieved with LynuxWorks BlueCat operating system version 4.0, Caviums
TurboIPsec software toolkit version 1.1, and Caviums NITROX XL Acceleration
Board NPB-1220 running on 1.8 GHz single, Xeon-based Dell PowerEdge 2600
Server. The IPsec cipher suite used was 3DES+SHA-1 and packet size was 1400B.

LynuxWorks BlueCat Linux operating
system is an enhanced implementation of the Linux model, based on Linux kernel
version 2.4. TurboIPsec is a FreeS/WAN based IPsec software toolkit that
seamlessly integrates Caviums NITROX Security Macro Processor APIs and drivers
with the Linux operating system. The recent release of TurboIPsec version 1.1
supports Linux kernel 2.4.x. The NITROX XL Acceleration Board NPB-1220 is a
PCI/PCI-X based security protocol acceleration card that can plug into standard
server PCI expansion slots.

All the manufacturers we deal with
are becoming increasingly more security conscious, especially since new
generations of embedded systems rely on the Internet for some part of its
functionalityfrom information delivery to routine maintenancehigh speed
access and security will continue to be a high priority, said Bob Morris, vice
president, sales and marketing for LynuxWorks. Our partnership with Cavium
will give our customers more choices for implementation reliable and secure

We are happy to test compatibility
of Caviums TurboIPsec software toolkit on LynuxWorks BlueCat Linux, said
Jeff Twombly, vice president of sales and marketing for Cavium Networks. By
working with top-tier Linux operating system vendors and offering low-cost,
high-performance security acceleration options such as PCI/PCI-X cards,
security Motherboards from ABIT and NITROX Lite Processors, we are enabling our
vision of a 100% secure and authenticated Internet.

Pricing and Availability

LynuxWorks BlueCat operating system
is available now, with prices beginning at $2,699. Caviums NITROX XL
acceleration boards are priced from $295 to $995 in volume depending on
processor / performance option. Caviums TurboIPsec toolkit is available with a
no-charge, royalty-free based license from Cavium Networks. For more
information, please contact Cavium Networks at www.cavium.com

About LynuxWorks

LynuxWorks is a world leader in the
embedded software market, providing operating systems, software development
products and consulting services for the worlds most successful communications,
aerospace/defense, and consumer products companies. Established in 1988, the
company is a founding member of the real-time operating systems (RTOS)
industry, and a leading participant in the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC).
LynuxWorks headquarters are located in San Jose, California. The companys
products include the open-source BlueCatâ Linux and the scalable, Linux-compatible LynxOS
real-time operating system. World class companies use LynuxWorks products,
including: 3Com, Alcatel, Boeing, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Mitsubishi,
Motorola, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, TRW and Xerox. For more information, please visit www.lynuxworks.com.

About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks is a semiconductor
company focused on developing and manufacturing high performance security
processing solutions that will enable the new Internet security infrastructure.
Cavium's highly integrated, feature-rich NITROX families of Security Macro
Processors deliver unprecedented performance in SSL based secure e-Business and
IPsec based network security applications while significantly reducing the cost
and complexity of deployment. Cavium Networks is headquartered in the heart of
Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, CA with an IC design center in Marlboro, MA. For
more information, please visit www.cavium.com

© Copyright Cavium Networks, Inc.
2003. Product photos, datasheets and
application notes are available upon request. NITROX is a trademark of Cavium Networks,
Inc. LynuxWorks, LynxOS and BlueCat are trademarks of LynuxWorks, Inc. Linux is
a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

For more information contact:

Linda Nixon, LynuxWorks, Inc.
Jodi Baumann, Benjamin | Weber
Amer Haider, Cavium Networks
408-844-8420 ext. 202


Link: lynuxworks.com


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