Cavium Networks Introduces
the Broadest Security Solutions for WiMAX Base Stations and
nex-G Adopts Cavium Networks' New NITROX™ II
WiMAX Solution in its 16 Sector Base Station to Support Current
& Emerging WiMAX Security Standards at Multi-Gigabit speeds
Mountain View, CA,
June 27, 2005 – Cavium Networks, a worldwide
leader in security, network services and embedded processor
solutions, today introduced the broadest security solutions
for WiMAX based equipment ranging from Customer Premises Equipment
(CPEs) to multi-sector Base Stations. The market leading Cavium
Networks NITROX & NITROX II security
processors provide 802.16-2004 compliant security solution for
Base Stations requiring 75 Mbps to multi-Gbps performance. Additionally,
the highly integrated MIPS32™ based Cavium Networks NITROX
Soho Secure Communication Processors (SCP) provide the
same support for CPEs requiring 64 Kbps to 20 Mbps performance.
Given the high flexibility and programmability of these processor
families, the security support is easily extendible to 802.16e,
the mobile version of the WiMAX standard. The company also announced
that nex-G, a designer, developer and manufacturer of carrier
class wireless broadband solutions for the global market, is
using NITROX II security processors in its Horizon
Sixteen Sector WiMAX Base Station. This Base Station is a scalable
solution, capable of supporting the world's high capacity networks
for high-density deployment.
“We chose the NITROX
II Security Processor for our Horizon WiMAX Sixteen Sector
Base Station as it was the only product that met our performance
and WiMAX security needs”, said Glen West, CTO of nex-G.
“The security software and the support provided by Cavium
Networks enabled us to rapidly and seamlessly integrate the
NITROX II Security Processor into our system.”
WiMAX, a broadband wireless metropolitan area network (MAN)
technology based on IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN, can provide
last mile broadband wireless access and can connect Wi-Fi hotspots
to the Internet. Given that WiMAX data is transmitted over the
air, the 802.16 standard requires a security sub-layer encrypting
connections between Subscriber Station (CPE) and Base Station
using the AES-CCM protocol. It also requires the usage of a
client/server key management protocol based on X.509 digital
certificates and RSA public-key encryption algorithm [PKCS #1].
Processing these algorithms on the CPU in the Base Station or
CPE consumes valuable processing cycles thereby reducing application
performance. The market leading NITROX, NITROX II
and NITROX Soho product lines from Cavium Networks
provide an optimal solution that offloads the security processing
functionality at highly competitive prices.
New software for AES-CCM encryption protocol and WiMAX Public
Key Management software is being released with the latest Software
Development Kits for all NITROX and NITROX II
Security Processors and NITROX Soho Processors
from Cavium Networks.
The NITROX and NITROX II families of Security
Processors have over two dozen members to target a wide range
of price / performance points, for implementing WiMAX security
in single or multi-sector Base Stations ranging in performance
from 75 Mbps to multi-Gbps. The highly integrated NITROX
Soho MIPS32 processor family includes nine members ranging
in performance from 10 Mbps — 150 Mbps, that allow OEMs
to build highly cost effective WiMAX CPEs and Base Stations.
The NITROX Soho Processors integrate a MIPS32™
Processor with 16KB Instruction & Data Caches, powerful
security engines, 3 x 10/100 Ethernet MACs, 32Bit PCI interfaces,
and a range of General Purpose I/Os.
In addition to the security algorithms required by the 802.16-2004
specification, each of the product families supports a wide
variety of other algorithms. For symmetric encryption, AES-256
(CTR, CBC, XCBC, ECB), DES, 3DES and ARC4 algorithms are supported.
RSA and Diffie-Hellman algorithms are included for asymmetric
encryption. SHA-1 and MD5 hash algorithms are also supported.
For more information, please visit http://www.caviumnetworks.com.
Availability and pricing
WiMAX security solution is available today for all NITROX
& NITROX II Security Processors and NITROX Soho Processors.
For Development Kit pricing please contact your Cavium Networks
About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a worldwide leader in security, network services
and embedded processing semiconductor solutions. Cavium Networks'
award-winning NITROX and MIPS64-based OCTEON families of processors
and accelerator boards offer flexible, scalable and highly integrated
solutions delivering 50Mbps to 10Gbps performance. The company's
products are integrated into a wide range of networking equipment
that include routers, gateways, network appliances, content
switches, wireless LAN access/aggregation points, servers and
storage networking devices. Cavium Networks is headquartered
in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, CA with development
centers in Marlboro, MA and Hyderabad, India. For more information,
please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com
nex-G designs, develops and manufactures broadband wireless
solutions for the global market. The company has sales operations
in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. With its large
team of talented design engineers, and its integrated manufacturing
and distribution facilities, nex-G is able to focus on developing
and delivering an extensive range of broadband wireless solutions,
enabling carrier-class, mission-critical broadband wireless
networks. With nex-G solutions, carriers, service providers,
and enterprises have the opportunity to grow their markets and
enhance their service offerings.
Cavium Networks Contact:
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043