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Paris, France and Mountain View, CA January 30, 2006 – 6WIND (, a leader in advanced embedded networking software, announced today, its partnership with Cavium Networks, a worldwide leader in security, network services and embedded processor solutions, to deliver optimized 6WINDGate™ software suites ready-to-run on Cavium Networks OCTEON™ Multi-core MIPS64 based processor family. 6WINDGate™ software and the OCTEON processors are being used by networking and telecommunications equipment vendors building multi-services access routers, gateways and servers, multi-protocol switch routers, session border controllers and other converging broadband services products.

“Cavium Networks is pleased to partner with a leading innovator like 6WIND, whose comprehensive IP software platform has been widely used for highly-competitive product development and rapid time-to-market,” said Rajiv Khemani, Vice President Marketing, Cavium Networks. “The optimization of 6WINDGate™ for OCTEON will enable our mutual OEM customers to quickly build high-performance and multi-services products with low cost.”

“The solution synergy of 6WINDGate™ software with OCTEON processors will give networking equipment manufacturers a powerful embedded networking software with built-in advanced IP features that capitalize on the latest market-leading high-performing MIPS64-based processing power. They will no longer have to spend costly time and resources on software and hardware integration. To cap it off, 6WINDGate™ software is the only IP-agnostic or dual-IP solution optimized on OCTEON to enable fully interoperable network applications over IPv4, IPv6 or both infrastructure,” said Eric Carmes, COO and co-founder, 6WIND.

6WINDGate™ Software Suites
6WINDGate™ software suites are embedded IP software platforms for networking system vendors to easily build converging multi-services IP gateways meant for SOHO, SME, enterprise and ISP applications. Distributed over Linux operating systems, they incorporate the market’s first comprehensive dual-IP COTS control and slow path data plane features for routing, security, QoS, mobility, IPv4-IPv6 transition, device and service management. 6WINDGate™ is held together by 6WINDGate™ XMS (eXtensible Management System) for easy software integration and flexible customization. It runs on a number of major industry processors, simplifying the portability over more scalable and powerful multi-core architectures such as Cavium Networks’ OCTEON MIPS64-based processors. All of 6WINDGate™ software suites comply with IETF, and has successfully demonstrated network-readiness on several off-the-shelf hardware reference designs.
Further enquiries on 6WINDGate™ software suites optimized on Cavium Networks OCTEON for licensing can be addressed to

OCTEON Processor Family
The OCTEON processor family is the industry’s broadest Multi-core MIPS64 based processor family with over 25 different parts with application performance ranging from 100Mbps to 10Gbps and price points starting under $20. The OCTEON processor family consists of processors with 1 to 16 cores on a single chip with integrated Ethernet and/or SPI4.2 networking interfaces, DRAM DDR-2 memory controller, optional RLDRAM/DDR-2 memory controller, optional TCAM connectivity and internal hardware acceleration for packet processing, TCP, Security, compression / decompression and string matching.

About 6WIND
6WIND is the undisputed leader and innovator of embedded IP-agnostic* or dual-IP software for OEM licensing. The company’s flagship technology, 6WINDGate™, enables network equipment providers to significantly cut development time and costs, simplify network application integration and accelerate the go-to-market process of new generation multi-services and secure networking equipment. 6WINDGate-empowered devices are used worldwide in advanced dual Internet Protocol projects on mobility, WLAN, interoperability, and secure broadband access by major industrial corporations, ISPs and telecommunication operators, public services, state bodies and the academia.
6WIND was the first European company certified IPv6-ready by the global IPv6 Forum and is a European Information Society Technology 2004 award winner. A spin-off of Thales (HO.FP) and contributor to IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) on IP standardization and protocol definition, the company is headquartered near Paris, France, with sales offices in Asia and the United States.

* Internet Protocol version agnostic, refers to the ability of 6WINDGate to support seamless networking on any IP infrastructure without favoring IPv4 or IPv6, having been developed ground-up to support both.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a worldwide leader in security, network services and embedded processor 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:

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For 6WIND:
Eileen Lee Lavergne

Cavium Networks Contact:
Angel Atondo - Marketing
Cavium Networks
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043
Telephone: 650-623-7033


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