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Qosmos announces support for Cavium OCTEON™ Multicore MIPS64® based processors

Paris, France and Mountain View, CA, March 21, 2007–Qosmos (, a leader in Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology, announced today its partnership with Cavium, a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor processors that enable intelligent networking, communications and security applications, to deliver optimised Q Engine™ software suites ready-to-run on Cavium’ OCTEON™ Multi-core MIPS64 based processor family.

Qosmos Q-Engine is the most powerful Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology on the market, providing 100% successful identification of application protocols at wirespeeds up to 10 Gbit/s.
Qosmos Q Engine is a software development kit (SDK) for implementing new generation traffic classification technology in network equipment. Qosmos Q-Engine inspects Layer 2 through Layer 7 of the OSI model, managing peer to peer traffic as well as proprietary business applications. The DPI technology identifies and classifies traffic based on a signature database enabling the user to perform flow redirection, marking/tagging for QoS purposes, blocking, rate limiting, and reporting to an agent on the network.

The OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 based processor family consists of over 25 different parts with application performance ranging from 1Gbps 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.

Q-Engine™ software and the OCTEON processors are used by independent software vendors and networking equipment vendors to build solutions requiring real time monitoring of IP flows and extraction of data to deliver critical services such as service quality and customer experience management, lawful intercept, communications and data loss control, mobile data services charging and market intelligence.

“Cavium is pleased to partner with Qosmos, whose cutting edge DPI software platform will enable our mutual OEM customers to develop and launch innovative new services platforms over high throughput networks of 10 Gbit/s or more, with reduced time to market and low cost”, said Rajiv Khemani, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales of Cavium.

“The combination of Q-Engine™ software with OCTEON processors gives ISVs and networking equipment manufacturers a tested foundation on which they can now build a variety of innovative services that require powerful deep packet analysis and real time monitoring of key data, extracted from high throughput IP flows. These services can be either passive or intrusive over the network, and will empower our partners to market solutions that actually control the use and the behaviour of IP networks at the finest granular level. In addition, they will no longer have to spend costly time and resources on software and hardware integration, which is key to gaining leadership in this fast growing market”, says Thibaut Bechetoille, CEO of Qosmos.

About Qosmos
Established in 2000 by members of the prestigious LIP 6 Computer Research Laboratory, Paris, Qosmos provides technologies and customized products that extract business-critical information traveling over the unified IP network. Data analysis is based on a unique patented Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology, capable of handling an ever-increasing number of IP protocols, providing on-demand measurements and statistics in response to evolving network usages. Qosmos targets network manufacturers seeking to improve their products through DPI, market survey analysts that measure digital content flows and service providers that supervise SLAs. Qosmos has concluded two rounds of financing from Sofinnova Partners for a global amount of 5.2 millions Euros.

About Cavium
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor processors that enable intelligent networking, communications and security applications. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts and India. For more information, please visit:

Press Contacts Qosmos:
Agence Yucatan
Shirine Banjy
+ 33 1 53 63 27 31

Gautier Harmel
+ 33 1 78 09 14 55

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




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