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SonicWALL selects Cavium Networks OCTEON™ Network Services Processors for Next Generation Content and Security Platforms


Santa Clara, CA, September 13, 2004 -- Cavium Networks, the cost and performance leader in content and security processing today announced that SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leading provider of integrated security, productivity and mobility solutions, has selected Cavium Networks' OCTEON Network Service Processor family to deliver a scalable and feature-rich next generation product family. SonicWALL's integrated security appliances provide the first line of defense against a broad range of Internet security threats. SonicWALL's products include an ICSA-certified stateful packet inspection firewall, IPSec VPN for remote access, IP address management features and support for SonicWALL value-added security services.

"Selecting OCTEON allows us to leverage Cavium Networks' world class processor development team and infrastructure to develop our next generation platforms for integrated security services," said John Gmuender, vice president of engineering at SonicWALL. "OCTEON Network Services Processors provide an unmatched, scalable hardware foundation upon which we can easily build the value added software that forms the key differentiator for SonicWALL products."

"Currently SonicWALL uses NITROX security processors and we are pleased that SonicWALL has chosen Cavium Networks' OCTEON Network Services Processors for their follow-on content and security platforms, as it validates the compelling value proposition of our new processor product line," said Syed Ali, president and CEO of Cavium Networks. "The use of OCTEON NSPs will enable SonicWALL to deliver breakthrough features, performance and cost, while at the same time achieving tremendous software re-use across their entire product line."

About OCTEON Network Services Processor
For more information about the OCTEON Network Services Processor, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com/OCTEON.html

Webinar and Briefings
Cavium Networks is hosting an OCTEON briefing Webinar on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 11am Pacific Standard Time. To register for the Webinar, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com/OCTEON/Webinar.html.

About Cavium Networks:
Cavium Networks is a worldwide leader in security, network services and content 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 Santa Clara, CA with development centers in Marlboro, MA and Hyderabad, India. For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com


About SonicWALL, Inc.
SonicWALL, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated network security, mobility, and productivity solutions for the SMB, enterprise, e-commerce, education, healthcare, retail/point-of-sale, and government markets. Core technologies include firewall, VPN, wireless, intrusion detection and prevention, SSL, anti-virus, and content filtering, along with award-winning security management solutions. Together, these products and technologies provide the most comprehensive distributed enforcement architecture available. SonicWALL, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. SonicWALL trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol SNWL. For more information, contact SonicWALL at +1 (408) 745-9600 or visit the company web site at http://www.sonicwall.com.


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Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the potential success of any partnership between Cavium Networks and SonicWALL, the ability of SonicWALL to deliver products with the right features in a timely manner, and the ability of SonicWALL engineers to build and deliver best-of-breed products. The forward-looking statements include statements that can be identified in some cases by terms such as "may", "will", "could", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "intend" or "continue", the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. In addition, please see the "Risk Factors" described in SonicWALL's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003 and Form 10-Q for subsequent periods, for a more detailed description of the risks facing our business. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to SonicWALL as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.



For additional information, contact:
Cavium Networks Contact:
Amer Haider
Director, Strategic Marketing
2610 Augustine Drive,
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 408-844-8420
Fax: 408-844-8418
Email: amer.haider@caviumnetworks.com

SonicWALL Contact:
Mary McEvoy
SonicWALL, Inc.
Phone: 408-962-7110
Email: mmcevoy@sonicwall.com





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