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SONICWALL AND CAVIUM NETWORKS TEAM TO DELIVER FUTURE INTERNET SECURITY AND PRODUCTIVITY SOLUTIONS

SUNNYVALE and SANTA CLARA, CA – October 30, 2003 - SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leading provider of integrated Internet security solutions, and Cavium Networks, the price and performance leader in security processing, today jointly announced a strategic partnership, extending their existing relationship. SonicWALL currently uses Cavium Networks NITROX security processors to accelerate IPSec and SSL functions in their recently announced, high performance PRO 3060 and PRO 4060 security platforms. The two companies are partnering to deliver SonicWALL's future platforms using Cavium Networks highly programmable next generation System on a Chip (SoC) processors with hardware accelerated deep-packet inspection technology.

“We have successfully utilized Cavium Networks programmable security processors powered with SonicWALL's custom microcode to deliver class-leading performance with the PRO 4060,” commented John Gmuender, SonicWALL's vice president of engineering. “Unlike our competitors, which burden their R&D budgets with in-house silicon development, SonicWALL is leveraging Cavium Networks world-class silicon development team and infrastructure. This allows SonicWALL to focus our resources on value added software, our key differentiator in this market.”

“SonicWALL has never believed in the ordinary ‘buy and sell' relationships with our technology partners, preferring instead relationships where both parties derive value,” said Mark Walden, SonicWALL's vice president of operations. “Our relationship with Cavium Networks is a perfect example of such cooperative efforts, and is a big part of SonicWALL's focus on value innovation, whereby we can offer the right features to our customers when they need them, and at the right price.”

“Being selected by an Internet security industry leader like SonicWALL validates the features and performance of our award-winning security processors,” said Syed Ali, president and CEO of Cavium Networks. “Cavium Networks has assembled an unparalleled team of proven microprocessor, security and networking experts and is continually spending tens-of-millions of dollars in developing market leading security processor technology. By leveraging Cavium Networks programmable technology, SonicWALL's world class engineering team can build best-of-breed security products at a fraction of the cost and time.”

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a semiconductor company that is delivering the industry's largest family of network security processors. Cavium Networks award winning NITROX family of security processors are single chip solutions that deliver 100Mbps to 10Gbps of encryption bandwidth with 1K to 40K RSA/DH operations per second. Cavium Networks highly integrated, feature rich NITROX families of Security Macro Processors deliver unprecedented performance in wired and wireless IPsec based network security applications and SSL based secure e-Business 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: http://www.cavium.com

For additional information, contact:
Amer Haider
Cavium Networks
408-844-8420 x202
amer.haider@cavium.com

About SonicWALL, Inc.
SonicWALL, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated network security, identity, mobility, and productivity solutions for the SMB, enterprise, e-commerce, education, healthcare, retail/point-of-sale, and government markets. Core technologies include firewall, VPN, SSL, high availability, anti-virus, and content filtering, along with award-winning security management solutions. Together, these products and technologies provide the most comprehensive Distributed Security 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 408-745-9600 or visit the company web site at http://www.sonicwall.com.

For additional information, contact:
Kristin Fabos
SonicWALL, Inc.
+1 (408) 962-7108
kfabos@sonicwall.com


Diane Ugolik
SHIFT Communications
+1 (415) 591-8403
dugolik@shiftcomm.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 Cavium Networks technology to accelerate IPSec and SSL functions in SonicWALL's PRO 3060 and PRO 4060 security platforms, 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 our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2002 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.

 

 

 

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