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Hitachi deploys Cavium Networks' NITROX® PX Security Adapters in Server Product Line

Cavium Networks' NITROX PX Processors enable high performance hardware crypto offload for Server Applications with up to 2.5 Gbps bulk crypto operations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. October 7, 2009 – Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless, video and security applications, today announced that Hitachi, Ltd. has integrated the market-leading Cavium Networks’ NITROX PX Security Adapters in the recently introduced BladeSymphony® 320 Server family to deliver record crypto performance. Hitachi’s BladeSymphony ® 320 is a leading-edge highly integrated blade server system used in data centers and enterprises for secure Internet applications.

“Cavium Networks NITROX Security Processor is the defacto standard for hardware acceleration of secure socket layer (SSL) processing. By combining the high performance of NITROX with our BladeSymphony® server load balancer blade, we can provide unprecedented security performance with extremely low-power to our customers,” said Akio Yamamoto, Division President, Enterprise Server Division, Hitachi, Ltd.

NITROX Security Processor product line includes four families of security processors including NITROX, NITROX Lite, NITROX II and NITROX PX. These families span in performance from 50 Mbps to 10 Gbps of IPsec, SSL WLAN security, and 1K to 40K RSA OPS. Additionally, these products provide a high degree of flexibility, hardware scalability and software compatibility. The NITROX processors are being used since 2002 by OEMs in a wide range of networking equipment to accelerate security applications including IPsec VPNs, SSL VPNs, web-servers, load balancers, content switches, application firewalls, wireless gateways and routers. All NITROX processors come with extensive software support that includes multiple operating systems, drivers, APIs and protocols. API and Protocol support is provided for OpenSSL and Linux v2.6 IPsec stack.

“Cavium Networks is the market leader for Security Processors. Our NITROX Security Processor line accelerates cryptographic processing in market leading VPN and L4+ Switching equipment from all major Tier 1 vendors worldwide,” said Rajneesh Gaur, Senior Director in the Networking and Communications Division at Cavium Networks. “We are pleased to see Hitachi’s Blade Symphony® 320 effectively utilize the performance and features of our NITROX PX security processor family, to deliver a world-class server.”

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, wireless, storage, video and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 20 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Networks principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts and India. For more information, please visit:

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen ($102.0 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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