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NITROX® Security Processors

100 Gbps Security Processor Family for Next Generation Cloud Data Center and Enterprise Security Applications

NITROX® PX Security Processor Family


The Cavium NITROX PX Security Processor family is fully compatible with the market leading NITROX Security Processor product line. The NITROX PX processors combine cryptographic acceleration with the latest security algorithms providing an ideal platform for the next-generation of security applications. The NITROX PX family includes two variations: 

  1. CN16XX family with PCI-Express interface
  2. CN15XX family with PCI-X interface support
NITROX PX products are software compatible with the Cavium NITROX III and NITROX Lite family of security processors. 

Additionally, the CN15XX family is hardware compatible with the NITROX Lite CN10XX Product Family. 

NITROX PX processors are highly scaleable and deliver performance ranging from 500Mbps to 2.5 Gbps for full IPsec protocol or SSL offload, 1024bit exponent RSA from 4K to 17K RSA operations per second, enabling an optimal solution for applications such as:
  • Application Delivery Controller (ADC)
  • WAN Optimization
  • SSL, Compression, Virtualization
  • Server Offload - Web, Mail, Search
  • Integrated VPN/Firewall appliances
  • UTM Gateway, Routers
  • Load Balancers/L4+ Switches
  • Wireless LAN and WAN equipment
  • Security Telco gateways
  • SAN appliances
  • 3G & 4G/LTE infrastructure equipment

For applications requiring 5 Gbps to 40 Gbps or that also need compression or virtualization support see our NITROX III family.

Product Information

Device Device Data Interface
Control Interface or alternate data path Local
DDR2 for SA or Context
Max RSA 1024-bit Exponent Max DH 180-bit Exponent with 1024bit Mod Inline full IPsec Processing Throughput Mbps (w/AES+SHA1) Full SSL Record Throughput Mbps (w/AES+MD5)
NITROX PX CN15XX - PCI -X Look-aside Processor
CN1505 i,s,w or p PCI-X 64bit/133MHz PCI-X 64bit/133MHz NO 4K 6.5K 500 Mbps 500 Mbps
CN1510 i,s,w or p NO 8K 13K 1.0 Gbps
1.0 Gbps
CN1515 i,s,w or p NO 13K 20K 1.5 Gbps
1.5 Gbps
CN1520i,s,w or p NO 17K 27K 2.5 Gbps
2.5 Gbps
NITROX PX PCI-Express CN16XX - PCIe Look-aside Processor20K
CN1605 i,s,w or p PCI Express Gen1 x PCI Express Gen1 x4 NO 4K 6.5K 500 Mbps 500 Mbps
CN1610 i,s,w or p NO 8K 13K 1.0 Gbps
1.0 Gbps
CN1615 i,s,w or p NO 13K 20K 1.5 Gbps
1.5 Gbps
CN1620 i,s,w or p NO 17K 27K 2.5 Gbps
2.5 Gbps
Product Literature
Download NITROX PX Product Brief The NITROX PX Security Processor family is the latest addition to Cavium's market-leading NITROX Security Processor family.


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