IDT, Cavium Offer SME/VPN Security-Accelerated Gateway for Linux

5/20/2003 - Demonstrating its continued leadership in providing embedded security solutions, IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, and Cavium Networks, the price/performance leader in security processing, announced a partnership to offer a complete Linux®-based development platform for small and medium enterprise (SME) security-accelerated gateways and virtual private network (VPN)/firewall appliances. The platform provides a comprehensive hardware and software solution based on the IDT RC32438 InterpriseTM integrated communications processor and the Cavium NITROXTM Lite CN1001i Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) macro processor. The bundled software is license-free and royalty-free, and includes the Cavium-optimized implementation of the Linux® FreeS/WAN IPSec security stacks integrated with the IDT royalty-free Linux kernel (v 2.4.18) and supplied GNU development tools.

The joint IDT and Cavium platform delivers a complete, flexible security solution that provides a high degree of security by partitioning critical security functions on Cavium’s Nitrox Lite, away from the operating system where most security attacks are propagated. Additionally, the platform provides high-performance Internet key exchange (IKE) and authentication acceleration for SME gateways. VPN over wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions utilizing IPSec and supporting full tri-mode performance (802.11a/b/g) can also be developed on this platform by using the IDT processor’s high-bandwidth PCI interface to connect to PCI-based WLAN modules.

“With the rapid growth of the SME gateway market and the growing importance of security services in this segment, both companies recognized the value of combining Cavium’s leading-edge security technology with our expertise in the integrated communications processor market,” said Alex Soohoo, strategic marketing manager for the IDT Internetworking Products Division. “These products are highly compatible, utilizing the PCI interface for connectivity and ensuring optimal system performance for next-generation SME/VPN gateway designs.”

“The IDT RC32438 InterpriseTM processor was an ideal choice for building a SME/VPN gateway reference platform with our line of NITROX Lite security co-processors,” said Amer Haider, head of strategic marketing for Cavium Networks. “In addition to providing our mutual customers a comprehensive platform to enable security-accelerated gateway designs, designers utilizing the IDT and Cavium processors have the capability to develop SME/VPN gateways with a $100 bill of materials (BOM) in volume.”

Cavium NITROX Lite Family of Security Macro Processors
The NITROX Lite family of security macro processors has three members that target different price and performance points. The NITROX Lite CN1001, CN1005 and CN1010 processors target applications requiring 100 Mbps up to 1 Gbps of secure bandwidth with 1 K up to 7 K RSA OPS. All NITROX Lite parts support a 32-bit/66 MHz PCI bus or 64-bit/66 MHz PCI bus. Cavium’s NITROX family includes a wide range of look-aside and in-line security processors and PCI-X acceleration boards that provide packet processing, symmetric/asymmetric encryption, authentication acceleration and SSL protocol processing.

IDT InterpriseTM Family of Integrated Communications Processors
The IDT InterpriseTM family of integrated communications processors includes a range of devices optimized for the highest-growth communication market segments such as Enterprise and residential gateways, desktop/workgroup switches and wireless access points. IDT is the leading provider of integrated communications processors for Layer-2 Ethernet switches and delivers an unprecedented combination of performance, flexibility and integration. The IDT InterpriseTM family provides a range of security solutions for the residential, SOHO and SME gateways; the IDT portfolio includes the RC32365, RC32355 and RC32351 processors in the InterpriseTM Access family and the RC32438, RC32334, RC32333 and RC32332 devices within the InterpriseTM PCI family. IDT also offers a range of software tools that reduce development cycles and partners with other industry leaders to provide comprehensive solutions for embedded applications.

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a semiconductor company that is delivering the industry's largest family of network security processors. Cavium's 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's 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:

About IDT
IDT enhances the global network with semiconductor solutions for communications companies that lead innovation and drive convergence in voice, data and wireless networks. IDT is focused on enhancing system bandwidth with communications-specific products including network search engines, content inspection engines and the InterpriseTM family of integrated communications processors. The portfolio is also comprised of products optimized for communications applications, including telecom products, FIFOs, multi-ports, and clock management products. In addition, the product mix includes high-performance digital logic and high-speed SRAMs to meet the requirements of leading communications companies.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company employs approximately 3,100 people worldwide and has a wafer manufacturing facility in Oregon, and test and assembly facilities in the Philippines and Malaysia. IDT stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” The company is included in the S&P 1000, which is a combination of the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Indices. Additional information about IDT is easily accessible at The investor hotline is (408) 654-6420.

IDT and Interprise are trademarks and the IDT logo is a registered trademark of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. NITROX is a trademark of Cavium Networks.

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