Collaborative solution offers 10-Gigabit line-rate performance of Kaspersky Lab’s award-winning malware protection technology for networking, communications, data center computing platforms.
Mountain View, Calif. – August 7, 2007 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, announced today that it is partnering with NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. [NASDAQ: NETL], the leader in the design and development of knowledge-based processors, and Raza Microelectronics®, Inc. (RMI), the leading supplier of multi-core, multi-threaded processors for communications, wireless and security applications, to provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with the industry’s highest performance anti-virus solution that is capable of delivering 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) line-rate performance for the service provider, enterprise and data center markets.
The collaborative solution enables OEMs and network managers to more effectively protect corporate and carrier networks from a growing number of security threats without compromising on network throughput or coverage. NetLogic Microsystems’ NETL7™ knowledge-based processor and RMI’s XLR packet processor provide hardware acceleration for Kaspersky Lab’s SafeStream® anti-malware signature database by a factor of over 100X compared to a software-based solution.
The hardware-accelerated solution from NetLogic Microsystems, RMI and Kaspersky Lab is capable of scaling from 1Gbps to 10Gbps, therefore enabling customers to design a family of products targeted at different nodes in the network, and to seamlessly scale from entry-level solutions to best-in-class high-performance systems.
“Our partnership with NetLogic Microsystems and RMI combines Kaspersky Lab’s industry-leading anti-malware signature technology with the leading networking processors to provide multi-Gigabits-per-second scanning performance with minimal latency. High speed networks, data centers and many latency sensitive applications can now be protected for the first time with line rate malware protection solution for true defense-in-depth protection and improved ROI against all active malware infections”, says Peter Laakkonen, President of Kaspersky Lab Customized Solutions, Inc.
In addition to high speed networks and data centers, Kaspersky Lab’s industry leading anti-virus solutions protect more than 200 million PC users around the world each day. Kaspersky Lab’s anti-malware technology is also being embedded into more than 100 networking, security and messaging solutions from leading vendors such as AOL, Borderware Technologies, Blue Coat Systems, Juniper Networks, LANDesk, Microsoft and others.
“We’re excited about our collaboration with Kaspersky Lab and RMI, both leaders in their respective markets, to accelerate the increasingly compute and memory-bandwidth intensive task of performing full content inspection at wire speeds,” said Kelvin Khoo, director of strategic marketing at NetLogic Microsystems. “By effectively solving these bottlenecks with our NETL7 knowledge-based processor, we enable network and datacenter managers to achieve comprehensive inspection coverage and network integrity without compromising network performance.”
NetLogic Microsystems’ NETL7 knowledge-based processor family provides wire-speed deep packet inspection (DPI) with advanced regular-expression signature recognition capabilities, and effectively enables network managers to inspect every bit of voice, video and data traffic traversing carrier-class networks at 10-Gigabit speeds. The processor features an advanced superscalar architecture with deep pipelining for maximum performance while minimizing power consumption.
“The combination of RMI’s XLR Processor, NetLogic Microsystems’ NETL7 content processors and Kaspersky Lab’s malware protection technology provide scalable cost-effective solutions for all levels of performance. And within any price-point, the performance and feature set is far beyond competitive offerings available in the market today. This grouping allows customers the ability to develop a full line of unparalleled performance and feature rich solutions, such as integrated security (firewall, VPN, anti-virus, intrusion detection and prevention), web services, virtualized storage, load balancing, server offload and intelligent routing and switching systems.” said Mark Litvack, director of business development, Scalable Processor Solutions at RMI.
The innovative XLR Processor™ from RMI consists of up to eight MIPS64-compatible cores with 32 processing threads, designed for maximum throughput and workload efficiency. This technology reduces latency to dramatically improve overall throughput. A true programmable solution, the XLR Processor eliminates the need for microcoding or proprietary programming models, and its industry-standard interfaces (HyperTransport™, XGMII, SPI-4.2 and PCI-X®) provide an extensive set of connectivity options.
NetLogic Microsystems, RMI and Kaspersky Lab are currently demonstrating the superior capabilities of the collaborative solution to leading customers.
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the largest antivirus company in Europe. It delivers some of the world’s most immediate protection against IT security threats, including viruses, spyware, crimeware, hackers, phishing, and spam. The Company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Kaspersky Lab products provide superior detection rates and one of the industry’s fastest outbreak response times for home users, SMBs, large enterprises and the mobile computing environment. Kaspersky® technology is also used worldwide inside the products and services of the industry’s leading IT security solution providers. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com. For the latest on antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and other IT security issues and trends, visit www.viruslist.com.
About NetLogic Microsystems
NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NETL - News), a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Mountain View, California, designs, develops and markets high performance knowledge-based processors for a variety of advanced wireline and mobile wireless networking systems, such as routers, switches, wireless infrastructure equipment, network security appliances, network access equipment and networked storage devices. NetLogic Microsystems' knowledge-based processors employ an advanced processor architecture and a large knowledge or signature database containing information on the network, as well as applications and content that run on the network, to make complex decisions about individual packets of information traveling through the network. Knowledge-based processors from NetLogic Microsystems significantly enhance the ability of networking original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), to supply network service providers with systems offering more advanced functionality for the Internet, such as high-definition video delivery over the Internet (IPTV), voice transmission over the Internet (VoIP), unified threat management (UTM), virtual private networks (VPN), rich content delivery over mobile wireless networks, and streaming video and audio. For more information about products offered by NetLogic Microsystems, call 650.961.6676 or visit the NetLogic Microsystems Web site at http://www.netlogicmicro.com.
About Raza Microelectronics
Raza Microelectronics, Inc. (RMI) is a fabless semiconductor company providing highly integrated, feature-rich products ranging from power-optimized System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions to high-performance processors for the Digital Consumer, Wireless, Networking and Security markets. RMI offers the most advanced and the most complete MIPS-based processing solutions with both 32/64-bit architectures supporting frequencies from 300MHz to 1.2GHz. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, CA with subsidiary offices in Texas, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China . More information about RMI can be found on the company's website at www.RazaMicro.com.
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