Kaspersky Lab Extends its Support for Cavium’s OCTEON Multi-core Processors with integration of complete Antivirus Protection

09 Apr 2008
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions, and Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a worldwide leader in security, network services and content processing semiconductor solutions, today announced that the full–featured Kaspersky Anti-Virus Software Development Kit will be available on Cavium Networks’ OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 processors. The integrated antivirus solution can be used across a wide range of networking equipment such as routers, switches, access gateways, wireless access points and UTMs.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus SDK technology provides superior detection rates of viruses, Trojans, and worms, as well as of spyware, adware, rootkits and all types of mobile malware. The solution also provides the industry's fastest updates for technology vendors, which means end users of Cavium OCTEON processors will be protected from newly-emerging malware threats. Cavium Networks has supported Kaspersky SafeStream on OCTEON processors since 2006. Kaspersky SafeStream is an industry-first stream-based malware signature technology, which is designed to provide quick and effective first-level defense against the most active malware that spreads on the Internet today. The Cavium Networks’ OCTEON family of Multi-Core MIPS64 processors offers industry-leading performance, scalability, low-power, and advanced hardware acceleration for intelligent networking applications ranging from 100Mbps to full-duplex 10Gbps. These software-compatible processors, with one to sixteen cnMIPS cores on a single chip, integrate processor peripherals, next-generation networking and memory interfaces, advanced hardware acceleration for packet processing, QoS, TCP, multi-core scaling, pattern matching, compression/decompression, storage, security and antivirus acceleration. Additionally the OCTEON processor family provides unparalleled throughput and general purpose programmability for the Layer 2 through Layer 7 processing required to build next-generation intelligent networks. “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Cavium to include Kaspersky Anti-Virus SDK for industry-leading malware protection in addition to previously-available Kaspersky SafeStream technology. This will allow customers choosing Cavium’s OCTEON processors to find ideal solutions to all their network protection needs, be it complete antivirus protection with the highest security, the fastest network performance with focused malware protection, or something in between,” says Peter Laakkonen, President of Kaspersky Lab Customized Solutions, Inc “OCTEON processors are being used by a broad range of Tier-1 Networking OEMs building routers, switches, gateways and appliances across multiple performance and price points,” says Amer Haider, Director of Strategic Marketing and Ecosystem Development. “Providing a full-featured Kaspersky antivirus solution on OCTEON and scalable alternatives will provide our joint customers with an excellent platform to build and secure next generation intelligent networking systems.” Contact Cavium Networks for more information about OCTEON processors and Kaspersky Lab about integrated antivirus technology: Kaspersky Lab Contact: Diana Zamostyanova, email: Diana.Zamostyanova@kaspersky.com Cavium Contact: Angel Atondo, email: angel.atondo@caviumnetworks.com

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 Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM) is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & 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: http://www.caviumnetworks.com