Kaspersky Lab Announces Support for Cavium Networks OCTEONTM II Multicore MIPS64 Processor

14 Apr 2009
Business News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions today announced support for the OCTEON II Processors from Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for security applications.

As a Cavium PACE (Partnership to Accelerate Customer End-solutions) member, Kaspersky Lab delivers unparalleled SDK and SafeStream solutions for Network Switching platform OEM’s committed to delivering comprehensive, high performance Anti-Malware protection to their valuable customers.

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 II processors will be protected from newly-emerging malware threats.

Kaspersky SafeStream support on Cavium’s OCTEON processors has been available 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.

"Providing our partners with optimized Anti-Malware solutions is critical as malware threats continue to proliferate at unprecedented rates,” explains Peter Merkulov, Kaspersky Lab’s VP of Technology Alliances. "Combining Kaspersky Lab's award winning Anti-Malware technology with Cavium’s next generation OCTEON II Processor helps our partners to deliver their customers comprehensive malware protection with negligible network latency."

"The combination of high performance networks with real-time protection from advancing malware threats has become essential for our mutual customers," says Tasha Castañeda, Senior Strategic Alliance Manager, Cavium Networks. "Kaspersky Lab’s best-of-breed Anti-Malware solutions integrated with the next generation OCTEON II processors eliminate the trade-off between threat protection and ever-increasing network performance."

The recently announced Cavium Networks next-generation OCTEON II Internet Application Processor (IAP) family is designed for the next generation of Hypernetworks serving enterprise, data center, access and service provider markets which require support for converged data, voice and video and demand protection from rapidly evolving malware threats. The OCTEON II target applications include switches, routers, appliances, equipment for 3G, WiMAX, LTE, and wireless LANs. The OCTEON II family integrates 1 to 32 MIPS64 cores, up to 75 Application Acceleration Engines for quality of service, packet processing, TCP, compression, encryption, and regular expression processing, up to 400Gbps of DDR3 memory bandwidth, and up to 100Gbps of network connectivity while consuming only 2W to 60W across the entire family. For more information about OCTEON II please visit: www.caviumnetworks.com/OCTEON_II_MIPS64.html.

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