ZyXEL selects Cavium's OCTEON Plus and OCTEON II processor technology

Cavium Networks, a provider of semiconductor products, has announced that ZyXEL, an internet solutions provider, has selected the Cavium Networks OCTEON Plus and OCTEON II processor technology across a range of its Integrated Service Gateway, and Next Generation Firewalls and U appliances.

These next generation appliances for SMB and Enterprises incorporate threat protection with firewall, VPN, anti-virus, content filtering, anti-spam, intrusion detection and prevention to secure the network from front line threats.

The OCTEON II processors integrate up to 32 deterministic, low-latency cnMIPS64 cores for up to 48GHz of 64 bit compute power in a single chip. This is combined with over 100 on-chip L3-L7 application and security acceleration engines, enabling superior performance for a range of application workloads. For DPI and content processing applications, third generation DPI engines deliver throughput up to 40Gbps per chip independent of number of rules and number of flows.

"We are very pleased to work with Cavium Networks in deploying our highly innovative next generation Unified Security Gateway solutions" said Alpha Chen, VP of ZyXEL Enterprise Solution Business Unit. "Cavium's OCTEON processors have delivered the performance and features that we had required to bring a very exciting line of security products to the market. We are looking forward to expanding our usage with OCTEON II technology on a range of new networking product lines for the enterprise."