Cavium Networks, Inc. (Cavium Networks) said that NETGEAR, Inc. (NETGEAR) is using its OCTEON Multicore MIPS64 processors to power the NETGEAR ProSafe Wireless-N VPN Firewall SRXN3205. The highly integrated product includes four Gigabit LAN ports and dual band Wireless-N Access Point that enables high bandwidth connectivity for all users.

The product offers two types of virtual private network (VPN) tunnels, namely Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and IP security (IPsec) to provide optimal secure connections for small and medium enterprise users.

“NETGEAR required a processor with enough headroom to support the higher data rates of dual band 802.11n while running all of the advanced security and SSL/IPsec VPN features that our customers expect.” said Jason Leung, NETGEAR’s senior product line manager for SMB security, “The performance and scalability of the OCTEON Plus architecture made it an ideal platform on which to combine these processing intensive applications.”

“NETGEAR’s high performance and full featured product for small and medium enterprise users highlights the advanced packet and security processing capabilities of our OCTEON Plus MIPS64 processors,” said Rajneesh Gaur, director of marketing, Cavium Networks. “We are proud to support another new NETGEAR product line that leverages the scalability of the OCTEON family to address multiple applications at very competitive price and performance points.”

The OCTEON Plus CN50XX family offers the choice of one or two 64-bit MIPS core devices, operating at 300-700 MHz frequencies with multiple software and pin compatible processor options. Along with the best-in-class processor cores, the OCTEON CN50XX provides an integrated 128KB L2 cache, QoS, TCP, packet and security co-processing in hardware with a rich set of interfaces such as TDM/PCM, multiple Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, PCI, USB 2.0 and many other standard interfaces. With these advanced features, competitive price points and low-power consumption the OCTEON CN50XX delivers an unparalleled solution for the rapidly growing SME, wireless WAN/LAN and high-bandwidth broadband deployments worldwide.