Cavium Networks OCTEON Powers Palo Alto Networks' PA-4000 Series, Best of Interop Grand Prize Winner

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 20, 2008 -- Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless and security applications, today announced that Palo Alto Networks uses Cavium's OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 processors to power its entire series of next generation firewall systems. Palo Alto Networks' PA-4000 Series next generation firewall won the highly coveted Interop Grand Prize Award as well as the Best of Show award in the security category at the recent Interop 2008 in Las Vegas. Cavium Networks' processors are being designed into market-leading networking equipment such as routers, switches, Unified Threat Management appliances, Layer 4+ content-aware switches, modular chassis switches, wireless infrastructure equipment, broadband router and wireless LAN access/aggregation points.

"Palo Alto Networks is delivering a new class of security equipment which enables unprecedented visibility and policy control of applications running on enterprise networks regardless of port, protocol, evasive tactic or even SSL encryption -- at up to 10Gbps with no performance degradation," said Nir Zuk, founder and CTO of Palo Alto Networks. "We selected Cavium's OCTEON processor family from a number of options due to its leading performance, unmatched hardware acceleration, top-to-bottom scalability and lower power. Furthermore, Cavium's strong market momentum and processor roadmap execution make Cavium an ideal long term silicon partner for us."

"Cavium processors are becoming the CPU of choice for a wide range of applications in networking, security, storage and wireless equipment. Cavium's blue chip customer base is leveraging our highly integrated System on Chip multi core processors and targeted hardware acceleration for packet processing, security and intelligent Layer 4 to Layer 7 processing to produce bench mark setting world class products. We congratulate Palo Alto Networks on winning this prestigious award," said Rajiv Khemani, Vice President Marketing and Sales of Cavium Networks.

About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks 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:

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