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Bivio Networks Partners With Tarari To Increase Network Appliance Performance Lead

Extends Leading Platform with Tarari T9000 Content Processor to Enable Security Vendors to Offer High-Performance Single and Concurrent Network Applications

RSA Conference – San Jose, February 13, 2006 – Bivio Networks, the leader in high-speed network appliance platforms for the Software-driven Network™, today announced a partnership with Tarari, Inc., the award-winning acceleration company, to incorporate the Tarari T9000 Content Processor into the Bivio network appliance platform. Bivio’s platform is specifically optimized for network applications to deliver multi-gigabit performance combined with the flexibility and lower development costs inherent in a software development environment. With the Tarari T9000 Content Processor, which accelerates and offloads content analysis, Bivio will enable network security vendors to deliver products that offer comprehensive traffic analysis and optimal performance. Bivio and Tarari will be showcasing the benefits of this partnership at the RSA® Conference in San Jose, Calif., from February 14-18 at the Bivio booth # 2027 and at the Tarari booth # 240.

In the rapidly evolving network security market, Bivio’s award-winning product line combines a unique hardware appliance architecture with a standard Linux-execution environment that is enhanced by a comprehensive set of innovative software features. The result is vastly increased performance and reduced time-to-market for complex deep-packet inspection network applications such as IDS/IPS, Firewall/VPN, Anti-Virus, Traffic Management, and VoIP analysis and monitoring. Bivio’s appliance platform provides the wire-speed performance normally associated with custom-built network hardware and includes the flexibility and lower development costs inherent in a software development environment. This approach allows application developers to focus on their core competency rather than hardware development.

The Tarari T9000 Content Processor is the perfect complement to Bivio’s powerful deep-packet inspection and processing platform. The advanced Tarari technology combines high-end computing hardware with optimized algorithms to deliver the first multi-core content processor on a single chip. The T9000 features optimized versions of some of the most CPU-intensive algorithms found in Regular Expression and XML processing, compression and decompression, encryption and decryption, and other processes critical to the network services that Bivio addresses. Incorporating the Tarari T9000 Content Processor into the Bivio family of programmable network appliances provides network security vendors with more flexibility to meet increasing demand for high-performance solutions for network security, including antivirus, anti-spam, intrusion prevention and detection (IPS/IDS), and unified threat management (UTM), as well as for compliance, traffic management, performance monitoring, and more.

“Adding the Tarari T9000 to Bivio’s high-performance programmable appliances creates new possibilities for expanded capabilities and higher levels of performance throughout the network infrastructure,” said Randy Smerik, president and CEO of Tarari, Inc. “The combination will give network vendors a clear competitive advantage in the form of solutions that do far more at a lower total cost of ownership.”

“In the face of increasing traffic complexity and security threats, our customers continue to demand greater performance and more flexibility for the network solutions they build,” said Elan Amir, CEO of Bivio Networks. “By offering the Tarari T9000 with the Bivio family of network appliances, we allow our customers to adapt their offerings for a wider range of markets, while delivering uncompromising performance and scalability.”

About Bivio Networks
Bivio Networks has developed an award-winning, deep-packet inspection and processing platform that combines unparalleled scaling of network performance, processing power, and application agility. Bivio's product is a network appliance featuring a groundbreaking architecture specifically optimized for wire-speed execution of emerging network services that increasingly demand deep packet processing combined with high network throughput. Based on open industry standards, Bivio Networks fuses unmatched flexibility with uncompromising performance to enable its customers to overcome existing bottlenecks and deliver the foundation of the next generation network infrastructure. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Bivio Networks is backed by Goldman Sachs, InterWest Partners, Storm Ventures and Venrock Associates. More information is available at http://www.bivio.net/.

About Tarari, Inc.
Tarari, Inc., the award-winning acceleration company headquartered in San Diego, Calif., USA, designs and produces Tarari Content Processors that accelerate and offload compute-intensive, complex algorithms used in XML/Web Services, Network Security and Digital Media environments. Tarari's product line includes boards, ASICs and software acceleration components designed for network equipment, appliance and server vendors as well as independent software vendors and enterprises. Tarari is a privately held company with venture backing from Crosspoint Venture Partners, Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, Miramar Venture Partners, XMLFund and Intel Capital. For more information, visit: http://www.tarari.com, e-mail: info@tarari.com, or call (858) 385-5131.

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Bivio Media Contact
Derek Kober
Neale-May & Partners
650.328.5555 x 126
dkober@nealemay.com

 

Tarari Media Contact
Xenia Moore
1-for-All Marketing, Inc
619-275-0185
xmoore@1-for-all.com

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