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Bivio Networks Announces Immediate Availability of Bivio 2000e Open Appliance Offering Disruptive Price/Performance for Network Applications

Entry-level Bivio Programmable Network Appliance Family Features Multi-Gigabit Throughput and Total Service Flexibility at Lower Cost Points

PLEASANTON, CA February 15, 2005 – Bivio Networks™, a leading supplier of open packet handling platforms, today announced immediate availability of the Bivio 2000eT. The Bivio 2000e platform builds on the proven, fully programmable Bivio architecture and delivers disruptive price/performance for any application requiring a combination of multi-gigabit performance and CPU intensive deep packet processing.

Bivio OEM partners can dramatically improve the performance, availability and security of Linux based network applications in the areas of security, traffic management, load balancing, performance monitoring by relying on a proven architecture offering unmatched price/performance. The Bivio 2000e stays true to the Bivio objective of delivering true Gigabit performance for any service and any packet size, vastly outperforming competing appliance technologies based on traditional PC architectures.

Bivio's system architecture fuses traditional network system design elements such as wire-speed multi-gigabit throughput and deterministic QoS (quality of service) performance with unlimited scaling of computational resources. The strict architectural separation of the network forwarding function from the application processing function enables a new breed of network appliance which uniquely combines design goals that are critical enablers for next generation network services, and yet have been traditionally perceived as mutually exclusive: wire-speed performance, strict QoS handling, and total application flexibility.

"The fastest growing network applications are characterized by radically increasing service intelligence requirements, a coinciding demand for service convergence, and deterministic QoS performance at multi-gigabit speeds," said Elan Amir, president and CEO of Bivio Networks. "Our scalable architectural model allows our partners to face this multi-dimensional challenge with confidence; knowing the Bivio product family will always have the ability to run increasingly complex, converging network applications while delivering on the bandwidth requirements of the emerging telecommunications service infrastructure."

With the introduction of the Bivio 2000e, Bivio delivers the benefits of its architectural model into a market that until now has been served by PC-based architectures that however can no longer deliver on the combined bandwidth and computational processing requirements of new enterprise and service provider network applications.

The Bivio 2000e supports up to 4 Gigabits of throughput to ensure that all deep packet handling services on up to eight 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces are processed at line rate. The platform integrates 6,000 MIPS of processing performance and superior memory bandwidth with parallel 400MHz DDR memory subsystems. The 2000e also offers an easy upgrade path to a Bivio 2000 with full multi-dimensional scaling capabilities when additional system performance is required, resulting in investment protection for customers.

The main components of the Bivio 2000e are the Network Processor Card (NPC), Network Interface Modules (NIM) and optionally redundant power supplies. The system is a 2U appliance that is entirely programmable using Bivio's software development kit and application program interface, which catapult standard Linux networking applications into multi-gigabit performance.

Prices to OEM partners for Bivio's entry level appliance family start at $9,000.

About Bivio Networks
Bivio Networks has developed the industry’s first next generation packet handling 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.bivionetworks.com/.

Bivio Networks Inc., the Bivio Networks logo, Bivio 2000™ and Bivio Networks™ are trademarks of Bivio Networks Inc.

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