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Bivio Announces Enhancements To Award-Winning Linux Network Appliance Platform

High-Performance Platform Adds Supports for Linux 2.6 and IPv6 to Facilitate the Development of Leading Packet-Processing Applications

Pleasanton, Calif., April 4, 2006 – Bivio Networks, the leader in high-performance network appliance platforms for the Software-Driven Network™, today announced that its Bivio 2000 networking appliance supports Linux 2.6 and IPv6. The Bivio 2000 is an open, high-powered platform that employs a groundbreaking scalable multiprocessor architecture specifically optimized for wire-speed execution of critical network infrastructure applications requiring deep packet processing such as security, traffic management, application acceleration, VoIP, and multimedia.

With the addition of Linux 2.6, developers of deep-packet-processing-intensive applications can take full advantage of enhancements in networking, scalability, and modularity made to the core Linux kernel. Support of IPv6 provides application developers with the tools they need to take advantage of expanded addressing and routing capabilities, as well as of enhancements in authentication and QoS, both critical in delivering robust, policy-intensive applications for today’s Software-Driven Network.

(Editors note: The company will exhibit the Bivio 2000 at booth 1343 at LinuxWorld Boston, being held from April 3-6 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.)

“The Bivio 2000 unleashes the true power of Linux on the network, making it one of most revolutionary products in the Linux market today,” said Elan Amir, president and CEO of Bivio. “Our platform minimizes the cost, effort, and time required for application developers and network equipment manufacturers to develop, integrate, and deliver to the market Linux-based application solutions. The Bivio 2000 incorporates a standard Linux development and execution environment with which developers can easily create and integrate applications. Because we have a comprehensive set of common networking and management functions, Linux developers don’t have to reinvent the wheel for each networking application. Instead, they can concentrate on optimizing the unique aspects of their software.”

Linux Leads to Transformation in Networking
Linux-based software applications are causing a fundamental technology transformation in networking. Networking has evolved from a simple hardware-driven switching and routing medium, requiring little processing beyond the packet header, to a software-driven policy management and enforcement engine providing complex networking applications such as security, application acceleration, traffic management, and VoIP QoS. Platforms processing these applications must perform a combination of deep packet inspection and real-time content processing, which requires the flexibility to adapt to new user behavior, protocols, payload types, and more, without sacrificing wire speeds.

Until now, however, achieving this combination of speed and flexibility has been elusive. ASIC-based networking devices combine policy and processing into silicon, sacrificing packet processing flexibility for speed. Server-based platforms are not designed for packet processing and thus sacrifice speed for flexibility.

Bivio Enables Most Efficient Application Solutions for the Software-Driven Network
The Bivio 2000 delivers both high-performance packet processing and policy management and enforcement in an open, general-purpose network appliance platform combining a superior hardware architecture with a comprehensive set of networking software features and value-add functions. The appliance platform supports single and concurrent application configurations, enabling powerful application solutions for the Software-Driven Network. Developers no longer need to invest in expensive custom hardware or ASICs. Rather they can bring products to market far more quickly and more cost effectively using the Bivio platform.

The Bivio 2000’s Linux-based environment is enhanced with a comprehensive set of common and value-added networking and management features. Linux developers can achieve instant differentiation by using this standard Linux environment to quickly port any Linux-based networking application to the Bivio 2000 and take full advantage of the appliance’s system capabilities. Unique Bivio scaling technology allows Linux application developers to scale each type of resource to satisfy the requirements of differing applications and achieve unmatched application performance.

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 network appliance platform features 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, California, Bivio Networks is backed by Goldman Sachs, InterWest Partners, Storm Ventures, and Venrock Associates. More information is available at http://www.bivio.net/.

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