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Bivio Launches Industry-Wide Partner Ecosystem to Enable Accelerated Delivery of Enhanced Network Solutions

Tarari, Mailshell, and Tall Maple Join Bivio as Charter Members to Drive Adoption of the Bivio Network Appliance Platform

INTEROP LAS VEGAS – May 1, 2006 – Bivio Networks, the leader in high-performance network appliance platforms for the Software-Driven Network™ (SDN), today announced it has launched the Bivio Partner Ecosystem program, bringing together innovative hardware and software vendors and systems integrators to accelerate the delivery of enhanced networking solutions on Bivio’s award-winning network appliance platform.

The Ecosystem provides a framework for partners to work together in providing innovative joint products that address emerging, policy-centric enterprise and carrier networking requirements. The Bivio Partner Ecosystem augments Bivio’s commitment to an open, extensible, high-performance network appliance platform, while enabling customers to leverage partner technology to develop end-to-end solutions for their own product portfolios and deliver products to market more quickly.

“Working closely with our partners we were able to expand the scope of the Bivio Network Appliance Platform to a broader set of capabilities and provide embedded functionality in additional application segments like traffic management, XML processing, VoIP, and traffic analysis and storage,” said Harbrinder Kang, vice president of business development for Bivio. “Our Ecosystem alliance enhances the innovation opportunities for our customers and enables them to rapidly deliver a broader range of products to market.”

The Bivio Partner Ecosystem targets a wide range of technology and business partners and provides clear benefits to both participating partners and Bivio’s customers:

  • Hardware Partners – Bivio’s architecture enables content processing, encryption acceleration, and digital signal processing ASIC vendors to integrate their products into the Bivio platform through a modular PCI-based interface. By participating in the Ecosystem, these partners leverage Bivio’s technology and platform leadership, as well as Bivio’s channels and customers to increase revenue and gain additional customers.
  • Software partners – Bivio’s Linux-based BiviOS™ execution environment provides integration opportunities for Linux-based software vendors in a wide range of areas, including embedded security, traffic management, storage and other important functions for inclusion in the Bivio platform offering. Software partners also benefit from Bivio’s sales channels and customers to increase revenue and gain additional customers.
  • Systems integrators – Bivio’s open and flexible appliance platform provides system integrators with opportunities for integration and custom development of complete, competitive solutions to market. As the Ecosystem expands to include additional software and hardware partners, systems integrators will realize increased customer activity, leading to additional revenue opportunities.

“As networks mature and become faster with more feature-rich applications, the need for technology platforms to power these networks increases. The requirements for execution are substantial, and increasingly must deliver wireline-speed performance simultaneously with sophisticated software functionality, if they are to offer these advanced functions without raising network performance issues,” said Scott Crawford, senior analyst at Enterprise Management Associates. “The Bivio partner Ecosystem offers enterprises and network service providers a platform that enables them to capitalize on best-of-breed technology to enter the market faster with more innovative, scalable, and competitive solutions that can deliver on these challenging requirements.”

Initial members of the Ecosystem include Tarari, which delivers a Regular Expression Content Processor that extends security and XML solutions to the anti-virus and unified threat management (UTM) markets; Mailshell, which offers spam filtering and anti-phishing software that can process more than a million filter checks in a fraction of a second; and Tall Maple, a Linux-based appliance and network management solutions provider.

As a critical initiative to drive the Software Driven Network, the Ecosystem program is open for industry-wide participation from leading product and technology innovators. Phase two of the program will be launched in the fall and will be expanded to include academic partners, open source organizations, and software development companies. For information on how to join the Ecosystem program, please visit http://www.bivio.net/partners/

(Editors note: Bivio Networks is exhibiting at Interop Las Vegas (booth 1939) at Interop Las from April 30 – May 5 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.)

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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