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Marvell Introduces New Packet Processors for Secure Enterprise and Metro Ethernet Markets

Prestera 98DX2x5 Solutions Enable Intelligent, Secure Service Delivery & Mobility for Converging Networks

Santa Clara, California (May 2, 2006) – arvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, today announced the immediate availability of the Prestera 98DX2x5 family of packet processors for the secure enterprise and metro Ethernet markets.  The Marvell Prestera 98DX2x5 family of packet processors enables intelligent, secure service delivery and mobility in converging networks.  Marvell will display the Prestera 98DX2x5 family at booth # 939 at Interop 2006 in Las Vegas May 2 – 4.

The Prestera 98DX2x5 enables business continuity and application aware secure service delivery through Layer 2 and Layer 3 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) by using MPLS based Virtual Private Wire Service (VPWs) and Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) functionality, coupled with IP-over-IP, IP-over-MPLS & Ethernet-over-MPLS capabilities.  Support for tunneling capabilities in the Prestera 98DX2x5 family provides the ideal platform for building next generation converged networks, accommodating mobility and connectivity across 3G, Wireless LAN (WLAN) and wired networks.

Marvell has more than ten years experience in the switch market space.  The Company has consistently delivered products with the fastest data transfer rate and has leveraged pin and software compatibility across multiple generations of networking products.   This focus on performance and technical innovation has enabled Marvell to secure numerous design wins with all tier one OEMs of networking equipment.

With key features such as network shield and secure control technology, the Prestera 98Dx2x5 family provides application-aware, multi-level protection against host and network attacks.  Classification and policy control on the egress, as well as the Privilege Access Matrix features, enable easier management of services at the network edge. 

“The Marvell Prestera 98DX2x5 family addresses this need with cutting edge capabilities for the secure Enterprise and metro Ethernet markets,” said Paul Valentine Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group. “As networks and applications converge to a unified Ethernet based architecture, security, mobility and business application management become the prime requirements.”

About The Prestera 98DX2x5 Family

Marvell Prestera 98DX2x5 packet processors deliver multi-layer Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10 GbE with exceptional performance and industry-leading features. The Prestera 98DX2x5 family integrates 24 GbE ports, up-to-four 10 GbE (XG) ports, on-chip buffer memory, and integrated TCAM for full-performance classification.  These complete packet processors support line rate L2 bridging, L3 v4/v6 routing, comprehensive IP multicast support, advanced L2-L4 traffic classification, filtering, and prioriti¬zation. In addition, the Prestera-98DX2x5 family has application aware native security capabilities to protect the user and system from network and host attacks. The Prestera-DX2x5 family is the ideal solu¬tion for rapid development of high-port density gigabit standalone and stackable switching systems for Enterprise, embedded and metro Ethernet market segments.


The Prestera 98DX2x5 family is sampling to tier one customers.  More details can be obtained by contacting a Marvell sales representative.

About Marvell

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is the leader in development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms “company” and “Marvell” refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. And its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell U.K. limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), RADLAN Computer Communications Ltd., and SysKonnect GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or at

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