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Marvell Launches Processors

Marvell has released the Prestera 98DX2x5 family of packet processors for the secure enterprise and metro Ethernet markets

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Marvell (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.”

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: MRVL)

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