Networking Software targets SMBs.

Press Release Summary:

Including FASTPATH SMB and SmartPATH, FASTPATH v5.0 delivers high quality networking solutions for SMB market. FASTPATH SMB is designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses that require layer 2 switches with industry-standard management support including CLI, SNMP, and web-based interfaces, while SmartPATH enables smart switches for SMB environments without IT staff. Software also offers voice-aware system configuration and protection from denial-of-service attacks.

Original Press Release:

Broadcom FASTPATH® Networking Software Enables Professional-Grade Features at Affordable Prices for Small Business Networks

New Software Solutions Deliver Voice, Security and Ease-of-Use Capabilities Required for the Latest Small-to-Medium-Sized Business and 'Smart' Switch Applications

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 31 -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced the fifth-generation of FASTPATH® networking software, highlighting Broadcom's commitment to delivering best-in-class networking solutions and the successful integration of its acquisition of LVL7 Systems, Inc. The combination of Broadcom® Ethernet switching silicon and production-ready FASTPATH networking software enables equipment manufacturers to deliver professional-grade features, such as VoIP and security, at affordable price points for the small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) market.

Broadcom completed the acquisition of LVL7 in January 2007, combining market leading Broadcom® Ethernet switching silicon with the widely adopted FASTPATH networking software. The new FASTPATH v5.0 release introduces two new products to the FASTPATH solution portfolio: FASTPATH SMB and SmartPATH(TM) software. These new software solutions enable high quality, next generation networking solutions for the SMB market with significantly improved time-to-market, reduced development costs and minimized risk.

"With the introduction of the FASTPATH SMB and SmartPATH solutions, Broadcom is demonstrating its leadership in Ethernet switching by providing innovative technology and faster time-to-market to our customers," said Martin Lund, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom's Network Switching Business Unit. "Unmanaged switch ports will continue to transition to managed SMB ports over the next several years, and with FASTPATH SMB and SmartPATH software, Broadcom is well-positioned to grow its SMB networking presence."

Product Information

FASTPATH SMB software is designed for small-to-medium-sized businesses that require robust layer 2 switches with industry-standard management support, including CLI (command line interface), SNMP (simple network management protocol), and Web-based interfaces. SmartPATH software is focused on enabling "smart" switches for SMB environments without IT staff, where intuitive, easy-to-use web management and simple installation greatly simplify operations. Innovative features, such as voice-aware system configuration and protection from denial-of-service attacks, provide SMBs professional-grade capabilities at an affordable price.

The tight coupling of Broadcom's Ethernet switching silicon with FASTPATH software optimizes the quality, stability, and value OEMs require in their products. The new software offerings extend Broadcom's broad array of production-ready networking solutions and enable its OEM customers to rapidly grow their product lines in the SMB market segment.

Availability and Pricing

FASTPATH 5.0 networking software, including FASTPATH SMB and SmartPATH software, is now available. Pricing is available upon request.

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. We provide the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art, system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything®.

Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with 2006 revenue of $3.67 billion, and holds over 2,300 U.S. and 1,000 foreign patents, more than 7,100 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video and data.

Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at +1.949.926.5000 or at

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