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LSI Introduces Four New Families of Deep Packet Inspection Solutions



Highly scalable designs offer up to 20 Gb/s performance while reducing total system cost and power consumption

MILPITAS, Calif., April 14 / -- LSI Corporation (NYSE:LSI) today announced four new families of Tarari(R) Content and Security "plug-and-play" processor boards designed to meet the deep packet inspection requirements of entry-level to high-performance networks. Based on innovative Tarari T10 silicon and software architecture, these new solutions provide OEMs with the power and flexibility to cost-effectively address a broad array of network security requirements.

In addition to silicon-based, application-specific standard products and custom silicon, LSI now offers the widest range of form factor alternatives for deep content inspection in the industry. The new boards fit standard PCIe, mini-PCIe, mini-PCI and Advanced Mezzanine Card (AdvancedMC(TM)) form factors, enabling Tarari Content and Security Processor solutions to be easily integrated with existing network security, quality of service, content-based billing and bandwidth management applications.

"The wide range of Tarari board solutions addresses the increasingly broad and critical performance requirements of security OEMs and telecom equipment providers alike," said Bob Wheeler, senior analyst at The Linley Group. "By providing both ready-made plug-in boards and silicon alternatives, LSI enables OEMs to optimize each design for either minimum time to market or maximum integration across a range of form factors."

The new series of Tarari Content and Security Processor board solutions complements the previously announced 8300 series, which provides standard PCI Express(R) connectivity at speeds from 250 Mb/s to 3 Gb/s. All Tarari Content Processor board and chip solutions employ a common set of regular expression rules and application programming interfaces. This enables a single engineering development effort to span an entire network product portfolio, resulting in reduced time to market and maximum return on investment.

"LSI Tarari Content and Security Processor solutions are targeted at OEM equipment lines that require a very broad range of performance - from hundreds of megabits to tens of gigabits per second," said Randy Smerik, senior vice president, Network Components Division, LSI. "By leveraging our in-depth experience with high-speed processor technology as well as system- and network-level expertise, LSI delivers a complete portfolio of scalable, high-performance solutions that meet or exceed enterprise and service provider requirements for the deployment of next-generation, intelligent networks."

The LSI portfolio of Tarari Content Processor board solutions consist of the following new families:

7900 series: Supports the mini-PCI form factor and offers from 250 Mb/s to 1 Gb/s performance. All 7900 series boards use the same form factor, which facilitates base design reuse.

8600 series: Supports PCIe 8 lane Gen 1/Gen 2 and offers performance at 6, 12 or 20 Gb/s, while managing up to 8 million simultaneous network connections and processing up to one million regular expressions per second.

8800 series: Supports the AMC form factor for Advanced TCA (ATCA) and Micro TCA (uTCA) chassis. Offering performance at 3, 6 or 12 Gb/s, these boards can offload deep packet inspection on a wide range of multi-core processors including Intel(R) Xeon(R), AMD Opteron(TM), Cavium Octeon(TM) and RMI XLS(TM) based blades.

8900 series: Supports mini-PCIe and is intended for applications from 250 Mb/s to 3 Gb/s where small size and low power are crucial. All 8900 series boards use the same form factor, which facilitates base design reuse.

The 7900, 8800 and 8900 series will sample in June. The 8600 will sample in July.

LSI will be demonstrating content inspection technology in Booth #539 at the upcoming RSA Conference to be held April 20-23, 2009, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

About LSI

LSI Corporation (NYSE:LSI) is a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies that enable products which seamlessly bring people, information and digital content together. The company offers a broad portfolio of capabilities and services including custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software that are trusted by the world's best known brands to power leading solutions in the Storage and Networking markets. More information is available at lsi.com.

CONTACT: Dan Devine, LSI Corporation, +1-610-712-6802, dan.devine@lsi.com

Web Site: http://lsi.com/

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