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Mindspeed and Lionic to Demonstrate DPI Anti-Virus for Consumer Storage Devices at Computex Taipei 2013

Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, and Lionic Corporation, a worldwide supplier of innovative network security solutions, today announced that the fully integrated Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine in Mindspeed®'s Comcerto® 2000 communication processor family now supports Lionic’s leading edge antivirus software.

By enabling advanced and versatile capabilities, such as application-dependent quality of service (QoS), advanced parental controls, keyword filtering, URL filtering and now antivirus DPI technology is quickly becoming a must-have capability for broadband-enabled homes and businesses. While traditional antivirus applications rely on a personal computer’s central processing unit (CPU) to scan incoming, outgoing and stored content, their scanning algorithms are very "processing-intense" and make an unfriendly match in embedded designs, where low power and high CPU availability are critical. Mindspeed's Comcerto 2000 communications processor family overcomes this design impasse with an integrated DPI engine, which is specifically designed for pattern matching operations, such as virus scanning.

A live demonstration showcasing the integrated solution will be hosted in Mindspeed's booth (D0719) at Computex Taipei from June 4-8, 2013 at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan. The demo will showcase the features and performance of Lionic’s antivirus application running on the Comcerto 2000’s deep packet inspection engine. Demo highlights will include:

  • High-performance scanning, taking full advantage of integrated DPI engine
  • Scanning of streaming traffic as well as stored data within the file system
  • Linux iNotify support for minimally invasive scanning
  • Support for remote drive scanning

"The deep packet inspection engine integrated in the Comcerto 2000 is the perfect vehicle to introduce deep packet inspection technology in the home," said Eric Lu, chief executive officer at Lionic. "Lionic is excited to be working with Mindspeed and leading NAS vendors to enable DPI antivirus in one of the most strategic and vulnerable boxes in the home."

"At CES, we demonstrated how deep packet inspection can be used to enable application-based quality of service in broadband gateways, while at Computex Taipei we will be highlighting the practical value of DPI technology to future generations of storage and content sharing devices," said Laurent Hendrichs, senior product line manager at Mindspeed. "Consumers' desire to store, share and access media assets both inside and outside the home has fueled a fast growing network-attached storage (NAS) market. The rapid deployment of networked storage, and the increasing complexity of residential networks have raised a number of security challenges, in which the storage box plays a strategic role as transit point for much of the content circulating inside the home. It is therefore essential that NAS devices be adequately protected from viruses, malware, trojans and other threats."

With advanced DPI functionality now part of its Open Packet Acceleration Logic (OPAL™) gigabit acceleration technology, the Comcerto 2000 and its powerful dual 1.2GHz ARM® Cortex™-A9, are ideally suited to many compelling carrier class products found in broadband-enabled residences and small-to-medium business (SMB) settings. Mindspeed’s Comcerto 2000 processors use intelligent offloading to run wire-rate Gigabit-per-second IPv6 NAT and firewall applications while keeping their 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processors fully available for executing value-added applications, from OEMs or service providers.

About Mindspeed Technologies

Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) is a leading provider of network infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry. The company's low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products are helping to drive video, voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic networks and enable advanced processing for 3G and long-term evolution (LTE) mobile networks. The company's high-performance analog products are used in a variety of optical, enterprise, industrial and video transport systems. Mindspeed's products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe.

To learn more, please visit www.mindspeed.com. Company news and updates are also posted at www.twitter.com/mindspeed.

About Lionic

Lionic Corporation is a worldwide supplier of innovative network security solutions. Lionic provides technologies and subscription services to service providers, networking equipment manufacturers, and semiconductor companies and offers a complete end-to-end security solution that enables the next generation of advanced firewalls, UTMs, residential gateways and mobile devices. Lionic’s technologies includes Layer-7 Deep Pack Inspection (DPI), software scan engine, control software and a widely deployed signature database that addresses antivirus, Intrusion Prevention System ( IPS), application guard, web guard and URL filtering. Lionic’s innovative solutions help protect the world’s networks from an ever increasing level of security threats and attacks. Lionic DPI technology is currently used by many customers including ZyXEL in its line of ZyWALL security routers.

For more information, please visit www.lionic.com.

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