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NETGEAR Selects Broadcom StrataConnect SoCs for Next Generation Gigabit Smart Switch Solutions

Highly Integrated Solution Lowers System Cost and Increases Security in Evolving SMB Network

LAS VEGAS, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop IT Conference & Expo Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, has selected Broadcom's StrataConnect™ system-on-chip (SoC) to power the new generation of NETGEAR ProSAFE® Gigabit Smart Switch solutions. Broadcom's highly integrated SoCs provide NETGEAR with the innovation required to cost-effectively deliver business-class, future-proof switch solutions optimized for use in small to medium sized businesses (SMBs). Broadcom will demonstrate its StrataConnect solutions at Interop, Las Vegas, April 1 – 3, 2014, booth #1239. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.

Based on a high level of integration, unified architecture and two-layer PCB design, Broadcom's StrataConnect SoCs allow leading network providers to add advanced capabilities while significantly lowering overall system cost. To meet increasing security demands, Broadcom's StrataConnect devices provide advanced features such as denial of service (DoS) protection, flow-based classification, metering, marking of frames and flexible access control lists (ACLs).

"Our ProSAFE Gigabit Smart Switch solutions are purposely designed for SMB customers delivering the high performance, SMB-oriented management features needed for reliable, business-class networks," said Maggie Wu, senior product line manager for NETGEAR SMB Switching. "Broadcom provided the innovation we needed to upgrade our offerings with better performance, improved bandwidth efficiency, and the enhanced security that our customers demand."

"Cloud services and access to advanced IP-based applications are straining the SMB network in terms of bandwidth, data security and connectivity," said Ram Velaga, Broadcom Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network Switch. "Our highly integrated StrataConnect SoCs are designed to address these challenges, combining high performance components and state of the art security features to enable leading equipment providers such as NETGEAR to deliver the advanced solutions required for a more agile and secure SMB network."

NETGEAR ProSAFE Gigabit Smart Switch Feature Enhancements

  • Static routing to route internal traffic for more efficient use of network resources
  • Dynamic VLAN assignment for easy user authentication and location-independent access to network
  • IGMP and MLD snooping, providing advanced multicast filtering
  • Comprehensive IPv6 supporting management, QoS and ACL, ensuring investment protection and a smooth migration to IPv6-based network

Broadcom® StrataConnect SoCs Key Features

  • Highly integrated SoC combines high performance ARM-based CPU, Layer 2 and Layer 3 Switching, 10G SerDes and 16 Gigabit PHYs, scalable table sizes and advanced security features
  • Unified architecture for low development cost and high design leverage for 8 port to 48 port GE platforms
  • Advanced power saving techniques drive savings beyond targets set by EEE

NETGEAR's ProSAFE Gigabit Smart Switch is available now. Broadcom's StrataConnect Series is available now in production volume. See Broadcom's innovations optimized to improve performance, efficiency and security in the next-generation data center, enterprise and cloud-scale networks on the Interop show floor.

For ongoing news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom, read the B-Connected Blog, or visit Facebook or Twitter. And to stay connected, subscribe to Broadcom's RSS Feed.

About Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments.  With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®.  For more information, go to

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