Bivio Networks Launches Linux-Based Bivio 500 Appliance Offering Leading Price-Performance for Application-Oriented Networking Latest Bivio Network Appliance Combined with Bivio's Linux Middleware

Accelerates Linux Network Applications to Multi-Gigabit Speeds

 Bivio Networks(TM), a leading supplier of next-generation application-oriented
 networking platforms, today announced the launch of the Bivio 500(TM), a new
 advanced network appliance designed from the ground up to enable wire-speed
 execution of Linux network applications at multi-Gigabit speeds.  With the
 Bivio 500, Bivio continues to reshape the networking landscape by allowing
 Linux network applications to entrench themselves in the emerging
 multi-Gigabit network infrastructure as a de-facto standard, bringing the
 benefits of open architectures to a market that has been traditionally
 constricted by proprietary solutions.
     Radically departing from traditional computing architectures, the Bivio
 architecture enables packet handling application developers to deliver their
 applications at performance levels previously reserved to specialized hardware
 or ASIC-based designs, while maintaining the benefits of open, easily portable
 software development.  Leveraging the architecture and technology found in the
 Bivio 2000 flagship product, the Bivio 500 delivers true Gigabit performance
 for any Linux-based networking applications at any packet size, vastly
 outperforming traditional appliance technologies.
     By using the Bivio 2000 and Bivio 500 as a hardware foundation for their
 own network appliance product offerings, Bivio OEM partners can dramatically
 lower product development costs and accelerate the delivery of critical next
 generation IP service applications in the areas of security, traffic
 management, load balancing, performance monitoring, IPv6, VOIP, routing and
 communications infrastructure in a standard Linux execution environment.
     "Our partners find they can significantly accelerate their time to market
 with Bivio architecture, and the Bivio 500 provides a high-performance,
 entry-scale platform to get started," said Elan Amir, president and CEO of
 Bivio Networks. "Our unique, innovative model provides a foundation that
 allows our partners to establish market leadership in their chosen application
     With a packet handling market expected to exceed $10 billion by 2007 and
 increasing demands for intelligent deep-packet processing of multi-Gigabit
 network traffic, Bivio Networks is ahead of the pack delivering state-of-the
 art technology optimized for wire-speed execution of emerging network
     "This announcement underscores our long-standing commitment to continually
 develop and deliver next generation network appliances that enable innovative,
 converged IP services running on open Linux solutions," said Amir.
     The Bivio 500 is priced starting at $8,000 and is available immediately.
 Bivio will showcase the Bivio 500 platform at the LinuxWorld 2005 Conference
 and Expo in San Francisco on August 8-11 at booth #986.
     About Bivio Networks
     Bivio Networks has developed the industry's first next generation packet
 handling platform that combines unparalleled scaling of network performance,
 processing power, and application agility.  Bivio's product is a network
 appliance featuring a groundbreaking architecture specifically optimized for
 wire-speed execution of emerging network services that increasingly demand
 deep packet processing combined with high network throughput.  Based on open
 industry standards, Bivio Networks fuses unmatched flexibility with
 uncompromising performance to enable its customers to overcome existing
 bottlenecks and deliver the foundation of the next generation network
 infrastructure. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Bivio Networks is backed
 by Goldman Sachs, InterWest Partners, Storm Ventures and Venrock Associates.
 More information is available at /.
     NOTE:  Bivio Networks Inc., the Bivio Networks logo, Bivio 2000(TM) and
 Bivio Networks(TM) are  trademarks of Bivio Networks Inc. Copyright Bivio
 Networks, Inc. 2005. All rights reserved.

SOURCE Bivio Networks Inc.

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