Broadcom Unveils New Line of Enterprise Switch SoCs For Growing BYOD and Mobility Requirements

   Broadcom Unveils New Line of Enterprise Switch SoCs For Growing BYOD and
                            Mobility Requirements

New StrataXGS® Products Deliver Breakthrough Innovation for Managing the Agile

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

News Highlights:

  oAddresses evolving network requirements for secure unified wired, wireless
    and cloud connectivity
  oPowerful integration combines gigabit Ethernet switching/routing, CPU
    subsystem and 40G stacking
  oCustom engines deliver IP firewall, WLAN controller and network
    virtualization functionality
  oBreadth of device choices optimized for mid-size enterprise and
    large-scale Fortune 500 networks

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in
semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced
a new line of switch system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions optimized to address
workforce mobility and evolving network requirements in the enterprise.
Broadcom's new StrataXGS BCM56340 Series delivers a broad range of innovative
features that simplify the provisioning and monitoring of mobile user traffic
while providing secure, seamless and high-speed connectivity to the data
center and cloud-computing storage resources. For more news, visit Broadcom's

As the number of connected devices and emergence of cloud-based applications
continues to climb, demand for higher-bandwidth enterprise networks is growing
at a rapid pace. With the trend toward bring-your-own-device (BYOD) in the
workplace, enterprise IT managers must adapt with scalable, affordable, secure
platforms in a unified infrastructure.

"IT organizations are under increasing pressure to provide access to
applications and data from anywhere, at any time, via any device,"said
Matthias Machowinski, Infonetics Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and
Video. "Bandwidth, integration and intelligent security features that scale to
a large number of users are among the top requirements. Broadcom's latest
innovation for the enterprise should strengthen the company's position as a
leading supplier in this space."

Built on the proven StrataXGS architecture, the BCM56340 Series delivers more
than 120 Gbps of line-rate performance with large forwarding tables, to meet
the needs of a growing mobile user base in enterprise campus networks. App-IQ
security intelligence distributes enterprise firewall capabilities among all
access ports, eliminating network bottlenecks and delivering increased
application visibility. Control and provisioning of wireless access points
(CAPWAP) tunnel port capabilities provide seamless unified wireless/wireline
integration. These highly integrated products combine a 48-port gigabit
Ethernet (GbE) switching core, a dual-core ARM A9 CPU, and energy-efficient
10GbE SerDes uplinks into a single chip solution. 

"Mobile device use in the enterprise continues to scale at a dramatic rate,
straining the network in terms of bandwidth, data security, and connectivity
to services. IT managers are seeking solutions to enable a considerably more
agile and secure network," said Ram Velaga, Broadcom Vice President and
General Manager of the Core Switching Group. "Our new StrataXGS devices are
designed from the ground up to address these challenges, delivering maximum
stackable port density and performance, distributed security intelligence, and
unified switching across LANs, WLANs, and data centers – all in a single chip

Market Drivers

  o89 percent of enterprise networks enable BYOD^2
  o75 percent of US IT managers said new rules must be established around
    security and device usage^2
  o90 percent of IT managers feel the use of mobile devices pose a
    significant threat to security^3
  o1/10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet ports are forecasted to exceed 600 million
    ports by 2016^4

Key Features

  oApp-IQ distributed security intelligence provides high bandwidth Deep
    Packet Inspection (DPI) for highly granular application visibility
  oIntegrated Smart-Buffer capabilities provide optimal, adaptive management
    of network congestion and absorption of bursty workloads
  oIntegrated Smart-Table technology delivers large Layer 2 and Layer 3
    forwarding scale with flexible, network topology-based provisioning
  oLayer 2 multipathing and network virtualization via IEEE 802.1BR enable
    optimum workload mobility
  oLarge IPv6 forwarding tables, up to 80G stacking and optional 40GE uplinks
    provide maximum scalability for Fortune500 network environments


The StrataXGS BCM56340 Series is now sampling in multiple device options.
Volume production is slated for the second half of 2013. Visit to learn more.

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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 and
embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting
everything®. For more information, go to


^1 Yankee Group 2011
^2 Cisco 2012
^3 Information Week 2012
^4 Infonetics 2012

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