AMCC Bundles TeamF1's Secure Gateway with Sequoia Evaluation Kit

TeamF1, Inc., a leader in embedded networking and security software, has signed an agreement with Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) (NASDAQ:AMCC) to offer TeamF1′s Secure Gateway Solution software on AMCC’s Sequoia evaluation kit, which features the PowerPC(R) 440EPx embedded processor. AMCC is a leading vendor of embedded PowerPC processors and packet processors.

TeamF1′s Secure Gateway Solution (SGS) is a member of the SMBware(TM) family of customized turnkey solutions that enable OEMs to bring to market advanced/powerful, next-generation devices for the small-to-medium business (SMB) market.

“With its modular packaging of comprehensive software features and built-in hardware acceleration for high-performance security, our Secure Gateway Solution is a good fit with AMCC’s security-enhanced processor,” said Mukesh Lulla, president of TeamF1. “SGS not only provides OEMs preintegrated and validated turnkey advanced VPN/firewall/router packages, but also easy-to-use device management features under a flexible licensing model.”

AMCC’s Sequoia platform is based around the PowerPC 440EPx embedded processor, which includes a Turbo Security Engine that offloads and accelerates processing of standards-based security protocols such as IPsec and SSL.

“We are pleased that TeamF1 is extending their support for our PowerPC processors to include the 440EPx,” said Charlie Ashton, director of software at AMCC. “By making TeamF1′s Secure Gateway Solution’s advanced wired secure networking and Draft 802.11n secure access point features available on the 440EPx Sequoia platform, we make it easier for OEMs and ODMs to develop best-in-class wired and wireless networking products and bring them to production in the shortest time possible.”

The two companies previously announced their commitment to jointly develop highly integrated, advanced networking and security platforms for OEMs and ODMs in the Wi-Fi(R) and VPN application space. Their partnership focuses on demonstrating advanced hardware architectures and optimized software components and solutions designed to leverage specialized hardware resources.

TeamF1 will be in AMCC’s booth (#2402) at the Embedded Systems Conference-Silicon Valley, April 3-5 in San Jose, where more details on the Secure Gateway Solution will be available. In addition, TeamF1 will demonstrate its secure access point software (Air Secure Access Point or “ASAP”) on the Sequoia platform.

Prototypes of the Secure Gateway Solution on Sequoia will be available in the second quarter of 2007. General availability will be in the third quarter of this year. ASAP is available now.

About TeamF1
TeamF1, Inc. a privately held corporation headquartered in Fremont, California, is a leader in high performance embedded networking and security software. TeamF1′s products enable secure networking of telecom/datacom and industrial equipment, and provide the infrastructure components needed for switching and wireless products in various market segments.