Datapower First To Break Gigabit Barrier For XML Processing With Its XG4 XML Chip

LAS VEGAS-Networld+Interop-May 10, 2004 – DataPower, the leader in XML-aware networking, today announced the XG4[tm] (XML Generation 4) product family of XML chips and modules. The XG4 family, unveiled at Networld+Interop [Booth #2559], is the first XML networking security and acceleration solution to deliver gigabit performance necessary for today’s high-speed network and server infrastructure. The breakthrough is already being recognized by the industry (see “DATAPOWER’S XG4 XML CHIP NAMED A FINALIST IN THE BEST OF INTEROP AWARDS FOR NETWORLD+INTEROP 2004 LAS VEGAS”, May 10, 2004).

DataPower’s groundbreaking network devices have been in production at the world’s largest organizations for years, helping secure and accelerate billions of dollars in transactions. DataPower XG4 subsystems offer OEMs this field-proven XML processing technology in a broad range of form factors, speed ratings and features. The patent-pending XG4 architecture combines DataPower’s XML ASIC, off-the-shelf components and proprietary driver software to perform XPath and XML Schema validation directly in hardware. The XG4 product family allows OEMs, such as network vendors or blade server manufacturers, to embed XML Web Services security in traditional firewalls or security switches, SOAP load balancing in server load balancers, or XML acceleration in routers. These XML-aware networking functions are also key for virtualizing blade servers.

“Since inventing XML-aware networking in 1999, DataPower has continued to aggressively deliver breakthrough capabilities critical to its broad adoption throughout the network infrastructure,” said Steve Willis, DataPower’s VP Advanced Technology. “The fourth generation of DataPower’s award-winning XML processing technology enables DataPower’s large ecosystem of industry leading partners to directly embed the fastest, most powerful XML-aware functionality directly into their gear-delivering the industry’s widest range of options for both vendors and customers. We are extremely pleased to be the first company to break the coveted gigabit-per-second barrier for XML processing.”

“Performance has challenged XML implementers since we introduced XML in 1998,” said Dave Hollander, Contivo CTO and co-inventor of XML. “I knew new technologies would overcome the challenge and allow developers to take full advantage of XML and Schema based validation. XML validation, transformation and security technologies in the DataPower XG4 make it practical to truly take advantage of XML throughout the enterprise.”

The launch of DataPower’s OEM program and fourth generation of award-winning XML processing technology is yet another industry first and a continuation of the company’s five year XML-aware networking vision. The availability of a highly embeddable, comprehensive XML-aware solution will further extend the proliferation of intelligent XML-aware network infrastructure into every part of the new datacenter.

Pricing and Availability
XG4 ASIC-based subsystems are currently available to qualifying manufacturers as PCI card or PMC module, with PCI-X support available in the Q3. XG4 chipsets can also be integrated into custom solutions. Pricing is dependent on volumes, speed rating and features.

About DataPower Technology, Inc.
DataPower provides enterprises with intelligent XML-aware network infrastructure to ensure unparalleled performance, security and manageability of next-generation applications and XML Web Services. DataPower’s patent-pending XML Generation Three (XG3(tm)) technology powers the industry’s first wire-speed XML-aware networking devices that provide immediate return on technology investments while streamlining application deployments. Founded in 1999, DataPower is privately held. For more information about DataPower Technology, please contact 617-864-0455 or visit

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