Juniper snaps up application acceleration firms


Juniper snaps up application acceleration firms

Antony Savvas

Juniper Networks is expanding its enterprise network product portfolio by acquiring both Peribit Networks and Redline Networks.

Peribit is a specialist in optimising wide area networks, and Redline is a pioneer in front-end server optimisation, including the speeding up of website response times.

The Peribit acquisition is valued at about $337m (£187.2m), and the Redline deal is worth around $132m.

Scott Kriens, Juniper chief executive officer, said, “The addition of such application acceleration technologies to Juniper Networks’ routing and security solutions is a natural extension of our traffic processing strategy. We are raising the bar on what users can and should expect from the network.”

Analyst Gartner said in a recent report, “Business demand for application acceleration solutions increased dramatically during the past two years. While a number of standalone market segments were developed to solve specific application performance issues, we are seeing a rapid consolidation of the market into a more comprehensive application acceleration market in which multifunction platforms are the norm.”

Peribit's solutions enable applications to run better over a Wan at distributed enterprises, and more than 900 enterprise companies worldwide have instaleld its products. 

Redline designs network solutions that maximise the performance, flexibility and scalability of web-enabled enterprise datacentres and public websites. Redline has more than 350 enterprise customers.

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