Juniper snaps up application acceleration firms

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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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