Thursday, April 28, 2005

Juniper (JNPR) buys Peribit and Redline

Juniper, the only company that really keeps Cisco awake at night, continues to make interesting and strategic acquisitions. They have already purchased NetScreen (VPN and firewall).

This week they have announced the purchase of Peribit, the makers of excellent WAN compression boxes, and Redline, a maker of web application accelerators.

I have personally put Juniper's large core routers into a corporate, and used the Peribit compression to dramatically cut WAN expenses. Having the capabilities in a single product family is a really smart move on Juniper's part.

Anybody who still just automatically buys Cisco because it is safe is missing the plot.

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