Juniper Snags Altor Networks in Security Bid

In a bid to bulk up its security portfolio, Juniper Networks has acquired Altor Networks in a $95 million all-cash deal that has already closed. With the purchase, Juniper adds a portfolio of virtualized network security technologies to its arsenal.

Juniper is particularly keen on Altor’s introspection technology that monitors and analyzes virtual machine traffic. Juniper plans to roll that product into its existing portfolio to better compete with rival offerings like VMware’s vShield.

“By combining the technologies we’ll be enabling organizations to have a single place to manage security policy across their entire infrastructure and bridge the gap between the physical and virtual world,” said Juniper Vice President Karim Toubba. Enterprise Networking Planet takes a look.

Juniper Networks is expanding its network security portfolio with the acquisition of privately held Altor Networks for $95 million. The cash deal is already officially closed and all Altor employees are now moving over to Juniper.

Altor is a provider of virtualization security technologies, including a virtualization firewall solution. With the acquisition, Juniper is continuing to expand the capabilities of its new network portfolio for virtualization. The Altor acquisition is the second acquisition made by Juniper in the last two months.

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Juniper Acquires Altor Networks in $95 Million Virtualization Play

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