Networking performance company Riverbed Technology has partnered with Juniper Networks in an effort to extend wide area network (WAN) optimisation in the mobile and cloud spaces.
The partnership will allow Juniper to lease Riverbed's Stingray technology for $75 million.
Riverbed will also work to combine their Steelhead mobile technology into Juniper's Juno Pulse client for use in mobile devices. The two firms hope to work together to provide better WAN solutions.
As part of the new partnership, the two companies will collaborate to integrate Riverbed's Steelhead mobile technology into Juniper's Juno Pulse client.
Steelhead mobile is a mobile software accelerator that optimises mobile software systems. The Juno Pulse client is a virtual private network (VPN) that allows users to connect into a secure network from a public device. By combining the two systems the companies hope to offer an accelerated service on mobile devices.
"It happened very organically, as two companies both based in Silicon Valley we move in the same orbit," Riverbed's chief marketing officer David Greene told V3.
"We realised how complementary our goals are."
The deal will also allow Juniper to lease Riverbed's application delivery controller (ADC) Stingray over the next four years. Using Riverbed's Stingray ADC would allow for Juniper's clients to optimise applications run virtually.
Riverbed's and Juniper's partnership will allow for both companies to work together to offer improved wide area network (WAN) optimisation to a greater audience.
WAN optimisation speeds up the time it takes for users to exchange data over great distances. The technology allows for firms employees to carry out business from anywhere in a timely manner.
Both Riverbed and Juniper networks made headlines earlier this year for their work in networking. Riverbed released a pair of low-cost networking appliances for WAN optimisation last May. While Juniper bought security firm Mykonos Software in February.
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