Riverbed announces definitive agreement to acquire Xirrus

Xirrus to expand wireless and wired LAN capabilities of Riverbed SteelConnect

?

Photo Credit : Bivash Banerjee,

Riverbed Technology announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Xirrus, the leading provider of next generation Wi-Fi networks. 


The acquisition of the privately-held company will expand Riverbed’s market leading SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) and cloud networking solution Riverbed SteelConnect with the integration of a robust and proven suite of advanced, high density and cloud-managed Wi-Fi solutions. 

This will offer Riverbed customers and partners the power of unified connectivity and policy-based orchestration that spans the entire distributed network – WAN, LAN/WLAN, data center and the cloud. Riverbed will also continue to offer Xirrus as a stand-alone enterprise WLAN solution.

“Xirrus is a strategic acquisition for Riverbed, providing us with a leading enterprise-grade Wi-Fi solution, and enhancing SteelConnect to deliver an unmatched SD-WAN offering that will help further fuel our growth in this hot market,” said Jerry M. Kennelly, Riverbed chairman and CEO. 

“In today’s digital, cloud, and mobile world, enterprise networks are more complex and unpredictable than ever before and IT is struggling to manage all of this. A fundamental rethink to networking is required and with this acquisition, Riverbed and our partners are uniquely positioned to provide CIOs and businesses with a software-defined networking approach that delivers unified connectivity and orchestration across the entire network.” 

Riverbed SteelConnect is a highly differentiated SD-WAN solution  offering: unparalleled simplicity and improved agility with centralized and unified management spanning the entire network fabric with policy-based orchestration and one-click connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure; superior performance with integrated WAN optimization and visibility; network and application intelligence with business intent-based policies and user experience driven control. 

By adding Xirrus, the power of policy-based orchestration by SteelConnect will be further extended to the wireless edge.


Tags assigned to this article:
riverbed

Advertisement

Around The World