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Juniper buys virtual security company Altor Networks

Acquistion brings Altor's hypervisor-based firewall to Juniper's portfolio

Juniper buys virtual security company Altor Networks
The acquisition will allow Juniper to extend its lead in data centre and cloud computing, says Bauhaus.

Juniper Networks has announced the acquisition of virtualized security specialist Altor Networks, for around $95 million.

The deal builds on an existing technology partnership with Altor, an industry leader in the emerging segment of security for virtualized environments.

Juniper will add Altor’s high-performance hypervisor-based firewall, which includes on-board intrusion detection, complete network visibility and monitoring and comprehensive reporting for compliance to its range of security solutions for enterprises and service providers.

“Juniper is excited to acquire one of the industry’s leading virtualization security vendors and the extremely talented team that built it,” said Mark Bauhaus, executive vice president and general manager, Service Layer Technologies at Juniper Networks.  “This acquisition will extend our leadership in data centre and cloud security and will enable customers to deploy a consistent set of security services across their physical and virtual infrastructure, while delivering lowest total cost of ownership.”

“Altor has led the virtualization security market in innovation, defense-in-depth and performance,” said Amir Ben-Efraim, CEO and co-founder of Altor Networks. “Today, we join forces with Juniper, which shares a common vision for securing data centers and the cloud, and together we look forward to extending our leadership in the VM security market.  We are excited about the opportunity to leverage Juniper’s world-class organization and market-leading products to deliver tightly integrated, feature-rich security solutions to customers.”

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