List of acquisitions by Juniper Networks

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Juniper Networks, Inc. is an information technology and computer networking products multinational company, founded in 1996.[1]

By 2001, Juniper had made only a few acquisitions of smaller companies, due to the leadership's preference for organic growth.[2] The pace of acquisition picked up in 2001 and 2002 with the purchases of Pacific Broadband and Unisphere Networks.[3] In 2004 Juniper made a $4 billion acquisition of network security company NetScreen Technologies.[4] Juniper revised NetScreen's channel program that year and used its reseller network to bring other products to market.[5]

Juniper made five acquisitions in 2005, mostly of startups with deal values ranging from $8.7 to $337 million. It acquired application-acceleration vendor Redline Networks, VOIP company Kagoor Networks, as well as wide area network (WAN) company Peribit Networks.[6] Peribit and Redline were incorporated into a new application products group and their technology was integrated into Juniper's infranet framework.[7][8]

From 2010 to September 2011, Juniper made six acquisitions and invested in eight companies. Often Juniper acquired early-stage startups, developing their technology, than selling it to pre-existing Juniper clients.[9] Juniper acquired two digital video companies, Ankeena Networks and Blackwave Inc., as well as wireless LAN software company Trapeze Networks.[9][10] In 2012, Juniper acquired Mykonos Software, which develops security software intended to deceive hackers already within the network perimeter.[11] and a developer of software-defined network controllers, Contrail Systems.[12] In 2014 Juniper acquired the software-defined networking (SDN) company WANDL.[13]

Acquisitions[edit]

Acquisition announcement date Company Business Country Value (USD) References
November 15, 1999 Layer Five, Palo Alto, CA.
Founded : 1997
Intellectual property development and licensing  United States $19 million [14][15]
January 18, 2000 Pacific Advantage Ltd (PAL), Hong Kong.
Founded : 1994
Sales and marketing organization  Hong Kong $4 million in stock [16][17]
December 11, 2000 Micro Magic Inc., Sunnyvale, CA.
Founded : 1995
ASIC design firm  United States $260 million in stock and cash [18][19]
November 12, 2001 Pacific Broadband Communications, San Jose, CA.
Founded : 1999
CMTS and broadband solutions  United States $200 million [20][21]
July 2, 2002 Unisphere Networks, Westford, MA, a subsidiary of Siemens.
Founded : 1999
Networking equipment manufacturer, Edge routers  United States $585 million, which includes $375 million in cash and 36.5 million shares [22][23]
April 16, 2004 NetScreen Technologies, Sunnyvale, CA.
Founded: 1997
Network security and access solutions and appliances.  United States $4 billion stock for stock [24][25]
May 2, 2005 Kagoor Networks, San Mateo, CA.
Founded: 2000
Provider of session border control (SBC) products for VoIP networking  United States $65.7 million [26][27][28]
July 6, 2005 Peribit Networks, Santa Clara, CA.
Founded: 2000
Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization technology  United States $337 million in cash, stock and assumed stock options. [29][30][31]
May 2, 2005 Redline Networks, Campbell, CA.
Founded : 2000
Development of Application Front End (AFE) technology.  United States $132 million in cash and assumed stock options. [28][29][30]
October 25, 2005 Acorn Packet Solutions, Mc Lean, VA.
Founded : 2002
Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) and other circuit-based applications across next-generation IP networks.  United States $8.7 million [32][33]
November 14, 2005 Funk Software, Cambridge, MA.
Founded : 1982
Network access security solutions  United States $122 million [34][35]
April 8, 2010 Ankeena Networks, Santa Clara, CA.
Founded : 2008
New media infrastructure technology  United States $100 million

[36] [37]

November 8, 2010 Blackwave Networks, Acton, MA.
Founded : 2008
Video Storage and delivery  United States Undisclosed

[38]

November 16, 2010 Trapeze Networks, Pleasanton, California
Founded : 2002
WLAN systems and management software  United States $152 million

[39] [40]

December 6, 2010 Altor Networks, Redwood Shores, California
Founded : 2007
Virtual network security  United States $95 million

[41] [42]

February 21, 2011 Brilliant Telecommunications, Campbell, CA
Founded: 2004
Synchronization technology  United States $4.5 million [43]
February 22, 2012 Mykonos Software, San Francisco CA
Founded : 2009
Intrusion Deception Systems  United States $80 million

[44]

December 12, 2012 Contrail Systems, Santa Clara, CA.
Founded: 2012
Software-defined network controllers  United States $176 million [45][46]
February 3, 2013 Webscreen Systems, Bracknell UK
Founded : 2002
dDoS  United Kingdom $10 million

[47]

December 16, 2013 WANDL, Piscataway NJ
Founded : 1986
Network software solutions for design, planning and operations  United States $60 million

[48]

Acquisitions summary[edit]

Juniper Networks, Inc. has made 14 acquisitions, although it has not taken stake in any companies. Juniper made 1 divestiture in 2006.

Year Acquisitions Stakes Divestitures
2013 2 0 0
2012 2 0 0
2011 1 0 0
2010 3 0 0
2009 0 0 0
2008 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0
2006 0 0 1
2005 5 0 0
2004 1 0 0
2003 0 0 0
2002 1 0 0
2001 1 0 0
2000 2 0 0
1999 1 0 0
Total 14 0 1

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