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  • Riverbed goes private in US$3.6 billion deal

    Riverbed Technology is the latest major tech company to bow out of public trading, announcing a US$3.6 billion takeover by private equity firm Thoma Bravo on Monday. The price is the highest ever paid by Thoma Bravo, and works out to $21 for each share of Riverbed currently in circulation.

  • Most websites are "One Day Wonders" -- and that's worrisome

    The Internet's seething Web of content resembles endless bubbles popping to the surface for only a day, then vanishing, a security study from Blue Coat Systems released today indicates. That means there are a huge number of new, unknown and transient sites daily, posing challenges to determine whether they are benign, or should be blocked as dangerous.

  • How packet micro-shaping maximizes bandwidth utilization

    Enterprises are increasingly virtualizing IT infrastructure by migrating storage, application, and database servers into cloud/hosted datacenters. As they do so, they need to partner with ISPs and service providers to establish reliable, performance assured, bandwidth optimized connections between each enterprise and data center location.

  • Riverbed re-brands storage offerings, adds to the stack

    Riverbed Technology Tuesday released a rebranded SteelFusion line of storage appliances, signaling its intention to further centralize its branch office lines and combine as much functionality as possible into a single device.

  • WANs could stand to get faster, survey finds

    Nearly nine out of 10 respondents to a Talari Networks survey of IT professionals said that their wide area network was a problem for business-critical applications either occasionally or frequently, as WAN budgets are set to increase over the course of the coming year.

  • A10 revamps lineup on multiple fronts

    Application delivery controller manufacturer A10 Networks rolled out new hardware, pricing and connectivity with a range of SDN and cloud services today, in an announcement that serves to underline the company's recent recovery.

  • Riverbed suitor takes stake in Juniper

    Activist investor, Elliott Management, which last week made an unsolicited bid to buy Riverbed Technology, this week took a 6.2 per cent stake in Juniper Networks.

  • Virtualization, security advances on tap for ADCs

    As 2014 kicks off, two of the main issues for the growing ADC market are security and virtualization – the technology has several features that have implications for denial-of-service protection, and the trend toward SDN and network virtualization has many people looking for software-only application delivery.

  • 10 top tests of 2013

    Network World tested hundreds of products in 2013, but here are our top 10 tests of the year. In order to make the list, the product review had to be a comparative test of multiple products in a single category and it had to break new ground or deliver fresh insight into an important product area.

  • Stealthy startup at root of Riverbed brain drain

    Network management and WAN optimization vendor Riverbed Technologies has had a pretty successful year, in some respects – the company finalized a billion-dollar acquisition of Opnet Technologies, broadened its product lineup, and was the only company to make the "leaders" quadrant of Gartner's magic quadrant report for the WANop sector.