Packet inspection/traffic management

Juniper Downs DX

9:30 AM -- On yesterday's earnings call, Juniper CEO Scott Kriens outlined the fate of the company's DX series, the former Redline Networks gear that's being discontinued. (See Juniper Flatlines Redline.) Here's the skinny:

  • Sales ends in six months.

  • Support halts in 2013.

  • Juniper is phasing it out "because of the opportunities we see in the balance of the portfolio and because of the commoditization we see in that space," Kriens says.
Some folks were surprised at the decision. Yankee Group Research Inc. analyst Zeus Kerravala wasn't.

"I don't know that it was a leading-edge box when they bought it," he says, adding that Juniper probably didn't have the tools to keep up with folks like F5 Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: FFIV) in that application-acceleration space. "It requires a lot of applications knowledge."

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

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