Canadian DPI vendor bought by U.S. vendor for $28 million

A Canadian vendor whose deep packet software solutions have been used by ISPs for traffic throttling has been acquired by a U.S. competitor.

Vineyard Networks, a Kelowna, B.C.-based vendor whose deep packet inspection (DPI) solutions and NAVL engine is used in products from companies such as Sophos and Riverbed Technology, has announced an agreement that will see it acquired by DPI maker Procera Networks of Freemont, Calif. for $28 million in cash and stock.

Vineyard will give Procera a footprint in the big data market.

According to a report from IT World Canada, the goal of the acquisition is to merge Procera’s PacketLogic solutions with NAVL over the next year or so to offer DPI to both service providers and enterprises.

Source | IT World Canada

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Jeff Jedras
Jeff Jedras
Jeff Jedras is a technology journalist with IT World Canada and a member of the IT Business team. He began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada and the channel for Computer Dealer News. His writing has also appeared in the Vancouver Sun & the Ottawa Citizen.

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