Juniper Networks acquires cloud-based wireless network specialist Mist

Juniper Networks acquires cloud-based wireless network specialist Mist

Network specialist Juniper Networks acquires the provider of cloud-based wireless networks based on artificial intelligence Mist. In this way, the network specialist aims to further strengthen its position in the fast-growing market segment of cloud-based wireless networks.

In concrete terms, the network specialist is now taking over a pioneer in cloud-based WLAN solutions in combination with artificial intelligence. The Mist WLAN platform uses patented Bluetooth LE technology in conjunction with wifi and an IOT solution to deliver scalable and cost-effective location-based wireless services. Important applications for these services include indoor wayfinding, proximity notifications, traffic analysis and tracking of company property.

Virtual assistant and management via microservices

In addition, the platform has the first virtual assistant with artificial intelligence in the network industry, Marvis. With this digital assistant end users can easily solve problems for wireless networks and the assistant also gets a good insight into customer and network behaviour.

The Mist platform can be managed through a microservices, container-based architecture. This enables the supplier to ensure that end users have a highly scalable, flexible and high-performing platform, according to the supplier.

Reinforcement of the position of cloud-based networks

Juniper Networks wants to further strengthen its own position in the market segment of cloud-based wireless networks with this acquisition. With the acquisition, the network specialist can ensure that cloud-based management applications and artificial intelligence can be rolled out across the network portfolio, from the edge to the (multi)cloud. Not only for Juniper’s own solutions, but also for the networks of the customers it supports.

Ultimately, Mist’s solutions will be linked to the specialist’s existing fixed network solutions, SD-WAN portfolio and security solutions. In addition, the platform will need to ensure that Juniper Networks’ end users receive an important, software-based and highly specialized solution to simplify management, improve the end user experience and lower the TCO.

Consideration in cash

For the acquisition of Mist, Juniper Networks has a total of 405 million dollars in cash. The acquisition should be completed, subject to the approval of the relevant authorities, in the second quarter of the fiscal year of the network specialist.

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