Radware claims it has delivered on its promise to develop the Alteon application delivery brand it recently bought from Nortel.
The Israel-based vendor has unveiled Alteon 5412, the first new product to come to market since the $17.65m (£10.5m) acquisition was completed at the end of March.
Nortel partners admitted that the Alteon brand had lost its way under Nortel’s parentage, but at the time of the acquisition, expressed confidence that Radware would “add more beef to the box”.
Seven months later, Radware claims to have added 120 people dedicated to developing the Alteon product family. It said that 5412 “brings back the strength and endurance” of the brand.
The 5412 delivers up to 20Gbps of application switching throughput capacity and up to 340,000 Layer 4 transactions per second. It also offers four 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 12 GE ports, which Radware claims enable customers to process the highest network traffic capacities required by high-end data centre environments.
Ilan Kinreich, chief operating officer at Radware, said: “Radware is committed to investing in the Alteon product line, and executing on a plan to ensure long-term growth and support for our Radware-Alteon customers.”
The move was also backed by IDC.
Lucinda Borovick, research vice president of Datacenter Networks at the market watcher, said: “Radware is building a bank of goodwill with Alteon customers and partners by restoring the Alteon brand and advancing the product line with the introduction of the 5412.
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