Vineyard Networks today announced that Riverbed Technology, the performance company, has licensed Vineyard's Network Application Visibility Library (NAVL) deep packet inspection (DPI) engine, designed to provide Riverbed® customers with comprehensive application classification technology to protect critical applications while containing recreational applications.
"Working closely with Vineyard continues to pay dividends as we are providing additional value to our global customer base," said Rob Quiros, vice president of product management, at Riverbed. "This strategic relationship has been mutually beneficial. We continue to collaborate with Vineyard to deliver innovative solutions to enterprises leveraging the NAVL deep packet inspection technology."
NAVL is the industry's most powerful DPI engine, providing real-time, Layer-7 classification of all network application traffic. Delivered as a software developer kit (SDK) and designed for quick integration into network infrastructure platforms, NAVL provides the application visibility that enables developers of firewalls, unified threat management (UTM) and other network security and management solutions to apply and enforce application admission, control and performance policies for their enterprise and service provider customers.
Integrating NAVL with market-leading Riverbed wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions increases the accuracy and efficiency of the real-time network traffic classification. The licensed technology helps identify all types of applications, even hard to detect applications and custom applications, to protect critical applications like web, voice, and video and contain recreational application traffic.
"We are extremely pleased to be working with Riverbed, a company that has clearly distinguished itself in the industry based on the level of intelligence and control over network traffic and performance that their solutions provide," said Jason Richards, president and CEO of Vineyard Networks. "We look forward to continuing to work closely with Riverbed to deliver innovative performance solutions."
About Vineyard Networks
Vineyard Networks delivers next-generation Deep Packet Inspection technology to network infrastructure vendors around the world. Vineyard's NAVL DPI engine is an OEM solution powering today's application aware platforms, from next-generation Firewalls to Mobile Telco Gateways. NAVL inspects and analyzes network data in real-time providing accurate detection of today's most popular applications with the ability to extract metadata and application attributes from the network traffic. For more information, please visit www.vineyardnetworks.com