Juniper buys Kagoor, Gets VoIP Serious


Juniper Networks is finally getting is VoIP groove on, and is buying San Mateo based Kagoor Networks for $67.5 million in cash, plus options and certain other incentives and equity compensation. Juniper Networks will combine its technology with Kagoor’s session border control (SBC) technology, and the two companies are going to target the large carriers who are now deploying VoIP networks. The deal makes a lot of sense for Juniper Networks, since it is trying to push its infranet – mostly about secure and scalable networks that use the internet protocol – and needed a VoIP play. Kagoor’s investors might have come out slightly ahead. The company had raised about $40 million so it is still a small premium to that. One of the early investors I am told is none other than Mr. VoIP, Jeff Pulver. On a corporate level, Juniper Networks and Kagoor have similiar partners. They both work with folks like Siemens, Lucent, Fujitsu and this could only enhance their business opportunities. I wonder what it means for other session border control companies?


Idiot Acquirer

This guy is a complete idiot. He bought a ton of companies at Cisco most of which turned out to be nought. He is a cocky sob who does not know much about anything – before coming to Cisco he worked for some obscure satellite firm and became buddies and a loyal dog of Mike Volpi and got return favor of his tenure at Cisco.
For past 3 years he has been in the kennel at Cisco. Ammar – welcome to the business, now it’s time to blow some more money.

mark grady

A good product, good support, good performance. Hope it stays that way…

manish jain

wow, surprising that juniper bought them, since most of the folks are cisco alumni. In other news, Ammar Hanafi, VP of Bus Dev at Cisco, left this week to join a VC firm.

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