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Citrix Buys SSL Appliance Vendor

Citrix will attempt to fend off encroachment into the secure access market by SSL VPN appliance vendors by acquiring Net6.

Citrix Tuesday said it acquired secure access gateway vendor Net6 for $50 million.

The deal is expected to benefit the channel partners of both companies, sources say.

Citrix, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said the Net6 acquisition will provide it with an SSL access gateway as well as IP telephony and voice-over-IP solutions. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of the year, the company said.

As first reported by CRN in April, Citrix has been shopping around for an acquisition target in the SSL VPN space and had looked at other vendors such as Netsilica before going with Net6 of San Jose, Calif.

The purchase of Net6 will enable Citrix to fight off competition from SSL VPN vendors and round out the company's access strategy by giving customers access to all their corporate data. Citrix claims the installation and configuration of the client and appliance is simple and quick.

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