Feeds

Proxim buys Farallon for Mac expertise

Drives into budget networking

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Proxim, the acquisitive wireless networking specialist, has bought small LAN veteran Farallon for $14 million, all but $4 million of it in shares.

Best known as a supplier of Mac products - even though it has always sold to the PC market too - Farallon's Mac expertise is what interested Proxim. Picking up Farallon's product portfolio will also help Proxim push into the home and small business networking markets, the company said.

Farallon will exist as a division within Proxim, essentially becoming the parent company's small business and home networking operation. It will continue to develop its cross-platform HomeLINE phone-based networking system, wireless SkyLINE and Ethernet-based NetLINE product families. It will also work on bringing Proxim's Symphony wireless LAN product, currently a Wintel-only offering, to the Mac.

"Our intent is to leverage the Farallon development expertise to make Symphony a cross-platform solution, hopefully by the end of the year," Kurt Bauer, Proxim's VP of marketing told Mac-oriented Web site MacCentral.

Both companies view the acquisition as synergistic: Farallon provides the small business and home networking products that Proxim needs to break into this sector, while Proxim brings to Farallon a much boroader sales and marketing channel. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Ellison: Sparc M7 is Oracle's most important silicon EVER
'Acceleration engines' key to performance, security, Larry says
Oracle SHELLSHOCKER - data titan lists unpatchables
Database kingpin lists 32 products that can't be patched (yet) as GNU fixes second vuln
Lenovo to finish $2.1bn IBM x86 server gobble in October
A lighter snack than expected – but what's a few $100m between friends, eh?
Ello? ello? ello?: Facebook challenger in DDoS KNOCKOUT
Gets back up again after half an hour though
Troll hunter Rackspace turns Rotatable's bizarro patent to stone
News of the Weird: Screen-rotating technology declared unpatentable
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.