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Pulse Secure, LLC completes acquisition of the virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) Business from Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.


August 1, 2017



  • Acquisition will further strengthen Pulse Secure’s leadership position in Secure Access Solutions by adding a virtual ADC portfolio with software and virtualization capabilities supporting hybrid IT and Cloud deployments
  • Pulse Secure forms new vADC business unit to be led by industry veteran Marion Smith
  • Existing and new vADC customers to enjoy expanded support and R&D coverage

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pulse Secure, LLC ("Pulse Secure"), a leading provider of secure access solutions to both enterprises and service providers, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of assets associated with the Virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) product family from Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. ("Brocade"). 

The transaction includes a leased research and development facility in Cambridge, UK and associated customer support and maintenance contracts. The acquisition adds significant new capabilities to the Pulse Secure Access Platform offering a complete end-to-end Secure Access solution designed to reduce cost and complexity, increase security, and delight users.

“This acquisition is not only about adding great products to our Secure Access platform, it’s about gaining an outstanding team who are seasoned in the vADC industry,” said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, CEO of Pulse Secure. "Combining the vADC group with our existing Pulse team, we are truly a force to be reckoned with when it comes to Secure Access solutions for people, devices, things and services.”

Originally created as the world’s first fully virtualised application delivery controller, the Brocade vADC solution has become one of the most advanced virtual application delivery controllers in the market today. The solution can be quickly and easily provisioned either on premise, in a private/public cloud, or even through cloud service marketplaces such as AWS, Google, and Azure.  The Brocade vADC offering is recognized within the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers and is used by many organizations worldwide.

Joining the Pulse Secure team as VP and General Manager of the vADC business unit, Marion Smith said, “Today, the vADC team starts to write a new chapter in the life of a product we love. This is the next big step in the exciting journey of building the best vADC on the market.  We are now settling in to our new home at Pulse Secure and look forward to the new opportunities that vADC combined with the Pulse Secure portfolio will bring.”

Pulse Secure has hired a number of Brocade employees associated with the vADC business who will be working closely together with Pulse Secure to ensure uninterrupted support for existing vADC customers.

To learn more about Pulse Secure’s vADC solutions, visit http://www.pulsesecure.net/vadc

For existing customers and partners, visit https://www.pulsesecure.net/vadc/transition

About Pulse Secure

Pulse Secure, LLC is a leading provider of secure access solutions to both enterprises and service providers.  Enterprises from every vertical and of all sizes utilize the company’s virtual private network (VPN), network access control (NAC), virtual application delivery controller and mobile security products to enable end-user mobility securely and seamlessly in their organizations. Pulse Secure was formed in 2014 from Juniper Networks’ Junos Pulse business.  Pulse Secure’s mission is to deliver secure access solutions for people, devices, things, and services. www.pulsesecure.net 

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Pulse Secure Media Contact:

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