Software giant Oracle is set to acquire Talari Networks to add the expertise and infrastructure of Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology to its enterprise solutions bouquet.

Talari Networks, based in San Jose, has over 500 customers across 40 countries. The acquisition deal, that is expected to close by the end of 2018, will strengthen Oracle’s position in the SD-WAN market and allow the software provider to target a wider clientele.

“Together, Oracle and Talari will accelerate digital transformation and cloud adoption by providing companies with complete enterprise network solutions that ensure reliability and performance of real-time communications and mission-critical applications over any network,” Oracle said in a statement.

This addition is expected to complement Oracle Communications’ Session Border Controller (SBC) and network management infrastructure. It will also add high availability and Quality-of-Experience (QoE) connectivity and cloud application access across any IP network with the reliability and predictability of private networks.

“Talari’s proprietary Failsafe technology enhances the benefits of SD-WAN by adding greater reliability and predictability while maintaining security for site-to-site and site-to-cloud connectivity and application access over any IP network,” Oracle said.

Talari Networks was founded in 2007 and launched its initial beta product in early 2008. In over nine funding rounds, the creator of Failsafe SD-WAN, has raised a total of $53.5 million. The latest funding was on 10 July, 2017 from a Series-E round.

by Parnika Sokhi