[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

F5 Networks has agreed to acquire LineRate Systems, a developer of software defined networking (SDN) services. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Through this acquisition, F5 gains access to LineRate’s layer 7+ networking services technology, intellectual property, and engineering talent.

LineRate Systems, based near Boulder, Colorado, provides software that offers layer 7+ network services. LineRate’s software defined solution is an early-stage product, which will become a part of F5’s broad range of development initiatives focused on software defined data centers.