Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

November 23, 2011

NetScout Buys Simena

NetScout Systems Inc. this week revealed it has acquired Simena (News - Alert) LLC. The value of the deal was not disclosed.

A leader in unified service delivery management, NetScout Systems offers end-to-end network and application assurance solutions that enable IT staff to predict, preempt and resolve network and service delivery problems. Its solutions, which include NetScout (News - Alert) nGenius and Sniffer, also facilitate network infrastructure optimization and capacity planning.

Simena is known for its low-latency IP packet flow-based network monitoring switching technology. That enables enterprises and services providers to manage and analyze network traffic for data, voice, video, and cybersecurity deployments.

“NetScout now enables customers to simplify, consolidate and improve scale for their network monitoring architectures,” Steven Shalita (News - Alert), vice president of marketing at NetScout Systems, tells TMCnet. “These companies can now look to a single vendor to provide them a complete monitoring solution from the physical network link aggregation, to the highly scalable and comprehensive visualization and reporting for managing application and network performance and the user experience for business services and unified communicationsenvironments.”

Shalita says NetScout “has worked with virtually all of the vendors in this market asnetwork monitoring switches have been used by our customers for architectingtheir network-based monitoring strategy.

“As we looked to acquire the best, highest performance and most flexible technology, we found that Simena technology was closely aligned to our goals,” he continues. “In addition, the Simena technology delivers ultra-low latency and scalable performance, and given our top-tier target customer base of enterprise, financial services and service provider customers, we needed technology that would meet the high demands of these companies.”

The Simena deal brings NetScout’s acquisition count to six over the lifetime of its 27-year history. One of NetScout’s most important M&A moves in the past was its acquisition of Network General (News - Alert), which combined the two largest performance management vendors into a single company. 

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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