CA to acquire NetQoS for US$200m

 

Software giant adds to IT and systems management portfolio.

Software giant CA has announced a definitive agreement to acquire network performance management vendor NetQoS for US$200m (AU$232m).

CA products and technology group executive vice president Ajei Gopal said that NetQoS adds network flow monitoring, unified communications management and response time analytic network solutions to CA's service assurance and delivery platform.

"With NetQoS, CA will further strengthen its ability to help enterprise IT organisations and service providers deliver cost-effective IT and business services,” she said.

NetQoS chief executive Joel Trammell said that customers would benefit from CA’s development capabilities, salesforce and global customer support infrastructure.

CA hopes to integrate its CA eHealth Network Performance Manager, and Spectrum Infrastructure Manager with the NetQoS Performance Centre, and link transaction views of the infrastructure, to both its Wily Application Performance Management package and the NetQoS Performance Centre.

"A 360-degree view of applications will provide customers with both an outside-in and inside-out perspective of their business and IT services," said CA in a company statement.

When the takeover closes, Trammell will join CA as senior vice president and general manager, and NetQoS chief technology officer Cathy Fulton will become CA senior vice president for software engineering.

NetQoS will operate as an independent entity within CA’s Infrastructure Management and Automation business unit initially reporting to Gopal. CA anticipates no job losses.

CA hopes the takeover will complete by the end of the year pending regulatory approvals.

itweek.co.uk @ 2010 Incisive Media


CA to acquire NetQoS for US$200m
 
 
 
Top Stories
Coalition's NBN cost-benefit study finds in favour of MTM
FTTP costs too much, would take too long.
 
Telcos finally briefed on data retention details
Update: AGD offers list of data to be stored.
 
Qld Health hires short-term CIO, CTO
Ray Brown leaves after five years at IT helm.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Which is the most prevalent cyber attack method your organisation faces?




   |   View results
Phishing and social engineering
  67%
 
Advanced persistent threats
  3%
 
Unpatched or unsupported software vulnerabilities
  12%
 
Denial of service attacks
  7%
 
Insider threats
  12%
TOTAL VOTES: 561

Vote