Thursday, April 7, 2005

Micromuse to Acquire Quallaby for Fault Management

Micromuse agreed to acquire Quallaby, a privately-held software company based in Lowell, Massachusetts, for $33 million in cash.

Quallaby supplies network performance management and service level reporting software for service providers. Micromuse's Netcool software suite provides realtime end-to-end network visibility and troubleshooting for enterprise and service providers.

Micromuse said the acquisition would advance its ability to manage converged IP services through an integrated console that combines Micromuse's Netcool realtime fault management technology with Quallaby's ultra-scalable PROVISO performance management software.

Micromuse and Quallaby have been alliance partners for several years. Both companies also partner with leading companies such as Alcatel, Cisco, Sun Microsystems, Juniper Networks, and Tecsidel.

Micromuse and Quallaby already are integrated within several large service provider networks, including those of BT, France Telecom, Telefonica, Neuf Telecom, Telia Sonera, Completel, and Telecom New Zealand.