Thursday, December 1, 2005

Fluke to Acquire Visual Networks

Fluke Electronics agreed to acquire Visual Networks in a deal valued at approximately $75 million ($1.83 per share).

Visual Networks, which is based in Rockville, Maryland, supplies a range of enterprise network and application performance management solutions. Its flagship product, Visual UpTime Select, provides in-depth, real-time and historical information that enables organizations to intelligently manage application and network performance and availability across the entire enterprise. Over the past year, the product has evolved from a WAN-based focus to a full application and network performance management solution with software modules that auto-discover applications and obtain end-to-end performance data for those applications. The company has also released a suite of Ethernet appliances and VoIP software solutions. Visual Networks had revenues of $52 million in 2004.

Fluke Networks provides testing, monitoring and analysis of enterprise and telecommunications networks and the installation and certification of the fiber and copper foundation of those networks. The company is a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation.

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