Thursday, July 28, 2011

CA Technologies Acquires Watchmouse for SaaS-based Monitoring

CA Technologies agreed to acquire privately-held Watchmouse B.V., which provides SaaS-based monitoring for cloud, mobile and traditional Web applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

WatchMouse uses a globally-distributed infrastructure of more than 60 monitoring stations in more than 40 countries. It replicates real-user transactions from these locations to provide rich, up-to-the-minute insight into application performance and availability.

"As companies extend more applications to their customers through the Web and smartphones, the performance of those applications is having a greater impact on revenue, customer loyalty and brand value," said David Dobson, executive vice president, CA Technologies. "By adding WatchMouse to our industry-leading portfolio of solutions for managing and monitoring IT, we are enabling these companies to better safeguard the performance of these customer-facing applications—so they can better safeguard the performance of their business."

CA said the WatchMouse solution will be sold as an add-on capability to the full-featured CA APM solution. Existing CA APM customers can further extend the value of the solution and gain even deeper visibility into end-to-end transaction performance, regardless of where their applications are running—in the data center, outside the firewall, in the cloud or from a MSP. For customer applications that do not require a comprehensive APM solution, WatchMouse provides a fast, easy and cost-effective way to understand the health, availability and end-user experience.

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