Thursday, April 26, 2012

Acme Packet acquires IPTEGO for Networking Monitoring Tools

Acme Packet has acquired privately held IPTEGO GmbH, an IP communications network management software company, for approximately $21 million in cash.

IPTEGO, which is based in Berlin, Germany, specializes in software for real-time, end-to-end communications network intelligence, voice and video operations monitoring, customer experience management and fraud prevention and detection. Specifically, its Palladion software optimizes next-generation IP communications networks, enabling troubleshooting down to the individual session level. The company claims more than 80 customers globally and it has 28 employees.

Acme Packet said the integration of its session delivery network solutions with IPTEGO’s real-time intelligence engine will enable network wide visibility into multi-vendor IP communications networks.

"Both enterprise and service provider customers are looking for ways to optimize their IP communications networks – not only to reduce cost and complexity, but also to better deploy new value-adding applications and services," said Andy Ory, Acme Packet’s president and chief executive officer. "The addition of IPTEGO’s software to the Acme Packet portfolio enables us to help customers get the most out of their IP communications networks with unique, real-time management capabilities."