Monday, April 7, 2014

EXFO Acquires ByteSphere for Net Monitoring Software

EXFO has acquired the assets of ByteSphere, a privately held software company specializing in global IT management and network monitoring solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

EXFO said the merger extends its capabilities in network performance management for infrastructure monitoring through highly scalable device and network element polling.  ByteSphere's solutions feature advanced patented techniques for infrastructure performance management, including network element polling and fault management. ByteSphere's products and tools are used by some of the world's largest tier-1 network operators and Fortune Global 500 companies.

Taken together with its own BrixWorx line of service assurance solutions, EXFO said its newly enhances capabilities provides real-time correlation between network element performance metrics and probe-based service performance metrics, positioning EXFO to drive the value of this raw data into correlated and actionable events for customers through advanced analytics and visualization.

"EXFO is thrilled with the acquisition of ByteSphere's assets as it is very synergistic with our total solutions offering in service assurance and network performance management, especially in critical areas like small cells, wireless backhaul and metro Ethernet," said Germain Lamonde, EXFO's Chairman, President and CEO. "ByteSphere's leading-edge technology adds expanded network visibility to EXFO's highly acclaimed active IP/Ethernet service assurance solutions, which will allow customers to dramatically streamline network operations and improve overall network quality."