Showing posts with label Fluke. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fluke. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

NetScout Acquires Danaher’s Communications Business

NetScout Systems completed its acquisition of Danaher Corporation’s Communications Business. The deal was valued at $2.3 billion and involved the issuance of 62.5 million shares of NetScout common stock at $36.89 per share to Danaher’s shareholders.

The acquisition includes Tektronix Communications, Arbor Networks and parts of the Fluke Networks businesses, all of which were owned by Danaher Corp.  The deal was first announced in October 2014.

Danaher’s Communications business generated revenue (unaudited) of approximately $836 million for the year ended December 31, 2013.

Danaher’s Communications business, which has over 2,000 employees worldwide, includes: 

Tektronix Communications, based in Plano, Texas, which provides a comprehensive set of assurance, intelligence and test solutions and services support for a range of architectures and applications such as LTE, HSPA, 3G, IMS, mobile broadband, VoIP, video and triple play. Also included are VSS Monitoring and Newfield Wireless.

Arbor Networks, based in Burlington, Massachusetts, which provides solutions that help secure the world’s largest enterprise and service provider networks from DDoS attacks and advanced threats.

Fluke Networks, based in Everett, Washington, which delivers network monitoring solutions that speed the deployment and improve the performance of networks and applications. The data cabling tools business and carrier service provider (CSP) tools business within Fluke Networks are not included this transaction.

“This acquisition represents an important milestone for NetScout that enhances our ability to drive value for customers, stockholders, employees and other stakeholders,” stated Anil Singhal, president and CEO.   “With a broader range of market-leading capabilities and technologies, as well as more extensive, global go-to-market and distribution resources, NetScout will be better positioned to capitalize on the many exciting opportunities we see to further expand our customer relationships around the world.  We welcome over 2,000 new colleagues to NetScout and collectively, we are looking forward to realizing the Company’s potential in the marketplace.”

NetScout also announced today that it has secured a new five-year, $800 million senior secured revolving credit facility that replaces its previous revolving credit facility of $250 million.

http://www.netscout.com

Danaher acquired Tektronix in 2007 for $1.1 billion.

Danaher acquired Arbor Networks in 2010.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fluke Realigns Product Strategy for "Borderless Enterprise"

Fluke Networks is pursuing a new strategy to align its product portfolio around the needs of the "Borderless Enterprise." The goal is to put organizations back in control of the performance of their entire IT landscape -- regardless of whether services are running on premise or in the cloud.  Fluke will provide powerful, easy-to-use tools to accomplish this end.

As part of this strategy, Fluke is introducing TruView Live, a new SaaS offering that extends enterprise-grade, real-time network activity and performance monitoring to also cover cloud applications.

"IT departments have traditionally focused on technology, service delivery and stability, while line-of-business leaders are eager to adopt solutions that enable rapid competitive advantage and winning more customers. These different perspectives can sometimes create tension between IT and business leaders, but they can all agree poor user experience has a cost -- whether it's lost customer relationships, decreased revenues or reduced employee productivity," said Arif Kareem, President of Fluke Networks. "Traditional IT has reached an inflection point where balancing technology and business outcomes is critical. With the growing influence of business units in selecting and bringing cloud-based services into the enterprise, IT leaders have to not only act as business partners, but also ensure Quality of Service for all applications. By taking accountability for improving user experience, IT can demonstrate a critical business benefit."

Fluke Networks' suite of products for identifying performance and user experience issues across devices, applications, locations and cloud providers:
  • Visual TruView -- a unified network and application performance monitoring appliance that helps IT quickly identify and solve issues across client, network, service and applications by incorporating five tools in one
  • OptiView XG -- a rugged, portable tablet for network engineers that combines wired and wireless network analysis to troubleshoot issues and assess network quality for VoIP/Video/UC deployments
  • OneTouch AT 10G Network Assistant -- an automated handheld tester for network technicians that troubleshoots 10-Gigabit data centers and validates connectivity, service availability and path performance
  • AirMagnet -- A comprehensive suite of products that address wireless network design, analysis and security, including intrusion prevention, wireless health assessment and remote troubleshooting
  • TruView Live (new) -- a SaaS offering that delivers enterprise-grade cloud application monitoring in real time to ensure service availability and performance
http://www.flukenetworks.com/

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