NetScout Systems to acquire Network General

November 14th, 2007 - 2:02 am ICT by admin  
The acquisition, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed by early November.

Network General employees will become NetScout employees, and the newly combined entity will be headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts.

The combined company will have a larger and more diversified customer base supported by a larger sales force and a planned doubling of R and D spending.

Faster revenue growth is expected to be achieved through a broader, integrated product portfolio which will provide customers greater efficiency and value.

The acquisition furthers NetScout’s vision of providing superior network-based application performance management.

The new, extended portfolio will directly benefit both customer sets by increasing the value of the NetScout solutions available to them while protecting their existing investments.

NetScout customers will benefit from the addition of best-of-breed expert packet analysis and data mining, and Network General customers will benefit from best-of-breed real-time monitoring and rapid top-down troubleshooting.

The acquisition will accelerate NetScout’s recently announced entry into the Wireless Service Provider segment.

This segment is currently dominated by several large competitors, whose solutions have relied on deep packet analysis versus NetScout’s superior real time monitoring and reporting.

With the addition of Network General’s leading technology, NetScout will be able to offer the best solution across a broad spectrum of performance monitoring and troubleshooting requirements. (ANI)

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