MEDIA ALERT: Qosmos View on Acquisitions of NetWitness and ipoque: Network Intelligence Technology is Becoming Crucial
Recent M&A activity an important validation of the impact of Network Intelligence technology in the enterprise and telecom space
Paris, France (PRWEB) May 27, 2011
Qosmos (http://www.qosmos.com), the leading provider of Network Intelligence (NI) technology, finds the recent acquisitions of NetWitness by EMC and ipoque by Rohde & Schwarz to be an important validation of the impact of Network Intelligence (NI) technology in the enterprise and telecom space.
Last month, EMC acquired NetWitness. Netwitness is a leading network security analysis vendor who has been using DPI inside their solutions. This week, Rohde & Schwarz announced its intended acquisition of ipoque, a German-based Internet traffic management and monitoring specialist. Both acquired companies utilize Network Intelligence technology to provide visibility into network traffic, enabling their clients’ solutions to identify, query and extract data specific to the needs of a variety of applications, from cyber security to network optimization to policy management.
EMC’s strategy is to strengthen RSA’s enVision SIEM offering with an additional source of real-time network understanding which translates into more advanced analysis. This confirms the need for real-time NI for cyber security applications, and it is Qosmos’ contention that it could lead to further M&A in the sector, with SIEM vendors such as Arcsight, Q1 Labs, LogLogic, CA, and others taking a closer look at DPI and NI technology to enhance their products.
ipoque’s main business focus is on vertical solutions such as the PRX Traffic Manager that includes DPI inside; they also supply their Protocol and Application Decoding Engine (PADE) to vendors in an OEM model. The acquisition by Rohde & Schwarz may change the strategic evolution of the ipoque product portfolio, with a potentially increased focus on QoS solutions or changes in the OEM sales approach.
“We see these developments as indicative of the crucial importance of Network Intelligence technology,” said Thibaut Bechetoille, CEO of Qosmos. “I think we will soon see more consolidation because the key value of this technology ““ its ability to deliver real-time visibility and understanding of network traffic ““ will become an important differentiator among vendors. These are interesting developments ““ stay tuned.”
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