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Fluke Networks acquires former Viola assets


September 6, 2008
By Alyssa Dalton

Fluke Networks has acquired the intellectual property of Viola Networks, including the technologies underpinning the NetAlly product line. The purchase of Viola’s technologies and source code will enable Fluke Networks to extend its product lines further into VoIP analysis, says Fluke. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“Our
prior integrations of the NetFlow Tracker and Visual UpTime product
lines, the recent release of Visual Performance Manager 4.0, the
addition of key senior management—and now the purchase of NetAlly—all
combine to give our Performance Management business the strength in
people and product our customers require,” said Paul Caragher,
president, Fluke Networks.




The
newly acquired assets will enable Fluke Networks to provide VoIP
pre-assessment capability via cost-effective software agents, deliver
advanced active network performance assessment and monitor VoIP
infrastructures through call manager visibility.




Fluke
Networks intends to rebrand and integrate elements of NetAlly into new
products containing these capabilities as well as create extensions to
existing Fluke Networks lines.