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Fluke Networks acquiring AirMagnet


August 13, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

August 13, 2009

Fluke Networks is acquiring AirMagnet, a player in performance, security and compliance solutions for wireless LANs. The acquisition of AirMagnet is expected to create a global leader in the fast-growing area of Wi-Fi testing, says Fluke, and further strengthen its worldwide presence in test and analysis for networks—regardless of media type.

Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., AirMagnet’s products allow enterprise IT
organizations to ensure the availability, performance, security and
compliance of wireless LAN infrastructure. The company’s products
include AirMagnet Enterprise (a WLAN security and performance
management solution); AirMagnet Wi-Fi Analyzer (a WiFi troubleshooting
tool); as well as AirMagnet Survey, AirMagnet Spectrum Analyzer,
AirMagnet Planner and AirMedic.

“Together, we expect that the solutions from Fluke Networks and
AirMagnet will provide the end-to-end network visibility network
engineers need and the actionable information required to deploy,
secure, manage, analyze and troubleshoot their networks, independent of
media type,” said David Coffin, president of Fluke Networks.
“AirMagnet’s products are a fit with Fluke Networks’ philosophy of
delivering Network SuperVision.”

Wireless LANs are growing rapidly as a favored network access method
for mobility and are increasingly enabling mission-critical
applications, says Fluke Networks. For network support teams, these
technologies raise new challenges to delivering superior operating
service. Together, Fluke Networks and AirMagnet expect to provide
customers with the comprehensive visibility required to ensure their
network infrastructures are secure, compliant and performing optimally.

“Fluke Networks is a top innovator and recognized leader in Ethernet
LAN analysis and their solutions are known worldwide for delivering
deep insight into LAN performance, security and optimization,” said
Dean T. Au, president of AirMagnet. “The power of a combined Fluke
Networks and AirMagnet should help us fulfil more quickly the growth
opportunities and product and technology roadmaps to better serve our
customers’ evolving needs.”

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the deal is expected to close in the coming weeks.

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CLICK HERE for AirMagnet Inc.