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Ixia to acquire Net Optics, Inc.

Ixia to acquire Net Optics, Inc. 

Ixia offers total application and network visibility solutions that provide companies with real-time network intelligence. With the combination of Ixia and Net Optics, businesses can deploy a network that’s designed for speed, scalability and security. Additionally, Ixia will be able to offer visibility solutions that optimize network performance across the physical, virtual and private cloud environments. 

“The combined Ixia and Net Optics technology and capabilities will create a very compelling value proposition for enterprises and service providers around the world,” said Eldad Matityahu, Net Optics founder and chairman. “Ixia will offer visibility solutions that will address the full network, and I am very excited about the opportunities that the acquisition will create for our customers, partners and employees.”

With the acquisition, Ixia will integrate Net Optics’ active monitoring capabilities with their patented inline and bypass technologies. The combined offerings will provide more visibility and active monitoring of businesses’ global networks.

“Next-generation cloud providers, mobility operators and enterprises demand more visibility into their global networks in order to maintain quality of service across virtualization, application and service delivery,” said Errol Ginsberg, Ixia chairman and acting CEO. “The acquisition of Net Optics solidifies our position as a market leader with a comprehensive product offering including network packet brokers, comprehensive physical and virtual taps and application aware capabilities. Additionally, the acquisition strengthens our service provider customer base, increases our footprint in the enterprise, and broadens our sales channel and partner programs.”

The transaction is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2013, and is subject to customary closing conditions and approvals.

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