Breaking News—CA to Acquire NetQoS, Network Performance Vendor

IT management software company CA, Inc. today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held NetQoS Inc., a provider of network performance management and service delivery solutions, for $200 million.

NetQoS' solutions will extend CA's capabilities in network and systems management, application performance management, and cloud management, CA says. "With the addition of the NetQoS network flow monitoring, unified communications management, and response time analytic network solutions, CA will further strengthen its ability to help enterprise IT organizations and service providers deliver reliable, flexible and cost-effective IT and business services," says Ajei Gopal, executive vice president of CA's Products and Technology Group.

The combination of CA eHealth Network Performance Manager, CA Spectrum Infrastructure Manager and the NetQoS Performance Center will give CIOs and network engineers and operations managers better visibility and control of critical services in their physical and virtual network and systems environments.

In addition, by linking transaction views to the infrastructure, CA Wily Application Performance Management and the NetQoS Performance Center will enable a new level of quality of experience, in which the infrastructure is application-aware. This 360-degree view of applications will provide customers both an outside-in and inside-out perspective of their business and IT services, something no other single vendor can provide.

CA's acquisition of NetQoS also builds on the assets CA acquired from Cassatt earlier this year, as well as CA's organically developed CA Spectrum Automation Manager for dynamic performance-based automation of physical, virtual and cloud computing environments.

Founded 10 years ago, NetQoS has more than 1,000 active customers worldwide, including many in the Fortune 100. With annual revenue of $56 million in 2008, NetQoS' revenues have experienced a 58 percent CAGR over the past five fiscal years. Initially, NetQoS will operate as an independent entity within CA's Infrastructure Management and Automation business unit. It is anticipated that a majority of NetQoS' 250 employees will remain with CA. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of the calendar year, pending regulatory approvals.

For more information, visit the CA website.