CA Technologies to Acquire Watchmouse B.V.

CA Technologies has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Watchmouse B.V. (WatchMouse), a provider of SaaS-based monitoring for cloud, mobile and traditional web applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"As companies extend more applications to their customers through the web and smartphones, the performance of those applications is having a greater impact on revenue, customer loyalty and brand value," says David Dobson, executive vice president, CA Technologies. "By adding WatchMouse to our industry-leading portfolio of solutions for managing and monitoring IT, we are enabling these companies to better safeguard the performance of these customer-facing applications-so they can better safeguard the performance of their business."

WatchMouse solutions utilize a globally-distributed infrastructure of more than 60 monitoring stations in more than 40 countries, replicating real-user transactions from these locations to provide, up-to-the-minute insight into application performance and availability.

With WatchMouse technology, customers of both CA Technologies Service Assurance and Nimsoft, which provides integrated IT management solutions, will gain the ability to:

  • Proactively manage the end-user experience around the world;
  • Quickly identify and resolve application performance issues; and,
  • Keep cloud vendors accountable for their service level agreements (SLAs).

CA completed its acquisition of Nimsoft, a provider of IT performance and availability monitoring solutions for emerging enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs) - in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $350 million, in March, 2010.Nimsoft Unified Manager helps organizations monitor and manage IT services in increasingly complex business environments-delivered as a SaaS solution or enabled on premises.

The WatchMouse solution will be sold as a standalone capability to Nimsoft Monitor, giving customers a flexible and cost-effective way to monitor cloud and traditional applications from outside the firewall.  WatchMouse also extends Nimsoft Monitor by providing deeper dive, root cause analysis for optimizing slow-performing web sites.