Net Optics Acquires APAC Distributor, Network Analytics Vendor

Network monitoring specialist Net Optics this week confirmed it had acquired Triplelayer, its key distributor in the Asia Pacific region, as well as nMetrics, a Triplelayer sister company and provider of network and application analysis software. The acquisition will broaden Net Optics' product portfolio to offer integrated analytics to its monitoring and management appliances.

Net Optics had a busy 2011 expanding its portfolio, including new products such as AppTap, an integrated network monitoring, application monitoring and session monitoring appliance, and Phantom, monitoring software to provide visibility on traffic between virtual machines and in virtual servers on hypervisor stacks.

AppTap will be the first commercially released product to leverage the nMetrics tools within a Net Optics offering -- in other words, Net Optics will now be able to provide applications performance monitoring natively and provide diagnostics in various areas such as security and network performance, according to the company.

Triplelayer, based in Australia, has been the primary distributor of Net Optics products in the APAC region for the past two years. Net Optics brought on board Triplelayer's staff in the acquisition, including founders David Britt and Steven Urquhart, who, respectively, now lead product design, innovation and code for Net Optics' APM products and head up Net Optics sales across the APAC region.

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"The acquisition of Triplelayer proves that private companies can expand significantly and challenge the current innovations, cost, margins and ROI of big public companies," Eldad Matityahu, Net Optics' founder and board chairman, said in a statement. "We were looking for an innovative, proven solution that provides customers with a game-changing technology, as well as a company and a team that shares our values, strategy and vision. This was that technology and team."

Financial terms of the deal were not provided.

Founded in 1996, Net Optics now has about 7,500 enterprise custom ers, including AT&T, Google, eBay and Oracle, as well as an expanding channel program that leverages VAR and OEM relationships.