Tektronix Communications Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Arbor Networks
Expands Suite of Network Intelligence Solutions to offer best-in-class network security for converged carrier networks and next-generation data centers
August 9, 2010 - Plano, Texas - Tektronix Communications, a leading worldwide provider of Communications Test and Network Intelligence Solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arbor Networks, a leading provider of network security and management solutions for converged carrier networks and next-generation data centers. The acquisition is expected to close in September. The terms of the acquisition are not disclosed.
Arbor Networks, headquartered in Chelmsford, Mass., provides mobile and fixed-line operators, cable and DSL providers, ISPs and other cloud-based infrastructure and service providers with industry leading solutions for the detection and mitigation of network security threats. The company’s products include Arbor Peakflow, the industry’s first carrier-class Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) prevention platform, which is the de facto standard for IP flow-based network security and analysis, and the Arbor eSeries platforms for broadband service optimization.
"Arbor Networks is ideally positioned to continue on its growth path by protecting the availability of networks and services around the world as the size, complexity and frequency of network security threats continues to grow," said Rich McBee, Danaher Group Executive. "Arbor Networks expands our portfolio of leading companies in the communications and enterprise markets. The addition of their superior solutions allows us to offer our fixed-line, mobile, converged/IP and enterprise customers solutions to deploy, measure, monitor and secure their networks."
Network security threats are evolving, moving from volumetric-based attacks to more sophisticated application attacks targeted at specific services, including Domain Name System (DNS) and cloud-based infrastructure. Arbor Networks’ solutions address these challenges with a best-in-class offering for the detection and mitigation of network security threats that impact networks worldwide, causing significant lost revenue and associated collateral damage.
"This is a great fit for Arbor Networks employees and our customers. Tektronix Communications has significant presence in the global carrier market, a worldwide support infrastructure and a strong financial position. This should help Arbor accelerate the delivery of infrastructure security solutions that are critical to the success of converged carrier network operators and next-generation data centers," said Colin Doherty, chief executive officer, Arbor Networks. "Arbor further strengthens Tektronix Communications with the ability to offer their customers best-in-class network IP software security and management solutions, along with differentiated, revenue-generating managed security services."
About Tektronix Communications
Tektronix Communications provides network operators and equipment manufacturers around the world an unparalleled suite of network diagnostics and management solutions for fixed, mobile, IP and converged multi-service networks. This comprehensive set of solutions support a range of architectures and applications such as LTE, fixed mobile convergence, IMS, broadband wireless access, WiMAX, VoIP and triple play, including IPTV. Tektronix Communications is headquartered in Plano, Texas. Learn more about the company’s test, measurement and network monitoring solutions by visiting www.tektronixcommunications.com.
About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks' is a leading provider of security and network management solutions for global business networks, including more than 70 percent of the world’s Internet service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. Arbor’s secure service control solutions give customers a single, unified view into their networks’ performance, helping them to quickly detect anomalous behavior, mitigate threats and enforce policy. This translates into actionable business intelligence to generate new forms of revenue and to maintain a competitive advantage.
Arbor also maintains ATLAS – a unique collaborative effort with 100+ service providers across the globe sharing real-time security, traffic and routing information. No other entity today has both aggregated this much real-time information about what is happening across the Internet and developed the means for cross-provider collaboration that informs numerous business decisions. For technical insight into the latest security threats and Internet traffic trends, please visit www.arbornetworks.com.