Extends Session Delivery Networking Portfolio to Include Best-of-Breed Multi-Vendor Communications Network Management and Fraud Prevention Solutions
EDFORD, MA–(Marketwire – Apr 26, 2012) – Acme Packet, the leader in session delivery networks, announced today that it has acquired privately held IPTEGO GmbH, an IP communications network management software company, for approximately $21 million in cash. Based in Berlin, Germany, IPTEGO is a rapidly growing provider of software solutions that offer real-time, end-to-end communications network intelligence, voice and video operations monitoring, customer experience management and fraud prevention and detection.
- The integration of Acme Packet session delivery network solutions with IPTEGO’s real-time intelligence engine will enable customers to move beyond individual element management and give them real-time, network wide visibility into their multi-vendor IP communications networks.
- With more than 80 customers globally, market leading technology, and a compelling vision of the future of real-time IP communications, IPTEGO has been recognized as an innovator in delivering network optimization and fraud detection solutions.
- IPTEGO’s Palladion software optimizes next-generation IP communications networks, enabling customers to rapidly troubleshoot customer experience issues down to the individual session level, proactively identify and isolate communications network faults and events, and detect and prevent fraudulent activities in the network.
- Acme Packet expects to incorporate the Palladion software suite into its product portfolio and will offer it to service provider and enterprise customers through existing IPTEGO and Acme Packet channel partners as well as through direct sales.
“Both enterprise and service provider customers are looking for ways to optimize their IP communications networks — not only to reduce cost and complexity, but also to better deploy new value-adding applications and services,” said Andy Ory, Acme Packet’s president and chief executive officer. “The addition of IPTEGO’s software to the Acme Packet portfolio enables us to help customers get the most out of their IP communications networks with unique, real-time management capabilities.