Tektronix Communications acquires Arbor Networks

Tektronix Communications has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arbor Networks. The acquisition is expected to close in September and the terms of the acquisition are not disclosed.

Arbor Networks provides mobile and fixed-line operators, cable and DSL providers, ISPs and other cloud-based infrastructure and service providers with solutions for the detection and mitigation of network security threats. The company’s products include Arbor Peakflow, the industry’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) prevention platform.

Network security threats are evolving, moving from volumetric-based attacks to more sophisticated application attacks targeted at specific services, including DNS and cloud-based infrastructure. Arbor Networks’ solutions address these challenges with an 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, CEO of 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.”

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