CA Technologies to Acquire Watchmouse B.V.
July 29, 2011
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CA Technologies announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Watchmouse B.V. (WatchMouse), an innovator in SaaS-based monitoring for cloud, mobile and traditional Web applications.

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

With WatchMouse technology, customers of both CA Technologies Service Assurance and Nimsoft will gain the ability to:

• Proactively manage the end-user experience around the world

• Quickly identify and resolve application performance issues

• Keep cloud vendors accountable for their service level agreements (SLAs)

Delivered as a SaaS model, WatchMouse solutions provide these high-value capabilities in an easy-to-use format that doesn’t require customers to install or manage software. WatchMouse is a 100 percent subscription-based service requiring no upfront payment and no long-term commitments. It also enables customers to get up and running quickly.

WatchMouse will bolster CA Technologies CA Application Performance Management (APM) solution, giving large enterprise customers comprehensive and flexible options to manage their applications within a single solution set. WatchMouse will augment the Nimsoft IT Management-as-a-Service strategy by enabling customers to quickly and easily monitor response times for different types of business services—from the cloud to the data center.

The WatchMouse solution will be sold as an add-on capability to the full-featured CA APM solution. Existing CA APM customers can further extend the value of the solution and gain even deeper visibility into end-to-end transaction performance, regardless of where their applications are running—in the data center, outside the firewall, in the cloud or from a MSP. For customer applications that do not require a comprehensive APM solution, WatchMouse provides a fast, easy and cost-effective way to understand the health, availability and end-user experience.

The WatchMouse solution will also 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. With the addition of WatchMouse, customers will have the ability to monitor and validate that their Internet-facing applications are performing at optimal levels for users around the world. WatchMouse also extends Nimsoft Monitor by providing deeper dive, root cause analysis for optimizing slow-performing Web sites.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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