In a move that sees it entering a new market segment of security, Rohde & Schwarz has acquired ipoque GmbH (Leipzig, Germany) a provider of software solutions that effectively detect, monitor and optimize network applications.
Founded in 2005, ipoque focuses on bandwidth management and network monitoring, especially for critical and hard-to-detect protocols. This includes voice over IP (VoIP), peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing and media streaming. The two companies will expand the radiomonitoring and radiolocation business which primarily develops products and systems for frequency management as well as for internal and external security.
Peter Riedel, Head of the Radiomonitoring and Radiolocation Division and member of Corporate Management at Rohde & Schwarz, said “For a long time now, we have been planning to enter the Internet traffic management market. Rohde & Schwarz expects to gain an enormous potential for growth from this new segment. In acquiring ipoque, we have found a partner whose innovative and globally leading core technology – deep packet inspection (DPI) – blends in excellently with the portfolio of a high-tech company such as Rohde & Schwarz.
ipoque GmbH will operate under the name “ipoque – a Rohde & Schwarz company” and the company says it plans to expand and the current headcount of 72 employees in Leipzig, will be considerably increased.
ipoque’s PRX Traffic Manager allows network operators and Internet service providers to effectively monitor, shape, optimize, limit and control the resource consumption of network applications on a per-subscriber basis. The integrated quality-of-service (QoS) functionality allows prioritization and optimization of network traffic to ensure the highest subscriber satisfaction and effective protection of the operator's infrastructure at the same time.