Secure, AI-driven networks provider, Juniper Networks, announced its intent to acquire a programmable, software-based active test and service assurance platform suitable for fixed and mobile networks, Netrounds. Juniper stated that Netrounds will enhance the company’s automated WAN solutions to further simplify operations. The proposed acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter, subject to customary closing conditions.
Active testing and monitoring
Netrounds provides assurance of the quality of service experience, thus it bridges the missing link between services and networks. Netrounds uniquely enables active testing and monitoring that’s orchestrated directly into software-defined virtual services. Mats Nordlund, CEO and Co-Founder of Netrounds said,
“Today, end-users are often the first to discover service quality problems, as traditional assurance solutions primarily focus on passive device health instead of service quality. Combined with Juniper Networks’ sophisticated network automation solutions, service and cloud providers are now able to rapidly deliver software-defined network services with guaranteed end-to-end service quality. For our customers, this is a key success factor when rolling out solutions in dynamic environments built on 5G network slicing, Kubernetes, SD-WAN and hybrid-cloud. We are thrilled to be joining Juniper to provide higher levels of automated assurance to complex networks.”