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Broadcom Software Announces Intent
to Acquire AppNeta

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On December 7, Broadcom announced its intent to acquire privately held AppNeta Inc. headquartered in Boston, MA. AppNeta’s SaaS-based solutions provide enterprise IT teams with precise, end-to-end visibility into network performance from the end-user’s point of view.

Combined with DX NetOps by Broadcom Software, AppNeta monitoring capabilities will help enterprises and service providers to more efficiently diagnose and improve network performance for end-users, independent of what network they use to access applications.

 

 

Network Observability Anywhere

Together, Broadcom Software and AppNeta enable comprehensive modern network monitoring in order to deliver a superior digital experience to our customers, anywhere.

Broadcom to Acquire AppNeta - Gaining High-Impact Experience Measurement, Cloud Delivery, and Network Intelligence

- Mark Leary, Research Director, Network Analytics & Automation, IDC

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"This integration will deliver an industry-leading set of solutions for end-to-end network performance management and digital experience management."

--Shamus McGillicuddy, VP of Research, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)

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Serge Lucio, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom Enterprise Software Division (ESD)

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Tim Diep, Head of Network Operations Software Business at Broadcom Software

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See more from Sudip Datta, Head of AIOps & Observability

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Got Questions?

See below for answers to some of the common questions you might have about this announcement:

What is the announcement?

Broadcom announced its intent to acquire privately held AppNeta Inc., a leading SaaS-based network performance monitoring solution for the distributed enterprise, providing IT teams with precise, end-to-end visibility into network performance from the end-user’s point of view, independent of what network they use to access applications.

What do I stand to gain from the deal? What are the benefits to me?

DX NetOps is a market leader in network performance monitoring and observability.

AppNeta complements Broadcom’s DX NetOps solution, which is used by enterprises and cloud service providers to analyze and optimize the performance of traditional and software-defined architectures and across internet infrastructures.

AppNeta has a dedicated solution to be able to deliver visibility into the end-user experience of network performance. With AppNeta’s SaaS-based solution, IT and Network Ops teams at large, distributed enterprises can quickly pinpoint issues that affect network and business-critical cloud application performance, regardless of where they occur.
The acquisition strengthens your current DX NetOps network monitoring solution by adding operational visibility into internet blind spots for the work from home/anywhere experience, SaaS, and Cloud-based application experiences.

Who do I call if I have a question or concern about the transaction?

If you have any further questions, please contact your sales representative. They are here to help make this transition as smooth as possible.

Can I purchase an AppNeta license through Broadcom?

Both companies will continue to operate independently until the closing of the transaction. After the closing, customers will be able to purchase licenses from Broadcom Software. If you have further questions, please reach out to your sales representative.

What is Broadcom’s commitment to supporting the development of AppNeta?

Broadcom Software is committed to the development investment of AppNeta. Broadcom has a long and rich history of investing in engineering innovations.

What is Broadcom’s commitment to supporting the integration between AppNeta and DX NetOps?

DX NetOps has a successful history of integrating and supporting the latest 3rd-party technologies that span traditional and modern architectures. Broadcom Software is committed to developing tight integrations with AppNeta and evolving its unified network performance monitoring to include user experience.

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SAN JOSE, Calif., December 7, 2021—Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) today announced its intent to acquire privately held AppNeta Inc. headquartered in Boston, MA. AppNeta is a leading SaaS-based network performance monitoring solution for the distributed enterprise, providing IT teams with precise, end-to-end visibility into network performance from the end user’s point of view, independent of what network they use to access applications.

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NEWS RELEASE

Broadcom Acquires AppNeta to Bolster Network Performance Monitoring Across Internet and Hybrid Cloud-based Applications

Combination of DX NetOps by Broadcom Software and AppNeta provides IT teams with precise, end-to-end visibility into network performance from the end-user’s perspective

SAN JOSE, Calif., December 7, 2021—Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) today announced its intent to acquire privately held AppNeta Inc. headquartered in Boston, MA. AppNeta is a leading SaaS-based network performance monitoring solution for the distributed enterprise, providing IT teams with precise, end-to-end visibility into network performance from the end user’s point of view, independent of what network they use to access applications.

Enterprises have rapidly turned to SaaS adoption, Cloud migration, and other Internet-first strategies in order to meet ever-evolving business demands. These technological shifts have brought increased agility to large enterprises, but they also highlight the need for network operations teams to better understand how end-users are experiencing business-critical applications.

To address this market need, AppNeta has devised an innovative solution that delivers visibility into the end user experience of any application, from any location, at any time. With AppNeta’s SaaS-based solution, IT and Network Ops teams at large, distributed enterprises can quickly pinpoint issues that affect network and business-critical cloud application performance, regardless of where they occur.

By combining AppNeta’s end-to-end visibility with Broadcom’s award-winning and proven Infrastructure and AIOps capabilities, the world’s largest enterprises running the most complex networks will now have access to a single source of truth to support their cloud journey.

Expanding Network Monitoring to Optimize Digital End-user Experience

“We are excited about the new Digital Experience Management (DEM) capabilities AppNeta will add to our DX NetOps network monitoring solutions. Hybrid cloud deployments, work from home and prevalence of SaaS-based applications have made enterprises incredibly reliant on the Internet to deliver business-critical applications to employees and customers,” said Serge Lucio, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Software Division, Broadcom. “Visibility and control for most performance management teams ends at corporate network boundaries. With AppNeta, DX NetOps solutions by Broadcom Software have visibility into Internet connections and can monitor and manage digital experiences for any user across any cloud, mobile, SaaS or remote work scenario.”

“The enterprise network monitoring market has completely transformed in the past two years, with a much deeper focus on managing how network performance impacts end user productivity,” said Stephen Elliot, Group Vice President, I&O, Cloud Operations, and DevOps at IDC. “Organizations that can pinpoint performance issues affecting digital experience will gain a strategic advantage by ensuring excellent quality of service independent of user location.”

In the recent report, “Market Guide for Network Performance Monitoring,” Gartner® Inc. notes: “Digital transformation amid modern end-user application adoption raises expectations for network performance monitoring tools. Challenges from end-user service access and cloud requires infrastructure and operations leaders to expand network monitoring to optimize the end-user experience.[1]

To learn more about the news, please see:

  • Blog post from Serge Lucio, VP and General Manager, Broadcom Software
  • Blog post from Matt Stevens, CEO, AppNeta

About Broadcom

Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) is a global technology leader that designs, develops and supplies a broad range of semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions. Broadcom’s category-leading product portfolio serves critical markets including data center, networking, enterprise software, broadband, wireless, storage and industrial. Our solutions include data center networking and storage, enterprise, mainframe and cyber security software focused on automation, monitoring and security, smartphone components, telecoms and factory automation. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

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1 Gartner Inc. “Market Guide for Network Performance Monitoring”; Published 9 August 2021

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