Rohde & Schwarz Acquires ipoque GmbH

By Rohde Schwarz, PRNE
Sunday, May 22, 2011

MUNICH, May 23, 2011 -

Up to now, Rohde & Schwarz has focused on providing solutions for
monitoring, locating and analyzing radiocommunications signals. With the
acquisition of ipoque, a specialist for Internet traffic management and
network analysis, the electronics company enters an entirely new market
segment in the field of security.

Rohde & Schwarz acquired ipoque GmbH, based in Leipzig. ipoque is a
leading provider of software solutions that effectively detect, monitor and
optimize network applications. Founded in 2005, the company 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. Together with ipoque, Rohde & Schwarz
will expand its radiomonitoring and radiolocation business: The company
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, commented : "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."

Hendrik Schulze, co-founder and CTO of ipoque GmbH, also sees great
potential in the collaboration: "Backed by a renowned, solid partner, we will
be able to tap new markets and customer groups. In addition, of course, we
will profit from the worldwide Rohde & Schwarz sales network." ipoque GmbH
caters to Internet providers, private companies and public authorities.

Like other fully owned Rohde & Schwarz subsidiaries, ipoque GmbH will
operate under the name "ipoque - a Rohde & Schwarz company". By acquiring
ipoque, Rohde & Schwarz has tapped into a new business segment, which it
plans to expand at a rapid pace. For this reason, the number of staff,
currently 72 employees, will be considerably increased.


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