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.
Earlier this month, Rohde & Schwarz acquired ipoque GmbH, based in Leipzig, Germany. 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 on the decision to add ipoque GmbH to the corporate group: "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."
Like other fully owned Rohde & Schwarz subsidiaries, ipoque GmbH will operate under the name "ipoque – a Rohde & Schwarz company".