Nov 06, 2020

Kemp Acquires Flowmon for Predictive Network Performance Monitoring and Network Detection and Response (NDR)

Adds advanced flow-based monitoring and encrypted traffic analysis to uncover cybersecurity blind spots and accelerate application incident response

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2020 – Kemp, the leader in powering always-on application experience [AX], today announced the acquisition of Flowmon Networks, a leader in actionable network intelligence solutions for network and security operations (NetSecOps) teams. The acquisition brings together application delivery and security services with deep network visibility and automated security incident response. Joining these capabilities together arms NetSecOps teams with early detection of advanced threats and network anomalies along with complete active feedback loops for remediation.
 
The network is essential to application experience, serving as the ultimate source of truth for troubleshooting application disruptions and detecting sophisticated cyber-attacks. Kemp optimizes AX with intelligent traffic steering, authentication and inline web application attack mitigation across more than 100,000 deployments worldwide. The integration with Flowmon’s comprehensive network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) and NDR solution stack will extend overall application experience control for network and security teams by increasing observability and creating a bridge between applications and the network.
 
Flowmon’s machine learning (ML)-driven behavior analysis and anomaly detection provides the necessary early detection of the most subtle exploits by malicious actors before they have a negative impact. Integration with front-end proxy, load balancing and application firewalling means that tightly integrated closed feedback and remediation loops can be created that not only provide high-fidelity insights, but also solve the root cause of issues that lead to AX degradation.
 
Founded in 2007, Flowmon focuses on actionable network intelligence that enables businesses to ensure the performance of networks and the security of the enterprise. Headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, Flowmon has global channel operations extending to more than 40 countries. The company has more than 1,200 customers worldwide, including AEGON, SEGA, Tieto, Raiffeisen Bank, Kia Motors, KBC, and Orange, and is recognized by Gartner in the NPMD and NDR categories.
 
“We are excited to extend the value offered to customers in the areas of infrastructure security, network observability and automated incident response by welcoming Flowmon to the Kemp family,” said Ray Downes, CEO of Kemp Technologies. “The expansion of Kemp’s portfolio to include Flowmon’s solutions will provide customers the ideal combination of network analysis, preemptive threat detection and workload delivery for optimal, uninterrupted user and application experience.”
 
“We have focused on helping NetSecOps teams protect and better understand their networks, and we are thrilled to be teaming up with Kemp to put our network intelligence capabilities in the hands of more customers globally,” said Jiří Tobola, CEO and co-founder of Flowmon Networks. “With more distributed users and applications, and the increasing use of public and private clouds, we look forward to pairing our solutions to help more customers uncover the unknown threats to their enterprise and ensure the continuous availability of business-critical services.”

Watch the video of Kemp CEO Ray Downes and Flowmon CEO Jiří Tobola discussing the acquisition.

Flowmon Products and Solutions Incorporated with Kemp
  • Flowmon Anomaly Detection System (ADS) – ML-driven detection and mitigation of unknown threats
  • Flowmon Packet Investigator – Smart network traffic capture and knowledge-based auditing and automated root-cause analysis of packet data
  • Flowmon Application Performance Monitor (APM) – Insights on application and database performance combined with workflow automation for addressing sub-optimal AX
  • Flowmon DDoS Defender – Detection and mitigation orchestration of denial-of-service attacks
  • Flowmon Collector (Monitoring Center) – Comprehensive analysis and visualization of enriched network telemetry and statistics
  • Flowmon Probe – Passive traffic sensor providing NetFlow/IPFIX export, packet capture, network performance monitoring, and intrusion detection (IDS) in hardware, virtual and cloud environments 
  • About Flowmon
  • Flowmon creates a secure and transparent digital environment where people rule the networks regardless of its complexity and nature. Using machine learning, heuristics and advanced analytics, customers are enabled with improved network performance and reduced risk across private cloud, public cloud and data center environments. By delivering a highly streamlined deployment to any network type, market-leading support and in-product guidance, Flowmon enables the fastest time-to-value in the industry.

About Kemp
Kemp powers the always-on application experience that enterprises and service providers need to succeed. Kemp has redefined load balancing and application delivery with more simplified deployments, more flexible licensing, and top-rated technical support. Kemp is the world’s most-popular virtual load balancer with more than 100,000 deployments in 138 countries. Take control of your AX at kemp.ax.
Kemp is a portfolio company of Mill Point Capital.

About Mill Point Capital
Mill Point Capital is a middle-market private equity firm focused on control-oriented investments in the IT services, business services and industrial sectors. The firm works with Executive Partners to leverage its investment professionals' experience, while providing strategic and operational guidance designed to drive long-term value creation in its portfolio companies. Mill Point is based in New York, NY. For more information, please visit www.millpoint.com.