Network management software developer SolarWinds has acquired the technology products of Kiwi Enterprises, a privately-held company based in New Zealand.
SolarWinds will also bring on the Kiwi development team. Kiwi's products, including the popular Kiwi Syslog Server and Kiwi CatTools, are used by thousands of network engineers around the world. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"We saw a number of similarities in the products and communities of Kiwi Enterprises and SolarWinds, and expect this acquisition to generate immediate benefit, not only to our respective customer bases, but to the IT community at large," said Michael S. Bennett, chairman and CEO, SolarWinds. "SolarWinds is committed to delivering deep value to network engineers by addressing their everyday pain, simply and affordably."
SolarWinds will add the Kiwi products, specifically Kiwi Syslog Server and Kiwi CatTools, to its line-up of tools for network engineers. In addition, SolarWinds also expects to use the other software products that it purchased to expand its free tool offerings.