Fluke Networks doesn't want the flawless functioning of your local or wide area network to be just a happy accident. Part of Danaher's test and measurement business, Fluke Networks makes hardware and software for installation, certification, monitoring, and maintenance of LAN/WAN environments and the underlying fiber, copper, and wireless networks. Fluke Networks' products include handheld network testing devices, hardware and software network analyzers, and cable analyzers. Its partners include Extreme Networks, while resellers include such distributors as Anixter, Graybar, and Rexel Inc. Fluke Networks sells its products in more than 50 countries.
The company is looking to expand its geographic footprint through channel sales agreements with select global distributors, including Synergix International and Toyo Corporation. Synergix is a leading test equipment distributor in the United Arab Emirates, handling the Middle East and North Africa markets. Targeting Japan, Toyo has stepped in as an exclusive sales partner for Fluke Networks' Performance Management and Portable Networks Analyzer product lines.
The company builds its market share and product portfolio primarily through acquisitions. In December 2009 it acquired California-based ClearSight Networks, a provider of network monitoring tools. The acquired technologies will beef up Fluke Networks' offerings in network analysis, monitoring, and testing. Earlier the same year, it acquired AirMagnet, a provider of end-to-end solutions for wireless LANs. AirMagnet has expertise in the promising arena of Wi-Fi testing and security, ramping up Fluke Network's capacity in test and analysis for networks, regardless of media source.
Fluke Networks started as a business unit of Fluke Corporation in 1992. After the instrument maker was acquired by Danaher in 1998, Fluke Networks was set up as an independent business in 2000. – less