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SmartBear Software Acquires Lucierna

SmartBear Acquires Lucierna to Add Robust Root Cause Analysis and Real User Monitoring Capabilities Delivering Unparalleled Application Performance Management Solutions
BEVERLY, Mass. — December 09, 2013 — SmartBear Software, leading provider of quality and performance management solutions used by more than one million software development and operations professionals worldwide, has acquired Lucierna Inc., a provider of Application Performance Management (APM) solutions.
 
Named a Cool Vendor by Gartner, Lucierna has set the bar for managing and optimizing application performance with deep code-level diagnostics, self-learning and predictive performance analytics. Since 2009, Lucierna has been delivering an APM solution that clearly and easily identifies the ‘where,’ ‘when’ and ‘why’ of application performance problems. The acquisition adds Lucierna’s root cause analysis (RCA) and real user monitoring (RUM) capabilities to SmartBear’s web, mobile and API monitoring and load testing solutions. 
 
“Recent events have shown the importance of ensuring the quality and performance of critical software applications,” said Doug McNary, Chairman, SmartBear Software. “New, faster software release cycles require enterprises to continuously model and predict performance and immediately resolve problems.” 
 
Now, with the addition of Lucierna’s technology, SmartBear enables development and operations professionals to easily test expected application performance, monitor actual performance and model future performance at both the user and API level. This combination of application quality and performance management is unmatched in the industry.
 
“Lucierna customers now have the benefit of a comprehensive solution that embraces the breadth of application monitoring, performance testing and real-time code diagnostics from a single vendor – SmartBear Software,” said Manuel Lopez, CEO, Lucierna. “SmartBear has the unique ability to provide the complete perspective of application behavior by testing and monitoring performance of applications for the most effective performance management solution available.”
 
With this acquisition, SmartBear is the only vendor to combine real-time user experience, transaction and performance monitoring along with code diagnostics to better manage application effectiveness. 
 
Leading venture capital firms Inveready and Caixa Capital Risc are both investors of Lucierna.
 
Lucierna will be fully integrated in SmartBear’s SaaS platform in the first half of 2014.
 
About Lucierna Inc.
Founded in 2009, Lucierna has been serving the European markets for the past two years, winning over major accounts such as Toyota, Telecom Italia, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, Vodafone  Gas Natural and Telecom Argentina among others. End user access to a company’s enterprise applications is the means of achieving business objectives, thus the overall goal of application performance management and monitoring is central to doing business. Anything less than perfect performance and 100% availability impacts the bottom line of your business. More information can be found at http://www.lucierna.com/.
 
 

About SmartBear Software

SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear. For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

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