Alcatel-Lucent to buy gateway vendor

Alcatel-Lucent has agreed to buy NetDevices, a maker of all-in-one network gateways for branch offices and small and medium-size businesses.

Alcatel-Lucent has agreed to buy NetDevices, a maker of all-in-one network gateways for branch offices and small and medium-size businesses.

NetDevices makes the Unified Service Gateway, which includes data and voice communications and security in a single box. Alcatel-Lucent, a major vendor of carrier equipment and a less significant player in LAN gear, said in a news release Monday that traditional technology isn't flexible enough to handle these combined jobs cost effectively. It did not disclose how much it would pay for the privately held NetDevices.

WAN (wide-area network) gateways for small businesses and enterprise branches are getting smarter. Cisco Systems's Integrated Services Router, which can be equipped for voice, data, wireless and security functions, has been one of the company's biggest hits in recent years.

NetDevices is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has 45 employees there and in Bangalore, India. It was founded in 2003. The company will become part of Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise Business Group after the close of the acquisition, expected in the second quarter.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Stephen Lawson

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?