Netmanage is to acquire rival Wall Data for $94 million in a bid to to move away from simply providing connectivity between PCs and legacy systems to offering Web access to legacy data.
According to Marilyn Kanas, Netmanage's vice president of field marketing, the purchase will not only boost Netmanage's share of its traditional market, but also provide it with a means of migrating users of "fat client" products such as Wall Data's Rumba to its own EN2000 Web access platform.
EN2000 was launched in April 1999 and provides users with server based connectivity, Web to host services and application integration servers.
Netmanage is also in the midst of acquiring Web applications tools developer Simware to boost its ebusiness strategy. Kanas explained: "Wall Data gives us a larger market share in our traditional market and Simware allows us to change direction of the company."
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