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dacoso acquires stake in software provider we.Networks

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Langen, 29.04.2021 dacoso, IT service provider for network performance and data security headquartered in Langen near Frankfurt, has acquired a majority stake in the newly founded we.Networks GmbH. The company offers a software solution that provides information about performance and quality in so-called software-defined networks (SD-WANs). The target group is carriers and companies that want to better control their dynamic networks. Co-founders of we.Networks are Michael Hartmann, formerly Senior Vice President DACH at gtt, and Christian Rößler, formerly CTO of weSystems AG.

SD-WANs combine different line types (e.g., MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, Internet) into a tightly meshed network. Software controls the routes, bandwidths and service classes of these underlays as needed. "SD-WANs make enterprise networks much more efficient," explains Thomas Joswig, CEO and owner of dacoso GmbH. "However, what was missing until now was a control instance. we.Networks closes this gap and will further improve SD-WAN usage. We see great potential in this solution and are pleased to have very experienced experts on board in Michael Hartmann and Christian Rößler."

The solution from we.Networks is an overlay software that keeps an eye on all data traffic in the SD-WAN at all nodes. It works across countries and takes a look at the connections on all transmission layers - independent of the respective carrier or SD-WAN service provider. The information is bundled in a virtual Network Operations Center (vNOC).  "We make the 'black box SD-WAN' more transparent and enable companies to assess performance across all providers," explains we.Networks founder Michael Hartmann. Customers can see via app where potential is lying fallow or future bottlenecks are looming. This saves them costs and improves the performance of their network connections.

"dacoso is regarded in the market as an extremely customer-oriented network expert and, as a provider of SD-WAN solutions, is a real desired partner," says Michael Hartmann about the joint venture. "We are convinced that we will complement each other perfectly in terms of both know-how and customer approach."

About dacoso

dacoso is a leading IT service provider for network performance and data security in the DACH region. The focus is on managed services for connectivity, virtual networking and cyber security. dacoso GmbH is an owner-managed company with headquarters in Langen near Frankfurt a.M. and 11 other locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.