Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activities have increased exponentially in the business world over the last few years. Mergers and acquisitions have recently become common business practice due to the economic and financial benefits it can bring; it increases market share, adds technology capabilities, can create an advantage over competitors, and enhances brand value. However, one of the key steps in the M&A process is the restructuring of the company’s network. It is necessary for an IT manager within an organization to restructure their network to accommodate the increasing activity during mergers and acquisitions. Reshaping and changing a network is a hard job and has to be thorough; one connection in the network that is overlooked and forgotten can prove to be fatal, especially if it is discovered by the wrong people.
M&A activities add more complexities to the already elaborate and intricate maze known as the network. Organizations are required to document all network assets during this process, and with a clouded network, many companies simply cannot see all the activity. Many of the common mistakes IT departments make during mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures are performing a limited IT assessment, focusing on “getting the deal done”, and failing to comprehend the infrastructure of their own network. During M&A activities, it is paramount for a company to know everything that is in their network; performing an assessment of the network
Lumeta IPsonar specializes in clearing up the fog that pervades the network. IPsonar provides a clear analytical view of the entire corporate network, being the only solution that can discover what organizations do not know and cannot know through manual means. The core of this solution is what we call the “Lumeta Network Index Score Card”, which offers accurate before and after risk assessment figures related to infrastructure changes. This network index provides information gathered from our IPsonar scans, network topology, address space, leak paths, and device fingerprints, making the process of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures much easier.
Using Lumeta to identify, visualize, and diagnose many of the network issues of a company brings more value to a company during M&A activities.