NeuStar Acquires Webmetrics

STERLING, Va., Jan. 15 -- NeuStar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR) announced today that it has acquired San Diego, CA-based Webmetrics, a leading provider of web and network performance testing, monitoring and measurement services, in an all-cash transaction.

Webmetrics enables companies to maximize the profitability of web-based applications by monitoring and testing complex web infrastructure to ensure its availability, integrity and performance reliability. Businesses continually select Webmetrics services to protect online-generated revenue and brand value, and to ensure a superior web experience for their customers. The acquisition of Webmetrics represents a strategic addition to the NeuStar Ultra Services group, which focuses on providing web and network managed services to the enterprise and carrier markets. Webmetrics customers will continue to benefit from leading web performance testing and monitoring solutions, with NeuStar's services providing enhanced operational flexibility.

"Webmetrics' state-of-the-art technology, services, and thought leadership address fundamental requirements in the e-business and network services landscape," said Ben Petro, senior vice president of NeuStar Ultra Services. "It is more critical than ever for businesses to understand and monitor network and web reliability, given their increased adoption of online commerce and IP-enabled applications. Webmetrics is an ideal addition for NeuStar, and will significantly enhance the suite of services we already provide to optimize, protect, and enable online business."

Webmetrics launched one of the first external monitoring services designed for Internet, network and application performance testing. Webmetrics' GlobalWatch services test, monitor and measure the performance of web sites, transactions, web services and streaming media to ensure online performance, competitive advantage and a positive end-user experience. Webmetrics' SiteStress is a load testing service used to validate current and scaling performance capacities of business-critical web assets. Most recently, the company pioneered the monitoring of next-generation web services that allow customers to measure the performance of their complex internal software applications and external systems integration with partners and suppliers. In this short time, Webmetrics has become a leader in this growing market.

Webmetrics has acquired a robust customer base of over 350 enterprises and e-businesses, including GMAC, London Business School, Paypal, Careerbuilder, ING, Smithsonian and Harvard Business School Publishing.

"I am extremely proud of Webmetrics' track record as an innovator and leader in the web monitoring and measurement space, and I know I speak for our entire team when I say how excited we are to join NeuStar," said Tim Drees, Webmetrics CEO. "Our success has always been predicated on our ability to anticipate our customers' demands and to address the industry's pressing needs. In this respect, we share NeuStar's enthusiasm. It is an ideal environment in which to grow the customer base, technology, and service offerings."

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