September 16, 2008

VentureBeat

Anagran gets $8.6 million for network traffic management

Anagran, a Sunnyvale, Calif. company that builds "flow management" products to help handle traffic on Internet service provider (ISP) and corporate networks, has taken $8.6 million in a fourth funding round.Fairly often, flow management simply means handling peer to peer (P2P) traffic between users. The company's first product, the FR-1000 Flow Router, is well known for being one of the tools companies like Comcast use to slow down P2P - a contentious issue, but profitable for the company.We wrote more about Anagran after its $12 million funding earlier this year. The investors in this round were Advanced Technology Ventures, ArrowPath Venture Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.