Brix Networks Raises $8.1M


Brix Networks -- which supplies performance-monitoring gear for Internet-protocol-based networks -- raised $8.1 million of venture capital in a fourth round of financing.

Current investors Charles River Ventures, ComVentures, Fidelity Ventures, Partech International and STAR Ventures participated.

Brix has raised $55 million since its founding in July 1999, and it forecasts profitability in 2004.

The company recently announced a multiyear reseller agreement under which Agilent Technologies Inc. will offer Brix voice-over-IP hardware and software performance-monitoring products worldwide.