California's Sideband Networks to open first Canadian office in Ottawa

California-based Sideband Networks is expanding to Canada, with its first office in the country opening in the capital.

The company, which markets a network monitoring solution, said it plans to take advantage of the local talent base in the high tech sector.

“Ottawa’s flourishing IT and networking industry has resulted in a world-class technology workforce that is second to none,” said Sandeep Gupta, the company’s vice-president of product management, in a press release.

Sideband will look to recruit top software engineers and other tech and sales professionals as the company continues to expand.”

The company, which was founded in 2012, announced in mid-February that it had raised $6 million in venture funding.