22 July 2021

We regret to inform you that AKIPS CEO and co-founder Paul Koch passed away overnight after a long and courageous fight with cancer.

On behalf of the team and all at AKIPS, we wish to send our deepest condolences to Susan Koch, their daughters Natalie and Melissa, his family and close friends.

Paul left a unique and memorable impression on everyone he met. Many of you had come to know Paul through meeting him at tradeshows or our office in Brisbane, Australia, or perhaps a late-night email that showed his dedication and passion for his life's work. You will no doubt recall his brilliant engineering mind, his fondness for telling anecdotes, and his constant readiness to laugh.

Through the co-founding and development of products in the network-monitoring industry over 25+ years, we would like to acknowledge the incredible impact that Paul has had on all of us. We are all indebted to Paul for challenging the network-monitoring industry to change and his belief that you, the customer, deserved better.

Paul has built a great team around him at AKIPS, especially in his final years, to ensure that his endless pursuit of perfection in network monitoring continues and that his legacy lives on. We are all 100 per cent committed to this.

Having worked with Paul on a daily basis, our team members each feel his loss immensely. We ask for your understanding if our response times are slower than usual during the coming days.

The AKIPS team