Thursday, July 23, 2015

A List of Cisco's Recent Acquisitions

Cisco to Acquire MaintenanceNet for $139 Million

Cisco will pay $139 million in cash and retention incentives to acquire MaintenanceNet, a privately held company providing a cloud-based software platform that uses data analytics and automation to manage and scale attach and renewals of recurring customer contracts. MaintenanceNet, which is based in Carlsbad, California, operates a ServiceExchange cloud platform that helps manufacturers improve service renewals and identify uncovered product...

Cisco to acquire OpenDNS for $635 Million


Cisco agreed to acquire OpenDNS, a privately held security company based in San Francisco, for approximately $635 million in cash and assumed equity awards. OpenDNS provides a secure DNS offering with advanced threat protection for "any device, across any port, protocol or app." Its predictive security model is designed to anticipate malicious activity, including botnets and phishing. Its DNSCrypt technology converts regular DNS traffic into encrypted...

Cisco to Acquire Piston Cloud for OpenStack



Cisco agreed to acquire Piston Cloud Computing, a start-up based in San Francisco, for its enterprise OpenStack solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. Piston Enterprise OpenStack is designed for building, scaling and managing a private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud on bare-metal, converged commodity hardware.  Piston Cloud enables Cloud Foundry's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering to run on OpenStack. It also supports...

Cisco to Acquire Tropo for Phone/SMS APIs


Cisco agreed to acquire Tropo, a start-up offering real-time communications APIs. Financial terms were not disclosed. Cisco and Tropo will provide a collaboration platform-as-a-service, which allows customers and developers to create and sell new communications services with minimal development effort. Tropo makes it simple to build phone and SMS applications. The company says its APIs have attracted a network of 200K+ developers. The Tropo team...

Cisco to Acquire Embrane for its ACI Software


Cisco announced its intention to acquire Embrane, a start-up offering a lifecycle management platform for application-centric network services. Embrane, which is based in Santa Clara, California, offers a software platform for powering application-centric network services, including firewalls, VPN termination, server load balancers and SSL offload. Cisco said the deal would enhance its ACI vision. The Embrane team will be joining the Insieme Business...

Cisco to Acquire Neohapsis for Security AdvisoryService



Cisco agreed to acquire Neohapsis, a privately-held provider of mobile and cloud security advisory services. Financial terms were not disclosed. Neohapsis provides risk management, compliance, cloud, application, mobile, and infrastructure security solutions to Fortune 500 customers. The company is based in Chicago. The Neohapsis team will join the Cisco Security Services organization under the leadership of Senior Vice President and General Manager...


Cisco to Acquire Memoir Systems for ASIC Design Expertise



Cisco agreed to acquire Memoir Systems, a start-up developing semiconductor memory intellectual property (IP) and tools that enable ASIC vendors to build programmable network switches with increasing speeds.  Financial terms were not disclosed. Memoir Systems, which is based in Santa Clara, California with offices in Armenia and India, pioneered a new approach to develop new memories for switching ASICs.  The company claims its Algorithmic...


Cisco to Acquire Metacloud for OpenStack-as-a-Service



Cisco plans to acquire Metacloud, a start-up with a unique OpenStack-as-a-Service model that delivers and remotely operates production-ready private clouds in a customer’s data center. Financial terms were not disclosed. Metacloud, which is based in Pasadena, California, uses its software management platform to deploy and operate private clouds for global organizations. Metacloud OpenStack delivers a full public cloud experience, but in a private...


Cisco to Acquire Tail-f for Network Mgt and Service Orchestration



Cisco agreed to acquire privately held Tail-f Systems, a leader in multi-vendor network service orchestration solutions for traditional and virtualized networks, for approximately $175 million in cash and retention-based incentives. Tail-f, which is based in Stockholm, Sweden, is known for its multi-vendor configuration management and network automation software.  The Tail-f Network Control System (NCS) provides a single network-wide interface...

Cisco to Acquire ThreatGRID for Dynamic Malware Intelligence



Cisco  intent to acquire ThreatGRID, which offers a crowdsourced, unified malware analysis and threat intelligence solution. ThreatGRID, which is based in New York City, securely crowdsources large volumes of malware and performs advanced analysis in the cloud, to identify key behavioral indicators enabling near real-time remediation. This allows customers to correlate a single malware sample’s characteristics against millions of other samples....

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