Friday, October 30, 2015

A Busy Week for Cisco Acquisitions: 1Mainstream, Lancope, Parstream


Cisco announced plans to acquire 1 Mainstream, a start-up offering a cloud-based video platform designed to quickly launch live and on-demand OTT video services to a variety of connected devices. Financial terms were not disclosed. 1 Mainstream, which is based in San Jose, California, helps service providers, broadcasters, media companies and emerging digital content companies deliver their media content to almost any connected media device, from...
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Cisco to Acquire Lancope for Traffic Behavior Analytics


Cisco agreed to acquire Lancope, a privately held network security company for $452.5 million in cash and assumed equity awards, plus additional retention based incentives for Lancope employees who join Cisco. The companies have been commercial partners for some time. Lancope, which is based in Alpharetta, Georgia, provides network behavior analytics, threat visibility and security intelligence to help protect companies against top cyber security...


Cisco has agreed to acquire ParStream, a privately-held company based in Cologne, Germany that provides an analytics database that allows companies to analyze large amounts of data and store it in near real time anywhere in the network. Financial terms were not disclosed. Cisco said ParStream's highly specialized database is especially useful for IoT applications that generate large amounts of data at the edge that needs to be processed in real...

Cisco Builds its Silicon Valley Start-up Incubator


Five new Silicon Valley start-ups have joined the roster at the Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence incubation program. These are: C3DNA (http://c3dna.com) delivers self-reliance and portability of any application on any cloud infrastructure at the app layer. LISNR (http://lisnr.com) provides a new communication protocol that uses SmartTones, an inaudible technology that has the ability to connect mobile applications and devices. Simularity (http://www.simularity.com)...


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