Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Cisco to Acquire Perfigo for Network Admission Control

Cisco Systems agreed to acquire Perfigo, a privately-held developer of packaged network access control solutions, approximately $74 million in cash. Perfigo's CleanMachines solution enables organizations to intelligently provide trusted access to "clean" endpoints. The software recognizes users, their devices and roles; evaluates the security posture of the endpoint and scans for vulnerabilities; and enforces policy in the network. It is designed for the Small-Medium Enterprise market and is deployed in educational institutions.

Cisco said the technology complements its own network admission control (Cisco NAC), which leverages a systems architecture approach that is more appropriate for enterprise customers.
The acquisition further enhances Cisco's "Self Defending Network" security strategy of building and deploying proactive and advanced security into the network infrastructure.

  • Perfigo is based in San Francisco backed by investments from Greylock, Inc.


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