Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Cisco to Acquire Reactivity for XML Gateway

Cisco agreed to acquire Reactivity, a start-up offering XML (eXtensible Markup Language) gateways, for approximately $135 million in cash and assumed options.

Reactivity's family of appliances support of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) application services. Support for SOA operations comes from the Reactivity XML Gateway; functionality that eases services deployment by directly supporting Web service provisioning and versioning and standards mediation directly in the network infrastructure. Policy support comes from the Reactivity XML Manager; functionality that combines organizational roles and workflow with real-time visibility and analysis. This enables companies to deploy, control, and scale XML traffic throughout their Web services environment.

Cisco said the acquisition demonstrates its commitment to the expanding Application Networking Services (ANS) Advanced Technology segment, which is an important part of Cisco's Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA) strategy and vision.

Reactivity was founded in 1998 and has 56 employees in Redwood City, California.



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