Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Multiven Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Cisco

Multiven, a supplier of premium multivendor IP network services based in Redwood City, California, has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Cisco Systems in an effort to open up the network maintenance services marketplace for Cisco equipment..

Multiven's complaint alleges that Cisco harmed Multiven and consumers by bundling and tying bug fixes/patches and updates for its operating system software to its maintenance services ("SMARTnet"). Multiven further alleges that Cisco engages in other illegal exclusionary and anticompetitive acts designed to maintain a monopoly in the network maintenance services market for Cisco networking equipment.http://www.multiven.com/