Cisco Completes its Acquisition of Cognitive Security
Acquisition Strengthens Cisco's Security Vision.
On February 25, 2013 Cisco announced the completion of its acquistion of Cognitive Security, a privately held, 28 person company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic.
Cognitive Security is focused on applying artificial intelligence techniques to detect advanced cyber threats. Their solution integrates a range of sophisticated technologies to identify and analyze key threats, both external and internal to a customer through advanced behavioral analysis of real-time data.
The acquisition of Cognitive Security reinforces Cisco's commitment to deliver an intelligent network by providing customers with enhanced security analytics capabilities and differentiated solutions that increase the value of the network.
- Q: What is Cisco acquiring?
- A: Cisco is announcing its intent to acquire Cognitive Security, a privately held company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, focused on applying artificial intelligence techniques to detect advanced cyber threats.
- Q: Why Cognitive Security?
- A: Mobility and cloud are drastically changing the IT security paradigm, where traditional security approaches aren't sufficient to protect customers against an evolving threat landscape. Today's threats are more targeted, complex, and disruptive than ever before. Cognitive Security's technology identifies and detects actionable anomalies, and when coupled with the network for mitigation, allows Cisco to uniquely address our customers' security requirements for tomorrow's enterprise.
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Strengthening Cisco's Security Vision
Together, Cisco's cloud based global threat intelligence and real-time behavioral analytics, will integrate to a common policy engine that controls distributed network enforcement in an intelligent network and mitigates advanced cyber threats. Allows Cisco to uniquely address our customers' security requirements for tomorrow's enterprise.