Cisco Completes Synata Acquisition

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Cisco Completes Synata Acquisition

Synata’s technology will enhance Cisco Spark’s existing search capabilities.

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On March 8, 2016 Cisco is announcing that it has acquired Synata, a privately-held company based in San Francisco, CA that delivers search capabilities for collaboration cloud applications.

Synata’s technology will enhance and accelerate the existing search within Cisco Spark. The Cisco Spark service is a complete business collaboration service from the Cisco Collaboration cloud that enables customers to message, meet, or call anyone, anywhere, and anytime.

This is a tech and talent acquisition and the Synata team will bring their expertise in search technology to accelerate Cisco’s development in cloud. This strategy is building on the success of previous collaboration software acquisitions such as Collaborate, Assemblage and Tropo over the past two years.

The Synata team will join the Collaboration Technology Group, under SVP/GM Rowan Trollope.

Q: What are Synata’s products?
A: Synata is developing search capabilities. Their search technology complements Cisco’s security strategy and is able to effectively search encrypted data.
Q: Will any of Synata’s products be discontinued?
A: Synata had no commercially available product. We expect to be using Synata’s search functionality within Cisco Spark.

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Individuals and teams are increasingly expected to deliver at a faster pace and the world we work in is becoming increasingly digital. Search is fast becoming a critical capability for organizations that want to keep ahead. This acquisition will help Cisco deliver world class search capabilities for our market leading collaboration services and applications.