Selsius Systems, Inc. -- October 1998
Selsius is a leading supplier of network PBX systems for high-quality telephony over IP networks. Selsius' technology will enable Cisco to accelerate the transition from conventional, proprietary circuit-switched PBXs to multi-service, open LAN systems capable of enabling the next step in data/voice integration.
Clarity Wireless Corporation -- September 1998
Clarity is a leading developer of wireless communication technology for computer networking and Internet service markets. This acquisition provides Cisco with fixed wireless technology, which complements Cisco's current last mile solutions including dial, xDSL, and cable.
American Internet Corporation -- August 1998
AIC is a leading provider of software solutions for IP address management and Internet access. Building upon an existing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Cisco, the acquisition enables Cisco to extend American Internet's technology into other areas including the service provider line of business.
Summa Four, Inc. -- July 1998
Summa Four is a leading provider of programmable switches. Summa Four's open standards-based programmable switches will enable Cisco to offer value-added telephony applications to new and existing service providers as well as extending these services to a voice-over-IP (Internet Protocol) infrastructure.
CLASS Data Systems -- May 1998
CLASS Data’s products give network managers the ability to allocate network resources according to company policies and priorities. Such control capabilities mean business-critical applications are assured timely, high-quality network transport.
Precept Software Inc. -- March 1998
Cisco Systems, Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Precept Software, Inc. of Palo Alto, California. Precept is a leading multimedia networking software company. The acquisition complements Cisco’s strategy of developing networking solutions that integrate voice, data and video traffic. Precept’s IP/TV product is a client/server application that sends live or pre-recorded digital video and audio to a large number of users over any IP-based local- or wide-area network.
NetSpeed Inc. -- March 1998
NetSpeed’s product suite adds customer premise equipment, central office products and broadband remote access to Cisco’s DSL product portfolio. Its DSL products are deployed in production carrier networks including Cincinnati Bell, Telus and US WEST. NetSpeed’s DSL product line for North America complements Cisco’s 1997 acquisition of DSL solutions from the Dagaz business of Integrated Network Corporation targeted at international markets.
WheelGroup Corporation -- February 1998
WheelGroup’s software technology will extend Cisco’s leadership in end-to-end network security solutions and help create a more secure environment for Cisco customers to do business on the Internet. WheelGroup is a leader in intrusion detection and security scanning software products. Its technology delivers a 'radar-like' intrusion detection system that operates with network routers and switches as real-time 'sensors' to identify and respond to unauthorized intrusions and hackers. WheelGroup’s scanning technology identifies network security gaps throughout the enterprise and offers solutions for closing them. Cisco will refer to this new class of detection and scanning technology as "active audit".
LightSpeed International, Inc. -- December 1997
LightSpeed’s voice signaling technologies will enable Cisco to provide solutions in both the enterprise and service provider markets as voice traffic transitions from purely circuit switched networks to integrated circuit and packet/cell switched networks. LightSpeed has developed leading-edge voice protocol conversion and intelligent call control software which enables signaling to be transmitted among diverse sets of voice protocols and applications. This technology allows different phone and communications systems to work together in a seamless fashion, lowering communication costs for both businesses and consumers.
Dagaz (Integrated Network Corporation) -- July 1997
In July 1997, Cisco Systems, Inc. signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Dagaz xDSL business of Integrated Network Corporation. INC, based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, is a broadband networking company providing a suite of products for high speed information transmission over existing copper phone lines. Cisco will acquire INC's Dagaz xDSL products and intellectual property, personnel, and other xDSL-related assets. The purchase of the Dagaz business, combined with Cisco's xDSL internal development, will give users a new carrier compliant fast lane on their networks.
Ardent Communications Corp. -- June 1997
In June 1997, Cisco Systems, Inc. acquired privately held Ardent Communications Corp. The San Jose-based Ardent is a pioneer in designing combined communications support for compressed voice, LAN, data and video traffic across public and private Frame Relay and ATM networks. The acquisition of Ardent will complement Cisco's 3800 series within carrier service offerings for branch offices and remote sites by extending leadership in integration of voice, video and data.
Global Internet Software Group -- June 1997
In June 1997, Cisco Systems, Inc. acquired Global Internet Software Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Internet.Com Inc. based in Palo Alto, CA. Global Internet Software is a pioneer in the Windows NT network security marketplace. To complement Cisco's enterprise-class PIX firewall, Global Internet Software and its Centri Security Manager Windows NT firewall is designed to meet the turnkey needs of small and medium businesses who are often without security engineers to design, build and support their networks offerings.
Skystone Systems Corp.-- June 1997
In June 1997, Cisco Systems, Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Skystone Systems Corp. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Skystone is an innovator of high-speed Synchronous Optical Networking/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SONET/SDH) technology. SONET/SDH is the emerging transport technology used for carrying information in very-high-capacity backbone networks, such as those operated by telecommunications carriers and large Internet Service Providers. Cisco intends to leverage Skystone development efforts on new SONET/SDH transport technologies for integration within next-generation Cisco products.
Telesend -- March 1997
In March 1997, Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Telesend, a privately-held company specializing in wide area network access products in a stock swap in which shares of Cisco stock were exchanged for all outstanding shares and options of Telesend. Through the acquisition of privately-held Telesend, Cisco announced a new channel unit for D4 DSL Frame Muxes, the Cisco 90i. The Cisco 90i provides telecommunications carriers with a more cost-effective way to deliver high-speed data services for Internet and intranet access applications. The resulting service is ideal for small business users, telecommuters and residential Internet access.
Metaplex, Inc. -- December 1996
Specialist in network product development in the IBM enterprise marketplace, gives enterprise customers the ability to easily migrate from SNA to IP.
Netsys Technologies -- October 1996
In October 1996, Cisco Systems, Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Netsys Technologies through a stock purchase. Netsys is a pioneer in network infrastructure management and performance analysis software. Cisco's intent in acquiring Palo Alto, Calif. based Netsys Technologies is to give customers the ability to simulate their network design in order to optimize capacity and performance. Netsys provides standards-based software capable of leveraging the graphical World Wide Web and Internet technology for managing today's hybrid internetworks.
Granite Systems, Inc. -- September
In September 1996, Cisco Systems, Inc., announced an agreement to acquire Granite Systems, Inc. for its standards-based multilayer Gigabit Ethernet switching technologies. Cisco's intent in acquiring Palo Alto, Calif.-based Granite Systems is to give customers a wider choice of backbone network technologies best suited for their individual network environments.
Nashoba Networks, Inc. -- August 1996
In August 1996, Cisco Systems, Inc., announced an agreement to acquire privately held Nashoba Networks, Inc. and its Token Ring switching technologies. Cisco's intent in acquiring Nashoba Networks is to give users a wide choice of Token Ring LAN switching products targeted at the workgroup and backbone environments. By joining forces, Cisco and Nashoba can help customers employ high-performance switched workgroup and backbone Token Ring LAN connectivity.
Telebit Corp.'s MICA Technologies -- July 1996
In July 1996, Cisco Systems, Inc., announced an agreement to acquire Telebit Corp. and its Modem ISDN Channel Aggregation (MICA) technologies. Cisco will integrate the advanced features of MICA's high-density digital modem technology currently under development into current and future Cisco products, including the Cisco 2509-2511 access servers and the AS5200 Universal Access Server. Under the terms of the agreement, Telebit will sell its analog modem business, NetBlazer and MicaBlazer products and other assets and liabilities to a new entity formed via a Telebit management buyout.
StrataCom, Inc. -- April 1996
In April 1996, Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired StrataCom, Inc., a leading supplier of Asyncronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and Frame Relay high-speed wide area network (WAN) switching equipment that integrates and transports a wide variety of information, including voice, data and video. The combination of Cisco with StrataCom will enable Cisco to provide end-to-end solutions across public, private or hybrid networks.
TGV Software, Inc. -- January 1996
In January 1996, Cisco announced an agreement to acquire TGV Software, Inc., a leading supplier of Internet software products for connecting disparate computer systems over local area, enterprise-wide and global computing networks. The acquisition extends Cisco's software product line to include network applications and services which are used to build corporate intranets and support the growing global Internet and World Wide Web.
Network Translation, Inc. -- October 1995
In October 1995, Cisco Systems, Inc., agreed to purchase privately held Network Translation, Inc. (NTI), a networking manufacturer of cost-effective, low maintenance network address translation and Internet firewall hardware and software. The investment will help broaden Cisco's offerings for security conscious network administrators who want to dynamically map between reusable private network addresses and globally unique, registered Internet addresses.
Grand Junction, Inc. -- September 1995
In September 1995, the Company agreed to purchase Grand Junction Networks, Inc., the inventor and leading supplier of Fast Ethernet (100Base-T) and Ethernet desktop switching products. Cisco's Grand Junction acquisition gives users a range of LAN switching and Fast Ethernet products. This purchase provides comprehensive desktop solutions for CiscoPro, a line of switching and remote access products targeted at small/medium businesses and individual professionals.
Internet Junction, Inc. -- September 1995
In September 1995, Cisco acquired Internet Junction Inc., a developer of Internet gateway software connecting desktop users with the Internet. Internet Junction products provide users with Internet gateway software for central and remote office Internet access. Cisco continued to expand its expertise in software-based Internet gateway tools for popular computing platforms leveraging Internet Junction's technology and alliances
Combinet, Inc. -- August 1995
In August 1995, Cisco purchased Combinet, Inc., a leading maker of ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) remote-access networking products. Cisco's integration of Combinet broadens the solutions Cisco offers for telecommuting and strengthens its expertise in ISDN technology.
LightStream Corp. -- December 1994
In December 1994, Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired LightStream Corp., a jointly held company formed in 1993 by Bolt Beranek and Newman and UB Networks. LightStream products offer enterprise ATM switching, workgroup ATM switching LAN switching and routing.
Kalpana, Inc. -- October 1994
In October 1994, Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Kalpana, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of LAN switching products. Kalpana's product line consists of modular and stackable platforms which extend the usability and data capacity of existing Ethernet LANs.
Newport Systems Solutions, Inc. -- August 1994
In August 1994, Cisco Systems, Inc., purchased Newport Systems Solutions, Inc., a privately held company providing software-based routers for remote network sites. Newport was a leading supplier for access products in small-to-medium size networks.
Crescendo Communications, Inc. -- September 1993
In September 1993, Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Crescendo Communications, Inc., a privately held networking company that provides high-performance workgroup solutions. Crescendo is recognized as a leading supplier of CDDI and FDDI products. Cisco's intent in acquiring Crescendo focused on delivering customer high-speed switching solutions for the workgroup.