Belle Systems -- July 1998
Belle Systems develops billing software that enables Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and telecommunications companies to provide flexible payment options to businesses for high-speed Internet access. The new billing system integrates Belle System's advanced billing software, Internet Management System (IMS), with Cisco's NetFlow™ software and Cisco's 6510 Series Service Selection Gateway™.
Persistence Software -- February 1998
“The Web Scalability Company,” develops and markets the PowerTier server and ProActive Agents real-time event notification system. The PowerTier technology will provide performance and scalability for managing complex network services such as those available within Cisco IOS™ software.
KPMG (EIS) -- August 1997
In August 1997, Cisco Systems, Inc. announced it has taken a minority equity stake in KPMG (EIS). KPMG delivers a wide range of value-added consulting, assurance, tax, and process management services in five markets: financial services; manufacturing, retailing and distribution; health care; information, communications and entertainment; and public services.
Global Internet.Com Inc. -- June 1997
In June 1997, Cisco Systems, Inc. announced it has taken a minority equity stake in Global Internet.Com Inc. based in Palo Alto, CA. Global Internet.Com is a pioneer in the Windows NT network security marketplace. To complement Cisco's enterprise-class PIX firewall, Global Internet.Com 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.
TIBCO Software, Inc.-- May 1997
In May 1997, Cisco Systems, Inc. announced it has taken a minority equity stake in TIBCO Software, Inc., a Palo Alto-based Reuters subsidiary that develops software for corporate networks and the Internet. TIBCO's "publish/subscribe" software makes it easier to find or receive subscriber-sensitive networked information and streamlines bandwidth-intensive applications like online publications, new media broadcast outlets and videoconferencing. Cisco is working jointly with TIBCO Software to develop the new bandwidth conserving capability within Cisco IOS™ software.
Software.com, Inc. -- March 1997
In March 1997, Cisco Systems, Inc., had taken a minority equity interest in privately held Software.com Inc., an Internet infrastructure software company whose mission is to provide high-performance, scalable server-based messaging solutions to Internet/intranet customers. In addition to the investment, Cisco and Software.com have signed an agreement to jointly develop and market networking technology to provide scalable dynamic Internet address allocation and secure networked commerce. Customers using this combination of network expertise, including Cisco IOS software, will be able to easily scale their online networked services including remote access, telecommuting, networked commerce and email while maintaining a high level of security and reliability.
RadioLAN, Inc. -- March 1997
In March 1997, Cisco Systems, Inc., has taken a minority equity interest in RadioLAN Inc., a privately held start-up that develops low-cost wireless LANs. Under the agreement, Cisco will integrate RadioLAN's wireless LAN technology into its networking products.
VXtreme, Inc. -- January 1997
In January 1997, Cisco Systems, Inc., Informix Software, Inc., and SOFTBANK Ventures Inc. have each purchased a minority equity stake in VXtreme, Inc., the leading provider of high-quality streaming video for the Internet and corporate networks. In addition to its financial commitment, Cisco and VXtreme plan to work closely to assure interoperability of VXtreme's streaming technology features with Cisco IOS software technologies. This compatibility will help facilitate the development of a networking infrastructure that delivers the bandwidth, quality of service, and efficient multipoint communication for high quality video.
OpenConnect Systems -- December 1996
In December 1996, Cisco Systems, Inc., has taken a minority equity stake in OpenConnect Systems, a leading provider of internetworking software, systems and development tools that securely transport and extend SNA enterprise applications beyond traditional boundaries using corporate intranets and the Internet. In parallel to delivering standards-based networking products for these users, Cisco plans to work with TCP/IP technology vendors OpenConnect Systems and Interlink Computer Sciences, Inc. for joint development, marketing and worldwide customer support.
Interlink Computer Sciences, Inc. -- December 1996
In December 1996, Cisco Systems, Inc., has made a minority investment in Interlink Computer Sciences, Inc., a leading supplier of high-performance solutions for enterprise networked systems management. Interlink produces the TCPaccess product family for mainframe TCP/IP connectivity, fault tolerance, remote printing services and CICS-to-LAN application integration. The company also develops and distributes the HARBOR product suite for backup, archive & restore, and application data & software distribution. Cisco IOS/390 software will build upon Interlink Computer Sciences Inc.'s highly acclaimed TCPaccess offering for MVS mainframes.
Visigenic Software -- May 1996
In May, Cisco Systems, Inc., announced a stock purchase agreement with Visigenic, the premier independent provider of standards-based database connectivity and distributed object messaging for developing and managing database applications within all enterprise and Internet computing environments. The equity investment in Visigenic represents Cisco's endorsement of standards-based middleware for both software applications and network management products.
Precept Software -- April 1996
In April 1996, Cisco Systems, Inc., and Precept Software, a leading developer of networking software that addresses the emerging demand for local-and wide-area networking of real-time multimedia information, have signed an agreement under which Cisco will make a minority investment in Precept and will resell Precept's standards-based multimedia networking software products.
DataBeam Corp. -- April and February 1996
In February 1996, Cisco Systems, Inc., announced an agreement for Cisco to license DataBeam's data conferencing standard and integrate it into the Cisco IOS software. Cisco has also taken a minority equity stake in DataBeam. DataBeam's technology, based on the T.120 standard established by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is a series of communication and application protocols and services that provide support for real-time,multi-location sharing of information.
Terayon Corp. -- January 1996
In February 1996, Cisco Systems, Inc., announced an agreement to purchase an equity stake in privately held Terayon Corporation, an innovator in the fast-growing field of cable-based digital communications. The investment is intended to accelerate the delivery of advanced technology and products to service providers who are exploring the use of cable television systems for Internet access, electronic commerce, education and other services such as special interest user groups.
Objective Systems Integrators -- December 1995
In December 1995, Cisco Systems, Inc., announced that it has made a minority equity investment in Objective Systems Integrators (OSI), the leading independent developer of network management software for service providers. The two companies plan to develop enhancements to OSI's NetExpert family of graphical user interface (GUI)-based development tools and management applications.
CyberCash, Inc. -- October 1995
In October 1995, Cisco Systems, Inc., and CyberCash, Inc., a leading developer of software and service solutions for secure financial transactions over the Internet, have signed an agreement in which Cisco will make a minority investment in CyberCash. The CyberCash system is designed to allow banks to offer secure payments to their merchants using public and private networks.
NETSYS Technologies, Inc., -- February 1995
In February 1995, Cisco Systems, Inc., announced it has purchased a preferred stock equity interest in privately held NETSYS Technologies, Inc. Additionally, Cisco will obtain a seat on the NETSYS Technologies' board of directors. Cisco's investment is intended to help common customers base design and plan for networks ideally suited to their unique business requirements.
International Network Services (INS) -- January 1995
In January 1995, Cisco Systems, Inc., announced an agreement to purchase a minority equity investment in INS, a networking services company with a focus on large-scale networks. INS is a leading provider of network integration, management and consulting services which help its clients optimize the performance of their mission-critical, enterprise networks.
Cascade Communications Corporation -- December 1993
In December 1993, Cisco Systems, Inc., and Cascade Communications Corporation announced a worldwide agreement in which Cisco and Cascade will jointly develop a multiservice WAN solution for the telecommunications marketplace based on combined Cisco and Cascade technology. Cisco also announced a minority stake in then privately held Cascade.
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