SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 2, 2011 –Cisco today announced it has completed its acquisition of privately-held Pari Networks, a leading provider of network configuration and change management (NCCM) and compliance management solutions that will complement Cisco’s smart service capabilities. Based in Milpitas, Calif., with part of its employee base in Hyderabad, India, Pari Networks’ technology will integrate into Cisco’s smart services and help accelerate the ability of Cisco and its partners to manage the health and stability of customer networks through proactive, personalized services.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will Cisco continue to offer Pari Networks products?
A: The current plan is to not sell Pari Networks as a separate product.
Q: How will Pari Networks products be sold and serviced?
A: Pari Networks’s IP will become a key component of our smart services capabilities, and will be offered as part of our services contracts.
Q: How will Pari Networks customers be affected by the acquisition?
A: We will honor existing contracts Pari Networks has, but will have a clear plan to move customers to Cisco’s new model of selling Pari Networks or to new Cisco NMTG offerings. Ultimately, we plan to End of Life Pari Networks’s current business model.
Q: I am a Pari Networks customer today. Will this transaction shift Pari Networks’s attention away from us?
A: Cisco and Pari Networks share a common culture - one of the key attributes being a relentless focus on customer success. Pari Networks has a demonstrated ability to manage multiple Tier-1 relationships. We expect to preserve this aspect of the culture on customer focus and build upon it as we scale the business.
Q: What happens to existing purchasing agreements and maintenance contracts?
A: Cisco is first and foremost committed to customer success. Cisco intends to work with customers to find a path forward that honors its obligations and creates a foundation for mutual success.