Acquisition Summary

Acquisitions

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  • Memoir Systems - September 18, 2014
    Memoir Systems develops semiconductor memory intellectual property (IP) and tools that enable ASIC vendors to build programmable network switches with increasing speeds. This acquisition will enable the proliferation of affordable, fast memory for existing Cisco switch ASICs and will help advance Cisco’s ASIC innovations necessary to meet next-generation IT requirements.
    Market Opportunity: Routing & Switching
  • Metacloud - September 17, 2014
    Metacloud deploys and operates private clouds for global organizations with a unique OpenStack-as-a-Service model that delivers and remotely operates production-ready private clouds in a customer’s data center. Metacloud’s OpenStack-based cloud platform will accelerate Cisco’s strategy to build the world's largest global Intercloud, a network of clouds, together with key partners to address customer requirements for a globally distributed, highly secure cloud platform capable of meeting the robust demands of the Internet of Everything.
    Market Opportunity: Cloud
  • Assemblage - June 27, 2014
    Assemblage offers real-time collaboration apps for shared whiteboarding, presentation broadcasting and screensharing. Users are able to collaborate simply via their browser with one-click, instantly accessing collaboration apps delivered via the cloud. Assemblage's technology also integrates with popular third party cloud services and supports 40 different file types to enable quick and efficient collaboration.
    Market Opportunity: Collaboration
  • Tail-f Systems - June 17, 2014
    Tail-f Systems is a leader in multi-vendor network service orchestration solutions for traditional and virtualized networks. Tail-f's products help service providers and enterprise IT organizations easily and cost-effectively implement applications, network services and solutions across networking devices. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Tail-f's technology also helps reduce the time-to-market for network equipment vendors building equipment for agile, software-programmable networks.
    Market Opportunity: Network Management
  • ThreatGRID - May 21, 2014
    ThreatGRID offers dynamic malware analysis and threat intelligence technology, both on-premise and in the cloud. This helps organizations and security teams defend proactively against and quickly respond to advanced cyber attacks and malware outbreaks. The acquisition of ThreatGRID and its team of security innovators strengthen Cisco's security strategy to deliver intelligent and comprehensive cybersecurity for the real world.
    Market Opportunity: Security
  • Collaborate.com - December 17, 2013
    Collaborate's skilled team of cloud and mobile software developers has created a mobile collaboration application that provides unified document sharing, task management and team communication capabilities, enabling today's mobile workforce to collaborate with team members on projects. Workers can instantly create virtual collaboration rooms where they can chat and share documents, notes, photos and videos.
    Market Opportunity: Collaboration
  • Insieme Networks - October 6, 2013
    Insieme Networks was founded on the vision of simplifying end-to-end networking by taking an application-centric approach. Its platform includes innovation in hardware and silicon ASICS with the goal of delivering a virtualization model that can run across the entire network.
    Market Opportunity: Data Center
  • WHIPTAIL - September 10, 2013
    WHIPTAIL is a leader in high performance, scalable solid state memory systems that enable organizations to simplify data center and virtualized environments and process more data in less time. WHIPTAIL will strengthen Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) strategy and enhance application performance by integrating scalable solid state memory into the UCS's fabric computing architecture.
    Market Opportunity: Data Center
  • Sourcefire - July 23, 2013
    Sourcefire is a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. Cisco and Sourcefire will combine their world-class products, technologies and research teams to provide continuous and pervasive advanced threat protection across the entire attack continuum – before, during and after an attack – and from any device to any cloud.
    Market Opportunity: Security
  • Composite Software, Inc. - June 20, 2013
    Composite Software is a market leader in data virtualization software and services. Composite provides software technology that connects many types of data from across the network and makes it appear as if it's in one place. Composite's software integrates traditional and new data sources including cloud and big data, into a simplified consolidated view. This simplified and optimized logical view of data enables organizations to make better, more informed decisions in real time.
    Market Opportunity: Data Virtualization
  • JouleX - May 29, 2013
    JouleX is a leader in enterprise IT energy management for network-attached and data center assets. JouleX complements Cisco's existing services portfolio by using the capabilities of the network to gain visibility into and control energy usage across global IT environments.
    Market Opportunity: Software
  • Ubiquisys - April 3, 2013
    Ubiquisys is a leading provider of intelligent 3G and long-term evolution (LTE) small-cell technologies that provide seamless connectivity across mobile heterogeneous networks for service providers. The acquisition of Ubiquisys further reinforces Cisco's commitment to service providers and strengthens its mobility expertise to deliver more intelligent mobile Internet networks.
    Market Opportunity: Mobility
  • SolveDirect - March 25, 2013
    SolveDirect provides innovative, cloud-delivered services management integration software and services. SolveDirect's cloud-based solutions offer enterprises and service providers a flexible way to integrate with service partners, and automate sharing of processes, data, and workflows in real-time by eliminating manual practices and bottlenecks, driving significant operational efficiencies. SolveDirect's capabilities will enable Cisco to extend our portfolio of smart and connected IT services to our global ecosystem of customers, partners and resellers.
    Market Opportunity: Cloud Services
  • Cognitive Security - January 29, 2013
    Cognitive Security is focused on taking cutting edge research in the field of network security and applying artificial intelligence techniques to detect advanced cyber threats. Cognitive Security's solution integrates a range of sophisticated software technologies to identify and analyze key IT security threats through advanced behavioral analysis of real-time data.
    Market Opportunity: Network Security
  • Intucell - January 23, 2013
    Intucell provides advanced self-optimizing network (SON) software, which enables mobile carriers to plan, configure, manage, optimize and heal cellular networks automatically, according to real-time changing network demands. The acquisition of Intucell enhances Cisco's commitment to global service providers by adding a critical network intelligence layer to manage and optimize spectrum, coverage and capacity, and ultimately the quality of the mobile experience.
    Market Opportunity: SP Networking
  • BroadHop, Inc. - December 18, 2012
    BroadHop is a provider of next-generation policy control and service management technology for carrier networks worldwide. BroadHop's widely deployed policy control solutions for mobile and fixed networks will be integrated into Cisco's Service Provider Mobility Group to provide service providers the flexibility to control, monetize and personalize the types of service they choose, on any network.
    Market Opportunity: SP Networking
  • Cariden Technologies, Inc. - November 29, 2012
    Cariden is a supplier of network planning, design and traffic management solutions for telecommunications service providers. With global service providers converging their Internet Protocol (IP) and optical networks to address exploding Internet and mobile traffic growth and complex traffic patterns, Cisco's acquisition of Cariden will allow providers to enhance the visibility, programmability and efficiency of their converged networks, while improving service velocity.
    Market Opportunity: SP Networking
  • Meraki, Inc. - November 18, 2012
    Meraki is a leader in cloud networking, offering midmarket customers easy-to-deploy on-premise networking solutions that can be centrally managed from the cloud. The acquisition of Meraki complements and expands Cisco's strategy to offer more software-centric solutions to simplify network management, help customers empower mobile workforces, and generate new revenue opportunities for partners.
    Market Opportunity: Cloud Networking
  • Cloupia - November 15, 2012
    Cloupia is a software company that automates converged data center infrastructure – allowing enterprises and service providers to speed the deployment and configuration of physical and virtual infrastructure from a single management console. Together, Cisco and Cloupia will extend the converged management benefits of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Manager and UCS Central beyond compute to include server, network, storage, and virtualization functions, simplifying the IT administrator's operations and improving overall reliability in system deployment.
    Market Opportunity: Data Center
  • vCider - October 4, 2012
    vCider has expertise in the development of virtual network overlay technology for secure data center infrastructure. vCider will be integrated into Cisco's Cloud Computing organization and will play an important role in the Cisco Open Network Environment (ONE) strategy, particularly in support of OpenStack.
    Market Opportunity: Data Center
  • ThinkSmart Technologies - September 26, 2012
    ThinkSmart Technologies is a software company that delivers location data analysis using Wi-Fi technology. Together, Cisco and ThinkSmart will enhance the wireless network by providing location intelligence and analytics to service provider and enterprise customers to know what is happening in their environments and to better engage end users.
    Market Opportunity: Wireless
  • Virtuata - July 16, 2012
    Virtuata provides innovative capabilities for securing virtual machine level information in data centers and cloud environments. Together, Cisco and Virtuata will enable consistent and enhanced security for virtual machines allowing customers to accelerate the deployment of multi-tenant, multi-hypervisor cloud infrastructures.
    Market Opportunity: Data Center
  • Truviso, Inc. - May 3, 2012
    Truviso provides scalable, real-time network data analysis and reporting software. Together, Cisco and Truviso will provide instant access and visibility into network use and services to help increase operational efficiencies and drive new revenue streams for customers.
    Market Opportunity: Network Management
  • ClearAccess - March 28, 2012
    ClearAccess provides TR-069-based software to service providers for the provisioning and management of residential and mobile devices. This acquisition includes ClearAccess' software business and talent. Cisco and ClearAccess' combined network management and software capabilities will enable service providers to better deliver, manage and monetize their services, while helping to improve operational efficiencies and customer experiences.
    Market Opportunity: Network Management
  • NDS Group Ltd. - March 15, 2012
    NDS is a leading provider of video software and content security solutions that enable service providers and media companies to securely deliver and monetize new video entertainment experiences. NDS uses the combination of a software platform and services to create differentiated video offerings for service providers that enable subscribers to intuitively view, search and navigate digital content anytime, anywhere and on any device. The acquisition of NDS will complement and accelerate the delivery of Videoscape, Cisco's comprehensive platform that enables service providers and media companies to deliver next-generation entertainment experiences.
    Market Opportunity: Video
  • Lightwire, Inc. - February 24, 2012
    Lightwire develops advanced optical interconnect technology for high-speed networking applications. The acquisition will allow Cisco to deliver cost-effective, high-speed networks with the next generation of optical connectivity, allowing service provider and data center customers to meet the growing demands of video, data, voice, mobility and cloud services.
    Market Opportunity: Routing & Switching
  • BNI Video - October 20, 2011
    BNI Video supplies service providers with two major video products that offer video back-office and content delivery network (CDN) analytic capabilities. The acquisition will advance the capabilities of Cisco's Videoscape TV platform, which allows service providers to deliver compelling video experiences to any device over any Internet Protocol (IP) network.
    Market Opportunity: Video
  • Versly - August 29, 2011
    Versly integrates collaboration capabilities via a plug-in into Microsoft Office applications, simplifying the way people work by enabling more effective collaboration around content in documents, spreadsheets, presentations and email. Versly's software will be integrated into a variety of Cisco's collaboration offerings including Cisco Quad, Cisco Jabber and Cisco WebEx.
    Market Opportunity: Collaboration
  • AXIOSS Software and Talent - August 21, 2011
    AXIOSS software suite is a fulfillment platform that strengthens the Cisco service provider management offering by automating ordering and fulfillment. The software will provide management capabilities for network services across Cisco's five company priorities, and itwill enhance Cisco Prime, which enables service providers to better manage their networks and network services. By integrating service management and fulfillment capabilities into Cisco Prime, Cisco continues to demonstrate its commitment to innovate around the convergence of services and networks.
    Market Opportunity: Network Management
  • newScale Inc. - March 29, 2011
    newScale is a leading provider of software that delivers a service catalog and self-service portal for IT organizations to select and quickly deploy cloud services within their businesses. Based in San Mateo, Calif., newScale allows commercial and enterprise customers to initiate the provisioning of their own systems and infrastructure on an as-needed basis.
    Market Opportunity: Cloud
  • Inlet Technologies - February 4, 2011
    Inlet Technologies is a leading provider of Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) digital media processing platforms. Based in Raleigh, N.C., Inlet will strengthen the capabilities of Cisco's Videoscape TV platform, allowing service and content providers to deliver compelling video experiences to any device over any Internet Protocol (IP) network.
    Market Opportunity: Video
  • Pari Networks, Inc. - January 26, 2011
    Pari Networks is 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.
    Market Opportunity: Network Management
  • LineSider Technologies, Inc. - December 1, 2010
    LineSider is a leading provider of network management software that helps customers build the network services necessary to securely create and deploy cloud computing infrastructure. Cloud computing presents a significant opportunity for Cisco customers as resources and services are abstracted from underlying infrastructure. This enables new business models and increases the operating efficiency of the network.
    Market Opportunity: Network Management
  • Arch Rock Corporation - September 2, 2010
    Arch Rock Corporation is a pioneer in Internet Protocol-based wireless network technology for smart-grid applications. Based in San Francisco, Arch Rock will accelerate Cisco's ability to facilitate the utility industry's transition to an open and interoperable smart grid by enabling Cisco to offer a comprehensive and highly secure advanced metering infrastructure solution based completely on IP standards.
    Market Opportunity: Smart Grid
  • ExtendMedia - August 26, 2010
    ExtendMedia is a leading provider of software-based Content Management Systems (CMS) that manage the entire lifecycle of video content through monetization for pay media and ad-supported business models. Based in Newton, Mass., with the majority of its employee base in Toronto, Canada, ExtendMedia will enable Cisco to help service providers deliver multi-screen offerings as the market transitions to IP video.
    Market Opportunity: Video
  • CoreOptics Inc. - May 20, 2010
    CoreOptics Inc. is a designer of digital signal processing (DSP) solutions for high-speed optical networking applications. CoreOptics will enable Cisco to equip service provider customers with highly advanced 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) transmission technology to scale their networks to meet the demands of rapidly growing Internet Protocol traffic driven by video, mobility and cloud services.
    Market Opportunity: Optical
  • MOTO Development Group, Inc. - May 18, 2010
    MOTO Development Group is a design consulting firm that develops products and product strategies for the consumer industry. Based in San Francisco, MOTO's talent base will complement Cisco's and enable Cisco to rapidly enhance its consumer product development road map.
    Market Opportunity: Consumer
  • Set-Top Box Business of DVN (Holdings) Ltd. - November 2, 2009
    Listed in Hong Kong with major operations in China, DVN is a market and technology leader in digital cable solutions in China and shares Cisco’s vision of a high-performance, scalable and services-rich cable interactive platform extending into every home.
    Market Opportunity: Cable
  • ScanSafe, Inc. - October 27, 2009
    ScanSafe is a market leader of software-as-a-service (SaaS) Web security solutions for organizations ranging from global enterprises to small businesses. By acquiring ScanSafe, Cisco is building on its successful acquisition of leading on-premise content security provider IronPort.
    Market Opportunity: Security
  • Starent Networks, Corp. - October 13, 2009
    Subject to close. Starent Networks is a leading supplier of IP-based mobile infrastructure solutions targeting mobile and converged carriers. The Mobile Internet is at an inflection point as IP-enabled Smartphones and other connected mobile devices gain rapid acceptance. Service Providers have been actively investing in this market as global mobile data traffic is expected to more than double every year through 2013, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index.
    Market Opportunity: Mobility
  • Tandberg - October 1, 2009
    Subject to close. Tandberg, based in Oslo, Norway, and New York, is a global leader in video communications, including a broad range of world-class video endpoint and network infrastructure solutions with intercompany and multi-vendor interoperability. With this proposed acquisition, Cisco will expand its collaboration portfolio to offer more solutions to a greater number of customers, further accelerating market adoption globally.
    Market Opportunity: Collaboration
  • Tidal Software, Inc. - April 9, 2009
    Tidal Software is the creator of intelligent application management and automation solutions that will advance Cisco's data center strategy by enhancing product and service delivery offerings. Tidal Software's intelligent solutions will bolster Cisco's data center strategy by providing timely, accurate and cost-efficient management and automation of application performance across entire business operations, from the server through the network to the desktop.
    Market Opportunity: Data Center
  • Pure Digital Technologies Inc. - March 19, 2009
    Pure Digital, creator of the best-selling Flip Video brand, is a pioneer in developing consumer-friendly video solutions with mass-market appeal. "The acquisition of Pure Digital is key to Cisco's strategy to expand our momentum in the media-enabled home and to capture the consumer market transition to visual networking," said Ned Hooper, SVP of Cisco's Corporate Development and Consumer Groups.
    Market Opportunity: Consumer
  • Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc. - January 27, 2009
    Richards-Zeta Building Intelligence, Inc. is a leading provider of intelligent middleware technology that enables businesses to integrate building infrastructure and information technology (IT) applications over a common Internet Protocol (IP) network, resulting in improved efficiencies, greater energy savings and a reduced carbon footprint.
    Market Opportunity: Physical Security
  • Jabber, Inc. - September 19, 2008
    Jabber is a provider of presence and messaging software. The acquisition will enable Cisco to embed presence and messaging services "in the network" and provide rich aggregation capabilities to users through both on-premise and on-demand solutions, across multiple platforms including Cisco WebEx Connect and Cisco Unified Communications.
    Market Opportunity: Web Services
  • PostPath, Inc. - August 27, 2008
    PostPath is a provider of innovative email and calendaring software. In today's fast-paced business environment, effective, adaptive collaboration is critical to creating and sustaining a competitive advantage. With PostPath's software, Cisco will extend the e-mail and calendar functionality of its flexible software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based collaborative platform that includes instant messaging, voice, video, data, document management and Web 2.0 applications. This combination will enable customers to use collaboration to accelerate business processes, within and between businesses.
    Market Opportunity: Web Services
  • Pure Networks, Inc. - July 23, 2008
    Pure Networks is a Seattle-based leader in home networking-management software and tools. Pure Networks' home networking-management solution allows users to easily set up and manage a home network and connect a range of devices, applications and services within a home. The acquisition of Pure Networks provides Cisco with a fully integrated home networking-management solution that will also serve as the foundation for the development of new applications, tools and capabilities for consumers to use in an increasingly "connected life" at home, at work and on the go.
    Market Opportunity: Software
  • DiviTech A/S - June 10, 2008
    DiviTech is a leader in the digital-service management (DSM) market. DiviTech's DSM solution offers media broadcasters, cable and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service providers an intuitive interface for creating, modifying and managing video networks. Cisco plans to integrate DiviTech's DSM product with the industry-leading Cisco ROSA network- and element-management solution to create an end-to-end platform that offers all layers of digital video management (element, network and service) in a single modular product.
    Market Opportunity: Cable
  • Nuova Systems, Inc. - April 8, 2008
    Nuova Systems is a start up focused on the development of next-generation products for the data center market. Cisco today introduced the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the first product developed by Nuova. The Cisco Nexus 5000 is a 10 Gigabit Ethernet "top-of-rack" switch that offers unified fabric capabilities through the support for multiple data center networking protocols and software intelligence. Prior to the acquisition, Nuova operated as a majority-owned subsidiary of Cisco, which had invested $70 million and owned 80 percent of the company.
    Market Opportunity: Data Center
  • Securent, Inc. - November 1, 2007
    Securent, Inc. is a leading provider of policy management software for enterprises. Securent's scalable, distributed policy platform allows enterprises to administer, enforce, and audit access to data, communications, and applications in heterogeneous IT application environments. Securent's software will enable Cisco customers to protect and secure valuable application data regardless of vendor, platform, or operating system while still allowing ubiquitous access to the content workers and their collaborative communities need to be productive. By delivering policy from the network, Cisco will simplify entitlement decisions for all communications, collaboration and other third party applications.
    Market Opportunity: Voice, Security, Web Services, Software
  • Navini Networks, Inc. - October 23, 2007
    Navini Networks is a leader in the Mobile WiMAX 802.16e-2005 broadband wireless industry. Navini is a pioneer in the integration of "Smart Beamforming" technologies with Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) antennas, a combination that improves the performance and range for WiMAX services and lowers the overall deployment and operational costs for service providers. Navini's WiMAX products will extend Cisco's market-leading WiFi and WiFi-Mesh portfolios, allowing Cisco to uniquely address the rapidly growing markets for broadband wireless services.
    Market Opportunity: Broadband Access & Apps
  • Latigent, LLC. - September 27, 2007
    Latigent is a leading provider of web-based business intelligence and analytics reporting solutions, focused on contact centers. Latigent's products are built from the ground up to take advantage of Web 2.0 principles that help enable customers to create flexible, scalable, easily customizable, and intuitive historical and real-time reports for their contact centers.
    Market Opportunity: Voice
  • Cognio, Inc. - September 18, 2007
    Cognio is the market leader in wireless spectrum analysis and management for wireless networks. Cognios industry-leading spectrum technology enhances performance, reliability, and security of wireless networks by detecting, classifying, locating, and mitigating sources of radio frequency (RF) interference. The acquisition will provide Cisco with complementary and differentiating technology, intellectual property, and a core team to expand Ciscos leadership in unified wireless networking.
    Market Opportunity: Wireless
  • BroadWare Technologies, Inc. - May 21, 2007
    BroadWare Technologies is a leading provider of IP-based video surveillance software. BroadWare's software enables web-based monitoring, management, recording and storage of audio and video that can be accessed anywhere by authorized users. With this acquisition, Cisco will be able to help customers easily gain access to live and recorded surveillance video for faster investigation response and event resolution. The BroadWare acquisition complements Cisco's existing video surveillance product offering, which provides a smooth migration path from analog surveillance video to a digital network solution.
    Market Opportunity: Physical Security
  • SpansLogic, Inc. - March 28, 2007
    SpansLogic is a leading provider of processors that dramatically improve packet processing speeds across the network. SpansLogic offers a breakthrough approach for resolving packet processing bottlenecks at extremely high speeds. The SpansLogic acquisition will provide Cisco with valuable technology, IP, and a core team to productize innovations that support Ciscos SONA architecture.
    Market Opportunity: Silicon
  • WebEx Communications, Inc. - March 15, 2007
    WebEx is a market leader in on-demand collaboration applications, and its network-based solution for delivering business-to-business collaboration extends Cisco's vision for Unified Communications, particularly within the Small to Medium Business (SMB) segment. WebEx's service portfolio includes technologies and services that allow companies to engage in real-time and asynchronous data conferences over the Internet as well as share web-based documents and workspaces that help improve productivity, performance and efficiency of workers in any size organization. WebEx's subscription-based services strategy has been key to its success, and Cisco plans to preserve this business model going forward.
    Market Opportunity: Unified Communications
  • NeoPath Networks - March 13, 2007
    NeoPath Networks is the leading provider of high-performance and highly scalable file storage management solutions. Cisco and NeoPath share a common vision of providing unique and flexible file storage management services to enterprise customers. In line with our Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA) strategy and vision, Cisco plans to integrate the NeoPath technology in future products with the goal of providing additional value added file services. This will benefit both our current file based solutions, such as Wide Area Application Services (WAAS), and our business partners file based solutions.
    Market Opportunity: Storage
  • Reactivity, Inc. - February 21, 2007
    Reactivity is a leading XML (eXtensible Markup Language) gateway provider for organizations ranging from commercial enterprises to the Global 500. The acquisition demonstrates Cisco's commitment to the expanding Application Networking Services (ANS) Advanced Technology segment, which is an important part of Cisco's Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA) strategy and vision. Cisco ANS provides customers with shared application-aware services to improve the availability, performance, and security of applications delivered from the network platform. Reactivity complements and extends the capability of Cisco's ANS portfolio for these emerging application architectures.
    Market Opportunity: Application Networking Services
  • Five Across, Inc. - February 8, 2007
    Five Across is a leading vendor in the social networking marketplace. The Five Across platform, Connect Community Builder, empowers companies to easily augment their websites with full-featured communities and user-generated content such as audio/video/photo sharing, blogs, podcasts, and profiles. These user-interaction functions help companies improve the interaction with their customers and overall customer experience on their websites. Social networking functions are of unique interest to media companies, sports leagues, affinity groups and any organization wishing to increase its interaction with its online constituency.
    Market Opportunity: Consumer
  • IronPort Systems, Inc. - January 4, 2007
    IronPort is a leading provider of messaging security appliances, focusing on enterprise spam and spyware protection. Securing email, messaging and other sorts of content is of primary concern to enterprises and other organizations. As email and messaging are leading applications for use over the Internet, the acquisition of IronPort's industry-leading messaging and Web security solutions is a natural extension to Cisco's security portfolio. The security products and technology from IronPort add a rich and complementary suite of messaging solutions to Cisco's industry-leading threat mitigation, confidential communications, policy control, and management solutions.
    Market Opportunity: Security
  • Tivella, Inc. - December 15, 2006
    Tivella is a leading provider of digital signage software and systems. Digital signage is an emerging technology that has the potential to transform the customer experience and to promote richer communications. Digital signage is quickly gaining traction as companies face a variety of challenges. These include revenue and growth, building and maintaining brand identity and customer loyalty, and effectively reaching target audiences with advertising and marketing. Companies conducting deployments of digital signage solutions have clearly demonstrated higher brand awareness and sales uplift by targeting relevant information to an audience near the point of purchase.
    Market Opportunity: Video
  • Greenfield Networks Inc. - November 13, 2006
    Greenfield Networks provides integrated circuits, hardware and software optimized for Ethernet packet processing that enables next-generation Metro Ethernet services. This technology is highly complementary to Cisco's existing line of Metro Ethernet products and will enable Cisco to improve time to market of carrier-class features for our service provider customers.
    Market Opportunity: Routing & Switching
  • Orative Corporation - October 25, 2006
    Orative develops mobile software solutions that extend the communications and collaboration capabilities of the Cisco Unified Communications system to business mobile phone users. With Orative Enterprise Software, mobile phone users can coordinate conversations, collaborate with colleagues, view information on Unity voicemail messages, screen unwanted telephone calls and interruptions, and securely access personal and corporate phone books. Together, Cisco and Orative will transform the mobile phone into a true business device, using Cisco Unified CallManager for call control, Cisco MeetingPlace for collaboration and Cisco Unity as the voicemail platform.
    Market Opportunity: Voice
  • Arroyo Video Solutions, Inc. - August 21, 2006
    The Arroyo solution is designed to deliver exceptional scalability, service availability and operational simplicity - offering a highly extensible platform for video-on-demand today and emerging time-shifted services in the future. The integration of the Arroyo platform into the Cisco IP-NGN (Next Generation Network) architectural framework will help enable carriers to accelerate the creation and distribution of network delivered entertainment, interactive media and advertising services across the growing portfolio of televisions, personal computers, mobile handsets and emerging media capable devices in our increasingly connected lives.
    Market Opportunity: Video
  • Meetinghouse Data Communications - July 6, 2006
    Meetinghouse provides a client-side 802.1X supplicant security software that allows enterprise customers to restrict network access to only authorized users and/or host devices attempting to gain access to networked resources through both wired and wireless media. When integrated with Cisco's existing security portfolio, Meetinghouse's AEGIS SecureConnect products will enable Cisco to provide a single unified wired and wireless client to enterprise customers that will help them reduce operational costs by simplifying the security management of a broad array of host devices and operating systems.
    Market Opportunity: Security, Wireless
  • Metreos Corporation - June 8, 2006
    Metreos is a leading provider of IP communication application development and management environments. The acquisition will help Cisco's ecosystem of third party technology partners, systems integrators, value-added resellers, and customers build and deliver applications on Cisco's Unified Communications System. Metreos' technology has proven itself in enterprise environments as a platform for integrating Cisco's Unified Communications System with enterprise business applications.
    Market Opportunity: Voice
  • Audium Corporation - June 8, 2006
    Audium is a leading provider of VoiceXML speech self-service application development and management environments. The acquisition will enable enterprises to easily build automated voice response applications that are integrated with not only their converged IP network but also work well within their Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) enabling the use of common services across the network. Leveraging the intelligence of the network, Audium's technology further strengthens Cisco's SONA and provides a platform for enterprises to integrate their business process workflow with their speech self-service applications.
    Market Opportunity: Voice
  • SyPixx Networks, Inc. - March 7, 2006
    SyPixx Networks offers network-centric video surveillance software and hardware that enable existing analog video surveillance systems to operate as part of an open IP network. This acquisition will enable Cisco to deliver video surveillance as part of an Intelligent Converged Environment.
    Market Opportunity: Physical Security
  • Intellishield Alert Manager - November 29, 2005
    Intellishield Alert Manager is a web-based security intelligence service, providing daily information to customers about information security threats and IT product vulnerabilities that affect the entire corporate information technology domain. The service is delivered through a continually updated web portal, XML feeds and email subscriptions. The ability to research, understand and advise customers on all types of threats and vulnerabilities is core to Cisco's Self-Defending Network strategy. Intellishield Alert Manager will become part of the Cisco MySDN security intelligence Web site.
    Market Opportunity: Security
  • Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. - November 18, 2005
    Scientific-Atlanta is a leading global provider of set-top boxes, end-to-end video distribution networks and video system integration. The combined entity creates a world class, end-to-end triple play solution for carrier networks and the digital home. In addition, upon closure, the market opportunities represented by this acquisition will become part of Cisco's Advanced Technology portfolio.
    Market Opportunity: Video
  • Nemo Systems - September 30, 2005
    Nemo Systems has developed leading-edge technology in the network memory space that will offer enhanced performance on Cisco's core switching platforms and service modules. Once incorporated into Cisco's products, the technology will allow customers to scale network systems and line card bandwidth while reducing the overall cost of high-performance networking systems.
    Market Opportunity: Switching
  • Sheer Networks, Inc. - July 26, 2005
    Sheer Networks is a pioneer in the development of intelligent network and service management products for service providers and large enterprises. Sheer's technology can adapt to network changes easily, scale to large networks, and help extend new technologies and services to simplify the difficult task of monitoring and maintaining complex networks.
    Market Opportunity: Network Management
  • KiSS Technology A/S - July 22, 2005
    KiSS is a leading technology provider for networked entertainment devices and has a product portfolio that includes home video products such as networked DVD players and networked DVD recorders. KiSS's technology platform also has the capability to extend to other consumer electronics products and will help Linksys develop a unique, networked entertainment product suite.
    Market Opportunity: Home Networking
  • NetSift, Inc. - June 27, 2005
    The NetSift acquisition will help Cisco to accelerate the integration of additional packet processing capabilities into future core Cisco platforms, such as modular switching. NetSift provides Cisco with a unique solution to deep packet processing challenges, valuable intellectual property, and a core team with a long history of algorithmic innovations supporting high-speed packet processing.
    Market Opportunity: Security
  • M.I. Secure Corporation - June 14, 2005
    M.I. Secure is focused on the development of advanced features and functionality for security and VPN solutions. M.I. Secure brings unique security technology expertise and a team of talented and proven security architects to Cisco. Security is one of Cisco's key advanced technologies and an integral part of Cisco's overall product strategy.
    Market Opportunity: Security
  • FineGround Networks, Inc. - May 26, 2005
    FineGround is a leading provider of network appliances that accelerate, secure, and monitor application delivery while minimizing bandwidth usage and maximizing infrastructure capacity in the data center. By integrating FineGround's technology with Cisco's products, Cisco will provide customers with advanced application-acceleration across networks for secure and optimized delivery of web-based applications.
    Market Opportunity: Security
  • Vihana, Inc. - May 23, 2005
    Vihana is focused on the development of efficient semiconductor solutions for the computer and communications industry. In terms of vision, Cisco and Vihana both recognize the importance of custom ASIC technology in providing leading technology solutions to customers. In the short-term, Vihana will provide needed high speed, custom silicon design expertise and will accelerate Cisco's innovation in more flexible, programmable ASICs, and for the long term, Vihana's technology will be integrated across multiple platforms across technology groups.
    Market Opportunity: ASICs
  • Sipura Technology, Inc. - April 26, 2005
    This represents Cisco's first acquisition for its Linksys division. Sipura is a leader in consumer voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology and is a key technology provider for Linksys' current line of VoIP networking devices. In addition to Sipura's valuable technology and customer relationships, their experienced team with extensive VoIP expertise will help build a foundation for Linksys' internal research and development capabilities in voice, video and other markets.
    Market Opportunity: Home Networking
  • Topspin Communications, Inc. - April 14, 2005
    Topspin is the leading provider of intelligent server fabric switches. Server fabric switching provides a low latency, high performance fabric for server virtualization, clustered enterprise applications, and grid/utility computing. Topspin delivers a compelling return on investment by promoting resource flexibility, and dramatically reducing equipment and management costs. This acquisition strengthens Cisco's ability to provide customers with specialized networking technology and services to allow them to build their data centers in a flexible, grid-like fashion.
    Market Opportunity: Server Fabric Switching
  • Airespace, Inc. - January 12, 2005
    Airespace is a provider of wireless local area networking ("WLAN") systems, which provide a secure, flexible, and cost effective solution for enterprise and commercial customers. Airespace's product portfolio will expand Cisco's WLAN solution portfolio, accelerating delivery of key WLAN features and capabilities for Cisco's entire customer base. Airespace's product portfolio includes WLAN controllers, Access Points, WLAN Management and Location Software, and Security capabilities, including IDS. The acquisition will allow Cisco to address a broader set of market segments and integrate advanced capabilities into current Cisco products.
    Market Opportunity: WLAN
  • Protego Networks, Inc. - December 20, 2004
    Protego's technology will enhance the management, monitoring and mitigation capabilities of Cisco's portfolio of security products. Protego provides traditional security information management (SIM) functions, including security event / log capture, consolidation, centralization, correlation, prioritization, visualization, investigation, escalation, and compliance reporting. It extends this functionality by obtaining detailed information about the network infrastructure through a variety of device logs and alerts, Netflow communications, and other means, allowing their appliances to interoperate with both Cisco core infrastructure and network security products lines.
    Market Opportunity: Security Monitoring
  • BCN Systems, Inc. - December 9, 2004
    BCN Systems, Inc. has developed a flexible networking software architecture for routing applications. This technology will further improve the reliability, modularity, feature enhancement, and innovation of Cisco's portfolio of routing products. In the future, this architecture will allow additional hardware acceleration for advanced features such as QoS, security, and other services. BCN Systems, Inc.'s architecture will have application across all CPU-intensive routing platforms.
    Market Opportunity: Networking Software
  • Jahi Networks, Inc. - November 17, 2004
    Jahi is a provider of network management appliances aimed at simplifying interfaces for device management, deployment and configuration of a network of heterogeneous Cisco devices. Jahi's technology includes an external Programmatic Interface (PI) and other interface enhancements which complement Cisco's existing CLI and PI strategy and will enable Cisco to provide an enhanced network management solution to customers.
    Market Opportunity: Network Management
  • Perfigo, Inc. - October 21, 2004
    Perfigo is a leading developer of access control solutions that provide endpoint policy analysis, compliance, and access enforcement capabilities. Perfigo's technology extends the offerings in Cisco's Network Admission Control (NAC) program, an industry-leading effort designed to enforce endpoint policy compliance and help customers implement self-defending networks. Perfigo enables organizations to intelligently provide trusted access to "clean" endpoints, thereby increasing the availability and integrity of customer networks and critical business applications.
    Market Opportunity: Network Admission Control (NAC)
  • dynamicsoft Inc. - September 13, 2004
    dynamicsoft is the leader in Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) technology. dynamicsoft's portfolio of carrier-class infrastructure technology, combined with Cisco's Softswitch-based solutions, enables wireless and wireline service providers to quickly develop and deploy "subscriber-aware" IP communications services using voice, video, messaging, presence awareness and other real-time capabilities.
    Market Opportunity: SIP Technology
  • NetSolve, Inc. - September 9, 2004
    NetSolve is a leading provider of remote network and IT infrastructure management services for the enterprise and service provider. NetSolve remotely monitors, pro-actively diagnoses and solves a range of network and IT infrastructure issues related to LAN/WAN as well as advanced technologies such as IP Communications and Security.
    Market Opportunity: IT Infrastructure Mgmt Services
  • P-Cube Inc. - August 23, 2004
    P-Cube is a leader in programmable IP Service Control platforms for wireline network operators. P-Cube's Service Control solutions overlay intelligence and application-level control on existing IP transport networks - enabling service providers to analyze, control and meter application and content-based services.
    Market Opportunity: IP Services
  • Parc Technologies, Ltd. - July 8, 2004
    Parc develops traffic engineering (TE) solutions and software for routing optimization. Parc's Route Server algorithms apply innovative technology to break up network routing problems involving complex Quality of Service constraints. These algorithms integrate specialized solvers and the solutions they generate can help Service Providers deliver high quality services while improving network utilization and reducing capital expenditure.
    Market Opportunity: TE Solutions
  • Actona Technologies, Inc. - June 29, 2004
    Actona is a developer of wide-area file services software that facilitates data management across geographically distributed offices. Cisco currently offers a Full Service Branch solution that combines enhanced wide area network (WAN) connectivity with advanced network security, IP voice communications, and business application and video acceleration services on a common platform. Actona's technology will augment that offering by expanding the functionality of Cisco's branch office access router portfolio with intelligent network services that enable WAN-optimized file transfer and access.
    Market Opportunity: Storage Networking
  • Procket Network, Inc. - June 17, 2004
    Procket Networks is a developer of concurrent services routers and has expertise in silicon and software development. This purchase will add a rich intellectual property portfolio and a team of proven silicon and software architects to Cisco's industry leading routing technology and products.
    Market Opportunity: Routing Technology
  • Riverhead Networks, Inc. - March 22, 2004
    Riverhead Networks is a leading developer of security technology that protects against Distributed Denial of Service ("DDoS") attacks and other security threats in enterprise and service provider networks. DDoS attacks represent a severe threat to the availability of network and data center resources and can severely impact enterprises and service providers. Riverhead delivers an innovative solution that protects online operations from sophisticated attacks by detecting and blocking malicious traffic without impacting legitimate business transactions. Quick detection and mitigation of these attacks enables businesses to stay online and reliably service their customers without interruption.
    Market Opportunity: Security
  • Twingo Systems, Inc. - March 12, 2004
    Twingo Systems is a leading provider of desktop security solutions for Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). This acquisition advances Cisco's leadership in providing secure connectivity solutions and reinforces Cisco's Self Defending Network strategy, which dramatically improves the network's ability to identify, prevent, and respond to a range of security threats. Cisco plans to incorporate Twingo's Virtual Secure Desktop into its existing WebVPN solution beginning with the Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator series.
    Market Opportunity: SSL VPN
  • Latitude Communications, Inc. - November 12, 2003
    Latitude Communications is a leading provider of enterprise conferencing products with its MeetingPlace audio and web conferencing solution. Latitude MeetingPlace currently integrates with leading enterprise desktop scheduling applications such as IBM/Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook, as well as with data collaboration and instant messaging solutions such as IBM/Lotus Sametime. Latitude MeetingPlace also offers significant integration with Cisco CallManager, enabling users to schedule, attend, and manage meetings using the display on Cisco IP phones. Cisco and Latitude also intend to integrate MeetingPlace with Cisco IP/VC for video conferencing capability.
    Market Opportunity: Enterprise Conferencing
  • Linksys Group, Inc. - March 20, 2003
    Linksys Group, Inc. is the market and product leader in the Consumer/SOHO networking market. Linksys’ products include wireless/wired home routers and access points, wireless adapters for laptops and desktops and unmanaged switches.
    Market Opportunity: Consumer/SOHO
  • SignalWorks, Inc. - March 19, 2003
    SignalWorlks, Inc. is a developer of advanced software that delivers high-performance audio capabilities for IP telephony systems. SignalWorks' Acoustic Echo Canceller (AEC) software, which provides unparalleled voice clarity, is a digital full-duplex, voice processing algorithm that will drive continued product innovation and differentiation across Cisco’s complete line of IP phones and IP softphones. SignalWorks' AEC software delivers advanced audio features, such as multiple microphone capabilities, stereo sound, and PC-based softphones, providing the basis for the future expansion of Cisco’s IP phone product line into new high-end markets. The technology’s advanced audio and speakerphone capabilities will allow Cisco to further penetrate the enterprise, small- and medium-sized business, and service provider managed services markets.
    Market Opportunity: IP Telephony
  • Okena, Inc. - January 24, 2003
    Okena, Inc. is a developer of software providing threat protection for desktop and server computing systems. Okena’s technology is a complement to Cisco’s own current family of network security offerings, which include Firewall, VPN, IDS, and SSL solutions. With the addition of Okena’s endpoint security software, Cisco offers the most comprehensive threat protection portfolio in the information security market. In addition, Okena’s technology will provide enhanced protection for Cisco server-based solutions, such as IP Telephony Call Manager and Network Management applications.
    Market Opportunity: Host-Based IDS (HIDS)
  • Psionic Software, Inc. - October 22, 2002
    Psionic Software, Inc. develops network security software that increases the efficiency of intrusion detection systems (IDS) by reducing false alarms by up to 95 percent. Psionic’s software will allow Cisco security customers to increase productivity and lower the costs associated with network-based intrusion detection systems (NIDS) by enabling businesses to focus manpower and attention on legitimate attacks against their networks.
    Market Opportunity: Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Andiamo Systems, Inc. - August 20, 2002
    Andiamo Systems, Inc. has developed the storage industry’s first family of multilayer intelligent storage switches and is Cisco's entry into the large, high-growth Fibre Channel Storage Area Networking (SAN) market. With Andiamo's technology, Cisco will be able to offer enterprise customers the same levels of network scalability, performance, and manageability to storage networking that Cisco pioneered in LAN and IP networking.
    Market Opportunity: Storage
  • AYR Networks, Inc. - July 25, 2002
    AYR Networks is a provider of high-performance network technologies that will enhance, and accelerate time-to-market delivery of Cisco’s network operating system and routing software (i.e. Cisco IOS) for routing and switching markets. AYR’s technology and talent, in distributed architectures and integration techniques, will help augment and solidify Cisco’s technology leadership in these areas.
    Market Opportunity: IOS
  • Navarro Networks, Inc. - May 1, 2002
    Navarro Networks is a leading developer of high-performance, cost-effective ASIC components for the Ethernet market. Navarro Networks' technology will enhance Cisco's internal development of new, high-end ASICs and increase ASIC manufacturing flexibility on next-generation Ethernet switching platforms.
    Market Opportunity: Ethernet Switching.
  • Hammerhead Networks , Inc. - May 1, 2002
    Hammerhead Networks is a leading developer of next-generation software solutions that integrate with and accelerate time to market delivery of Cisco hardware solutions for IP aggregation - namely the broadband aggregation, leased line and cable (uBR 10K) markets. Hammerhead's software utilizes advances in parallel processing technology that allows for enhanced services such as billing, security, and Quality of Service (QoS) to be offered without degradation in performance..
    Market Opportunity: IP Aggregation.
  • Allegro Systems, Inc. - July 27, 2001
    Allegro Systems is a leading developer of Virtual Private Network (VPN) acceleration technologies designed to enhance the performance and functionality of secure networking platforms. Allegro Systems VPN acceleration technologies and expertise will advance the integration of highly scalable security within existing networks and complement Cisco’s existing portfolio of security products which includes VPN gateways and concentrators, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and device and policy-based security management systems. Allegro Systems VPN acceleration technologies are designed for high-bandwidth networks. The technologies also enable the large number of simultaneous VPN connections required for today’s e-commerce and remote access applications.
    Market Opportunity: Virtual Private Networks (VPN) for high-bandwidth Networks.
  • AuroraNetics, Inc. - July 11, 2001
    AuroraNetics, Inc. is a leading developer of 10Gbps silicon technology for metropolitan fiber networks. AuroraNetics’ silicon technology is used in data-optimized fiber rings known as Resilient Packet Rings (RPR). RPR offers service providers the ability to create high-speed metropolitan networks that efficiently transport significant amounts of IP and other data, including Ethernet. Additionally, RPR provides Cisco customers with the intelligence of an IP network combined with the redundancy benefits of traditional SONET networks. Cisco plans to license AuroraNetics’ silicon design to companies interested in producing and participating in the development of 10Gbps SRP RPR-based solutions. Licensing AuroraNetics’ design augments Cisco’s existing licensing of 2.5Gbps SRP silicon and will help accelerate industry availability of 10Gbps RPR products.
    Market Opportunity: Silicon Technology for Metropolitan Fiber Networks.
  • ExiO Communications, Inc. - December 14, 2000
    ExiO is a leading developer of in-building, wireless technologies for corporate networks based on standard, Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technologies. ExiO's wireless telephony solution builds on Cisco's existing wireless technology that enables enterprise customers to add the convenience of mobility to voice-over-IP (Internet Protocol) services. This acquisition further strengthens Cisco's commitment to the development of a fully converged network, which supports multiple wireless standards, including GSM and CDMA for integrated mobile voice and data services.
    Market Opportunity: Wireless Networks
  • Radiata, Inc. - November 13, 2000
    Radiata is a leading supplier of chipsets for high-speed wireless networks. This acquisition strengthens Cisco's New World strategy by expanding its ability to deliver next generation wireless networks using the IEEE 802.11a standard for faster data rates. Radiata provides Cisco with leading semiconductor technology and extensive radio and modem systems expertise for developing next-generation wireless networks, which will operate in the unlicensed 5 GHz frequency range, will enable wireless communications between devices at speeds up to 54Mbps, which has previously only been possible with wired connections.
    Market Opportunity: Wireless LAN
  • Active Voice Corporation - November 10, 2000
    Active Voice, Corp.is a leading provider of IP-based Unified Messaging solutions for the enterprise and small/medium business customer. Unified Messaging consolidates voicemail, e-mail, and fax messages on a single IP network, accessible independent of location, time or device. Unified Messaging (UM), a key component of Unified Communications (UC), is an important initiative for Cisco that paints a very compelling picture for the future of communications applications and supports our direction with the Architecture for Voice, Video, and Integrated Data (AVVID) for the corporate enterprise. Cisco also delivers UC solutions for the service provider market through its uOne software platform/technology.
    Market Opportunity: Unified Messaging
  • CAIS Software Solutions - October 20, 2000
    CAISsoft offers software applications that enable service providers to provide and manage high-speed, broadband Internet services in the multi-unit building market (MxU). CAISsoft's suite of server-based software applications complements Cisco's existing in-building DSL, Ethernet, cable, wireless and VPN network solutions. It enables broadband service providers to deploy, market and operate services for the multi-family, multi-tenant and hospitality markets. CAISsoft's application, the IPORT Broadband Provisioning System, provides security, authorization, accounting, billing, reporting, policy, and management functionality.
    Market Opportunity: Broadband Service Management Solutions
  • Vovida Networks, Inc. - September 28, 2000
    Vovida is a communications software provider and supplier of networking protocols. The Vovida Open Communication Application Library (VOCAL) is a family of packet telephony networking software. Their open source software license allows developers to use the code royalty-free while benefiting from the improvements contributed by a global development community.
    Market Opportunity: Voice over IP (VoIP)
  • IPCell Technologies, Inc. - September 28, 2000
    IPCell provides software for broadband access networks combining IP and telephony services. IPCell has developed an interface between the call control and service layers for voice over packet applications. It has also developed Opticall, a call agent for legacy-free "greenfield" broadband access packet-based telephony networks.
    Market Opportunity: Voice and Data Integrated Access Services
  • PixStream, Inc. - August 31, 2000
    PixStream Corporation is a provider of hardware and software solutions that enable network service providers and enterprises to reliably distribute and manage digital video and streaming media across broadband networks. PixStream's carrier class products will allow Cisco to provide a single end-to-end solution for the delivery and management of video and streaming media across broadband networks. Their products are complementary with Cisco's V-Bits technology and fits well into Cisco's Architecture for Voice, Video and Integrated Data (AVVID). PixStream provides Cisco a strong foundation of video networking expertise, including senior management and engineering. The acquisition of PixStream signals Cisco's commitment to enable IP-based entertainment services over broadband (e.g., broadcast video, VOD, multi-player games, etc.).
    Market Opportunity: Distribute and Manage Digital Video
  • IPmobile, Inc. - August 1, 2000
    IPmobile is a leading provider of software systems that enable service providers to build the next generation IP-based wireless infrastructure known as third generation or '3G' networks. 3G networks will allow the creation of the Mobile Wireless Internet, which refers to the convergence of Internet-related data services and mobile wireless services. 3G networks will be based on the Internet Protocol (IP) and will seamlessly merge with the Internet that exists today. IPmobile is a leading developer of IP Radio Access Networks (IP-RAN) that will connect wireless base stations to the Internet in 3G networks. RANs control and manage the radio networks between the user devices and the base stations, while providing access to data and voice services.
    Market Opportunity: Mobile Wireless Internet
  • NuSpeed Internet Systems, Inc. - July 27, 2000
    NuSpeed Internet Systems' technology connects storage area networks and Internet Protocol networks. NuSpeed Internet Systems technology will be implemented in Cisco solutions to interconnect storage area networks with metropolitan area networks (MANs), wide area networks (WANs) and local area networks (LANs). NuSpeed Internet Systems is a leading company in implementing the iSCSI protocol that provides a way for the two disparate networks to communicate. Customers benefit by managing a single, common network infrastructure as opposed to two separate and distinct environments.
    Market Opportunity: IP-enable Storage Area Networking Technology
  • Komodo Tehnology, Inc. - July 25, 2000
    Komodo Technology is a leading developer of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) devices that allow analog telephones to place calls over IP-based networks. This acquisition strengthens Cisco's service provider solutions by offering a smooth transition path from traditional circuit-switched networks to new packet-based networks. Komodo's VoIP devices are cost-effective solutions that will help service providers meet the growing demand for IP telephone services by supporting customers with analog telephones. An analog phone can be connected directly to Komodo's product, which connects via an internal modem to a standard telephone line or via an Ethernet jack to a broadband (DSL, cable or wireless) access device.
    Market Opportunity: Voice-over-IP (VoIP) Devices for Analog Phones
  • Netiverse, Ltd. - July 7, 2000
    Netiverse is a leading provider of content acceleration technology that enhances the performance and functionality of networking devices. This acquisition strengthens Cisco's content networking solutions by offering its customers added performance capabilities for meeting the growing demands of distributing web content and managing large amounts of Internet traffic. Netiverse's technology was developed specifically for use across multiple product lines and will be integrated into Cisco's existing content networking solutions.
    Market Opportunity: Content Aware Switches
  • HyNEX, Ltd. - June 5, 2000
    HyNEX, a subsidiary of Elbit, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ELBTF), is a leading developer of intelligent access devices for ATM network providers. HyNEX's products strengthen Cisco's solution for service providers in international markets by accelerating the deployment of IP+ATM networks. This enables service providers to deliver an expanded range of data, voice and video services as well as provide large enterprises with managed network services and service level agreements. HyNEX's products complement the Cisco 3800 family of access routers as a higher end network convergence product for customer premises.
    Market Opportunity: ATM and IP solutions
  • Qeyton Systems - May 12, 2000
    Qeyton is the developer of Metropolitan Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (MDWDM) technology. The acquisition of Qeyton Systems expands Cisco's optical networking capabilities and enables Cisco to provide a comprehensive end-to end optical networking solution for service providers' metropolitan networks. Qeyton's Metro DWDM technology links carriers points of presence (POPs) and customer sites with an optical ring and enables Cisco to offer service providers increased capacity without needing to add or lease new fiber in the metropolitan areas. Qeyton Systems optical technology will be seamlessly integrated with optical products and technology in Cisco's Optical Networking Solutions (ONS) 15000 family of products.
    Market Opportunity: Metropolitan DWDM Technology
  • ArrowPoint Communications, Inc. - May 5, 2000
    ArrowPoint Communications is a leading provider of content switches that optimize the delivery of web content. ArrowPoint's products will provide a new level of intelligence that will enable ISPs, Web hosting companies and other customers to create a faster, more reliable Web experience, and its services can direct traffic based on information such as the content being requested and the frequency of the content request.
    Market Opportunity: Content Networking Technology
  • Seagull Semiconductor, Ltd. - April 12, 2000
    Seagull is a leading developer of silicon technology. The subsidiary of Seagull which Cisco acquired is comprised of Seagull's core technology development team. Seagull's development team has high-speed silicon expertise which will allow Cisco to accelerate the development of terabit performance routers, and also strengthens Cisco's New World strategy by enhancing its ability to provide next generation IP networking infrastructures to service providers.
    Market Opportunity: High-speed Silicon for Terabit Routers.
  • PentaCom Ltd. - April 11, 2000
    Pentacom is a leading provider of products implementing Spatial Reuse Protocol (SRP) which allows IP based metropolitan networks to offer the same protection and restoration benefits as SONET-based networks while doubling bandwidth efficiency. Pentacom's technology provides fiber management and hubbing for IP transport networks. This acquisition underscores Cisco's New World strategy to deliver end-to-end IP based solutions for service providers to deploy advanced data, voice and video services.
    Market Opportunity: Metro IP Networks.
  • SightPath, Inc. - March 29, 2000
    SightPath is a leading provider of appliances for creating intelligent Content Delivery Networks (CDN's). Cisco is acquiring SightPath to give its customers the ability to create CDNs using existing Internet and Intranet infrastructure.
    Market Opportunity: Content Delivery Optimizers
  • infoGear Technology Corp. - March 16, 2000
    InfoGear is a leading provider of Internet appliances and software used to manage information appliances for Internet access. This acquisition increases Cisco's ability to provide the service providers, consumer-based businesses and vertical markets with a complete end-to-end solution for the deployment of advanced data, voice and video services.
    Market Opportunity: Software to Manage Information Appliances
  • JetCell, Inc. - March 16, 2000
    JetCell is a leading developer of standards-based, in-building wireless telephony solutions for corporate networks. JetCell's open, standards-based wireless technology will extend Cisco's AVVID architecture into the wireless domain, integrating New World IP telephony solutions with traditional PBX systems.
    Market Opportunity: In-building Wireless Telephony
  • Atlantech Technologies Ltd. - March 1, 2000
    Atlantech is a leading provider of network element management software, which is designed to help configure and monitor network hardware. It provides service providers and ecosystem partners with a single integrated platform for enabling network management functionality across multiple diverse networks.
    Market Opportunity: Network Element Management Software
  • Growth Networks, Inc. - February 16, 2000
    Growth Networks is a market leader in Internet switching fabrics, a new category of networking silicon. Growth Networks' technology will allow service providers to deploy advanced systems with switching capacities that scale from 10's of gigabits per second (Gbps) to 10's of terabits per second (Tbps), meeting customers' critical requirements for scalability, flexibility, multi-service support and quality of service.
    Market Opportunity: Internet Switching Fabrics
  • Altiga Networks - January 19, 2000
    Altiga is a market leader in integrated VPN solutions for remote access applications. Its product suite will complement Cisco's existing family of VPN routers and security appliances. Altiga's integrated VPN client, remote access gateway and management solutions will extend Cisco's broad VPN portfolio, providing enhanced VPN scalability, manageability and performance for enterprise edge applications including service provider-managed remote access.
    Market Opportunity: Enterprise VPN Solutions
  • Compatible Systems Corp. - January 19, 2000
    Compatible is a leading developer of standards-based, reliable and scalable VPN solutions for service provider networks. Its industry-leading platform enables service providers to deploy robust, IPSec architectures for VPN services.
    Market Opportunity: Service Provider VPN Solutions
  • Pirelli Optical Systems - December 20, 1999
    POS is a leading developer of Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) equipment. A pioneer in the DWDM market, the company has leading-edge technology and the world's largest installed base of 'open' 10 GBPS (gigabits per second) optical transport systems in operational networks. POS products will accelerate the deployment of more cost-effective transitional and New World networks. Customers benefit from a complete infrastructure solution, transport product leadership, and lower network costs.
    Market Opportunity: Optical Internetworking
  • Internet Engineering Group, LLC - December 17, 1999
    IEng is a leading developer of high-performance software. This acquisition strengthens Cisco's optical internetworking strategy to enable service providers to build next-generation high-speed networks.
    Market Opportunity: Optical Internetworking
  • Worldwide Data Systems, Inc. - December 16, 1999
    Worldwide Data Systems is a leader in consulting and engineering services for converged data and voice networks. This acquisition underscores Cisco's strategy to accelerate deployment of New World data, voice and video networks for its enterprise and service provider customers.
    Market Opportunity: Customer Advocacy
  • V-Bits, Inc. - November 11, 1999
    V-Bits is a leading provider of standards-based digital video processing systems for cable television service providers. Underscoring Cisco's New World strategy, this acquisition enhances Cisco's solutions for streamlined broadband networks supporting data, voice and video services.
    Market Opportunity: Cable
  • Aironet Wireless Communications, Inc. - November 9, 1999
    Aironet is a leading developer of standards-based, high speed wireless LAN (local area network) products. Wireless LANs are used in enterprise, small/medium businesses and home environments. They enable PC users to establish and maintain a wireless network connection anywhere throughout a building, providing benefits in mobility, simplicity, flexibility, scalability and reduced cost of ownership.
    Market Opportuinity: Wireless LANs
  • Tasmania Network Systems, Inc. - October 26, 1999
    Tasmania is the leading developer of network caching software technology. This acquisition underscores Cisco's commitment to offer its service provider and enterprise customers leading edge content networking services, including content-aware network caching. Network caching technology accelerates content delivery and overall network performance by localizing traffic patterns. It uses the intelligence of the network to move frequently accessed content closer to the user, increasing the cost effectiveness and performance of data networks.
    Market Opportunity: Web Scaling
  • WebLine Communications Corp. - September 22, 1999
    WebLine is the leading provider of customer interaction management software for Internet customer service and e-commerce. This acquisition underscores Cisco's commitment to the New World communications network of integrated data, voice and video and strengthens its strategy to create an open software platform for enterprise and service provider customers.
    Market Opportunity: Intelligent Contact Management
  • Cocom A/S - September 15, 1999
    Cocom A/S is a European developer of standards-based access solutions over cable TV networks. The company's DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) and DAVIC (Digital Audio and Video Council) based headend and cable modem solutions connect homes and businesses to the Internet and interactive services at high speeds, up to 1,000 times the speed offered by traditional telephone modem technology. Cocom's DVB/DAVIC technology will complement and enhance Cisco's existing cable solutions, enabling Cisco's market leading cable solution to address the needs of cable providers all over the world.
    Market Opportunity: Cable
  • Cerent Corporation - August 26, 1999
    With the acquisition of Cerent and Montery Networks, Cisco is entering the optical transport market with next-generation products in order to provide our service provider customers a complete infrastructure solution for transitional and New World networks. By addressing this customer transport need, Cisco is entering a market that has been forecasted to grow to $17 billion by 2002. Cerent provides next generation SONET ADM (Synchronous Optical Network Add-Drop Multiplexer) equipment that is a fundamental building block in voice and data networks and used to add and remove lower speed traffic from higher speed optical rings. Service providers will use Cerent's product in the access portion of networks (i.e., between the Central Office and businesses), in the Inter-Office portion of networks, and in the core of the network (i.e., between IXC points-of-presence) in SONET ring configurations.
    Market Opportunity: Optical Internetworking
  • Monterey Networks, Inc. - August 26, 1999
    Monterey Networks' technology allows Cisco to enter the optical transport business with a best-in-class product that focuses on the core of next-generation optical transport networks. Its infrastructure-class optical cross-connect products enable service providers to handle the rapid growth of Internet traffic, thus facilitating the migration to New World networks. Monterey Networks' cost-effective solution is primarily targeted to carriers with high-bandwidth (e.g., OC-48, OC-192) requirements.
    Market Opportunity: Optical Internetworking
  • MaxComm Technologies, Inc. - August 18, 1999
    The MaxComm technology enables the delivery of additional voice lines and high speed data over broadband to the home. The unique benefit to the customer is that it utilizes existing wiring (no new holes in the walls). Service Providers benefit from not having to roll a truck to install the technology (customer installable) and increased utilization of existing wiring (more phone lines per pair). This opportunity delivers increased features to the home with minimal deployment costs. The MaxComm technology also enables Service Providers to optimize the value of their existing investments in Old World technology while positioning them to introduce New World features. The technology is comprised of two basic components; a Voice LAN hub with a Telephone Module for each phone for the home and a GR303 Gateway integrated with a Cisco ATM switch to interwork with a Service Provider's Class 5 voice switch. The technology will first appear in Cisco DSL solutions and will complement Cisco broadband applications by increasing service offerings.
    Market Opportunity: DSL
  • Calista, Inc. - August 16, 1999
    Calista provides technology that allows legacy digital phones to interoperate with New World voice-enabled switches and routers (IP-PBXs) in a feature transparent fashion. Calista products open up what has traditionally been aclosed proprietary market and enables products from different manufacturers to interoperate. Customers preserve their investments in existing digital phones and wiring infrastructure while migrating their old telephony networks to new IP-based solutions.
    Market Opportunity: IP Telephony
  • StratumOne Communications, Inc. June 29, 1999
    StratumOne provides highly integrated semiconductor products for very high speed wide area (OC48, OC192 and beyond) data based interfaces. StratumOne's leadership and strategic silicon expertise will enable Cisco to provide its customers with the best price/performance data products available in the market. As the insatiable demand for IP bandwidth continues, the use of highly integrated, high performance data optimized devices becomes a key differentiator for Cisco.
    Market Opportunity: Optical Internetworking
  • TransMedia Communications, Inc. June 17, 1999
    TransMedia provides Media Gateway technology that seamlessly unites the multiple networks (ATM, IP, PSTN) of public voice communications, providing a successful transition to New World networks. TransMedia's Media Gateway technology focuses on circuit switching and packet voice in a single, cost-optimized platform. A Media Gateway device takes incoming TDM circuits and either converts them to packets and sends them to a data network, or connects them to other TDM circuits (i.e., it switches the call). This strengthens our offerings for packet voice (long distance tandem) and wholesale dial (managed modem) services.
    Market Opportunity: Media Gateway Technology
  • Amteva Technologies, Inc. - April 28, 1999
    Amteva provides IP-based Unified Communications middleware that consolidates voicemail, e-mail and fax on a single IP network, accessible independent of location, time or device. Unified Communications as a set of key value-added applications showcases the advantages of a converged data/voice/video network infrastructure and is important all across our customer base - Service Providers, Enterprise, and Small and Medium Business.
    Market Opportunity: IP-based unified communications software
  • GeoTel Communications Corp. - April 13, 1999
    The GeoTel software solution integrates enterprise data applications with voice infrastructure devices such as PBXs to deliver integrated data and voice to call centers over an Internet infrastructure and the PSTN. This acquisition furthers our strategy is to create an open data and voice software infrastructure. GeoTel allows Cisco to accelerate the development of applications on the Cisco packet voice architecture by providing a call center infrastructure on which companies like Oracle, SAP, Siebel, Vantive, etc. can build enterprise and service provider applications.
    Market Opportunity: Network-based call routing solutions for distributed call centers
  • Sentient Networks, Inc. - April 8, 1999
    Sentient Networks has developed the industry's highest density ATM Circuit Emulation Services (CES) Gateway, which is capable of transporting circuit-based private line services across packet-based ATM networks. By delivering technology that allows service providers to combine their circuit-based equipment with Internet-based data, voice and video gear, this acquisition will help service providers migrate to cell and packet-based networks.
    Market Opportunity: ATM Circuit Emulation Services (CES) Gateway
  • Fibex Systems - April 8, 1999
    Fibex Systems is a pioneer in Integrated Access Digital Loop Carrier (IADLC) products, devices that combine traditional voice services with data services using ATM as the underlying architecture. The acquisition helps service providers transition voice/data traffic to cell/packet networks while maintaining traditional phone business using existing circuit infrastructure.
    Market Opportunity: Integrated Access Digital Loop Carrier (IADLC)
  • Pipelinks, Inc. - December 2, 1998
    PipeLinks is a pioneer in SONET/SDH routers capable of simultaneously transporting circuit-based traffic and routing IP (Internet Protocol) traffic. This acquisition is intended to enable Cisco's service provider customers to transition to the New World while utilizing their existing SONET/SDH (synchronous optical network/synchronous digital hierarchy) infrastructure. Using Cisco's IOS® software as a foundation, this technology is expected to allow service providers to offer new services such as managed Internet access and native LAN services over an existing TDM infrastructure.
    Market Opportunity: ISR Products
  • Selsius Systems, Inc. - October 14, 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.
    Market Opportunity: IP Telephony solutions
  • Clarity Wireless Corporation - September 15, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Last Mile Wireless Technology
  • American Internet Corporation - August 21, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Cisco Network Registrar
  • Summa Four, Inc. - July 28, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Programmable Switches
  • CLASS Data Systems - May 4, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Policy-based Networking Solutions
  • Precept Software, Inc. - March 11, 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.
    Market Opportunity: IP/TV
  • NetSpeed, Inc. - March 11, 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.
    Market Opportunity: 605 Personal PCI ADSL Modem, 675 SOHO/Telecommuter
  • WheelGroup Corporation - February 18, 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".
    Market Opportunity: NetSonar , NetRanger
  • LightSpeed International, Inc. - December 22, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Signalling Controller CS2200
  • Dagaz (Integrated Network Corporation) - July 28, 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.
    Market Opportunity: 6200 Series Advanced DSL Access Multiplexers
  • Ardent Communications Corp. June 24, 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.
    Market Opportunity: 3800 Multiservice Access Platform
  • Global Internet Software Group June 24, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Firewall Solutions
  • SkyStone Systems Corp June 9, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Sonet Technologies
  • Telesend - March 26, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Cisco 90i IDSL Channel Unit
  • 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.
    Market Opportunity: Enterprise SNA Solutions
  • Netsys Technologies , Inc. - October 14, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Netsys Service-Level Management Suite
  • Granite Systems, Inc. - September 3, 1996
    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.
    Market Opportunity: Gigabit Ethernet Solutions
  • Nashoba Networks, Inc. - August 6, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Token Ring Switching Solutions
  • Telebit's MICA Technologies - July 22, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Universal Access Servers
  • Stratacom, Inc. - April 22, 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.
    Market Opportunity: WAN Switching Solutions
  • TGV Software, Inc. - January 23, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Security Products and Technologies
  • Network Translation, Inc. - October 27, 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.
    Market Opportunity: PIX Firewall , Web Cache Engine , Local Director
  • Grand Junction Networks, Inc. - September 27, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Catalyst 2900 Series 10/100 Switching Solutins , Catalyst 1900/2820 Ethernet Switching Solutions
  • Internet Junction, Inc. - September 6, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Internet/Extranet Enterprise Solutions
  • Combinet, Inc. - August 10, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Cisco 700 Series ISDN Access Routers , Cisco 800 Series ISDN Access Routers
  • LightStream Corporation - December 8, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Campus ATM Switching Solutions
  • Kalpana, Inc. - October 24, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Catalyst 3000 Stackable Switching Solutions
  • Newport Systems Solutions - July 12, 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.
    Market Opportunity: Cisco Dial Access System Solutions
  • Crescendo Communications, Inc. - September 21, 1993
    Cisco Systems, Inc. and Crescendo Communications, Inc. today jointly announced the signing of an agreement whereby Cisco will acquire Crescendo, a privately held, high-performance networking company that provides workgroup solutions to the desktop.
    Market Opportunity: Catalyst 5000 Switching Solutions