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Acquisitions

Cisco has Completed the Acquisition of Portshift

Investing in and incubating new technologies

SAN JOSE, Calif. – On October 26, 2020 Cisco announced the close of its acquisition of Portshift, a privately held company based in Tel Aviv, Israel, focused on building application security solutions that span a large portion of the lifecycle of cloud-native applications, from development and policy enforcement to vulnerability management and run-time protection.

Portshift’s team brings cloud-native application security capabilities and expertise for containers and service meshes for Kubernetes environments to Cisco, allowing us to move toward the delivery of security for all phases of the application development​ lifecycle.

The acquisition of Portshift represents Cisco’s focus on the next wave of innovation by anticipating, investing in and incubating new technologies that we can scale and take to market. Through Cisco’s Emerging Technologies and Incubation (ET&I) group, Cisco incubates and advances new and emerging technologies that address Cisco’s customers’ most challenging enterprise IT issues. Application Security is one of the initial focus areas of ET&I.

Q: What has Cisco acquired?
A:
Cisco acquired Portshift, a privately held company headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, focused on building application security solutions that span a large portion of the lifecycle of cloud-native applications, from development and policy enforcement to vulnerability management and run-time protection.

Q: Can you explain Portshift’s offering?
A:
Portshift’s Kubernetes-native platform leverages the power of Kubernetes and Service-Mesh to deliver a single source of truth for containers and cloud-native applications security:

o   Before deployment: vulnerability and configuration management

o   At deployment: verified deployment of images

o   In production: runtime protection through segmentation and encryption technology

Q: Why is now the right time to acquire Portshift?
A:
The acquisition of Portshift represents Cisco’s focus on the next wave of innovation by anticipating, investing in and incubating new technologies that we can scale and take to market. Through Cisco’s Emerging Technologies and Incubation (ET&I) group, Cisco incubates and advances new and emerging technologies that address Cisco’s customers’ most challenging enterprise IT issues. Application Security is one of the initial focus areas of ET&I. The Portshift acquisition strengthens Cisco’s technical talent pool, adding a seasoned team of cloud-native R&D technical talent focused on designing and building business application security solutions that enable enterprise IT.

 

Portshift Customers and Partners:
If you are an existing customer or partner of Portshift and have questions about your product or service, please continue to contact your existing Portshift representative.

Cisco Customers and Partners:
If you are an existing customer or partner of Cisco and have questions about your product or services, please continue to contact your existing Cisco representative.

Portshift customers should continue to use the existing process for support on installed Portshift products. Cisco will notify you in advance of any change to the support process.

Cisco customers should continue to use the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for technical support on Cisco products. For more information about opening a technical support case and for regional TAC telephone numbers, refer to Cisco Worldwide Support Contacts.

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