Cisco to Acquire Jahi Networks

Cisco Systems signs agreement to acquire Jahi Networks Inc.

November 17, 2004

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cisco Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CSCO), today announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Jahi Networks, Inc. of San Jose, Calif. Jahi is a provider of network management appliances designed to simplify device deployment, configuration and management. 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.

Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay approximately $16 million in cash and assumed options. The acquisition of Jahi is subject to various standard closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of Cisco's fiscal year 2005.

"A major challenge in providing network management applications is the lack of consistent means of communicating with the variety of devices that comprise an end-to-end network -- a programmatic interface can provide an automated means of interaction with network devices. Jahi's technology will help Cisco build a practical and unique solution for management of existing and new devices," said Cliff Meltzer, senior vice president for Cisco's Network Management Technology Group.

Cisco Systems Inc.

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