Cisco Buys WLAN Security Smarts
The move marks the return of Cisco's roving acquisition eye to the network security sector after it snapped up three specialist companies in the middle of 2005. (See Cisco Nets NetSift for $30M, Cisco Buys Startup for $1.2M per Employee, and Cisco Chomps FineGround.)
It's also a reminder that fierce rival Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) has been stepping on Cisco's enterprise toes. Analysts predicted Cisco could make a wireless LAN security acquisition following Juniper's purchase of Funk Software in December 2005. (See Cisco's Funk Breakdown.)
So what is Cisco getting for its cash, apart from 77 new staff?
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— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading