On this page, Cisco's Tony Bates explains the company's 2004 stance reversal by simply stating that the vendor listens to its customers and observes the market. Bates added:
As part of Cisco's normal due diligence in acquiring a company, we carefully evaluated a number of possibilities before selecting Navini Networks. We believed that Navini Networks best met our key requirements for successful acquisitions.
— Phil Harvey, Barely Managing Editor, Light Reading