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Cisco Aims Acquirements For Real-Time Cyber Security Intelligence Data

Cisco Systems, the network equipment maker, will carry on seeking for acquirements since it pushes towards operating real time on intelligence data from cyber security. This data was provided to the media this week by a top executive of the company. Director of security business for the SAARC region and India at Cisco, Vishak Raman, claimed to the media that in addition to its acquirement strategy, the firm will also aim on incorporating technology websites from earlier obtained firms.

“So much work has been carried out into most of our networking goods in incorporating every security solution. We are view at firms as goods that can solve security problems at each layer of the infrastructure for IT,” Raman claimed. Raman, who has wheeled security of Cisco for almost 9 months now, claimed that this is just the start for the company since a big number of network security issues are present out there and needed to be solved.

“As a technology major, we also hatch security companies. We are not present for a speedy evaluation. There is an approach to madness. We look at problems of network behavior, mass data issues, as well as DDoS attacks. We have understood user requirements,” he claimed. The US-located networking and IT giant has a strong labor force of 5,000 people for security problems, of which a 1/5th belong to India who are operating on data from threat intelligence. Ever since 2014, Cisco has conducted 31 acquirements.

Out of these 31, almost 8 are in the field of safety and comprise Observable Networks (obtained in 2017) that offers cloud forensics. The list also includes OpenDNS (2015) for device threat protection and CloudLock (2016) for cloud analytics and security among others. Some of their previous acquirements comprise Virtuata (2012) for data hub safety, Cognitive Security (2013) for network safety, and Iron-Port Systems (2007) for messaging safety appliances.

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