Cisco to acquire security vendor Isovalent

Cisco has announced its intent to acquire Isovalent, an open source cloud native networking and security vendor, to bolster its secure networking capabilities across public clouds. Details of the transaction were not released.

The acquisition of Isovalent, a release stated, “will build on the Cisco Security Cloud vision, an AI-driven, cloud delivered, integrated security platform for organizations of any shape and size.”

Said Jeetu Patel, executive vice president and general manager of security and collaboration at Cisco, “Together with Isovalent, Cisco will build on the open source power of Cilium to create a truly unique multicloud security and networking capability to help customers simplify and accelerate their digital transformation journeys.”

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