Cisco Systems Acquiring Network Management Software Company Linesider Technologies

Posted Dec 2, 2010

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is going to acquire network management software company LineSider Technologies. LineSider develops rapid network provisioning software. The financial details were undisclosed. “With the acquisition of LineSider, Cisco will gain a key component to helping customers make [the] shift [to cloud computing]” stated Cisco’s SVP of Network Management Technology Group Jesper Andersen. “LineSider’s advanced network management software integrates both physical and virtual network services with a policy-based approach and makes networks more flexible and responsive to change.” [PCW]