As per the sources, with an urge to work on real-time cyber security intelligence data, Cisco is going to make new acquisitions for real-time cyber security intelligence data.
In a statement given to the media, Vishak Raman, Cisco’s director of security business for India and the SAARC region, along with Cisco’s acquisition strategy, the company will also focus on integrating technology platforms from previously acquired companies.
Raman said, “So much work has been done in integrating every security solution into most of our networking products. We are looking at companies as products which can solve security issues at every layer of the IT infrastructure.” He further added that this is just the beginning for Cisco as a huge number of network security problems are out there to be solved.
“As a technology leader, we also incubate security startups. We are not here for a quick valuation. There is a method to the madness. We look at network behaviour issues, DDoS attacks, and mass data issues. We have understood customer anomalies,” Raman asserted.
Cisco, a US-headquartered IT, and networking behemoth have a 5,000-strong workforce for security issues, of which a fifth is from India who is working on threat intelligence data. As per the data, Cisco has made 31 acquisitions since 2014.
Some of Cisco’s earlier acquisitions include Cognitive Security (2013) for network security, Virtuata (2012) for data centre security, and Iron-Port Systems (2007) for messaging security appliances.