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CA-based Cisco is to Acquire Isovalent

CA-based Cisco is to Acquire Isovalent. a leader in open source cloud native networking and security, to bolster its secure networking capabilities across public clouds.

CA-based Cisco is to Acquire Isovalent. a leader in open source cloud native networking and security, to bolster its secure networking capabilities across public clouds.

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

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The Cisco Security Cloud enables customers to abstract security controls from multicloud infrastructure to provide advanced protection against emerging threats across any cloud, application or workload.

Jeetu Patel, executive vice president and general manager of Security and Collaboration at Cisco said, “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, Imagine in today’s distributed environment – of applications, virtual machines, containers and cloud assets – having security controls with total visibility, without hindering networking and application performance. The combination of Cisco and Isovalent will make this a reality.”

Isovalent’s team is a major contributor to the open source technology eBPF, and has led the development of Cilium, the leading cloud native solution for networking and security. eBPF provides unmatched visibility into the inner workings of the operating system – an ideal interface for building security systems that can protect a workload while it runs.

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Stephen Augustus, Head of Open Source at Cisco said, “Cisco is committed to nurturing, investing in, and contributing to the eBPF and Cilium open source communities, Isovalent’s team will join Cisco’s deep bench of open source governance and technical leadership to solve complex cloud native, security, and networking challenges. Their knowledge will accelerate innovation across the business and help further strengthen the Cisco Security Cloud platform to meet the growing demands of our customers.”

Isovalent holds leadership positions in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and eBPF Foundation, in addition to upstream software contributions, and this acquisition strengthens Cisco’s role in supporting the open source ecosystem.

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Together as leaders in networking and security, Cisco and Isovalent will build solutions powered by eBPF technology that aim to solve the challenge of protecting workloads no matter where they reside.

About Cisco

Cisco is the worldwide technology leader that securely connects everything to make anything possible. Their purpose is to power an inclusive future for all by helping their customers reimagine their applications, power hybrid work, secure their enterprise, transform their infrastructure, and meet their sustainability goals.

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