Cisco has gobbled up another data company in its bid to increase quality of service in its networks.
The networking giant is to pay $50 million for a little known Israeli software company called Class Data Systems. It develops tools to enable network managers to allocate resources against company policy and priorities.
The tools will be used as part of Cisco?s four-component Assure Policy Networking initiative, announced in March. This includes the use of directory services to match policy or configurations to users or applications; monitoring networks with application performance management tools; a policy server to download company policies to network devices; and intelligent network tools.
Class has 34 employees and was founded in 1996. Its engineering team will remain in Israel and will become part of Cisco?s Enterprise line of business. Arad Naveh, Class? president and chief executive, and his marketing team will be located in San Jose, California.
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