Cisco today confirmed plans to acquire Observable Networks, a St. Louis-based software firm focused on cloud-native network forensics security tools, the company announced in a blog post. This is part of Cisco's broader plan to transition to software-centric products.
Observable Networks' tech is founded on behavioral modeling of all network devices. It's designed to give analysts extended and detailed visibility of the users, traffic, and devices on a network, both in the cloud and the data center.
Cisco plans to leverage this acquisition to bring its Stealthwatch network security tool to the cloud with behavioral analytics and more visibility. The deal is expected to close in fiscal Q1 2018; financial terms were not disclosed.
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