Cisco acquires cloud security startup Observable Networks

MARIA DEUTSCHER | July 13, 2017

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Alongside a steady inflow of venture capital, the cybersecurity industry is also seeing a great deal of merger and acquisition activity as leading technology suppliers work to bolster their network protection capabilities. The latest player to have entered the mergers and acquisitions spotlight is Cisco Systems Inc., which today picked up a startup called Observable Networks Inc. that sells threat detection software. Its flagship product is a cloud platform that can help companies find security issues in their Amazon Web Services and Azure environments using machine learning.

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