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closed 12/7/2009 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired ScanSafe, Inc.

synopsis: Cisco announced that it has completed its purchase of ScanSafe, Inc. Based in London and San Francisco, ScanSafe is a market leader of software-as-a-service (SaaS) Web security solutions for organizations ranging from global enterprises to small businesses.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate.
target: ScanSafe, Inc.
Recognizing that the changing face of the Internet would require more effective Web security than existing solutions could offer, ScanSafe provides a solution that requires less maintenance, is more cost-efficient and protects users from the new, more sophisticated threats that Web 2.0 brings.
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closed 4/8/2014 via Market Wire

Masergy Communications, Inc., acquired Global DataGuard, Inc.

synopsis: Masergy Communications Inc., a global leader in managed networking and cloud services, has acquired Global DataGuard, Inc., the premier provider of Unified Enterprise Security solutions for midsize-to-enterprise organizations.
buyer parent:ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: Masergy Communications, Inc.
Masergy owns and operates the largest independent global cloud networking platform for enterprises. Their managed solutions with fully integrated real-time analytics, global unified communications as a service, security as a service and software defined network control help businesses compete.
target: Global DataGuard, Inc.
Global DataGuard is the premier provider of Unified Enterprise Security (UES) solutions for midsize-to-enterprise organizations. The company has been arming Fortune 1000 companies with battle-tested, proven unified security solutions and managed security services since 2001.
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closed 4/3/2014 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired iCritical

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the global provider of Internet services, announced the acquisition of Critical Software Ltd., a UK-based Email Security and Management company operating under the brand name iCriticalTM.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc.(JCOM:$450.26)
j2 Global, Inc. and its affiliates provide Internet services globally through two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media. The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions.
target: iCritical
iCritical is an award-winning provider of cloud-based services for email security, web security and secure email archiving. iCritical helps organisations eliminate email and web challenges, with cloud-based services that give customers the ability to secure and control what employees do online.
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closed 3/18/2014 via Market Wire

Trustwave, acquired Cenzic, Inc.

synopsis: Trustwave, a company that helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk, announced the acquisition of Cenzic, Inc., a company that provides application security to continuously assess Cloud, Mobile and Web vulnerabilities.
buyer: Trustwave
Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risks. Trustwave uses cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers to transform the way businesses manage their information security.
target: Cenzic, Inc.
Cenzic provides application security to continuously assess Cloud, Mobile and Web vulnerabilities. Cenzic solutions scale from a single application to enterprise-level deployments with pricing models that enable testing of all applications at optimal levels.
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closed 1/2/2014 via GlobeNewswire

FireEye, acquired Mandiant Corporation

synopsis: FireEye, the leader in stopping today's advanced cyber attacks, announced that it has acquired privately held Mandiant, the leading provider of advanced endpoint security products and security incident response management solutions.
buyer: FireEye(FEYE:$135.97)
FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks.
target: Mandiant Corporation
Mandiant is a leader in endpoint security, incident response, and remediation, with more than two million endpoints installed globally. As a trusted security advisor to more than one-third of the Fortune 100, Mandiant's experts have responded to hundreds of high-profile security incidents.
price($mm)[EV]
$844 [$826]
rev ($mm)
$102
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8.1x
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closed 10/7/2013 via Company Press Release

eMaze Networks SpA, acquired eMaze Networks SpA

synopsis: Cipio Partners has exited its shares in Italian security services and software firm eMaze Networks SpA via a management buyout. The company is the only supplier that provides IT security solutions, integrated in an innovative framework of technologies and services platforms named ISM, Informed Security Management.
buyer: eMaze Networks SpA
Emaze Networks SpA is the only supplier that provides IT security solutions, integrated in an innovative framework of technologies and services platforms named ISM, Informed Security Management. The company is based in Italy.
target parent: Cipio Partners GmbH
target: eMaze Networks SpA
Emaze Networks SpA is the only supplier that provides IT security solutions, integrated in an innovative framework of technologies and services platforms named ISM, Informed Security Management. The company is based in Italy.
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announced 8/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, will acquire Alert Logic, Inc.

synopsis: Alert Logic, the recognized leader in Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a leading private equity firm, have entered into a transaction in which Welsh Carson and Alert Logic's executive management will own a majority shareholder interest in Alert Logic.
buyer: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe ("WCAS") focuses on investing in two growth industries, nformation/business services and healthcare, primarily in the United States. WCAS has a portfolio of approximately 30 companies and has organized 15 limited partnerships.
target: Alert Logic, Inc.
Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, provides solutions to secure the application and infrastructure stack.
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$31
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announced 5/22/2013 via Market Wire

Blue Coat Systems, Inc., will acquire Solera Networks

synopsis: Blue Coat Systems, Inc., the market leader in business assurance technology, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Solera Networks, the industry's leading provider of big data security intelligence and analytics for advanced threat protection.
buyer: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.
Blue Coat Systems is a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions. Blue Coat offers solutions that provide the visibility, acceleration and security required to optimize and secure the flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere.
target: Solera Networks
Solera Networks is the leading provider of Big Data Security Intelligence and Analytics for Advanced Threat Protection. Global 2000 enterprises, cloud service providers and government agencies rely on Solera Networks for real-time situational awareness, continuous monitoring, and more.
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closed 1/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Dasient, Inc.

synopsis: Twitter has acquired web security firm Dasient, in a move which could make clicking on URLs in the social network a little safer. Dasient's technology scans web addresses to detect harmful content, and the company also operates a service aimed at keeping online advertising free of malware.
buyer: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR:$664.89)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects users to the latest information about what they find interesting. Each Tweet is a rich details pane that provides additional information, deeper context and embedded media.
target: Dasient, Inc.
Dasient was founded in 2008 with the explicit goal to create and build a company that would make the web a safer place for online businesses. Dasient's cloud-based, web-scale technology sees into the expanses of the Internet to offer the best defense against web-based malware attacks.
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closed 11/29/2011 via BusinessWire

Lyceum Capital, acquired Clearswift Ltd.

synopsis: Global digital security software company, Clearswift Ltd., headquartered in Theale, has been acquired by mid-market growth investor Lyceum Capital. Clearswift’s integrated products manage inbound threats, data loss prevention, web access policies and compliance across both web and email communications.
buyer: Lyceum Capital
Lyceum Capital is an independent investment firm that makes highly targeted investments in mid-sized businesses with the potential to become larger participants in fragmented and growing sectors; and has a strong track record across a number of industries.
target: Clearswift Ltd.
Clearswift provides security software products to companies that view the security of their IP and communications as a strategic priority. Its integrated products manage inbound threats, data loss prevention, web access policies and compliance across both web and email communications.
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closed 6/9/2011 via BusinessWire

Zeus Technology Ltd, acquired art of defence GmbH

synopsis: Zeus Technology, the pioneers of Application Delivery Controller software, announced it has purchased the assets of art of defence, a German-based distributed web application firewall provider. By coming together, they can ensure they continue to push the pace of innovation for their customers, while providing them with the best support team.
buyer: Zeus Technology Ltd
Zeus delivers high performance software-based load balancing and traffic management solutions for virtual and cloud environments. Zeus enables enterprises to deliver applications and websites with a consistently excellent user-experience, with the flexibility and economics of cloud.
target: art of defence GmbH
art of defence's distributed web application firewall technology, hyperguard™, is the industry's first WAF SaaS. Customers have access to the solution as a software plug-in, virtual appliance, hardware appliance or as a standalone software solution.
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closed 2/12/2010 via Market Wire

ANXeBusiness Corp., acquired ETSec, Inc.

synopsis: ANXeBusiness Corp., a provider of networking and managed security services, acquired ETSec, Inc., a provider of security solutions and managed security services. The ETSec acquisition marks ANXeBusiness' sixth purchase since 2006 and further strengthens the combined company's position in the global security-as-a-service markets.
buyer parent:J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: ANXeBusiness Corp.
ANXeBusiness is a technology company offering a portfolio of products and services such as Managed Network Services, Transaction Delivery Services, and PLM Solutions designed to help companies to more effectively manage the information flow between itself and its business partners.
target: ETSec, Inc.
ETSec, Inc. is a global information security company dedicated to providing end-to-end management of an organization's enterprise security needs and is headquartered in Mt. Laurel, NJ.
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cancelled 10/23/2010 via Capital IQ

NuMobile, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of SecurAct, Inc.

synopsis: NuMobile, Inc. Cancelled the Acquisition of SecurAct Inc.
buyer: NuMobile, Inc.(NUBL:$0.00)
NuMobile, Inc., formerly Phoenix Interests, has launched a strategy to build a portfolio of security and software solutions for the mobile computing and smartphone market.
target: SecurAct, Inc.
SecurAct is a silicon-valley based company with a unique and innovative approach to addressing new complex problems caused by de-perimeterization of security - across Cloud / SaaS and other business critical applications.
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closed 10/1/2009 via PR Newswire

GFI Software Ltd., acquired Katharion

synopsis: GFI Software has acquired Los Angeles-based hosted email filtering company Katharion. With this new service, GFI will be able to provide a range of additional or edge services that will benefit companies both with and without existing on-premise email security solutions.
buyer: GFI Software Ltd.
GFI is a leading software developer that provides a single source for network administrators to address their network security, content security and messaging needs.
target: Katharion
Katharion provides highly effective, outsourced anti-spam and anti-virus email filtering solutions for corporations, small businesses, Internet Service Providers, and technology companies. Katharion's service is compatible with any email system.
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closed 4/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Marshal8e6, acquired Avinti, Inc.

synopsis: Marshal8e6, a global provider of Web and email security products, has announced the acquisition of Avinti, a provider of advanced behavior-based malware detection technology.
buyer: Marshal8e6
Marshal8e6 is a global provider of Web and email security products. We are the only security company able to provide integrated, reliable and effective enterprise-class multi-layered solutions.
target: Avinti, Inc.
Avinti, based in Orem, Utah, is a proactive e-mail security solutions company. Avinti’s products include the iSolation Server which utilizes behavior-based techniques to proactively and safely block threats not detected by traditional security solutions.
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closed 11/27/2007 via BusinessWire

WebRoot Software, Inc., acquired Email Systems Limited

synopsis: Webroot Software, Inc., a leading provider of security software for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, has merged with Email Systems, a leading Software as a Service security provider. Consequently, Webroot moves decisively into providing security SaaS solutions to enterprise organizations, particularly SMBs.
buyer: WebRoot Software, Inc.
Webroot Software, Inc. provides industry leading security software for consumers, enterprises and small and medium businesses worldwide. Webroot products consistently receive top review ratings by respected third–party outlets and have been adopted by millions globally.
target: Email Systems Limited
Email Systems provides email and web protection, management and compliance services to businesses and partners worldwide. Specifically, Email Systems offers a comprehensive range of best-of-breed email management and protection services.
price ($mm)
$26
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closed 6/25/2013 via PR Newswire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Websense, Inc.

synopsis: Websense, Inc. a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber-attacks and data theft, announced that it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners ("Vista"), a leading private equity firm focused on investments in software, data and technology-enabled businesses.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, invests over $6.6 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective.
target: Websense, Inc.(WBSN:$361.46)
Websense Inc., is a Web security and Web filtering software company trusted to protect 25 million employees worldwide. Websense proactively discovers and immediately protects customers against Web-based threats with maximum protection and minimal effort.
price($mm)[EV]
$956 [$942]
rev ($mm)
$359
EBITDA ($mm)
$54
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
17.9x
closed 6/22/2010 via Market Wire

TrustWave Corp., acquired Breach Security Inc.

synopsis: Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, announces it has acquired Breach Security, a leading provider of web application firewall technology. A web application firewall is an appliance or software that provides protection for web applications against attacks.
buyer parent:AmbironTrustWave
buyer: TrustWave Corp.
Trustwave is the leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world.
target: Breach Security Inc.
Breach Security, Inc. is the leading provider of real-time, continuous web application integrity and security that protects sensitive web-based information. Breach Security’s products protect web applications from hacking attacks and data leakage, and ensure applications operate as intended.
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closed 8/9/2010 via Market Wire

Symantec Corporation, purchased Authentication Services Business from VeriSign, Inc.

synopsis: Symantec Corp. announced it has completed its acquisition of VeriSign's identity and authentication business, which includes the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Code Signing Certificate Services, the Managed Public Key Infrastructure (MPKI) Services, the VeriSign Trust Seal and the VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service.
buyer: Symantec Corporation(SYMC:$6,730.00)
Symantec is a global leader in infrastructure software, enabling businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. The company helps customers protect their infrastructure, information and interactions by delivering software and services that address risks to security.
seller: VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc. is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, VeriSign helps companies and consumers all over the world engage in communications and commerce with confidence.
price($mm)[EV]
$1,268 [$1,140]
rev ($mm)
$410
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2.8x
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closed 4/16/2009 via Market Wire

TRUSTe, acquired Haute Secure

synopsis: TRUSTe, the leading trustmark and recognized authority on Internet privacy announced the acquisition of Haute Secure, developer of innovative web site scanning and anti-malware technology. The move will further advance TRUSTe's technologies for certifying web privacy practices and protecting consumers.
buyer: TRUSTe
TRUSTe Privacy Seals help consumers click with confidence by guiding them to trustworthy Web sites. More than 3,500 Web sites rely on TRUSTe industry best practices to help them make the right decisions about privacy and protecting confidential user information.
target: Haute Secure
Haute Secure is the leading content-reputation and malware-detection company. Haute Secure’s state-of-the-art technology automatically detects and neutralizes malware, and provides continuous, extensible content-reputation scanning for any kind of website.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 12/7/2009 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired ScanSafe, Inc.

synopsis: Cisco announced that it has completed its purchase of ScanSafe, Inc. Based in London and San Francisco, ScanSafe is a market leader of software-as-a-service (SaaS) Web security solutions for organizations ranging from global enterprises to small businesses.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate.
target: ScanSafe, Inc.
Recognizing that the changing face of the Internet would require more effective Web security than existing solutions could offer, ScanSafe provides a solution that requires less maintenance, is more cost-efficient and protects users from the new, more sophisticated threats that Web 2.0 brings.
price ($mm)
$154
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closed 12/17/2013 via Company Press Release

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Collaborate.com

synopsis: Cisco announced the acquisition of Collaborate.com, a cloud-based team collaboration platform that unifies messaging, document sharing, and task management in a single, easy-to-use mobile app for iPhone, Android and the Web. Collaborate enables Cisco to extend and integrate its collaboration and communications platform.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: Collaborate.com
Collaborate is a cloud-based team collaboration platform that unifies messaging, document sharing, and task management in a single, easy-to-use mobile app for iPhone, Android and the Web.
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announced 7/23/2013 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire Sourcefire, Inc.

synopsis: Cisco and Sourcefire announced a definitive agreement for Cisco to acquire Sourcefire, a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. Sourcefire delivers innovative, highly automated security through continuous awareness, threat detection and protection across its industry-leading portfolio.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: Sourcefire, Inc.(FIRE:$223.10)
Sourcefire, Inc., is a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks.
price ($mm)
$2,700
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$247
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
10.9x
EV / EBITDA
146.2x
closed 7/30/2013 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Composite Software

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held Composite Software, Inc., a market leader in data virtualization software and services. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., Composite provides software technology that connects many types of data from across the network and makes it appear as if it's in one place.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: Composite Software
Composite Software, Inc. is the data virtualization market leader. Dramatically simplifying information access for big data, analytics, BI, data services and logical data warehouse initiatives, Composite delivers greater agility for the business, flexibility for IT and significant cost savings.
price ($mm)
$180
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closed 7/1/2013 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired JouleX Inc.

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held JouleX, a leader in enterprise IT energy management for network-attached and data center assets. JouleX complements Cisco's existing services portfolio by using the capabilities of the network to gain visibility into and control energy usage across global IT environments.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: JouleX Inc.
The JouleX Energy Manager (JEM) product suite reduces energy costs by monitoring, analyzing and controlling energy usage of all network-connected devices and systems—no client-side agents or hardware meters required.
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$107
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announced 3/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire SolveDirect

synopsis: Cisco Systems has announced plans to acquire SolveDirect. SolveDirect provides cloud-based solutions for smart IT service management integration.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: SolveDirect
SolveDirect's ServiceGrid provides a platform to monitor service-level agreements (SLAs), browse service case management, and choose from a library of preconfigured IT infrastructure library–compliant (ITIL) workflows for setting up incident reporting, service requests, and change management.
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announced 1/30/2013 via Forbes

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire Cognitive Security s.r.o.

synopsis: Cisco Systems disclosed that it has agreed to buy Cognitive Security, a privately held network security firm based in Prague, Czech Republic.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target parent: Credo Ventures
target: Cognitive Security s.r.o.
Cognitive Security offers CognitiveOne, a Network Intrusion Detection product based on advanced artificial intelligence algorithms, with high sensitivity and low error rates. Discover novel malware variants, anomalous user behavior and other threats in your network.
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closed 2/25/2013 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Intucell

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed its acquisition of privately held Intucell, based in Ra'anana, Israel. Intucell provides advanced self-optimizing network (SON) software, which enables mobile carriers to plan, configure, manage, optimize and heal cellular networks automatically, according to real-time changing network demands.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: Intucell
Intucell was founded to change mobile network management as the world knew it. The company’s SON systems are deployed by a number of leading mobile operators worldwide, consistently exceeding expectations. Intucell delivers the world’s most advanced Self Optimizing Network (SON) solution.
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announced 12/19/2012 via Company Press Release

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire BroadHop, Inc.

synopsis: Cisco announced its intent to acquire Denver, Colorado-based BroadHop. BroadHop is a provider of next-generation policy control and service management technology for carrier networks worldwide.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: BroadHop, Inc.
BroadHop's policy control solutions enable telecom service providers to take control of their converged networks. Its open policy platform is the only one designed to support all elements of policy control, making it possible to efficiently control, monetize, and personalize any service.
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closed 12/17/2012 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Cariden Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held Cariden Technologies, Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based supplier of network planning, design and traffic management solutions for telecommunications service providers.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: Cariden Technologies, Inc.
Cariden Technologies, Inc. provides design, planning, and operational automation intelligence for managing networks. It offers MATE software that provides IP/MPLS traffic management solutions, which include maintenance planning, congestion mitigation, troubleshooting, and network look-ahead.
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closed 12/10/2012 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Cloupia, Inc.

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held Cloupia, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based software company that automates converged data center infrastructure -- allowing enterprises and service providers to simplify the deployment and configuration of physical and virtual resources from a single management console.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: Cloupia, Inc.
Cloupia provides building blocks to build and manage next generation dynamic data centers. The Cloupia Unified Infrastructure Controller as a Platform provides comprehensive infrastructure control, provisioning, management and monitoring across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
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$125
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closed 10/4/2012 via Reuters

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired vCider, Inc.

synopsis: Networking equipment company Cisco Systems Inc has acquired virtual networking company vCider to defend itself from competitors in the cloud computing business. VCider, a privately held company founded in 2010, specializes in offering products that let organizations create virtual private networks and link data centers.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: vCider, Inc.
VCider, a privately held company founded in 2010, specializes in offering products that let organizations create virtual private networks and link data centers.
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closed 9/26/2012 via Company Press Release

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired ThinkSmart Technologies

synopsis: Cisco has acquired ThinkSmart Technologies. ThinkSmart Technologies, based in Cork, Ireland, is a software company that delivers location data analysis using Wi-Fi technology. ThinkSmart’s location analytics collects information on movement within a venue including time of day, traffic patterns and dwell times.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: ThinkSmart Technologies
ThinkSmart Technologies is transforming the market for Location Intelligence. It uses revolutionary software Intellify to create the world's first cloud based service to provide advanced customer movement analytics using data from existing wifi infrastructure and smartphones.
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closed 7/13/2012 via Company Description

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Virtuata

synopsis: Cisco announced its acquisition of Virtuata, a company that has been developing innovative capabilities for securing virtual and cloud environments. Combined, Cisco and Virtuata will enable consistent and enhanced security for virtual machines allowing customers to accelerate the deployment of multi-tenant, multi-hypervisor cloud infrastructures.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: Virtuata
Virtuata is a company that has been developing innovative capabilities for securing virtual and cloud environments.
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announced 5/3/2012 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire Truviso, Inc.

synopsis: Cisco announced its intent to acquire privately held Truviso, Inc. Truviso provides scalable, real-time network data analysis and reporting software. Together, Cisco and Truviso will provide instant access and visibility into network use and services to help increase operational efficiencies and drive new revenue streams for customers.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: Truviso, Inc.
Headquartered in Foster City, California, Truviso™ provides analytics software that gives its customers immediate insight into their businesses through continuous, advanced analysis of live production data.
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closed 5/1/2012 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired ClearAccess, Inc.

synopsis: Cisco announced the completion of the acquisition of privately held ClearAccess, a Vancouver, Wash. based company that provides TR-069-based software to service providers for the provisioning and management of residential and mobile devices. This acquisition includes ClearAccess' software business and talent.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: ClearAccess, Inc.
ClearAccess provides TR-069-based software to service providers for the provisioning and management of residential and mobile devices. ClearAccess offers customer premise equipment management solutions for automatic subscriber activation, remote CPE management, and incremental revenue streams.
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closed 7/31/2012 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired NDS Group Ltd.

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed the acquisition of NDS Group Ltd., a leading provider of video software and content security solutions that enable service providers and media companies to securely deliver and monetize new video experiences.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target parent: Permira
target: NDS Group Ltd.
NDS Group Ltd. provides end-to-end software solutions for pay-TV operators, telcos, channels, and content providers globally. It offers open end-to-end digital TV and hybrid solutions; and NDS Infinite TV that delivers TV experience on various devices.
price ($mm)
$5,005
rev ($mm)
$989
EBITDA ($mm)
$283
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
17.7x
on offer 3/13/2012 via

SalesCrunch, offer to acquire WebEx Communications, Inc.

synopsis: SalesCrunch announced that it is making an unsolicited bid of $1 plus 15% equity in SalesCrunch to the shareholders of Cisco Systems, Inc. to acquire WebEx, the networking conglomerate’s web conferencing service. WebEx lets users video conference, share desktops, record and much more.
buyer: SalesCrunch
SalesCrunch is an online meeting platform, focused on applying science to the art of selling. One single platform enables sales professionals to establish strong connections with customers, monitor engagement during meetings, collaborate with others across an organization, and more.
target parent: Cisco Systems, Inc.
target: WebEx Communications, Inc.
WebEx offers secure video conferencing for individuals, business and the enterprise. Users can meet via their computers or mobile phones. WebEx allows them to video conference, share desktops, record, and much more.
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closed 11/15/2011 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired BNI Video

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed its acquisition of privately-held BNI Video. Headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., BNI Video supplies service providers with two major video products that offer video back-office and content delivery network analytic capabilities.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: BNI Video
BNI Video's technology platform allows Video Service Providers (VSPs) in the telecommunications and wireless industries to easily incorporate social networking, search, and other next-generation applications into their offerings.
price ($mm)
$99
rev ($mm)
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closed 8/29/2011 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Versly

synopsis: Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking, announced that it has acquired privately-held Versly. Versly integrates collaboration capabilities via a plug-in into Microsoft Office applications, simplifying the way people work by enabling more effective collaboration around content in documents, spreadsheets, presentations and email.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: Versly
Versly help users to create better documents, spreadsheets and presentations without ever leaving Office. It's collaboration from right inside Microsoft Office, integrated seamlessly into email, and accessible from user's browser and mobile device.
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closed 9/9/2011 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., purchased AXIOSS Software Assets from Comptel Corporation

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed its acquisition of service fulfillment software assets and associated employees from the UK subsidiary (formerly Axiom Systems) of Comptel Corporation. The acquisition gives Cisco the ability to extend network and service management technologies across its next-generation Internet Protocol network platforms.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
seller: Comptel Corporation
Comptel Corporation is an international, award-winning software company specialising in telecommunications. Its products and solutions enable telecom operators to deliver services to their customers flexibly and charge them effectively.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/21/2014 via BusinessWire

Total Defense, Inc., will acquire Untangle

synopsis: Total Defense, Inc., a leading Internet security company, has entered into an agreement with Untangle, Inc., a leading network software and appliance company, whereby Untangle will merge with its consumer business line.
buyer parent:Updata Partners
buyer: Total Defense, Inc.
Total Defense is a global leader in Internet security. The company develops Internet and threat management solutions that defend millions of consumers and small businesses across the world.
target: Untangle
Untangle is a network software and appliance company that provides the most complete multi-function firewall and Internet management application suite available. Their apps are designed to meet the network policy demands of organizations large and small.
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closed 11/5/2012 via Market Wire

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., acquired Vyatta

synopsis: Brocade announced that it will acquire privately held Vyatta. Vyatta is based in Belmont, Calif. and is a networking industry innovator through its software-based network operating system that is highly relevant for multiple applications in network virtualization, software-defined networking (SDN) and private/public cloud computing platforms.
buyer: Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.(BRCD:$2,237.77)
Brocade delivers the industry's leading platforms, solutions, and services for intelligently connecting, managing, and optimizing IT resources in shared storage environments.
target: Vyatta
Vyatta provides network routing and security software and hardware appliances. It offers network routing, security, and traffic management software solution that enables administrators to leverage the performance of Intel/AMD hardware, as well as run in VMWare, Xen, and HyperV virtual environments.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2011 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Pari Networks

synopsis: Cisco has announced that it has completed its acquisition of privately-held Pari Networks, a leading provider of network configuration and change management (NCCM) and compliance management solutions.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO:$48,607.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment,Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
target: Pari Networks
Pari Networks, Inc. provides network security risk and policy compliance management solutions to enterprises and managed security service providers.
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closed 3/19/2012 via Market Wire

TrustWave Corp., acquired M86 Security

synopsis: Trustwave, a leading provider of cloud-based compliance and information security solutions, announced it has completed its acquisition of M86 Security, a global leader in Web security solutions and advanced anti-malware technology.
buyer parent:AmbironTrustWave
buyer: TrustWave Corp.
Trustwave is the leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world.
target: M86 Security
M86 Security is a privately owned Internet threat protection company that specializes in Web and email security products and content filtering appliances. The company’s international headquarters is located near London, and development centers are located in California, Israel and New Zealand.
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closed 10/4/2011 via Market Wire

Avaya Inc., acquired Sipera Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, announced it has acquired Sipera, a worldwide provider of Unified Communications (UC) solutions, including Session Border Control (SBC) functionality and a range of UC security applications. Sipera will become a fully integrated part of Avaya.
buyer parent:SilverLake
buyer: Avaya Inc.
Avaya Inc. is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services to companies of all sizes around the world.
target: Sipera Systems, Inc.
Sipera Systems is the worldwide market leader in communications security solutions that simplify and accelerate the adoption of VoIP and Unified Communications (UC). Sipera's award-winning UC-Sec security appliances protect up to 1 million UC devices in enterprises around the world.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/6/2011 via Market Wire

Sophos, Plc, acquired Astaro Corporation

synopsis: Global IT security and data protection company Sophos announced that it has completed its acquisition of network security vendor Astaro Corp. Astaro develops and markets integrated network security solutions that deliver high-quality protection at low cost.
buyer parent:Apax Partners
buyer: Sophos, Plc
Sophos is a provider of encryption, endpoint security, web, email, and network access control solutions backed by SophosLabs -- a global network of threat intelligence centers. Sophos is committed to providing security and data protection solutions that are simple to manage, deploy and use.
target: Astaro Corporation
Astaro Corporation develops and markets integrated network security solutions that deliver high-quality protection at low cost. Distributed by a growing network of over 2500 resellers, more than 56000 Astaro installations protect business, school and government networks against IT security threats.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$56
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/1/2014 via PE Hub

Siris Capital Group, will acquire Stratus Technologies Inc

synopsis: Stratus Technologies, the leading provider of availability solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group, LLC. Stratus Technologies is the leading provider of infrastructure based solutions that keep applications running continuously in today’s always-on world.
buyer: Siris Capital Group
Siris Capital is a leading private equity firm focused on making control investments in data/telecommunications, technology and technology-enabled business service companies in North America.
target: Stratus Technologies Inc
Stratus Technologies is the leading provider of infrastructure based solutions that keep applications running continuously in today’s always-on world. Stratus enables rapid deployment of always-on infrastructures, from enterprise servers to clouds, without any changes to applications.
price ($mm)
$352
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2010 via Market Wire

Oracle Corporation, acquired Sun Microsystems, Inc.

synopsis: Oracle Corporation announced that it had completed its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Inc. The Sun Solaris operating system is the leading platform for the Oracle database, Oracle’s largest business. With the acquisition of Sun, Oracle can optimize the Oracle database for some of the unique, high-end features of Solaris.
buyer: Oracle Corporation(ORCL:$37,180.00)
Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software.
target: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer(TM)" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership.
price($mm)[EV]
$7,085 [$5,639]
rev ($mm)
$12,604
EBITDA ($mm)
$687
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
closed 10/29/2010 via PR Newswire

IBM, acquired BLADE Network Technologies

synopsis: IBM announced it has closed the acquisition of BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE), a privately held company based in Santa Clara, CA. BLADE specializes in software and devices that route data and transactions to and from servers.
buyer: IBM(IBM:$99,751.00)
IBM is the world's largest information technology company. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key IBM Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of on demand business.
target: BLADE Network Technologies
BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE), the data center switching company, brings speed and intelligence to the network edge; closer to customers’ business, users and innovations.
price ($mm)
$400
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2008 via BusinessWire

Dot Hill Systems Corporation, acquired Ciprico

synopsis: Ciprico Inc. closed the asset sale of certain of Ciprico’s intellectual property assets to Dot Hill Systems Corp. Pursuant to bankruptcy proceedings Dot Hill Systems was the winning bidder to acquire all of Ciprico's rights to its RAIDCore™ technology and a joint ownership interest with Ciprico in its NAS intellectual property.
buyer: Dot Hill Systems Corporation
Delivering innovative technology and global support, Dot Hill empowers the OEM community to bring storage solutions to market, quickly, easily and cost-effectively.
target: Ciprico
Ciprico Inc. is a leading provider of intelligent storage software, solutions and appliances for business to enterprise class IT servers, professional workstations and digital media workflows.
price ($mm)
$3.15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/16/2008 via PR Newswire

Belden Communications, acquired Trapeze Networks

synopsis: Belden has completed the acquisition of Trapeze Networks, a technology leader in wireless LAN equipment and network management software, for a cash price of approximately $133 million.
buyer: Belden Communications(BDC:$1,840.74)
Belden® provides signal transmission solutions for a wide range of markets, including data networking, industrial automation, professional audio and video, security and surveillance, aerospace and many other specialty electronics markets.
target: Trapeze Networks
Trapeze Networks is a leading provider of enterprise wireless LAN equipment and management software. Trapeze was the first company to introduce NonStop Wireless, providing scalable wireless LANs for applications such as Voice over Wi-Fi, location services, and indoor/outdoor connectivity.
price ($mm)
$137
rev ($mm)
$53
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/27/2009 via PR Newswire

Crosscheck Networks, Inc., acquired Forum Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Crosscheck Networks, Inc., a leader in Web services testing and simulation tools, announced that it has acquired Forum Systems, a pioneer in Web service security and gateway policy enforcement.
buyer: Crosscheck Networks, Inc.
Crosscheck Networks delivers solutions for deploying robust, resilient, secure and reliable Web services.The company's integrated, holistic product suite streamlines and optimizes resources throughout the Web services lifecycle.
target: Forum Systems, Inc.
Forum Systems, Inc. is the Leader in Web Services and SOA Security(TM) with a comprehensive suite of trust management, threat protection and information assurance solutions for the automated Web.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/3/2008 via BusinessWire

Ciena Corporation, acquired World Wide Packets

synopsis: Ciena® Corporation, the network specialist, today announced the completion of its acquisition of World Wide Packets, Inc. pursuant to the terms of the acquisition agreement announced on January 22, 2008.
buyer: Ciena Corporation(CIEN:$1,741.97)
Ciena specializes in network transition. We provide the flexible platforms, intelligent software and professional services to build converged networks for enhanced services and applications.
target: World Wide Packets
World Wide Packets designs products for the access and aggregation tiers of the network. Typically deployed from the metro edge to the customer edge, the platforms provide the resiliency, flexibility and scalability required to deliver the next generation of Carrier Ethernet-based services.
price ($mm)
$269
rev ($mm)
$23
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
11.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/14/2007 via PR Newswire

Alcatel-Lucent, will acquire NetDevices

synopsis: Alcatel-Lucent announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held NetDevices, a developer of services gateway products for enterprise branch networks, based in Sunnyvale, California.
buyer: Alcatel-Lucent(ALU:$19,752.60)
Alcatel-Lucent provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprise and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users.
target: NetDevices
NetDevices, Inc. provides the next generation of unified edge-networking solutions for the enterprise remote office and managed services markets. The company's Unified Services Gateway offers deployment and management simplicity.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/22/2008 via PR Newswire

NETGEAR, Inc., will acquire CP Secure, Inc.

synopsis: NETGEAR, Inc., a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of privately-held CP Secure, Inc.
buyer: NETGEAR, Inc.(NTGR:$0.00)
NETGEAR designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. NETGEAR's product offerings enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications.
target: CP Secure, Inc.
CP Secure, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of gateway content security appliances. The company protects all-sized organizations from network based malware through innovative technologies, effective products and solid support.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/13/2012 via PR Newswire

Akamai Technologies, will acquire Verivue, Inc.

synopsis: Akamai Technologies, Inc. and Verivue announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement for Akamai to acquire Verivue. The acquisition is expected to complement Akamai's Aura Network Solutions and accelerate Akamai's time to market in providing a comprehensive, licensed content delivery network solution for network operators.
buyer: Akamai Technologies(AKAM:$1,519.81)
Akamai is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. Its Akamai Intelligent Platform™ provides extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise.
target: Verivue, Inc.
Headquartered in Westford, MA, Verivue, Inc. develops and markets high-performance IP platforms that enable network operators to distribute, deliver and control enormous amounts of IP-based media traffic across a growing and diverse number of end devices.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/4/2012 via Market Wire

Ixia, acquired Anue Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Ixia, a leading, global provider of converged IP and wireless network test solutions, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Anue Systems, Inc., a leading developer of network visibility solutions. Anue Systems, Inc. helps network engineers and scientists monitor and test complicated networks.
buyer: Ixia(XXIA:$479.52)
Network equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises and government agencies use Ixia's industry-leading test and simulation platforms to design and validate a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi and 3G/LTE networking equipment and networks.
target: Anue Systems, Inc.
Anue Systems, Inc. helps network engineers and scientists monitor and test complicated networks. The Anue Systems Net Tool Optimizer™ provides complete network visibility into physical and virtual networks, improves network security and optimizes monitoring tool efficiency.
price ($mm)
$131
rev ($mm)
$48
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Vertical Communications, Inc., acquired Vodavi Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Vertical Communications, a leading provider of next-generation, IP-based phone systems and applications that help businesses better serve their customers, announced the completion of its acquisition of Phoenix, Arizona-based Vodavi Technology, Inc. for $7.50 per share, or approximately $31.1 million in the aggregate.
buyer parent:Artisoft, Inc.
buyer: Vertical Communications, Inc.
Vertical Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of next-generation IP-based voice and data communications systems for business. Vertical combines voice and data technologies with business process understanding to deliver integrated IP-PBX and application solutions.
target: Vodavi Technology, Inc.
Vodavi Technology, Inc. designs, develops, markets and supports a range of business telecommunications solutions, including traditional, converged, and Internet protocol (IP)-based telephone systems and telephony applications.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
13.6x
closed 2/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Mellanox Technologies, acquired Voltaire

synopsis: Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Voltaire, Ltd., a leading provider of scale-out data center fabrics.
buyer: Mellanox Technologies(MLNX:$459.84)
Mellanox Technologies' products optimize data center performance and deliver industry-leading bandwidth, scalability, power conservation and cost-effectiveness while converging multiple legacy network technologies into one future-proof architecture.
target: Voltaire
Voltaire Inc. delivers scale-out computing fabrics for data centers, high performance computing and cloud environments. Voltaire’s family of server and storage fabric switches and advanced management software improve performance of mission-critical applications, increase efficiency and reduce costs.
price($mm)[EV]
$186 [$158]
rev ($mm)
$68
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/14/2008 via PR Newswire

McAfee, Inc., acquired Reconnex

synopsis: McAfee, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Reconnex for $46 million in cash. Through the acquisition, McAfee(R) further enhances its leadership position in proactive security and risk management solutions.
buyer: McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc., the leading dedicated security technology company, delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world. McAfee empowers users with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their security.
target: Reconnex
Reconnex is the leader in data loss prevention appliances, which are designed for any organization -- including enterprises, government agencies, or educational institutions -- that want to protect its brand, maintain compliance, or secure sensitive information.
price ($mm)
$46
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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Trend Micro Inc.
Trend Micro Inc.
Trend Micro Inc. develops Internet content security and threat management solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information. They're recognized as the market leader in server security.
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2012
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$1,079.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$343.90
EBIT ($mm)
$257.69
Net Income ($mm)
$189.21
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SPI Dynamics
SPI Dynamics' suite of products and services identify and remediate web application and web services security vulnerabilities throughout the application development lifecycle. These solutions enable security professionals, QA testers and developer to verify compliance with 22 security policies.
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Ticker: FEYE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FireEye
FireEye
FireEye, Inc. is a global network security company that provides automated threat forensics and dynamic malware protection against advanced cyber threats, such as advanced persistent threats and spear phishing.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$135.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($107.67)
EBIT ($mm)
($122.47)
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Ticker: VRSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc. is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, Verisign helps companies and consumers all over the world connect between the dots.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$1,030.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$416.21
EBIT ($mm)
$329.94
Net Income ($mm)
$245.55
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2328
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Awareness Technologies
Awareness Technologies
Awareness Technologies is a privately-held security software company. It was originally founded to provide software tools for national intelligence agencies, but shifted its focus five years ago to building the most practical and powerful security software for businesses and consumers.
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2010
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$3.40
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Ticker: FNJN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finjan Software
Finjan Software
Finjan is a leading online security and technology company which owns a portfolio of patents, related to software that proactively detects malicious code and thereby protects end-users from identity and data theft, spyware, malware, phishing, trojans and other online threats.
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2013
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AFORE Solutions, Inc.
AFORE Solutions, Inc.
AFORE Solutions is a leading provider of cloud security and networking software solutions. Its unique blend of products enable enterprises, service providers and networking vendors to accelerate innovation and deployment of advanced cloud services and networking applications.
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NeoAccel
NeoAccel
NeoAccel, Inc. provides security solutions for cloud computing. The company’s NeoCloudSafe enables cloud service providers to provide secure access, security, and application transparency to their customers.
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Ticker: CSCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$48,607.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$13,865.00
EBIT ($mm)
$11,514.00
Net Income ($mm)
$9,983.00
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Untangle
Untangle
Untangle is a network software and appliance company that provides the most complete multi-function firewall and Internet management application suite available. Their apps are designed to meet the network policy demands of organizations large and small.
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Ticker: FFIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F5 Networks Inc.
F5 Networks Inc.
F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, helps the world’s largest enterprises and service providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$1,448.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$457.33
EBIT ($mm)
$417.47
Net Income ($mm)
$268.80
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Coraid, Inc.
Coraid, Inc.
Coraid Inc. is a technology manufacturing company based in the United States. It designs and manufactures a full line of computer data storage products branded under its trade name EtherDrive storage. Coraid sells its products through technology channel partners operating around the world.
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Ticker: NTAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetApp
NetApp
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that accelerate business breakthroughs and deliver outstanding cost efficiency.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$6,332.40
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$505.30
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13060
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Ticker: QTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quantum Corporation
Quantum Corporation
Quantum Corp. is the leading global specialist in backup, recovery, and archive. From small businesses to multinational enterprises, more than 50,000 customers trust Quantum to solve their data protection, retention and management challenges.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$672.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$68.39
EBIT ($mm)
$28.35
Net Income ($mm)
$4.54
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1830
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ClearCube Technology
ClearCube Technology
ClearCube Technology is the market leader in centralized and virtual computing, hardware, software and solutions. By deploying ClearCube private cloud solutions, enterprises and government agencies can dramatically improve the security and availability of their computing infrastructure.
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Stratus Technologies Inc
Stratus Technologies Inc
Stratus Technologies is a global solutions provider focused exclusively on helping its customers achieve and sustain the availability of converged telecommunications network solutions and enterprise information systems that support critical business processes.
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Ticker: STX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seagate Technology, Inc.
Seagate Technology, Inc.
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications.
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2009
rev ($mm)
$9,805.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$782.00
EBIT ($mm)
($135.00)
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47000
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Ticker: LSI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation is a leading provider of silicon-to-systems solutions that are used at the core of products that create, store and consume digital information. LSI offers a broad portfolio of capabilities including custom and standard product ICs, host bus and RAID adapters.
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2009
rev ($mm)
$2,219.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$145.42
EBIT ($mm)
($84.78)
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5640
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Ticker: XRTX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xyratex Ltd.
Xyratex Ltd.
Xyratex is a leading provider of data storage technology, including modular solutions for the enterprise data storage industry and hard disk drive (HDD) capital equipment for the HDD industry.
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2012
rev ($mm)
$1,158.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.67
EBIT ($mm)
$20.58
Net Income ($mm)
$17.66
Employees
1960
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Ticker: SGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SGI
SGI
SGI (Silicon Graphics International), the trusted leader in high performance computing (HPC). SGI is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges by delivering technical computing, Big Data, and cloud computing solutions.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$767.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.66
EBIT ($mm)
($4.61)
Net Income ($mm)
$2.82
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Ticker: US:HILL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dot Hill Systems Corporation
Dot Hill Systems Corporation
Delivering innovative technology and global support, Dot Hill empowers the OEM community to bring storage solutions to market, quickly, easily and cost-effectively.
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2009
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261
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Ticker: SLAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Silicon Laboratories Inc. is a leading designer of high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a broad range of applications.
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2006
rev ($mm)
$464.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$53.55
EBIT ($mm)
$58.00
Net Income ($mm)
$47.50
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Ticker: PKT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Procera Networks, Inc.
Procera Networks, Inc.
Procera Networks Inc. delivers Intelligent Policy Enforcement solutions designed for carriers, service providers and enterprises worldwide. Procera's PacketLogic solutions provide actionable intelligence and policy enforcement to ensure a high quality experience for any Internet connected devices.
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2011
rev ($mm)
$44.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.34
EBIT ($mm)
$3.94
Net Income ($mm)
$3.76
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63
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