Cisco eyes for real-time cyber security intelligence dataIshika Rao
Worldwide Network equipment leading Cisco Systems will continue looking for acquisitions as it pushes towards working real time on cyber security intelligence data.
So much work has been done in integrating every security solution into most of our networking products. We are looking at companies as products which can solve security issues at every layer of the IT infrastructure,” Vishak Raman(Cisco’s director of security business for India and the SAARC region) said.
Raman, who has helmed Cisco security for about nine months now, said this is just the beginning for Cisco as a huge number of network security problems are out there to be solved.”As a technology leader, we also incubate security startups. We are not here for a quick valuation. There is a method to madness. We look at network behaviour issues, DDoS attacks and mass data issues. We have understood customer anomalies,” he said.
The US-headquartered IT and networking behemoth has a 5,000-strong workforce for security issues, of which a fifth are from India who are working on threat intelligence data. Since 2014, Cisco has made 31 acquisitions.