Cisco to Acquire Network and Data Analysis Tools Vendor

Cisco announced its intent to acquire privately held Truviso, Inc.  Based in Foster City, Calif., Truviso provides scalable, real-time network data analysis and reporting software. The companies' combined solutions will provide more rapid access and visibility into network use and services, Cisco says.

With the proliferation of data from end-user devices and growth in network-connected applications, enterprises need ways to better understand this data and act upon it in real-time to improve operations, customer experiences, and service offering differentiation. Truviso's continuous query technology, with its analyze-first, store-later capability, addresses this requirement by enabling companies to get detailed information and visibility of network use and services in real-time.

"Customers want to be able to tap into and better analyze the enormous volume of data traversing their networks to identify ways to enhance services and generate new revenue opportunities," says Jamie Lerner, vice president and general manager of the Cisco Network Management Technology Group. "Embedding Truviso's real time business intelligence into the network will help customers unlock these capabilities at the speed of the network."

Truviso's software analytics will beef up Cisco's network management platform, Cisco Prime, with the core technology to gather and analyze streaming data. 

Specific financial terms of the transaction are undisclosed. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of Cisco's 2012 fiscal year.

For more details, visit the Cisco website.