Cisco announced its intends to acquire privately-held open source cloud native networking and security company Isovalent, for an undisclosed sum. The Isovalent team will join the Cisco Security Business Group once the acquisition closes, which is expected in the third quarter of fiscal year 2024.
Isovalent’s team is a contributor to the open source technology eBPF, and has led the development of Cilium, a cloud native solution for networking and security. The company recently introduced Cilium Mesh, Tetragon, and Isovalent Enterprise.
Cisco says it intends to continue offering and building on Isovalent offerings, including Isovalent Enterprise.
Cisco was an investor in Isovalent’s Series A funding round in 2020.
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