toggle

AAPL Stock: 113.29 ( + 0.37 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Cisco buys cloud, virtual machine security company Virtuata

updated 08:00 pm EDT, Mon July 16, 2012

Virtuata to be folded into Cisco Data Center Group

Cisco officials announced today that the company will purchase Virtuata, a company specializing in virtual-machine security. As eWeek reports, the move will expand Cisco's data center and cloud portfolio, an area the company has been looking to focus on for some time.

Virtuata's technology is aimed at securing virtual machine level information in data centers and cloud environments. The acquisition will likely aid Cisco in facilitating transitions to cloud infrastructure models for its enterprise clients. Cisco representatives have touted the move as essential to the company's plans to provide unified data center operations with secure connectivity through virtual and cloud environments.

Data center virtualization and cloud computing make up part of the core vision Cisco has laid out in recent months. The company has been moving away from some less successful hardware operations in favor of offering enterprise-targeted networking services. Recently, Cisco attempted to push some of its new cloud offerings to owners of several of its routers, though the effort resulted in embarrassment when Cisco was forced to undo its update due to user complaints about being required to sign up for a service they didn't want.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

Wren V5US Wireless Sound System

If you're a music fanatic, chances are you are, by extension, a bit fanatical about what you listen to your music on. If you're like ...

toggle

Most Commented