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Cisco’s 13th acquisition of an Israeli company, after acquiring Leaba Semiconductor for $320 million in March. “As companies are migrating to the cloud, they need a technology partner that can accelerate that transition and deliver critical security capabilities for all their users, apps and data in a seamless way,” said Rob Salvagno, vice president of Cisco Corporate Development. “CloudLock brings a unique cloud-native, platform and API-based approach to cloud security which allows them to build powerful security solutions that are easy to deploy and simple to manage.” More data, more devices, and the increasingly decentralized way companies do business means that security has to evolve beyond an on-premises approach. CloudLock helps customers accelerate their cloud adoption by delivering security built specifically to meet the realities of today’s cloud-first enterprise. CloudLock’s CASB technology helps customers understand and monitor user behavior and sensitive data in cloud applications, providing greater visibility, compliance and threat protection regardless of whether these applications are fully sanctioned by IT or not. The acquisition will help accelerate Cisco’s cloud security portfolio, and extend the cloud security offering throughout the enterprise. “Together, we plan to offer the industry’s broadest cloud security protection and enable our customers to realize the benefits of the mobile-cloud era,” the company said. The CloudLock team will join Cisco’s Networking and Security Business Group under Senior Vice President and General Manager David Goeckeler. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. Cisco Systems Inc. designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment. The company is the worldwide leader in IT that has been making the Internet work since 1984, helping society and companies securely connect and seize tomorrow’s digital opportunities today. The company has a market capitalization of roughly $140 billion.]]>