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Cisco to buy security company Lancope for $452.5 million

Staff writer |
Cisco plans to acquire Lancope, a privately held network security company based in Alpharetta, Ga.

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Lancope provides network behavior analytics, threat visibility and security intelligence to help protect companies against top cyber security threats.

As mobility expands and the number of connected devices increases, so do cyber criminals’ skills and capacities to successfully breach a company and avoid detection. The one constant is that all connect through the network, which can be continuously monitored for changes in network behavior to detect and mitigate threats.

Lancope’s StealthWatch system identifies suspicious traffic patterns inside the network to detect a wide range of attacks.

Through continuous network visibility, specialized threat analysis and protection, Lancope helps customers to monitor, detect, analyze and respond more quickly to modern security threats on enterprise networks.

Cisco and Lancope will advance Cisco’s Security Everywhere strategy of providing advanced threat protection across the full attack continuum—before, during and after an attack.

With Lancope, Cisco’s portfolio of security solutions adds an additional capability of network behavior analytics that extends protection further into the network.

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