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Cisco to acquire Twingo Systems

Posted: 17 Mar 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:cisco systems? twingo systems? vpn 3000? secure socket layer? virtual private networks?

Cisco Systems Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Twingo Systems, a provider of desktop security solutions for Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). With the acquisition, Twingo will become part of Cisco's VPN and security business unit, and its products will be sold as part of the Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator series under the Cisco brand through Cisco sales channels.

The move is anticipated to advance Cisco's position in providing secure connectivity solutions and reinforces its "Self Defending Network" strategy, which dramatically improves the network's ability to identify, prevent, and respond to a range of security threats.

"Solving endpoint security issues and improving consistency of features and functionality regardless of location or end-system administrative permissions is key to the overall success of SSL VPN as a remote access technology," Richard Palmer, VP and GM of Cisco's VPN and security business unit, in a statement. "Cisco's acquisition of Twingo Systems further emphasizes our commitment to endpoint security and complements our on-going development efforts in network admission control and the Cisco Security Agent for assessing desktop security posture and delivering endpoint threat prevention," Palmer added.

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