Cisco Completes $28 bn Acquisition of Splunk, Offering Solutions for Security and Observability

Cisco has completed the acquisition of Splunk for $28 billion in a strategic move aimed at bolstering its offerings in security and observability solutions.
Cisco networking businessThe acquisition aligns with Cisco’s vision of providing market-leading technologies to offer a real-time unified view of the digital landscape, empowering teams to proactively defend critical infrastructure, prevent outages, and enhance network experiences.

Chuck Robbins, Chair and CEO of Cisco, in blog post, highlighted the significance of the acquisition, emphasizing the amalgamation of network capabilities with cutting-edge security and observability solutions.

He stated, “Cisco will bring the full power of the network, together with market-leading security and observability solutions, to deliver a real-time unified view of the entire digital landscape.”

According to Stephen Elliot, Group Vice President of I&O, Cloud Operations, and DevOps at IDC, Cisco’s comprehensive solutions in networking, security, and operations, coupled with investments in channels and AI, offer customers the prospect of unlocking higher levels of business value.

The integration of Cisco and Splunk is poised to provide customers with several key benefits:

Enhanced Security: The collaboration between Cisco and Splunk will offer a highly comprehensive security solution, enabling threat prevention, detection, investigation, and response across organizations of all sizes. Leveraging cloud, network, and endpoint traffic data, this solution promises unparalleled visibility into security threats.

Improved Observability: The alliance will deliver a full-stack observability solution, ensuring exceptional digital experiences across multi-cloud hybrid environments.

Advanced Networking: Customers can expect a leading secure networking solution built on intelligent, resilient, and continuously optimized network infrastructure.

AI Empowerment: The combination of Cisco’s networking portfolio with enhanced security, full-stack observability, and a robust data platform enables secure harnessing of AI capabilities throughout organizations and applications.

Economic Benefits: By consolidating numerous point products into unified solutions, Cisco and Splunk aim to deliver better business outcomes while reducing costs for customers.

Moreover, Cisco and Splunk will leverage their developer and partner communities to extend security, observability, and data platform capabilities through pre-packaged applications and solutions tailored to customer needs.

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