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Ironport-Cisco Merger

Case Conclusion Date: 06.30.2007

Practice Area: Mergers and acquisitions

Outcome: Acquisition by Cisco of IronPort for $830M

Description: Cisco Systems said Thursday it would buy security software marker IronPort in a deal valued at US$830 million. The deal marks Cisco's attempt to move from the core network infrastructure into the field of application security. IronPort specializes in appliances and related software to handle security for messaging, solutions that wrap in enterprise spam and spyware protection.

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