Cisco Systems Acquires Network Translation, Inc.
SAN JOSE, Calif., October 27, 1995 - Cisco Systems Inc. today announced anagreement to purchase privately-held Network Translation, Inc. (NTI), anetworking manufacturer of cost-effective, low maintenance network addresstranslation (NAT) and Internet firewall equipment. The investment isintended to broaden Cisco's offerings for security conscious networkadministrators who want to dynamically map between reusable private networkaddresses and globally unique, registered Internet addresses. Through itsacquisition, Cisco will gain NTI's Private Internet Exchange (PIX) solutionwhich helps network administrators resolve their growing need forregistered IP address space. NTI's 10 employees and products will beincorporated into Cisco's Business Development efforts reporting to VicePresident Ed Kozel. The financial terms of the purchase are not beingdisclosed. The transaction is expected to close by the end of November andis not subject to the Hart-Scott-Rodino filing.
The NTI investment is the second action by Cisco in recent months tostrengthen its expertise in resource-effective Internet access technology.NTI technology will interoperate with and integrate several functions ofthe Cisco Internetwork OperatingSystem(tm) (Cisco IOS) software,facilitating use throughout the enterprise. NTI addresses two of the morecompelling problems facing the IP Internet -- IP address depletion andInternet security. Customers using the NATalgorithm can take advantage ofa larger than assigned pool of addresses. NAT makes it possible to useeither your existing IP addresses or the addresses set aside in InternetAssigned Number Authority's (IANA) reserve pool (RFC 1597). Cisco's goal ofintegrating NTI's technology and personnel is to ease the complexity ofInternet access for applications including telecommuting and World Wide Webaccess.
In August, Cisco purchased Internet JunctionInc., whose products provideNovell NetWare users with easy desktop access to Internet information. Useof Internet resources are skyrocketing with an estimated 56 million userstoday, expanding to more than 200 million by 1999 according toInternational Data Corporation.
Cisco, Internet Junction and NTI all offer standards-based public networkcompatibility for a wide variety of applications. Cisco currently offersInternet connectivity on a variety of products targeted at headquarterssites, departments and branch offices, including the Cisco 7000, Cisco4000, Cisco 2500, Cisco 1000 andCiscoPro series of routers. Cisco'sinvestment in NTI will help enhance these offerings by adding softwarefeatures including firewalls to network managers and Internet serviceproviders who are looking to supply robust yet economical service.
Network Translation, Inc., founded in 1994, is headquartered in Palo Alto,CA.
Cisco Systems is the leadingglobal supplier of enterprise networks,including routers, LAN and ATM switches, dial-up access servers and networkmanagement software. These products, integrated by the Cisco IOS(tm)software, link geographically dispersed LANs, WANs and IBM networks.Cisconews and product/service information are available at World Wide Web sitehttp://www.cisco.com. Cisco is headquartered in San Jose, CA. Its stock istraded in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol CSCO.
Cisco IOS is a trademark and Cisco, Cisco Systems and the Cisco logo areregistered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.
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