Cisco buys network security company Perfigo

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Cisco buys network security company Perfigo

Networking equipment maker Cisco Systems is to buy Perfigo for $74m (£40.5m), boosting the company’s efforts to secure network “endpoints” and protect them from worms, viruses and hacking.

Perfigo sells network access control technology for securing endpoints such as remote worker desktops, mobile and wireless computers. It will join Cisco’s Security Technology Group and the company’s products, including SecureSmart and CleanMachines, will be added to Cisco’s evolving Network Admissions Control (NAC) portfolio.

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