Cisco acquires cloud security company OpenDNS for $635 million

OpenDNS has announced that it’s being acquired by Cisco, in a bid to extend its security offerings. The company, which provides a popular free alternative DNS service along with business security solutions, has sold for $635 million in cash. Cisco said that the “acquisition will extend our ability to provide customers enhanced visibility and threat protection for unmonitored and potentially unsecure entry points into the network, and to quickly and efficiently deploy and integrate these capabilities as part of their defense architecture.” David Ulevitch, Founder and CEO of OpenDNS, reassured customers that the service will continue to work as it does today…

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