Cisco buys Parc to speed up traffic

Cisco Systems is buying UK-based traffic engineering and routing software provider Parc Technologies to improve traffic...

Cisco Systems is buying UK-based traffic engineering and routing software provider Parc Technologies to improve traffic management in its systems and products.

The US networking giant will pay $9m (£4.86m) in cash for all outstanding shares of Parc it does not already own.

A private company, Parc is a spin-off from an algorithm research centre at Imperial College. Its route server algorithms break up complex network routing problems.

Cisco plans to use the algorithms first in its Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) TE product to help service providers improve network usage. The company also plans to incorporate Parc's Route Server software into its MPLS Management product portfolio and make it available as part of its IP Solutions Center.

The past few weeks have also seen Cisco snap up router maker Procket Networks and backup software provider Actona Technologies. 

Scarlet Pruitt writes for IDG News Service

This was first published in July 2004

CW+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of CW+ membership, learn more and join.

Read more on IT strategy

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

  • Dissecting the Hack

    In this excerpt from chapter three of Dissecting the Hack: The V3RB0TEN Network, authors Jayson E. Street, Kristin Sims and Brian...

  • Digital Identity Management

    In this excerpt of Digital Identity Management, authors Maryline Laurent and Samia Bousefrane discuss principles of biometrics ...

  • Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer

    In this excerpt of Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer: A How to Guide for Next Generation Security Leaders, ...

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

Close