Cisco Buys Software Security Firm Virtuata

Cisco Systems Inc. said it bought Virtuata, a closely held security software firm, giving the highly acquisitive networking company new tools related to cloud computing and data-center infrastructure.

Cisco is in the midst of a turnaround after restructuring last year to focus on core product areas such as routing and switching gear that shuttle data between computers. Cisco has said it is benefiting from telecommunications and other companies’ need for more robust networks to support mobile and cloud computing.

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