Cisco Revolutionizes Data Utilization with Splunk Acquisition: A New Era for Digital Resilience

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.18 - 2024 2:38 PM CET

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Cisco Revolutionizes Data Utilization with Splunk Acquisition.

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In a move that promises to redefine the digital landscape, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has officially completed its acquisition of Splunk, heralding a new dawn for data-driven connectivity and security.

This strategic acquisition, valued at approximately $28 billion, positions Cisco as a powerhouse in the realm of digital resilience, offering unprecedented visibility and insights across organizations' entire digital footprints.

Unleashing the Power of Data

At the heart of this acquisition is the vision to empower organizations to seamlessly connect and protect every facet of their operations. From connecting people, places, applications, data, and devices to safeguarding against cybersecurity threats, downtime, and other critical risks, Cisco aims to deliver a unified, real-time view of the entire digital landscape. This integration promises to enhance critical infrastructure defense, prevent outages, and refine network experiences like never before.

Chuck Robbins, Chair and CEO of Cisco, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "We are thrilled to officially welcome Splunk to Cisco. As one of the world's largest software companies, we will revolutionize the way our customers leverage data to connect and protect every aspect of their organization as we help power and protect the AI revolution."

A Transformative Combination

The fusion of Cisco and Splunk is set to deliver a suite of benefits unparalleled in the market. Customers can look forward to:

  • Enhanced Security: A comprehensive security solution encompassing threat prevention, detection, investigation, and response, leveraging cloud, network, and endpoint traffic for unmatched visibility.

  • Superior Observability: A full-stack observability solution designed to deliver exceptional digital experiences across multi-cloud hybrid environments.

  • Advanced Networking: A secure networking solution built on intelligent, resilient, and continually optimized network infrastructure.

  • Empowered AI Utilization: The combination of Cisco's networking portfolio with enhanced security, full-stack observability, and a comprehensive data platform enables customers to securely harness the power of AI across their organizations and applications.

Gary Steele, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Splunk, highlighted the value this merger brings to customers,

"Uniting Splunk and Cisco will bring tremendous value to our joint customers worldwide. The combination of Cisco and Splunk will provide truly comprehensive visibility and insights across an organization's entire digital footprint, delivering an unprecedented level of resilience through the most extensive and powerful security and observability product portfolio on the market."

Looking Ahead

With the acquisition now complete, Cisco and Splunk are poised to introduce a series of innovative product integrations across their portfolio, with many to be showcased at Cisco Live and .conf24 in June 2024. This merger not only accelerates Cisco's revenue growth and non-GAAP gross margin expansion but also marks a significant step towards realizing the full potential of AI and digital transformation for organizations worldwide.

More information about the Acquisition can be found here.