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Cisco to buy IoT Security Startup, Sentryo

Cisco to buy IoT Security Startup, Sentryo

Cisco recently announced its intent to buy IoT Security Startup, Sentryo. The financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

Founded in 2014, Lyon, France based Sentryo automates device visibility and security for industrial control system networks. The company raised a total of €12M million in three funding rounds, according to CrunchBase.

The announcement noted that both companies already had the opportunity to work together to solve unique challenges facing industrial customers.

Executive Opinion

Vice President, Corporate Development and Cisco Investment, Cisco, Rob Salvagno, said in a blog-post, "By combining Cisco’s intent-based network architecture with Sentryo’s capabilities, customers can capture IoT benefits, manage networks and devices at scale, enable collaboration across IT and OT departments, and better protect their assets and data."

Cisco's take on Sentryo

Cisco has already incorporated Sentryo’s Edge Sensor and industrial networking hardware with Cisco’s IOx application framework. Sentryo's IoT/OT technology solution is already protecting industrial networks against cybersecurity attacks for their customers in the energy, manufacturing, oil and gas and transportation sectors.

Cisco earlier launched its industry’s first integrated network architecture. The newly introduced architecture extends intent-based networking capabilities to the IoT edge. With Sentryo’s acquisition, Cisco will have a capability to offer control systems engineers deeper visibility into assets to optimize, detect anomalies and secure their networks, notes the announcement.

The acquisition is expected to close before the end of Cisco’s Q1 Fiscal Year 2020.

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