The Cisco Systems’ parent company, Cisco Systems, said today it has bought the German security and analytics firm Cccam Server, which has built software to monitor, identify and block hacking and phishing attacks.
CCCams software was originally developed by HackingTeam and its developers.
Cisco said the deal will enable the firm to leverage its vast network of servers and network of analytics and security professionals.
Hackingteam was acquired by Google last year.
Cccams is one of the largest independent security and monitoring vendors in the world.
Its software was first used to detect and block malware on Cisco Systems routers and servers.
The CCCAM company was founded in 2004 and had about 4,000 employees, including about 5,000 in the United States, according to Cisco.
The acquisition will enable Cisco to offer its products at a level that is competitive with Hacking Teams’ products, said Greg Loeffler, senior vice president of Cisco’s network solutions group.
HackedTeam’s team of engineers are based in the U.K., but have a presence in the rest of the world, said Brian Hickey, a Hacking team member.
He declined to say how much the CCCammers software was valued at.
Cacam, which was founded by Hacker Team founder David Sanger, was acquired in 2008 by Cisco, which is owned by Intel.
Caccam also has a presence at Cisco, but it does not work directly with the company, Hickey said.
The deal comes just two months after Cisco said it had acquired its largest security firm in years, Palo Alto Networks.
The Palo Alto Group also has acquired a number of security firms including Kaspersky Lab.
The sale of Cccamm is a major milestone for Cisco.
Cisco has been trying to turn itself around as it continues to suffer from declining sales and declining revenue.
It also faces pressure from the government over its handling of security issues at its network of routers.
Last year, Cisco launched a program that allows customers to submit reports about their own network infrastructure, known as an IMSI catcher, and Cisco will pay them for the data.
Cisco also has hired several security analysts and software engineers, including Jason Krosz, former chief security officer of the Los Angeles Times.
Hickey told Reuters last year that Cisco had about 3,000 security professionals in the company’s United States.
“Cisco is one step closer to being a true global leader,” Loeffer said.