Cisco has announced its intention to buy real-time network data analysis and reporting software provider Truviso for an undisclosed sum.
Cisco said that Truviso, which is a privately held organisation founded seven years ago, will integrate with its network management platform, Cisco Prime, which collects and analyses streaming data.
"With the growth of end-user devices and applications, and in turn the proliferation of large amounts of network data, service providers and enterprise customers are looking for ways to better understand usage and differentiate their service offerings," Hilton Romanski, vice-president and head of corporate business development at Cisco, said in a blog post.
"Truviso's continuous query technology allows companies to get detailed information and visibility of network use and services in real-time, with its analyse-first, store-later capability," he added.
Jamie Lerner, vice-president and general manager of Cisco's network management technology group, said that he believed that end users wanted to be able to better analyse data on their networks.
"Customers want to be able to tap into and better analyse the enormous volume of data traversing their networks to identify ways to enhance services and generate new revenue opportunities.
"Embedding Truviso's real time business intelligence into the network will help customers unlock these capabilities at the speed of the network," he added.
The acquisition is expected to be completed in July and will see Truviso's staff integrated into the Cisco network management technology group.