Cisco to acquire SamKnows to strengthen its network assurance portfolio

Cisco has announced its intent to acquire London-based broadband network monitoring firm SamKnows to strengthen its network assurance portfolio.
The acquisition will expand Cisco ThousandEyes’ industry-leading view of global internet health. ThousandEyes has hundreds of thousands of vantage points across the internet, in enterprise environments, and on user devices. With the addition of SamKnows’ millions of vantage points into the last mile, customers now have a single source of truth for how the internet is performing across their entire infrastructure, including home and mobile device networks. The SamKnows team will join the network assurance business of Cisco.