SOURCE: Cisco Systems, Inc.

August 12, 2008 16:15 ET

Cisco Completes Acquisition of Pure Networks

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced that it has completed the purchase of Seattle-based Pure Networks, a leader in home-networking-management software and tools. Pure Networks' solutions allow users to easily set up and manage a home network and connect a range of devices, applications and services.

The acquisition of Pure Networks provides Cisco with a fully integrated line of home-networking-management solutions that will also serve as the foundation for the development of new multimedia-enabled applications, tools and capabilities for consumers to use in an increasingly "connected life" at home, at work and on the go. The acquisition further advances Cisco's consumer strategy by enhancing the development of the existing Linksys® Easy Link Advisor (LELA) platform, which enables a consumer to more easily set up, organize, manage, secure and use a home network.

With the close of the transaction, Pure Networks will be integrated into Linksys, a division of Cisco.

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Founded in 1988, Linksys, a division of Cisco, is the recognized global leader in voice, wireless and Ethernet networking for consumer, SOHO and small business users. Linksys is dedicated to making networking easy and affordable for its customers, offering innovative, award-winning products that seamlessly integrate with a variety of devices and applications. Linksys provides award-winning product support to its customers. For more information, visit www.linksys.com.

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