The surge of mergers continues with Cisco revealing plans to acquire the French firm Sentryo on June 6 and Elastic reporting on June 5 it has entered into an agreement to buy Endgame.

Cisco’s interest in Sentryo centers on its technology that provides device visibility and security solutions for industrial control system (ICS) networks, which Cisco intends to combine with its intent-based network architecture. The two firms have previously worked together with Cisco having incorporated Sentryo’s Edge Sensor with Cisco’s industrial networking hardware with Cisco’s IOx application framework.

Financial details were not released, but the deal is expected to close before the end of Cisco’s first quarter fiscal year 2020 ending October 26, 2019. Also required are the customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, including in France.

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