Cisco's (CSCO) acquisition of Cariden has a software-defined networking component to it, notes...

|About: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)|By:, SA News Editor

Cisco's (CSCO) acquisition of Cariden has a software-defined networking component to it, notes Light Reading's Craig Matsumoto. Cariden's software can manage and analyze the behavior of carrier networking gear from multiple vendors, and Cisco has said the purchase will complement its ONE platform for remotely controlling and programming Cisco hardware. Cisco insists Cariden will still support rival hardware.