Cisco (CSCO +0.4%) is betting big on network management software: fresh off acquiring Cariden...

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Cisco (CSCO +0.4%) is betting big on network management software: fresh off acquiring Cariden (I, II), the company says it's buying BroadHop, a provider of policy control software for carriers. While Cariden focuses on managing infrastructures and optimizing capacity, BroadHop's software helps manage end-user mobile/wireline services. Both purchases support Cisco's ONE platform for remotely programming its hardware. Earlier this year, Cisco bought ClearAccess, a developer of modem/set-top provisioning software. (Meraki) (Truviso)