Cisco acquires LineSider for network provisioning tools

Cisco Systems said it will acquire LineSider Technologies, which specializes on network management software for rapid provisioning.

Cisco Systems on Wednesday said it will acquire LineSider Technologies, which specializes on network management software for rapid provisioning.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

LineSider, a privately held company is based in Danvers, Mass., will give Cisco the ability to provision networks faster and bring more cloud computing heft to its line-up. The idea behind LineSider's software is to deploy both physical and virtual networks quickly. LineSider's software organizes network resources via policies and adapts to various scenarios.

In a statement, Cisco said LineSider employees will join the company and operate under the network management technology group.

Here's a look at the components of LineSider's flagship product, dubbed Overdrive.