Cisco acquires Neohapsis, beefs up security advisory efforts

Cisco acquired privately held Neohapsis, which provides security consulting services.

Cisco on Wednesday said it will acquire Neohapsis, a security advisory firm.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Neohapsis provides security advisory services to assess risks, information security levels and compliance issues. The privately held company is based in Chicago.

For Cisco and other hardware vendors security gear and software increasingly has to be wrapped in with consulting services. Firms like Neohapsis are often on the front lines after attacks to deliver advice and help with best practices.

Neohapsis will be lumped into Cisco's security services group and led by senior vice president and general manager Bryan Palma. The deal is expected to close in Cisco's fiscal second quarter.

Neohapsis CEO James Mobley said in a blog post:

Together, what we bring to enterprise customers, IoT device manufacturers, and associated service providers will be unique in the market.