Cisco buys ClearAccess, bolsters network management software

ClearAccess provides network management and provisioning software for broadband providers.

Cisco said it will acquire ClearAccess, which provides provisioning and management software for providers.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

ClearAccess provides provisioning software for residential and mobile devices as well as hardware. Cisco said ClearAccess' hardware business dubbed Smart RG Gateways will continue. ClearAccess has a suite of network management tools to monitor and analyze broadband consumption. The company also tools to manage connected homes. The flagship product from ClearAccess is ClearVision. The company also provides content filtering, managed Wi-Fi and firewall services and time blocking.

Screenshot of ClearAccess' flagship suite.

Screenshot of ClearAccess

The deal bolsters Cisco's service provider business. The networking giant said it will take ClearAccess' management software and augment Cisco Prime, its network management software.

Employees at ClearAccess will merge into Cisco's network management group.

Cisco said the deal will close in the fiscal fourth quarter.