David’s Cisco Networking Blog

Sep 22 2008   6:38AM GMT

Cisco to buy instant messaging company – Jabber

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

Cisco’s access to the technology necessary to provide a complete instant messaging & presence tracking solution is complete. Today, Cisco purchased Instant Messaging company, Jabber.

Cisco aims to be #1 in the communication & collaboration business. To do that, they needed what Jabber had – an enterprise messaging product that would scale well, had strong presence features, and supported open standards. Jabber’s XMPP is used by GoogleTalk and Jabber is one of the pioneers in IM and presence.

Jabber is based in Denver and Cisco didn’t disclose the financial detail of their purchase. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the first half of 2009.

Cisco just completed PostPath, Inc, an e-mail and calendaring company.

What’s this mean to you? We should all be on the lookout for the result of Cisco’s acquitisitons – a powerful collaboration and communication tool for “the masses”.

You can learn more about Jabber at their homepage and/or read about Cisco’s official announcement that they are buying Jabber.

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