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The 10 Biggest Networking Company Acquisitions Of 2020 (So Far)

A few tech giants including Nvidia, Cisco and F5 Networks kicked off 2020 with billion-dollar deals, while some vendors focused on strategically building out their portfolios. Here are 10 of the top networking company acquisitions that we’ve seen so far in 2020.

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A Time To Buy  

Even in the face of a global pandemic that has resulted in an economic downturn, the networking market isn't a space that sits still for too long. Several of the world's largest networking vendors pounced on specialty firms and even niche companies made some purchases in the first half of the year.

Networking heavyweight Cisco Systems made a few moves this year, including buying networking monitoring company ThousandEyes and wireless Internet of Things specialist Fluidmesh Networks. Arista Networks made good on industry rumors and scooped up Big Switch Networks for its software-defined networking chops, and chipmaker Nvidia dropped big bucks and brought Mellanox and Cumulus Networks into the fold for networking hardware and software. At the same time, cloud security has been having a moment as IBM, F5 Networks and Rapid7 made moves to further protect their customers’ environments.

From the biggest billion-dollar deals to the smaller, more strategic purchases, here are 10 of the top networking company acquisitions of 2020 so far.  

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