Fenwick & West Represents Cisco Systems in $65 Million Protego Networks Acquisition

December 20, 2004

Fenwick & West LLP represented its client Cisco Systems, Inc. in its announced acquisition of Sunnyvale, California-based Protego Networks, Inc., a provider of security monitoring and threat management appliances used in enterprise and small-to-medium business networks. Cisco will pay approximately $65 million in cash for Protego. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions, and is expected to close in the second quarter of Cisco's 2005 fiscal year.

The Fenwick & West team included partners Doug Cogen, Lynda Twomey, Scott Spector, Lisa Kenkel and associates Michael Farn, Rochelle Levy and Greg Sato.

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