Arista Networks Acquires Mojo Networks

Arista Networks announced that it will acquire Mojo Networks, inventor of Cognitive WiFi and a leader in cloud-managed wireless networking. Arista’s first acquisition is expected to close during its third quarter, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Earlier this year, Arista announced cognitive cloud networking, designed to address transitional changes as enterprises move to IoT (Internet of things) ready campuses. Designed to bring operational consistency and modern cloud principles to the enterprise campus, Arista extends this architecture with the addition of Mojo Networks by providing secure, high-performance cognitive WiFi at cloud scale.

“Mojo’s WiFi is disrupting the traditional closed wireless controller model, to bring radical improvements in scale and economics,” says John McCool, Chief Platform Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Arista Networks. “The synergy between our two companies is a compelling combination for enterprise and campus customers.”

“We look forward to working with the Arista team to deliver secure, scalable modern WiFi for next-generation campus networking,” says Rick Wilmer, CEO of Mojo Networks. “Our recent positioning as a Visionary in the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access validates the remarkable technology we’ve developed.”

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