This Case is about MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE, SECURITY & PRIVACY
PUBLICATION DATE: April 29, 2009 PRODUCT #: E334-HCB-ENG
Scott Weiss, CEO of IronPort, a pioneer internet security firm, is considering an acquisition offer from Cisco Systems in November of 2006. Although Weiss had initially meant to IPO for IronPort, a chain of events have happened that have made an acquisition a possibly more appealing alternative. Weiss is worried about what is going to occur to the IronPort culture once it’s consumed under the Cisco umbrella. Weiss must decide which path is the finest method to go for his business and, if he determines to sell, he must determine the best method to share the news with his workers.