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Palo Alto Networks Completes Acquisition of CloudGenix

March 31, 2020 –   Palo Alto Networks announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CloudGenix for $420 million. CloudGenix is known for its leadership in the software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) space. We first met the co-founders of CloudGenix, Kumar Ramachandran, Venkataraman Anand, and Mani Ramasamy in early 2013. The CloudGenix team had built some of the most widely-used networking products in the industry. CloudGenix’s vision was to revolutionize branch offices through cloud-delivered WANs. With CloudGenix, enterprises would gain cloud-scale economics for the branch office with the freedom to use any WAN, any cloud, and best-of-breed infrastructure services. Being people-first investors we were inspired by the team, their values, and big vision. We co-led their Series A round of financing in May 2013 and I joined ...

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