IronPort

By Claire Magat, John Morgridge
2009 | Case No. E334
Scott Weiss, CEO of IronPort, a leading internet security company, is contemplating an acquisition offer from Cisco Systems in November of 2006. Although Weiss had originally intended for IronPort to IPO, a series of events have occurred that have made an acquisition a potentially more attractive option. Weiss is worried about what will happen to the IronPort culture once it is absorbed under the Cisco umbrella. Weiss must decide which route is the best way to go for his company and, if he decides to sell, he must determine the best way to share the news with his employees.
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