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Cisco to acquire software firm ThousandEyes

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(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc <CSCO.O> has agreed to acquire privately held software maker ThousandEyes Inc, the network gear maker said on Thursday.

The deal is worth nearly $1 billion, Bloomberg reported earlier, citing sources.

(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)