Cylink sells wireless division to P-Com

Cylink Corp. announced today that it will sell its wireless communications division to P-Com Inc. for $60 million and focus solely on its information security division.

Cylink plans to sell its 8-year-old wireless division, which accounted for 39 percent of the company's $80 million in total revenue in 1997, to Campbell, Calif.-based P-Com, which develops, manufactures and markets network access systems for the worldwide wireless telecommunications market. The acquisition is subject to the Justice Department's approval.

Cylink's wireless division accounted for only a small fraction of the company's federal government work. Most of Cylink's federal business is generated in its information security division, which reported a 91 percent increase in revenue last year, according to a company spokeswoman. Cylink plans to focus exclusively on its Internet and remote-access security solutions, wide-area network encryptors and security management software, according to officials.

Cylink's federal government customers include the Army, DOJ, the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Aviation Administration. Cylink also is working with the U.S. Postal Service to build an electronic commerce system that will authenticate identities for secure transactions.

Featured

  • Defense
    concept image of radio communication (DARPA)

    What to look for in DOD's coming spectrum strategy

    Interoperability, integration and JADC2 are likely to figure into an updated electromagnetic spectrum strategy expected soon from the Department of Defense.

  • FCW Perspectives
    data funnel (anttoniart/Shutterstock.com)

    Real-world data management

    The pandemic has put new demands on data teams, but old obstacles are still hindering agency efforts.

Stay Connected