Cisco today said it bought Heroik Labs which does business as Worklife and sells collaborative software that helps companies more effectively run and manage online meetings.\n\u201cWith the Worklife team onboard, we see an opportunity to build on the virtual meeting experience that the Cisco Spark platform currently provides, and enhance meeting productivity across the board. For example, we can start offering additional tools, tightly integrated into Cisco Spark, to help users track calendars, create agenda templates, and collaborate on note-taking in real-time during a meeting,\u201d wrote Rob Salvagno vice president of Cisco\u2019s Corporate Business Development in a blog announcing the buy. \u201cWorklife\u2019s technology and talent builds on the success of Cisco\u2019s previous collaboration software acquisitions such as Collaborate.com, Assemblage, Tropo, Acano and Synata.\u201d\nMore on Network World: Cisco CEO: Spin-in technologies aren\u2019t dead at Cisco\nCisco Spark is a messaging, meeting and calling from any device package.\nThe privately held, 3-year-old Heroik and Worklife team will report into the Cloud Collaboration Technology Business Unit under Senior Vice President and General Manager Jens Meggers. The current plan is that Worklife\u2019s existing online meeting software will continue to be offered free to customers, Cisco said. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.\nThe Worklife buy is the seventh company Cisco has bought this year and the 17th under CEO Chuck Robbins year-old tenure. Most recently Cisco snatched up Container X a nearly 2-year-old startup specializing in virtual container technology.\n+More on Network World: +\nContainerX describes its technology as a turnkey container platform \u201cdesigned for enterprise IT to administer as easily as they\u2019ve administered VMware vSphere or Microsoft HyperV over the years, with dev and ops self-service. Enterprise IT can set up the platform in under 60 minutes, integrate with various enterprise infrastructure aspects including storage, network, orchestration, LDAP etc, create pools with resource limits, for various dev\/ops teams to self service.\u201d the company wrote on its website.\nAlso recently purchased was the acquisition of CloudLock for $293 million. \u201cCloudLock specializes in Cloud Access Security Broker, or CASB, technology and helps organizations move faster to the cloud. CloudLock delivers cloud security to help track and manage user behavior and sensitive data in SaaS applications, such as Office365, Google Drive, and Salesforce. Enterprise IT can then enforce a granular security policy within these cloud applications. For example, CloudLock can help protect data and enforce access rules when an employee tries to access sensitive data stored in a SaaS application from an unprotected device, in a defined geography, at a specific time of the day \u2013 essentially, \u2018security anywhere, anytime\u2019 for content in the cloud. CloudLock extends these security controls to the IaaS and PaaS layers as well,\u201d Salvagno stated.