Shiva Corporation was a company that specialized in computer networking and associated equipment, in particular remote access products. The company was founded in 1985, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Shiva was co-founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduates Frank Slaughter  and by Daniel J. Schwinn, the current president and CEO of Avidyne Corporation. 
Users of 16-bit Internet Explorer on Windows 3 with dial-up connections saw the Shiva name regularly, as the company provided part of the dial-up TCP/IP stack for 16-bit Internet Explorer versions 3, 4 and 5.
Shiva was acquired by Intel in October 1998  during a lengthy class-action lawsuit in which it was alleged that it hid information concerning the deterioration of the company  and became part of the Intel Network Products Division.
In November 2002 it was acquired by Simple Access Inc., which adopted the Shiva Corporation identity. A year later, the company was acquired by Mernet Secure Network. Mernet were subsequently acquired by Eicon Networks in February 2004. Since 2006, Eicon are now known as Dialogic Corporation.
- Shiva Corporation Finalizes the Acquisition of Spider Systems
- Article: Shiva's remote access client technology included in Microsoft Internet Explorer; Open Client Programming Interface enables remote access capabilities for Windows 3.x applications.
- Acquisition: Intel to Acquire Shiva Corporation; Broadens Product Line and Channels to Bring Comprehensive Data Networking Solutions to Small to Medium Enterprises - Company Business and Marketing, EDGE, On & About AT&T, October 26, 1998.
- Shiva Corporation - Securities Class Action Archived 2007-06-10 on Wayback Machine.
- Eicon snaps up Shiva, The Register.
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