Arbor Networks has purchased Sydney security company Packetloop for an undisclosed sum, aiming to boost its local presence through it.
Packetloop is expected to sit alongside Arbor's Peakflow and Pravail products, which provide internal network intelligence and distributed denial-of-service protection, respectively. Packetloop takes these products another step farther by combining packet capture and network intelligence with big data analysis.
Arbor is also placing further support behind the fledgling startup, with Packetloop CEO and co-founder Scott Crane stating on its closing blog post that under its new parent company, it will establish a research and development centre in Sydney.
Additional benefits for the startup include increasing the size of its development team, providing access to Arbor's current intelligence teams and feeds, and tapping into Arbor's existing engineering staff.
Packetloop's current operations remain unaffected by the acquisition, with the company continuing to sign up new customers, but under the Arbor Packetloop branding.
Security vendors, tech companies,have been pushing for the use of big data in analysing network logs or packets, either by developing their own offerings in-house or snapping up startups.
In May,for this very reason, and in the same month, Hewlett-Packard said that the technology will . RSA is another company that has been in the big data sphere for security, with its vice president Art Coviello believing that it will finally give organisations .