Feeds

Arbor snaps up Ellacoya to move out of security ghetto

Look deep into this packet and tell me what you see

Protecting against web application threats using SSL

Network security tools firm Arbor has sealed a deal to acquire broadband service optimisation firm Ellacoya Networks. Terms of the deal, announced Thursday, were undisclosed.

Arbor specialises in protecting service provider networks from security threats ranging from DDoS attacks to the effects of botnet infestation. Its software technology also addresses issues such as traffic and routing instability.

Ellacoya makes packet inspection technology that looks deep into traffic flows to provide the ability to prioritise traffic on a per-subscriber and per-application basis. The technology helps ease the introduction of new services such as IPTV and digital video.

Arbor's technology, by contrast, looks more at traffic flows. The main clients for both Ellacoya and Arbor are large telcos.

Ellacoya is the sort of startup that traditionally falls to Cisco. Network startups used to anticipate, almost plan for, getting bought by Cisco a year or two down the line. Typically the network giant would offer share options valued at about $1m per employee. Arbor said the Ellacoya deal is part of larger expansion plans.

The deal moves Arbor away from being primarily a security player towards offering a broader range of traffic and service management products and services. Arbor reckons the combination of its traditional infrastructure security market with service control sales creates a $750m market opportunity in 2008, which it hopes will grow to $1.5bn by the end of this decade. ®

Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management

More from The Register

next story
Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM
Internet of Stuff securo-cockups strike yet again
'Speargun' program is fantasy, says cable operator
We just might notice if you cut our cables
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians
'Disciplinary treatment will be sharp and clear' vow spy-chiefs
YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo! caught in malvertising mess
Cisco says 'Kyle and Stan' attack is spreading through compromised ad networks
Hackers pop Brazil newspaper to root home routers
Step One: try default passwords. Step Two: Repeat Step One until success
Greater dev access to iOS 8 will put us AT RISK from HACKERS
Knocking holes in Apple's walled garden could backfire, says securo-chap
Microsoft to patch ASP.NET mess even if you don't
We know what's good for you, because we made the mess says Redmond
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.