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Packetloop, a two-year-old Australian security analytics outfit whose claim to fame is a threat engine that can visualise terabytes of packet captures, has been slurped by US-based Arbor Networks.

Announcing the purchase, Arbor says it intends to keep Packetloop's Sydney HQ alive and will add dozen staff to its Australian operations.

Packetloop, founded in 2011, had spent most of its brief life creating its NoSQL-based cloud service, came out of private beta in February of 2013. Its service allowed users to upload full network packet captures to an AWS-hosted analytics engine, in what CEO and co-founder Scott Crane then described as putting analytics into the hands of the “average security user”.

Discussing the acquisition in this blog post, Crane writes that the Packetloop platform will be slotted into Arbor's portfolio alongside its Prevail and Peakflow platforms, adding that Sydney will now become an R&D centre for the US vendor.

Arbor says Packetloop's capabilities will become part of its enterprise platform by the end of this year. The Sydney operation will also get a new headquarters and, according to Computerworld, will be further expanded in 2014.

Crane also emphasised that with access to Arbor's ATLAS feed will be important to improving his company's platform. ®

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