Feeds

Arbor slurps Packetloop

Plans expansion of Sydney operation

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

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. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple ran off to IBM
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes
Phone egg, meet desktop chicken - your mother
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.