Arbor Networks Advances Enterprise Solution Portfolio with Packetloop Acquisition
September 04, 2013
Arbor Networks, a provider of DDoS protection solutions in the enterprise, carrier and mobile market segments, announced it has acquired Packetloop, a company specializing in security analytics.
With this acquisition, Arbor plans to invest in and expand Packetloop's Sydney, Australia-based operations.
Arbor will integrate Packetloop's capabilities into its enterprise solution platform delivering a broad, integrated set of network visibility; threat detection and mitigation; incident response; and forensics capabilities that become the foundation of Arbor's next-generation threat monitoring and mitigation platform.
The acquisition is beneficial to both companies. Packetloop's capabilities complement Arbor's NetFlow visibility, anomaly detection, application intelligence and identity tracking.
"Arbor shares our belief that detection is the key, prevention is the goal and it all starts with great visibility. We also believe that data without context is meaningless," said Packetloop co-founder and chief executive officer Scott Crane.
Crane continued, "Arbor is a successful and well-established company, yet they still have the heart of a startup, an innovator, a disruptor. They're continuously pushing the envelope. That type of environment, with their people and technology, is a great fit for Packetloop."
Packetloop's solution helps customers upload and analyze their own packet captures, unlocking the power of Security Analytics in the Cloud. The solution is delivered via cloud, on-premises or as a real-time network solution that consists of prepackaged Virtual Machines and hardware appliances.
The acquisition also brings tremendous insight and knowledge in applying security analytics to the advanced threat landscape. Packetloop technology is a powerful and innovative solution that brings context to data quickly and in a meaningful way for those in need, Arbor Networks president Colin Doherty said.
With the combination of big data security analytics and forensics platform, Packetloop makes sense for companies as they extend into the broader advanced threat market, said John Grady, research manager for Security Products at IDC.
"Arbor now has a unique combination of NetFlow, packet capture and global threat intelligence from their ATLAS infrastructure to address today's dynamic threats that evade signature-based solutions," Grady added.
Edited by Alisen Downey