Arbor Networks today announced the acquisition of privately held security analytics provider Packetloop. Terms of the deal were not disclosed (h/t Help Net Security).

Packetloop's solution leverages packet capture, big data analytics, security forensics and visualizations to help enterprises identify malware and targeted attacks. According to a company announcement, Arbor Networks plans to integrate Packetloop's on-premise network solution, which consists of prepackaged virtual machines and hardware appliances, with Arbor's enterprise solution platform later this year.

"Arbor is building a network security and analytics platform that goes far beyond DDoS detection and mitigation," IDC research manager for security products John Grady said in a statement. "Adding a big data security analytics and forensics platform like Packetloop’s makes sense as they extend into the broader advanced threat market."

"Arbor shares our belief that detection is the key, prevention is the goal and it all starts with great visibility," Packetloop co-founder and CEO Scott Crane said in a statement. "We also believe that data without context is meaningless. 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."