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Splunk Buys Network Data Capture Firm Cloudmeter

San Francisco, California-based Splunk, a provider of software that helps organizations gather and make use of machine data from a diverse set of sources, today announced it has acquired Cloudmeter, a provider of network data capture technologies.

Founded in 2007, Cloudmeter helps customers harvest network traffic to create actionable insights across a broad range of use cases, including the ability to help organizations identify and mitigate security incidents.

Splunk Office Adding Cloudmeter’s technology will help Splunk customers analyze machine data directly from their networks and correlate it with other machine-generated data to gain insights across Splunk’s core use cases in application and infrastructure management, IT operations, security and business analytics, Splunk explained in a statement

“The increasing complexity of enterprise applications and infrastructure makes network data a valuable source of data for operational intelligence,” said Godfrey Sullivan, Chairman and CEO, Splunk. “Cloudmeter has a strong technical team with deep networking expertise. They have built a robust, highly scalable solution that will allow our customers to easily capture network data, either on-premises or in the cloud. We look forward to integrating Cloudmeter technology into Splunk’s platform for machine data.”

“Our focus has been to develop innovative solutions that enable easier access to and insight from network data,” said Michael Dickey, founder, CEO and CTO, Cloudmeter. “Network data is a major contributor to the growth of big data and we are excited to join Splunk. We look forward to developing new capabilities that will help customers realize the full potential of their network and other machine-generated big data.” Terms of the cash transaction were not disclosed.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.