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Big cybersecurity contractors turn to little firms for specialized monitoring services




Big cybersecurity contractors turn to little firms for specialized monitoring services
Big cybersecurity contractors turn to little firms for specialized monitoring services



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/03/AR2010090305331.html 

By Marjorie Censer
Captial Business
The Washington Post
September 6, 2010 

Large defense contractors are increasingly readying to bid for 
cybersecurity work by buying or partnering with smaller firms that 
specialize in closely monitoring the data that courses over 
communications networks.

One chief capability in demand these days is known as "deep packet 
inspection," or the ability to analyze the packets of data traveling 
along Internet lines. Companies able to do this kind of work are 
attracting considerable attention from contracting powerhouses, 
reflecting the fast pace at which the cybersecurity market is developing 
and the substantial investments companies are making now in hopes they 
will pay off later.

McLean-based Science Applications International Corp. bought CloudShield 
Technologies of Sunnyvale, Calif., earlier this year, and Boeing's St. 
Louis-based defense business announced this summer it would purchase 
Narus of Sunnyvale.

More recently, deep packet inspection company Bivio Networks of 
Pleasanton, Calif., said it would partner with both General Dynamics of 
Falls Church as well as Global Crossing, which has its government 
business in Reston. 

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