Web security outfit Blue Coat Systems is buying Big Data security, intelligence and analytics firm Solera Networks. Solera's DeepSee platform offers security analytics and forensic capabilities to help defend against advanced persistent threats (APTs) and targeted malware attacks. Solera has created a type of CCTV system for …
"The trick to beating them, according to Blue Coat, is to rapidly detect and block the spread of malware-based attacks using a combination of network traffic analysis and forensic tools."
The deep packet inspection capabilities of its products have proved to be of interest not just to corporates, but to ISPs and government in countries with patchy records on human rights, including Bahrain, Burma (Myanmar), China, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.
I would not be surprised if this netted the same classification as encryption software has and becomes unavailable for export. It will still be abused, but the scope will be a bit more restricted.