Secure Your Network
Fingerprint. Analyze. Mitigate.


Innovative, Open, Massively Scalable
Packet Capture and behavior visibility
software and appliances

Packet Continuum is a powerful software architecture that offers lossless packet capture, fast query retrieval, IDS alerting and a real-time Log Manager. Packet Continuum is disrupting the market with open data access, smooth scale, and long timelines – at very low cost.

Packet Continuum is an “Open PCAP Infrastructure” that can support even the largest enterprise-scale users. Lossless packet capture is the immutable ground truth of any critical event – not merely an interpretation. Enterprise users can “Free Your Data” – i.e. take direct ownership of your own critical network data resource.

Packet Continuum is designed for massive scale via MapReduce distributed computing techniques. Cluster systems may be globally federated for unified search/retrieval, or locally aggregated for lossless capture in excess of 100+Gbps.

Packet Continuum dramatically lowers the cost of long, rapidly-searchable capture timelines. Cluster system flexibility lets you build the right solution for any size network application, targeting Cyber Security, IT Operations or Compliance.

Packet Continuum software deploys on a variety of integrated appliances, including Portable, Deployable and Enterprise-scale.

Key Features

Lossless Capture

A deterministic guarantee to capture every packet; letting you utilize a full network snapshot for diagnosing problems

Real Time Analytics

Real-time, user-defined alerts as every packet is indexed and compressed

Fast PCAP Search, Streamed Results

Distributed query processing for fast PCAP queries, even across very large timelines

Open Data Access

View PCAPs & IPFIX records in Wireshark, view log data as CSV

Active Triggers

Multiple Active Triggers can operate simultaneously, and can be changed dynamically by the user, as new threats emerge

Log Manager

HTTP, files, DNS, email, user agents, TLS/SSL, VOIP – cross-correlated with PCAP & netflow

Real-Time IOC alerts

Active Triggers and Packet Analytics generate Indicators of Compromise (IOC) events which appear as logs in the WebGUI

Open PCAP Workflows

Playback output to any 3rd party forensic capture tool

Cluster Architecture

A low-footprint MapReduce cluster allows massive scale of packet analytics, PCAP query retrieval, and Forensic Timeline

Long Forensic Timelines

A lower cost for maintaining very long timelines on a massive scale


Manage and query multiple systems at diverse geographic locations, all from a single Web GUI


NextComputing Adds Critical Threat Intelligence Tools to its Cybersecurity Architecture, Packet Continuum (1/24/2018)- Packet Continuum v408.8 brings new features focused on helping you defend critical IPs and block threat IPs on your network.
Secure Your Network with New Packet Continuum Features (7/18/2017)- NextComputing proudly announces a set of NEW features that further enable uncovering the immutable ground truth of any critical event, not merely an interpretation. Packet Continuum is compatible with third party commercial and open source tools providing you with a complete Cybersecurity protocol.
Introducing The New and More Powerful Packet Continuum (2/8/2017)- Packet Continuum, the open, massively scalable packet capture software from NextComputing, now features new and enhanced functionality, making it an even more powerful solution for lossless packet capture.
Garland Technology and NextComputing Launch a New Technology Partnership (5/2/2016)- Leading network TAP manufacturer, Garland Technology, has partnered with NextComputing, the premier supplier of open, full packet capture systems. Together, they will provide joint solutions for 100% lossless packet capture for forensics, security and monitoring applications. Buffalo, NY—Garland Technology, the leading manufacturer of network TAPs (test access points) has announced a technology partnership with NextComputing, the premier supplier of open, ... Read More