Arbor Network's existing headquarters office is located at 430Bedford St. Its new building at 6 Omni Way is owned by NPV DirectInvest and leased by Kronos, an office management systems company.The new headquarters will be located at the intersection of Route 3and Interstate 495, a midway point between Arbor's existingheadquarters and a company that it recently acquired. John Boylefrom DTZ-FHO represented the sublessor, Kronos, while Jon Varholakof Richards Barry Joyce & Partners represented Arbor. JohnBoyle declined to comment upon the deal.

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Recently, Arbor purchased Merrimack, NH-based Ellacoya Networksto follow a mandate of "acquiring new products and technologiesthat expand and augment its solution set," according to a releaseon Arbor's website. This move, according to RBJ, is to facilitatethe consolidation of Ellacoya's New Hampshire office at 7 HenryClay Dr. into one office with Arbor.

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Chelmsford, MA is roughly 25 miles from Merrimack, NH and about15 miles from Lexington. Route 3 runs through all three cities,making it a convenient commute from either of the previous officespaces.

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Chelmsford is located in the North 495 Boston submarket. Theprice of the sublease couldn't be obtained by deadline, but officespace averages $21.93 per sf in the North 495 submarket, accordingto second quarter numbers from Cushman & Wakefield Inc.

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Arbor says the company absorbed Ellacoya because they "augmentedour deep packet inspection [DPI] capabilities and they were alsowell-established with leading players in that area." Thisreferences an online security system Ellacoya has developed whichhas "the ability to understand, on a packet level, what is goingthrough a network," Arbor explains, regarding packets ofinformation traversing a computer network. "It's hard to see everysingle packet, a lot of people can see some, they can sample.Picture the 'I Love Lucy' and if she could pick up every piece ofthat candy. DPI can." This allows the security system to monitorevery piece of information that is transferred over a network.

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