NETSCOUT Service Assurance Solutions Certified for the Department of Defense

06 May 2015

Unified Capabilities Approved Products List and Common Criteria

WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2015-- NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT), a market leader in service assurance solutions, today announced that the NetScout nGeniusONE® portfolio has been certified by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL) and approved by the National Information Assurance Partner (NIAP) as Common Criteria certified against the requirements of Protection Profile for Network Devices v1.1.

The newly certified solutions include:

  • nGeniusONE® Unified Performance Management platform
  • nGenius® InfiniStream®

These certifications validate that the nGeniusONE Service Assurance platform meets the rigorous testing and technical requirements for interoperability and security mandated by the DoD, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Security Agency (NSA). NetScout provides the U.S. Federal Government and associated civilian agencies with an approved, interoperable and secure service assurance platform for the purpose of predicting and preventing application, network and unified communications performance issues or failures.

The Common Criteria is an internationally recognized ISO standard (ISO/IEC15408) used by governments and other organizations to assess the security and assurance of technology products. Common Criteria provides assurance that the process of specification, implementation and evaluation of a computer security product has been conducted in a rigorous and standard manner. In the United States, federal agencies mandate that all IT products purchased by the U.S. Government for national security systems, which handle classified and some non-classified information, are required to be Common Criteria certified. Security-conscious customers such as government agencies utilize Common Criteria certification as a determining factor when making purchasing decisions.

“We are extremely pleased that our solutions meet the rigors of the highest security standards and the needs of the Federal market. Our security-conscious customers such as government agencies utilize UC APL and Common Criteria certification as a determining factor when making purchasing decisions, and now these certifications reinforce our ability to deliver solutions that are mission critical to network visibility and intelligence that is always on,” Tom Casey, assistant vice president of product management, NetScout.

Government agencies today turn to IT solutions that help simplify and assure their IT environments, consisting of multiple software components that reduce costs and address performance management disciplines such as application and network monitoring, network capacity planning, network troubleshooting, fault detection and service level management.

NetScout’s nGenius solution enables the implementation of a unified service delivery management strategy that provides situational awareness and preemptive response, helps IT organizations optimize the availability and performance of delivered services, protects the user experience and simplifies IT operations.

The nGenius solution extends visibility to more places in the network with a common data set of service-oriented analysis and reporting functionality that promotes IT collaboration with team-oriented workflows.

Certified to Assure Services for U.S. Military and Civilian Agencies

The UC APL certification creates and maintains a single consolidated list of products that have successfully completed Interoperability (IO) and Information Assurance (IA) certification. It assures that products have been independently verified to be compliant with the requirements of the Defense Information Systems Network, which is mandatory in order to connect to the DISA network. DISA provides information technology and communication support to the U.S. President, Vice President, Secretary of Defense, military service and combatant commands as well as connects to all branches of the military in addition to related services, agencies and coalition partners.

About NetScout Systems, Inc.
NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) is the market leader in service assurance solutions that enable enterprise and service provider organizations to assure the quality of the user experience for business and mobile services. NetScout technology helps these organizations proactively manage service delivery and identify emerging performance problems, helping to quickly resolve issues that cause business disruptions or negatively impact users of information technology.

NetScout, nGenius, nGeniusONE, and Infinistream are registered trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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