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NETSCOUT Recognized as #1 in Global Service Provider Segment for Network Monitoring Equipment

June 27, 2016

nGenius Packet Flow Switches Deliver Key Capabilities Needed in Demanding Service Provider Environments

WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 27, 2016-- NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT), a market leader in service assurance and cybersecurity solutions, today announced that its packet flow switches (also often called network visibility switches) have achieved the number one market share position in the service provider segment globally according to business information provider IHS’s Network Monitoring Equipment report from May 2016. Building on the success of the nGenius 3900 series packet flow switches, the addition of the PFS 6010 to the portfolio, with its massive scaling capabilities and ultra-high performance, helped propel NETSCOUT to the top of this segment.

Significant upgrades to 100G core networks increase challenges in scaling, monitoring and visibility. For instance, VoLTE is one of the reasons for the large amount of traffic that service providers must monitor. Service providers want to minimize the tremendous amount of voice-traffic backhaul, and can leverage capabilities such as packet slicing to minimize backhaul traffic. The monitoring tools can then more effectively analyze the traffic they receive from the packet flow switches as well as handle more traffic. With workload challenges for network operations increasing, service providers are seeking to deploy solutions that can help drive operational simplicity, scalability, and flexibility.

“A service provider’s success depends on how well their network and services perform, and it’s critical for them to identify anomalies as soon as they occur, not after user complaints start pouring in,” said Matthias Machowinski, research director, Enterprise Networks and Video at IHS Technology, and author of the report. “NETSCOUT has achieved a leading position providing network monitoring equipment to service providers by coupling its monitoring equipment with a complete service assurance solution as well as by providing support for third-party monitoring tools.”

Utilized by service providers around the world, the nGenius Packet Flow Switches have gained success with key benefits such as:

  • All-inclusive features enabling advanced packet functionality at no additional cost or complexity
  • Modular scalability supporting networks from less than a dozen to thousands of ports, and with speeds ranging from 1G to 100G
  • Operational simplicity with the PFS Management software, providing an easy-to-use graphical interface that delivers powerful user functions and flexibility

“We are excited to have our PFS product line recognized as the number one choice by service providers for network monitoring equipment,” said Brian McCann, president, Packet Flow Switch Business Unit at NETSCOUT. “Our recent integration of VSS Monitoring into the Packet Flow Switching business has expanded our portfolio, our features, and the value we offer to both service provider and enterprise customers worldwide.”

To learn more about the nGenius Packet Flow Switches for service providers, visit

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT) is a market leader in real-time service assurance and cyber security solutions for today’s most demanding service provider, enterprise and government networks. NETSCOUT’s Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology continuously monitors the service delivery environment to identify performance issues and provides insight into network-based security threats, helping teams to quickly resolve issues that can cause business disruptions or impact user experience. NETSCOUT delivers virtually unmatched service visibility and protects the digital infrastructure that supports our connected world. To learn more, visit

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Note: Results based on IHS Technology Network Monitoring Equipment Report, May 2016. Results are not an endorsement of NETSCOUT. Any reliance on these results is at the third party's own risk. Visit for more details.


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