NETSCOUT Enters the Advanced Threat Market with a Unique, Intelligent Solution

24 Jul 2017

NETSCOUT ISNG Platform and Arbor Networks Spectrum Delivers Best-in-Class Smart Data and Superior Analytics

WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 24, 2017-- NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ:NTCT), a leading provider of business assurance, a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity and business intelligence solutions, today announced integration between the Company’s next-generation, real-time information platform, ISNG, and network threat analysis solution, Arbor Networks Spectrum™.

This solution brings NETSCOUT’s patented smart data technology to advanced threat detection, delivering pervasive visibility for the entire enterprise. Using a common, shared data source will also promote smooth collaboration between the network and security teams. The result is faster time to detection and investigation of advanced threats. For the first time, network and security teams will have access to both real-time and historical network traffic from a single dashboard, giving them the Smart Data required for the rapid detection and investigation of advanced threats hidden on the network.

“NETSCOUT’s approach enables greater collaboration between network and security teams, helping to ensure that key network data is accessible and actionable,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “The Company is leveraging pervasive instrumentation of enterprise networks to deliver end-to-end visibility across users, applications, protocols and network data. Together with Arbor Networks Spectrum security analytics and integrated threat intelligence – NETSCOUT can help orchestrate and automate key network and security workflows, helping customers detect and investigate threats faster than traditional approaches.”

Automate and Orchestrate Key Service Assurance and Security Threat Detection Workflows with Smart Data from NETSCOUT Solutions

Smart data is comprised of NETSCOUT patented Adaptive Service Intelligence™ (ASI) technology, which provides unprecedented intranet traffic visibility, and Arbor Networks Active Threat Level Analysis System™ (ATLAS), a global threat intelligence infrastructure, which provides unprecedented internet traffic visibility. This smart data provides actionable intelligence vital to resolving security threats quickly and efficiently.

Arbor Networks ATLAS monitors over one-third of all internet traffic providing near-real-time visibility into today’s emerging threats, fueling Arbor’s mission to help keep the internet stable and secure. This dynamic intelligence empowers security and network teams with relevant, actionable information on the threats facing them within the increasingly connected world.

NETSCOUT ISNG with ASI technology efficiently analyzes real-time wire data for a contextual view of service, network and application performance. It delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility in multiple form factors and deployment options: virtual, software and hardware appliances. NETSCOUT’s technology converts high-volume network traffic into high value, multi-dimensional metadata in real time - effectively creating “smart data.” NETSCOUT smart data is collected, organized, analyzed and contextualized to provide real-time insight into service performance degradations across physical, virtual and hybrid cloud environments. With this integration, ISNG becomes the data source for Arbor Networks Spectrum, “mining” IP traffic intelligence pervasively and passively across the network.

Now NETSCOUT customers can use Arbor Networks Spectrum with ISNG to:

  • Leverage common service delivery infrastructure in physical, virtual and cloud environments that gives security teams pervasive visibility across users, applications, protocols, and network flow data.
  • Provide security teams with superior intelligence based on the high-resolution wire data using either dedicated or shared ISNG collectors.
  • Take advantage of smart data from the combined solution to expose and extract the key potential threat activity across the network, reducing mean time to resolution of critical security threats.

“With ISNG, we are now delivering what IT, network and security teams have been craving during a time of profound technology disruption – a greater level of simplicity along with more visibility and control over their distributed environments,” said Anil Singhal, president and chief executive officer, NETSCOUT. “With the integration of Arbor Networks Spectrum advanced threat capabilities, ISNG customers can leverage their investment in NETSCOUT solutions to encompass all aspects of IT and security operations across the enterprise, public sector, and service provider markets.”

Only NETSCOUT solutions can deliver this powerful combination of smart data from within the internal network and across the internet with the context required to make informed decisions quickly across critical network and security functions.


NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ:NTCT) is a leading provider of business assurance, a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence 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. Arbor Networks’ suite of visibility, DDoS protection and advanced threat solutions provide customers with a micro view of their network enhanced by a macro view of global internet traffic and emerging threats through its ATLAS infrastructure and security and response teams.

NETSCOUT delivers unmatched service visibility and protects the digital infrastructure that supports our connected world. To learn more, visit or follow @NETSCOUT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. For Arbor products and services, visit, follow @ArborNetworks on Twitter, read the ASERT blog, and visit the Digital Attack Map.

Safe Harbor

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and other federal securities laws. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release, which are not strictly historical statements, including without limitation, the statements related to the benefits and capabilities of NETSCOUT’s ISNG platform and Arbor Networks’ Spectrum solution, constitute forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements due to known and unknown risk, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors. Such factors include slowdowns or downturns in economic conditions generally and in the market for advanced network and service assurance solutions specifically; the volatile foreign exchange environment; the Company’s relationships with strategic partners and resellers; dependence upon broad-based acceptance of the Company’s network performance management solutions; the presence of competitors with greater financial resources than ours and their strategic response to our products; our ability to retain key executives and employees; and lower than expected demand for the Company’s products and services. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the Company, please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETSCOUT assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

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Donna Candelori, 408-571-5226
Director of Corporate Communications
Arbor Networks
Kevin Whalen, 781-362-4377
Sr. Director, Corporate Communications