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NETSCOUT’s Arbor Cloud Wins CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award

September 26, 2018

Second consecutive ‘Managed Security Service of the Year’ win

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of service assurance, security, and business analytics, today announced that for the second consecutive year, the company’s Arbor Cloud DDoS protection service has been named ‘Managed Security Service of the Year’ by CyberSecurity Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market.

“As this award demonstrates, NETSCOUT’s Arbor Cloud is a world-class, fully managed DDoS protection service that utilizes a best practice hybrid architecture for optimal protection, including global threat intelligence, elite security research along with industry leading automation and mitigation capacity. For customers, we take care of ensuring the availability of their digital business so they can focus on the myriad of other security challenges facing their businesses today,” said Darren Anstee, chief technology officer for security, NETSCOUT.

The mission of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work, and success in a range of information security categories, including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Email Security, and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,000 nominations from over 14 different countries throughout the world.

“NETSCOUT is a proven leader in the cyber threat intelligence and defense industry and we are thrilled to once again recognize NETSCOUT’s Arbor Cloud as a leading solution that enables organizations to quickly and cost-effectively protect their enterprise customers,” said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. “We consider NETSCOUT Arbor Cloud’s layered DDoS protection a best-practice approach against modern day DDoS attacks, and we congratulate the NETSCOUT team on their product ingenuity and industry leadership in the category to earn this 2018 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award.”

NETSCOUT’s Arbor Cloud: Affordable, Fully-Managed DDoS Protection Service

NETSCOUT’s Arbor Cloud offers enterprise customers a fully-managed, best-practice distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) defense service that tightly integrates on-premise DDoS protection and cloud-based mitigation for best practice defense of its users during any network attack.

NETSCOUT’s Arbor Edge Defense can be deployed as an appliance or virtual solution, delivering inline-visibility into traffic entering the network, and providing always-on DDoS attack detection and mitigation. The on-premise component can be managed by NETSCOUT as part of a fully managed service, or by the customer. NETSCOUT’s Arbor Edge Defense is enhanced by threat intelligence via the ATLAS Intelligence Feed (AIF). Developed by ASERT, the AIF includes geo-location data and automates the identification of attacks from known botnets and malware while ensuring that updates for new threats are automatically delivered without intrusive software upgrades. Working in unison with the AIF, Arbor Edge Defense can also perform outbound blocking of communication from internal compromised hosts – essentially acting as the first and last line of defense for customers. Finally, Arbor Edge Defense provides protection to existing infrastructure, such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and to business-critical systems, which are frequent targets of DDoS attacks.

NETSCOUT’s patented Cloud Signaling capability tightly integrates on-premise protection with cloud-based defenses, significantly reducing the time needed to mitigate attacks. This hybrid, multi-layer defense is an industry best practice for DDoS protection services, ensuring that enterprise networks are protected no matter what type of advanced DDoS attack they are facing.

Arbor Cloud’s on-demand, traffic-scrubbing service is staffed 24/7 by Arbor’s DDoS security experts, providing complete transparency of operation, including a view into blocked hosts and traffic scrubbing performance, offering the flexibility enterprises need to alter attack countermeasures and thresholds.


NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT) assures digital business services against disruptions in availability, performance, and security. Our market and technology leadership stems from combining our patented smart data technology with smart analytics. We provide real-time, pervasive visibility, and insights customers need to accelerate and secure their digital transformation. Our approach transforms the way organizations plan, deliver, integrate, test, and deploy services and applications. Our nGenius service assurance solutions provide real-time, contextual analysis of service, network, and application performance. Arbor security solutions protect against DDoS attacks that threaten availability and advanced threats that infiltrate networks to steal critical business assets. To learn more about improving service, network, and application performance in physical or virtual data centers, or in the cloud, and how NETSCOUT’s performance and security solutions, powered by service intelligence can help you move forward with confidence, visit or follow @NETSCOUT and @ArborNetworks on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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About CyberSecurity Breakthrough

Part of the Tech Breakthrough Awards organization, the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products, and people. The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough information security companies and products in categories including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Web and Email Security, UTM, Firewall, and more. For more information visit

Kevin Whalen
Sr. Director, Corporate & Marketing Communications


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