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Arbor Networks Signs Distribution Agreement with Westcon Solutions in Hong Kong

Date: Tuesday November 22, 2016

Addition of leading vendor’s portfolio to Westcon Solutions’ Security practice helps IT service providers better guard Hong Kong businesses against potential costly cybercrime activities

BURLINGTON, Mass., November 22, 2016 – Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), today announced its partnership with Westcon Solutions, the leading value-added regional distributor of network infrastructure, security and video conferencing solutions, to cover the Hong Kong market. The addition broadens Westcon Solutions’ Security practice and better positions its IT service provider partners to more effectively address the fast-evolving cyber security needs of today’s complex, highly diversified technology environments.

“Arbor Networks is an industry leader in mitigating network-based threats on a global scale and because of this, we are very excited to extend our partnership with Arbor to Hong Kong,” said Wilson Ho, managing director at Westcon Solutions. “In today’s threat landscape, it is more important than ever before to provide companies with the right security infrastructure to protect their businesses and customers. Our partnership provides companies the tools and support they need to remain on the front-foot against cyber-criminals.”

“With advanced security threats and DDoS attacks growing at a rapid pace, no business can afford to be complacent when it comes to combatting today’s cyber-criminals. Because of this, there is a fantastic opportunity for solution providers to offer protection against these attacks to customers across the world,” said Jeff Buhl, Arbor Networks vice president for Asia Pacific. “Westcon Solutions has been a proven, trusted partner of Arbor’s for a long time and continues to consistently match our solution with customers and solution providers. Following our success in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, we look forward to further expanding our customer base in Hong Kong.”

Developing High-Growth Market Opportunities 

As part of its incubation program launched in June 2015, Westcon Solutions continually evaluates the technology landscape for innovative products and services that hold long-term opportunity for its customers’ success. Westcon Solutions makes it easy for vendors to ramp up in each country or region, providing a repeatable, efficient, cost-effective, scalable process to expand geographically. Meanwhile, vendors can benefit from the distributor’s highly specialized solutions groups and services to more accurately target the IT service providers and the markets they wish to reach. The incubation program also strengthens Westcon Solutions overall ecosystem, enhancing its ability to offer multi-vendor solutions that solve more complex business problems.

Arbor Networks Solutions Overview

Arbor Networks’ customers gain a micro view of their own network through its suite of products, combined with a macro view of global internet traffic and emerging threats, through Arbor’s Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS) threat intelligence infrastructure. ATLAS provides a comprehensive, aggregated view of global traffic and threats. More than 330 service provider customers contribute 140 Tbps of global traffic intelligence, enabling Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) to develop threat protections that are delivered directly into customer products to stop distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and malware campaigns.

Arbor DDoS solutions are proven on the world’s most demanding networks. The portfolio offers complete deployment flexibility to meet the needs of any organization, from virtual solutions and network-embedded solutions within Cisco’s ASR 9000 routers to appliances for enterprises and carrier-class scrubbing centers. Arbor Cloud offers a fully managed, best-practice DDoS defense service that tightly integrates on-premises and cloud-based mitigation in a single solution. The Arbor DDoS portfolio enables customers to ensure the availability of their critical infrastructure with the world’s most broadly-deployed DDoS mitigation technology.

Arbor’s advanced threat solution, called Arbor Spectrum, leverages integrated Netflow and packet capture technology for network-wide situational awareness and broad and deep traffic visibility and security intelligence that transforms threat detection and incident response through real-time and historical insights, stunning visualization and forensics. The Arbor Spectrum solution enables customers to protect their most critical assets from advanced threats that are already in their network.

About Westcon Solutions

Westcon Solutions is a value added distributor of category-leading network infrastructure, security and video conferencing solutions. Westcon Solutions is a separately resourced business arm of WestconGroup, Inc., focused on the enablement and growth of new and existing technologies in Asia. We have local presence with good understanding of local requirements and currently established in key countries Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China (including Hong Kong), Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam. http://westconsolutions.com/

About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT (Netscout.com), helps secure the world’s largest enterprise and service provider networks from DDoS attacks and advanced threats. Arbor is the world’s leading provider of DDoS protection in the enterprise, carrier and mobile market segments, according to Infonetics Research. Arbor Networks Spectrum™ advanced threat solution delivers complete network visibility through a combination of packet capture and NetFlow technology, enabling the rapid detection and mitigation of attack campaigns, malware and malicious insiders. Arbor strives to be a “force multiplier,” making network and security teams the experts. Our goal is to provide a richer picture into networks and more security context so customers can solve problems faster and reduce the risks to their business.

To learn more about Arbor products and services, please visit our website at arbornetworks.com or follow on Twitter @ArborNetworks. Arbor’s research, analysis and insight is shared via the ASERT blog. For a global data visualization of DDoS attacks that leverages our ATLAS intelligence, visit the Digital Attack Map, a collaboration with Jigsaw, an incubator within Alphabet, Google’s parent company (NASDAQ: GOOGL).

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 of the Arbor Networks ATLAS threat intelligence infrastructure, Arbor DDoS solutions, Arbor Cloud and Arbor Spectrum solutions, solutions, and future success in certain geographic regions, 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. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with NETSCOUT, please refer to NETSCOUT’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016 and NETSCOUT’s subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are 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.

Trademark Notice: Arbor Networks, the Arbor Networks logo and ATLAS are all trademarks of Arbor Networks, Inc. All other brands may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

Kevin Whalen

Arbor Networks

Phone: 781-362-4377


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