NETSCOUT Collaborates with Legendary Filmmaker Werner Herzog to Create Documentary that Examines the Intricacies and Unexpected Implications of the Connected World
Date: Friday January 22, 2016
Film “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World” to premiere at the storied Sundance Film Festival 2016
WESTFORD, Mass., – Jan. 22, 2016 – NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT), a market leader in service assurance and cybersecurity solutions, today announced that NETSCOUT has partnered with legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog to explore the promise and perils of the connected world, where everything will eventually be impacted by connectivity, resulting in a 90-minute feature film called “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World,” which premieres at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah, January 23, 2016. The film explores those who first built the connected world, from hackers to astrophysicists, and the fragility of this connection and our dependency on it.
Through Herzog’s storytelling and unique lens, the film highlights luminaries at the forefront of technology; exploring the unequalled perspectives of people like PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, roboticist Sebastian Thrun, and UCLA professor and co-creator of ARPANET (the precursor to the Internet) Leonard Kleinrock, among others. In a fully digitized world, always being connected is indispensable but cannot be taken for granted amid a myriad of man-made and technology challenges. The people who develop and maintain the systems take on more important roles that are not readily apparent in today’s connected world. Whether in IT departments or at communications service providers, professionals leveraging and protecting this most precious asset have become our most powerful allies. NETSCOUT is dedicated to helping these Guardians of the Connected World with the right technology solutions to innovate and fulfill their responsibility.
Our world is now connected and communicating at light speed. “In order for a company to thrive, you must have uninterrupted communication – ‘There is No Off’,” said Anil Singhal, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of NETSCOUT. “This film is a wakeup call to the world on how incredibly powerful, yet fragile, connectivity is, and Werner has done an extraordinary job bringing the message to life.” Singhal believes NETSCOUT is uniquely equipped to help businesses evolve and unlock opportunities to innovate by delivering virtually constant and ubiquitous visibility in the connected world – a prime reason the film was created.
“What started out as interviewing a handful of industry leaders about the state of connectivity, quickly turned into a cornucopia of footage that was destined to become something much bigger,” said Herzog. “The project took a life of its own, and size, and substance, and everything pointed to the direction of a feature length documentary.” Herzog said he knew we “were on the right track to making a powerful and extraordinary film.” He added that “this partnership with NETSCOUT has the potential to heighten our understanding of the connected world and its impact on our future.”
About NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC.
NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT) is a market leader in real-time service assurance and cybersecurity 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 unmatched service visibility and protects the digital infrastructure that supports our connected world. To learn more, visit www.netscout.com.
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