Quickly learn the definitions and functions of key networking technologies, and how Netscout incorporates these technologies into products and solutions. These pages can help you understand benefits, what you can do with the technology, and how it works, with links to additional resources.

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

It’s Time to Act.

Throughout October, the NETSCOUT team will be joining the conversation around Cybersecurity Awareness Month. We’ll be sharing resources and expertise on how everyone, from end users to service providers, can improve their cyber literacy, keep up with the newest technologies, and join the industry.

Each week, we’ll unveil new content. Join the conversation on social media all month long.

Join Cybersecurity Awareness Month

In-depth guides and blogs written by talented network and security experts.

Learn About Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity fundamentals and modern techniques for safeguarding and defending electronic data from cyberattacks.

Learn About Network Monitoring

Key information on getting full network visibility to finally see and understand your entire network

Learn About DDoS Attacks

In a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, a network of computers work in tandem to overflow an access point and prevent legitimate users from accessing a service.

Learn About Mobile Network Monitoring and 5G

Understanding mobile network technologies to monitor and manage your entire network.

Network Security Glossary


What is Access Control Entry?

Access Control Entry (ACE) is a specific entry in an access control list.

What is Access Control?

The process of granting or denying specific requests to: 1) obtain and use information and related information processing services; and 2) enter specific physical facilities (e.g., federal buildings, military establishments, and border crossing entrances).

What is Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)?

An Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is an adversary that possesses sophisticated levels of expertise and significant resources, which allow it to create opportunities to achieve its objectives by using multiple attack vectors (e.g., cyber, physical, and deception). These… Learn more

What is an Access Control List?

An Access Control List (ACL) is  A list of permissions associated with an object. The list specifies who or what is allowed to access the object and what operations are allowed to be performed on the object. A mechanism that implements access control for a system… Learn more

What is an Agent?

A host-based intrusion detection and prevention program that monitors and analyzes activity and may also perform prevention actions.

What is an Alert?

A notification of an important observed event.

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