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NETSCOUT products deliver multi-purpose, real-time visibility, troubleshooting, and protection wherever your technology infrastructure and business applications reside. Our extensive portfolio includes products for service assurance, troubleshooting, diagnostics, business analytics, DDoS protection, and threat intelligence. Many of NETSCOUT's software-centric products are also available as managed services.

Listed below are some frequently asked questions about our products and solutions. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, please reach out to us via our contact form.

What is nGeniusONE?

The nGeniusONE real-time information platform provides a "single pane of glass" to view the data, voice, and video service delivery performance required to manage the availability and quality of the end-user’s experience. The nGeniusONE platform is also the foundation of the NETSCOUT Smart Edge Monitoring approach for assuring service edge visibility and end-user experience.

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What is nGP or nGeniusPULSE?

nGeniusPULSE (nGP) offers customers monitoring access to critical services from the user experience. The product provides improved end-user experience and further allows collaboration with third parties. nGP additionally works quickly to help customers understand application and network status. The technology offers seamless correlation service delivery regarding infrastructure health.

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What is Infinistream or ISNG?

Infinistream Next Generation, or ISNG, is NETSCOUT’s leading appliance technology, which brings borderless enterprise visibility needed to manage business services wherever they may reside (i.e., data centers, the cloud, virtual landscapes, or co-lo environments). The ISNG platform allows you to consolidate multiple specialized analytics tools. At the same time, it feeds a standard set of metadata to a wide range of analytics stacks for insights, which include service assurance, application performance management, and cybersecurity, and business intelligence. The product provides renowned smart data with agent-less, non-intrusive technologies.

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NETSCOUT’s Packet Flow Switch (PFS) technology simplifies and grows your business’s visibility architecture on demand. With PFS technology, you can quickly scale deployments with self-healing, intelligent, self-organizing mesh technology. PFS provides scalability on demand and assures smart load balancing, which is essential for unified visibility.

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What is vStream or Virtual Infinistream?

If you’re looking to achieve user experience goals with seamless and affordable visibility, NETSCOUT’s vStream (Virtual Infinistream) offers an outstanding solution. vStream technology provides visibility for service assurance and cybersecurity in data centers and hybrid cloud environments. With its high performance and agent-less architecture, vStream can reduce the time it takes to solve problems adding visibility into application performance. vStream enables the power of Smart Data needed to provide superior end-to-end analytics.

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What is NETSCOUT AED or Arbor Edge Defense?

Arbor Edge Defense (AED) is an inline security appliance deployed at the network perimeter (i.e., between the internet router and firewall). This product becomes the first and last line of defense since it provides stateless, on-premise DDoS protection. Since AED can integrate with your existing security stack and process, it can give intelligently automated, hybrid DDoS protection. AED is an essential product for perimeter enforcement of your threat intelligence.

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What is Arbor Threat Analytics or CI: CyberInvestigator?

In 2020, what was previously known as Arbor Threat Analytics was rebranded as Netscout’s CyberInvestigator (CI). The ultimate goals of CI are to secure visibility and provide analytics to address security risks and investigations. The product harnesses the power of smart data for security, which allows for faster responses to the most severe threats. CI reduces financial loss and extends the critical value of investments.

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What is nDA or the nGenius Decryption Appliance?

nGenius Decryption Appliance (nDA) enables inspection of SSL/TLS encrypted traffic for use by passive or active security and service assurance tools. This product is essential when data integrity is critical. nDA provides effective decryption for inline or passive devices for your business.

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What is ASI technology?

The acronym ASI stands for Adaptive Service Intelligence. The product seamlessly transforms wire traffic into smart data. Not only does ASI provide real-time visibility into the user experience, but it also provides visibility at scale for any Application. Additionally, the product offers Services Context and Actionable metrics for users.

It is a technology that utilizes the traffic-flow data Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) engine to generate metadata. This metadata is what enables a rich, comprehensive, real-time and historic view of the entire service-delivery network infrastructure. The metadata itself is generated by actual session traffic in real-time as the traffic crosses any physical or virtual links.

This metadata provides vital metrics such as server throughputs, application server response times, traffic volumes, and more. ASI technology is the foundation of the service-delivery monitoring architecture that collects, correlates, contextualizes and analyzes data for all operational services. It is also the cornerstone of service triage and to rapidly identify the root cause of exceptionally challenging network and application issues anywhere along the service delivery path.

What is the nGenius ASI Streamer?

nGenius ASI Streamer (or nAS) is NETSCOUT’s Kafka producer. Use this product for exporting Smart data.

What is nBA: nGenius Business Analytics?

nGenius Business Analytics (nBA) delivers a next-generation approach to business analytics by optimizing and troubleshooting your network. nBA improves customer experience, and it further monetizes your data, making it able to predict service quality while enabling automation.

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What is AirMagnet?

NETSCOUT divested its handheld network test business (Fluke Networks) in 2018. That portfolio of solutions included the LinkRunner Network Auto-Tester, LinkSprinter Network Tester, OneTouch AT Network Assistant, AirCheck G2 Wireless Tester, and AirMagnet Mobile solutions.

What is Arbor Networks?

Arbor Networks was originally founded in Ann Arbor, Michigan 2000 by researchers at the University of Michigan.  The company's products are used to protect networks from denial-of-service attacksbotnets, computer worms, and efforts to disable network routers.

The company was acquired by NETSCOUT as a part of communications business of Danaher Corporation in 2015.

What is Arbor Peakflow?

Arbor Peakfow technology was acquired by NETSCOUT in 2015 as a part of Arbor Networks. It has been enhanced and rebranded as Arbor Sightline.

What is Arbor Pravail?

Arbor Pravail technology was acquired by NETSCOUT in 2015 as a part of Arbor Networks. It has been enhanced and rebranded as NETSCOUT AED.

What is Arbor Spectrum?

Arbor Spectrum technology was acquired by NETSCOUT in 2015 as a part of Arbor Networks. It has been enhanced and incorporated into the Omnis security platform.