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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 nG1 or nGeniusONE?

nGeniusONE or nG1 is a NETSCOUT product that provides real-time visibility and analysis for transforming network, application, and UC environments. nG1 ensures the quality of the user experience by improving IT troubleshooting. nGeniusONE is a product that supports worldwide business demands­­; nG1 facilitates digital transformation success while producing performance, application, and session analysis and provides customers with service dependency mapping.

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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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What is nPoint or a nGenius Point?

If you’re looking to stay ahead of problems and monitor what is essential for you, NETSCOUT’s nGenius Point (nPoint) is vital for your business. nPoint assures the availability and performance of applications and networks from remote sites. Not only is nPoint easily deployable from anywhere, but the product also includes essential features that provide voice testing, network performance monitoring, and Hop-by-Hop path analysis.

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What is NETSCOUT PFS?

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 a NETSCOUT TAP?

NETSCOUT TAPs, or Network Test Access Point, watches over your network with monitoring devices that deliver full access to network traffic. The product achieves complete and transparent visibility to network links with simplified and reliable monitoring devices. The constant monitoring of your IT infrastructure helps eliminate the risks of introducing a point of failure when accessing network traffic. The technology has facilitation connections to monitoring devices such as NETSCOUT’s nGenius Packet Flow Systems, InfiniStream appliance with Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology, and nGenius Collector.

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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 nSA or the nGenius ASI Streamer?

nGenius ASI Streamer or nSA 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 ASI?

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.

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 incporporated into the Omnis security platform.