NETSCOUT en Thu, 11 Jul 2024 18:41:52 -0400 Tue, 09 Jul 2024 13:47:27 -0400 How Network Visibility Gaps Challenge IT in Assuring Business Continuity As today’s enterprises continue to digitally transform to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic business universe, IT departments are facing a myriad of challenges in keeping networks up and running smoothly. IT must deal with network and application performance across geographically dispersed facilities such as... Tue, 09 Jul 2024 13:47:27 -0400 NETSCOUT Lewis Sharpe NETSCOUT announces the extension of its long-term partnership with Vodafone NETSCOUT announced the extension of its long-term partnership with Vodafone to enhance the performance of Vodafone’s networks for customers. The multi-year agreement leverages NETSCOUT InfinistreamNG to provide real-time, end-to-end visibility monitoring solutions across Vodafone’s physical and virtual network... Tue, 09 Jul 2024 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Lori Angelot Are Attacks Hiding in Your Encrypted Traffic? Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attackers are both persistent and creative. One of their creative methods that has seen an increase recently is attacks on HTTPS web applications and services by employing encrypted traffic. Attackers are unrelenting in their assaults on high-value encrypted targets. The high... Wed, 03 Jul 2024 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT MIke Wetherbee Too Many Tickets, Too Little Time With the growing proliferation of unified-communications-and-collaboration-as-a-service (UCaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) tools, it is little wonder IT teams are facing an increasing number of trouble tickets related to these solutions. Dropped calls, delays in joining meetings, and poor video and audio quality... Tue, 02 Jul 2024 08:25:21 -0400 NETSCOUT Eileen Haggerty Wearing Our Hearts on Our Sleeves Perhaps sixteenth-century writer John Bunyan said it best: “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” That is what NETSCOUT and its employees have done via a philanthropic partnership with the Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF). Since 1997, the GLCF has pursued... Mon, 01 Jul 2024 08:04:11 -0400 NETSCOUT NETSCOUT Grow Your Business with Scalable, Flexible Remote Visibility Solutions from NETSCOUT Every organization strives to grow its business operations and sustain that growth long-term. But with growth also comes a series of challenges for IT teams overseeing a complex infrastructure—one of the most common being the management of performance monitoring vendors and tools. It can be costly to maintain a... Thu, 27 Jun 2024 08:27:23 -0400 NETSCOUT Brooke Jameson NDR Versus EDR: The Core Differences Network detection and response (NDR) and endpoint detection and response (EDR) have several key differences. EDR monitors endpoints, including personal computers, smartphones, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, file servers, and more to mitigate attacks on said devices. An EDR security solution functions by deploying a... Wed, 26 Jun 2024 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Brad Christian A Poet’s Guide to Digital Transformation “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” Although T.S. Eliot originally penned these words as a preface for Harry Crosby’s 1931 poetry collection “Transit of Venus,” the essence aptly captures the current state of telecommunications at the technological crossroads. On the never... Fri, 21 Jun 2024 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Jennifer Steele Addition of AI Features to UCaaS on the Rise AI is the topic de jure across all news outlets and is related to almost any technology and industry. A recent Forbes report found that 64 percent of businesses believe AI will help increase their overall productivity. The same report projected an annual growth rate in AI technologies of 37.3 percent between 2023 and... Thu, 20 Jun 2024 10:21:11 -0400 NETSCOUT Anthony Cote Enhance Your Cloud Visibility In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, achieving comprehensive visibility across cloud environments is paramount for maintaining security and performance. NETSCOUT, a leader in network visibility, offers a cloud-native solution that provides unparalleled packet-based network visibility, enabling enterprises to... Mon, 17 Jun 2024 08:57:01 -0400 NETSCOUT Robert Derby Data Protection Compliance Checklist for Service Providers Various data protection laws exist worldwide. The most notable include the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the U.S. California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). These have become key compliance issues for service providers with a business presence in these locations, even if they do not have a physical... Tue, 11 Jun 2024 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Brad Christian 3 Critical Questions to Ask When Assessing Your Remote Site Visibility Strategy Remote sites come in many formats—from research clinics to warehouses to branch banks and more. These sites are critical to organizations; whether they help create life-saving drugs, transport essential goods, or enable important financial transactions, they keep businesses up and running from across the globe... Mon, 10 Jun 2024 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Brooke Jameson Fixed Wireless Access: A 5G Revenue Opportunity Fixed wireless access (FWA) technology is accelerating the close of the digital divide in urban areas and underserved communities by allowing communications service providers (CSPs) to bring high-speed internet services to households and businesses. Through interconnecting technologies, FWA helps carriers manage... Thu, 06 Jun 2024 08:21:10 -0400 NETSCOUT Agnes Mends-Crentsil NETSCOUT Wins the 2024 Intellyx Digital Innovator Award NETSCOUT is pleased to announce it has again been recognized as an industry disruptor and innovator with the 2024 Intellyx Digital Innovator Award. As an industry analyst firm that focuses on enterprise digital transformation and the innovative vendors that are driving it, Intellyx interacts with numerous pacesetters... Tue, 04 Jun 2024 09:30:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Eileen Haggerty The Consequences of Downtime on Healthcare Insurance Patients Special thanks to Julia Rehse, who came to the NETSCOUT family as an intern, for her exceptional work co-authoring this blog. She is returning to Germany in June and will absolutely be missed. Thank you, Julia. A few seconds of downtime can cost organizations hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. In healthcare... Mon, 03 Jun 2024 08:01:27 -0400 NETSCOUT Anthony Cote The Troubling Trend in Trouble Tickets Unified-communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) tools are essential for most modern enterprises in today’s highly connected business environments. When those applications don’t work or don’t work well, that’s a big problem for IT help desk teams responsible for resolving issues quickly. Over the course of the last few... Thu, 30 May 2024 10:05:35 -0400 NETSCOUT Eileen Haggerty Single-Layer Defense Is at Best a Deterrent to DDoS Attacks Industry analysts are coming to grips with the fact that due to today’s growing frequency (e.g., 6.4 million attacks in 2H 2023), size (1.1Tbps), and complexity of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, a multilayer hybrid defense strategy has become a requirement. Furthermore, due to the creation of new attack... Wed, 29 May 2024 09:37:42 -0400 NETSCOUT MIke Wetherbee Will 5G Change the World? Listen to an RCRWireless News podcast with Greg Mayo, senior director of engineering at NETSCOUT, discussing the progress of 5G deployments in terms of successes and areas for improvement after five 5 years in what typically is a 10-year technology-generation cycle. Mayo speaks to what the next half of the 5G evolution... Thu, 23 May 2024 08:39:40 -0400 NETSCOUT Agnes Mends-Crentsil GDPR Data Protection Checklist for Enterprises Data protection laws, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the U.S. California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), have become a compliance focal point for organizations worldwide. These types of laws are paramount in regulating the processing of personal data and have driven significant changes in... Tue, 21 May 2024 10:06:34 -0400 NETSCOUT Brad Christian EMA Network Management Megatrends 2024 Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has published its “ Network Management Megatrends 2024” report with a focus on skills gaps, hybrid and multicloud, secure access service edge (SASE), and AI-driven operations. Since 2008, EMA has been surveying IT professionals to track and trend their approaches to managing... Fri, 17 May 2024 09:20:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Eileen Haggerty Better Together: Palo Alto Networks, AWS, and NETSCOUT Join Forces to Enhance FSI Security Special thanks to Steven Cacciaroni, Director of Business Development for Palo Alto Networks, and Faisal Pias, Partner Solutions Architect AWS for their collaboration in co-authoring this blog. Introduction Financial services institutions (FSIs) are increasingly migrating workloads to the cloud to improve scalability... Thu, 16 May 2024 09:32:45 -0400 NETSCOUT Michael Segal How a Major Bank Solved Its Network Performance Challenges The only thing more frustrating than a slow network connection is a dropped voice call. Both of these issues were plaguing a major bank, directly impacting the quality of its customer service, which in turn threatened to damage the bank’s reputation. Due to the complex landscape of voice and video connectivity, which... Wed, 15 May 2024 14:04:16 -0400 NETSCOUT Tracy Steele 5 Areas to Consider: NETSCOUT Visibility for Business Growth and Remote Offices Supporting enterprise business growth requires high-level performance in several areas of the business—sales, manufacturing, and customer service, as well as the corporate IT network and applications. A clear and robust network and application performance management and visibility strategy helps ensure the technology... Tue, 14 May 2024 09:03:17 -0400 NETSCOUT Brooke Jameson Turn Your Technology Stretch into a Strategic Leap Recently, NETSCOUT's Chief Solutions Architect Richard Fulwiler joined Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Ruth Brown for an informative session aimed at exploring the changing 5G landscape and how the resulting increase in network complexity is driving demand for lower latency, higher bandwidth, and ultrareliable... Mon, 13 May 2024 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Jennifer Steele How to Strengthen Zero Trust Frameworks for Financial Services In the modern digital landscape, financial services institutions (FSIs) are prime targets for cybersecurity threats. These threats are inflated as critical data and applications are migrated to the cloud. NETSCOUT is among the network security experts that strongly encourage FSIs to implement the zero trust security... Thu, 09 May 2024 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Brad Christian Maturing Network Slicing with Automation and APIs Network X Americas' "Investment, Innovation & Disruption: Telco Reinvented" event is coming to the Irving, Texas convention center May 21-23 this year, bringing the vendor and telco operator community together to share the latest on 5G technology, including the latest developments in network slicing. Beyond the Hurdles... Tue, 07 May 2024 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT John English Unlock Cloud-Era Visibility and Financing with nGenius Vantage Point Software Solution Corporations have long balanced the use of both capital expenditures (CapEx) and operating expenses (OpEx) to fund information technology (IT) projects and day-to-day operations. In a more simplified time, the addition of networking switches, routers, servers, and storage was, in large part, funded by CapEx dollars... Mon, 06 May 2024 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Eileen Haggerty Assuring Cloud Security and Compliance for Financial Services Companies With financial services institutions (FSIs) migrating more and more workloads to the cloud to improve scalability, agility, and cost efficiency, the protection of personally identifiable information (PII) is paramount. This makes adhering to strict regulatory requirements surrounding workload security a top priority... Wed, 01 May 2024 09:50:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Brad Christian DDoS Takes Center Stage on the Global Threat Landscape NETSCOUT’s biannual DDoS Threat Intelligence Report dissects trends and attack methodologies adversaries use against service providers, enterprises, and end users. The information cited in the report is gathered from NETSCOUT’s unparalleled internet visibility at a global scale, collecting, analyzing, prioritizing, and... Tue, 30 Apr 2024 09:50:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Gary Sockrider Survey Confirms Growing Reliance on SaaS Tools in the Enterprise, Taxing IT Professionals The exponential growth of enterprise tools—from unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) to unified communications and collaboration as a service (UCaaS) and software as a service (SaaS)—has dramatically increased the job complexity of IT professionals responsible for ensuring network performance and security... Mon, 29 Apr 2024 09:02:17 -0400 NETSCOUT Eileen Haggerty True Network Security Requires a Hybrid or Layered Approach Whether in government, financial, manufacturing, or other sectors, misconceptions persist regarding the best way large organizations can protect themselves from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Many such organizations have bought into a one-size-fits-all mentality that has been alleged as the norm... Fri, 26 Apr 2024 10:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT MIke Wetherbee Latest Feature Release from NETSCOUT: Expanding Visibility for AI Transformation NETSCOUT’s 6.3.5 update includes a host of enhancements, including new automation capabilities, extended visibility into new environments, and continued data innovation. At NETSCOUT, we’re always working to provide the visibility needed by the world’s largest and most complex organizations so they can deliver on their... Wed, 24 Apr 2024 10:30:00 -0400 NETSCOUT NETSCOUT The Service Providers’ Journey to Cloud-Based Architectures Moving to cloud-based architectures from traditional physical telecommunication systems is complicated and complex. Communications service providers (CSPs) are evolving on the 5G journey from traditional mobile network infrastructures to meet next-generation cloud-centric network requirements for reliability, agility... Tue, 23 Apr 2024 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Agnes Mends-Crentsil Managing Common and AI-Based Application Dependencies During a Migration Applications, like stars that form constellations, need each other—they’re interdependent. During migration, however, this dependence can sometimes be a service’s greatest strength and weakness. Modern applications are complex, often consisting of multiple interconnected components, each with its own set of... Mon, 22 Apr 2024 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Anthony Cote Too Many UCaaS Tools, Too Little Time For nearly every enterprise, unified communications as a service (UCaaS) is essential for business productivity, particularly with hybrid workforces. And with enterprises continuing to add new UCaaS platforms to meet the evolving needs of their businesses, UCaaS use is on the rise globally. In fact, a recent report... Wed, 17 Apr 2024 08:30:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Eileen Haggerty Tapping into the Gold Mine of 5G Location Data For government agencies, planning ahead is imperative. Whether it’s building new roads adjusting traffic flows, anticipating energy consumption, or improving the delivery of public services, having vital insights into the needs of constituents is crucial for wise investment in public infrastructure. Gaining these... Tue, 16 Apr 2024 08:30:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Heather Broughton A Dynamic Duo in the Fight Against Pervasive 5G Cyberthreats As 5G networks continue to grow in order to meet the increasing demands of mission-critical applications, concerns over cybersecurity are top-of-mind. The vast volume of data transmitted across 5G networks offers a ripe target for exploitation. According to a recent Palo Alto Networks study, nearly 70 percent of C... Tue, 09 Apr 2024 11:18:26 -0400 NETSCOUT Heather Broughton Understanding Attack Traffic Is Required for Building a DNS Protection Strategy Last week my daughter lost her phone. Due to this unfortunate event, she also lost the ability to call or message anyone she knew on another device because she did not know anyone’s phone numbers. This is not unusual in today’s world: We rarely have to remember anyone’s phone number anymore, because it is stored in our... Mon, 08 Apr 2024 11:20:00 -0400 NETSCOUT MIke Wetherbee NETSCOUT Research Finds 97% of Enterprises Experienced Major UCaaS-related Outages in 2023 NETSCOUT today released research that analyzes the challenges IT teams face in monitoring and troubleshooting unified-communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) tools as the need to support more software-as-service (SaaS) applications grows. One significant finding is that nearly all enterprises (97 percent) experienced at... Mon, 08 Apr 2024 10:55:22 -0400 NETSCOUT Eileen Haggerty Everything AI at Mobile World Congress 24’ The topic on everyone’s lips was AI or AIOps at Mobile World Congress ‘24 in Barcelona. Indeed, it was as if that was the only topic to discuss at MWC. What happened to all the other challenges and evolutions network operators and vendors face in telecommunications? Was the pivot away from 5G a sign of frustration or... Wed, 03 Apr 2024 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT John English Maintaining a Positive Balance: Managing Both Performance and User Experience at Leading Banks There is no shortage of digital transformation (DX) projects and rapidly evolving trends in the banking and financial services industry. For example, in 2024 many banks already have begun focusing on their risk-management strategies and rapid automation efforts. It is natural for leading banks to become focused on... Tue, 02 Apr 2024 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Brooke Jameson Financial Enterprises Can Bank on NETSCOUT Visibility In the face of a network or application performance outage, time is money for leading banks around the world. And of course, in the financial services industry, trust is everything. When it comes to customers entrusting an institution with their finances, connectivity affects their experience, perception, and potential... Wed, 27 Mar 2024 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Brooke Jameson Private 5G Networks Need to Stay Private! Enterprises have a lot of options when considering a private 5G network deployment. If they have the requisite talent in-house, they have an á la carte menu of deployment options from which they are able to choose the 5G RAN, edge, and core from a selection of vendors and mobile operators. Otherwise, they can buy a 5G... Tue, 26 Mar 2024 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT John English Successful Digital Transformations Are Based on Meeting the Needs of Three Top Stakeholders Recently, we’ve highlighted the importance of a three-phased, six-step cloud strategy to achieve successful migrations. While tailored specifically to application cloud migration projects, the process is a solid roadmap to follow for any digital transformation project. The following steps, slightly modified for digital... Wed, 20 Mar 2024 11:20:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Eileen Haggerty 5G Network Edge Support Runs Deep! STL Partners has named NETSCOUT as a top-edge computing company to watch in 2024. STL Partners’ selection of the top 100 edge companies alone is a statement of the business opportunity and complexity of 5G edge technology. This collection of recommended edge infrastructure vendors spans all things edge, from the... Tue, 19 Mar 2024 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT John English Security Stack Efficiency Depends on Focused Feature Usage Many networks in today’s interconnected world suffer from overexposure to excessive nuisance and sometimes malicious traffic, even if they are not the target of that traffic. This increase in unnecessary traffic traversing the network edge can hurt the performance and capacity of devices designed to accomplish other... Thu, 14 Mar 2024 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT MIke Wetherbee Four Business-Critical Applications to Protect at Energy Company Business Edges In the U.S., the electric grid is made up of a series of 6,400 power plants, thousands of transformers, 5,500 substations, and more than 470,000 miles of wires operated by 3,000 power companies. Although Asia and Europe power plants and substation numbers are significant as well, the use of alternative power sources... Wed, 13 Mar 2024 10:15:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Eileen Haggerty How 5G Automation Unlocks Efficiency The transition to 5G leads to new complexities and is made even more challenging by the ongoing labor shortage in telecommunications. Heather Broughton, Associate Vice President of Communications Service Provider Product Marketing at NETSCOUT, recently wrote an article discussing this issue and providing insights into... Tue, 12 Mar 2024 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT Agnes Mends-Crentsil How Insurers Use Data, AI, and Cloud Applications to Improve Customer Experiences Insurance customers want simple digital experiences and quick solutions, such as instant policy quotes, efficient claims processing, 24/7 customer support, and seamless communication. This expectation has driven many insurance companies to leverage data and technology extensively to create digital services that offer... Thu, 07 Mar 2024 08:00:00 -0500 NETSCOUT Anthony Cote Accelerate Incident Response with NetOps and SecOps Collaboration As the cybersecurity landscape constantly evolves, the battle against data breaches rages on, with organizations grappling not only with the threat of intrusion but also with the daunting task of swiftly identifying and containing breaches. According to a recent IBM report, the average time to identify a data breach... Wed, 06 Mar 2024 08:00:00 -0500 NETSCOUT Robert Derby