NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/ en The Importance of Regular DDoS Testing https://www.netscout.com/blog/importance-regular-ddos-testing Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are nothing new, but the methods, volume, and intensity of those attacks are ever-evolving. Organizations must periodically test their DDoS defense capabilities to protect against attacks. Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:00:00 -0400 CArlos Morales https://www.netscout.com/blog/importance-regular-ddos-testing Cyber Threat Alliance’s Michael Daniel on Election Security https://www.netscout.com/blog/cyber-threat-alliances-michael-daniel-election-security NETSCOUT’s Hardik Modi discusses election security with Michael Daniel, former cybersecurity advisor for the Obama administration and CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 21:00:00 -0400 Carol Hildebrand https://www.netscout.com/blog/cyber-threat-alliances-michael-daniel-election-security Optimizing Performance and Availability of Microsoft Teams Collaboration Services: Visibility Is Key https://www.netscout.com/blog/optimizing-performance-and-availability-microsoft-teams Learn how NETSCOUT provides visibility for optimizing performance and availability of the widely deployed Microsoft Teams collaboration services. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:00:00 -0400 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/optimizing-performance-and-availability-microsoft-teams Here’s How DDoS Attackers Exploited a Pandemic https://www.netscout.com/blog/heres-how-ddos-attackers-exploited-pandemic A new Threat Intelligence Report infographic connects the dots to show just how motivated attackers exploit global pandemic vulnerabilities Mon, 19 Oct 2020 10:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/heres-how-ddos-attackers-exploited-pandemic U.S. Medical Center Improves Healthcare Delivery and Critical Application Performance with NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/us-medical-center-improves-healthcare-delivery U.S. medical center improves healthcare delivery and critical application performance with NETSCOUT, helping it to navigate through additional patient care and R&D challenges that surfaced as a result of COVID-19. Thu, 15 Oct 2020 14:00:00 -0400 Tim Boutin https://www.netscout.com/blog/us-medical-center-improves-healthcare-delivery Is Your VPN Up to the Task? https://www.netscout.com/blog/your-vpn-task With so many people working from home, company VPNs are often strained and performance-compromised. The need for effective monitoring is greater than ever. Wed, 14 Oct 2020 14:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/your-vpn-task Visibility for Optimizing Performance and Availability of Zoom Collaboration Services https://www.netscout.com/blog/optimizing-performance-and-availability-zoom Learn how NETSCOUT provides visibility for optimizing performance and availability of the increasingly popular Zoom collaboration services. Wed, 07 Oct 2020 09:00:00 -0400 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/optimizing-performance-and-availability-zoom Healthy Connectivity: The Key to Telehealth and Telemedicine https://www.netscout.com/blog/connectivity-telehealth-and-telemedicine Now more than ever, effective network monitoring is the key to ensuring quality and reliability for telehealth and telemedicine. Mon, 05 Oct 2020 10:00:00 -0400 Steve Horneman https://www.netscout.com/blog/connectivity-telehealth-and-telemedicine Manufacturer Ensures End-User Experience with ISP Services and AWS Cloud https://www.netscout.com/blog/manufacturer-ensures-end-user-experience A global manufacturer, using an ISP hosting environment and AWS Cloud, needed to protect the quality of experience for their key business applications for employees at headquarters, plants and home offices. Thu, 01 Oct 2020 10:30:00 -0400 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/manufacturer-ensures-end-user-experience Visibility Into Healthcare’s Voice and Epic Services Helps Improve Quality https://www.netscout.com/blog/visibility-for-healthcare-voice-and-epic-services A top-ranked, academic health center needed to assure quality performance of their Voice Services and their Epic electronical records application and turned to NETSCOUT. Wed, 30 Sep 2020 09:00:00 -0400 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/visibility-for-healthcare-voice-and-epic-services Latest NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report Shows How Cybercriminals Exploit a Pandemic https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-threat-intelligence-report-1H2020 The latest threat intelligence trends and research on global DDoS attacks activity from NETSCOUT’s ASERT team. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-threat-intelligence-report-1H2020 Logistics Company Staves Off DDoS Attacks, Ensuring Delivery https://www.netscout.com/blog/logistics-company-staves-ddos-attacks-ensuring-delivery Global transportation and logistics company staves off DDoS attacks by using a single, provider-agnostic service from NETSCOUT. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:30:00 -0400 MIke Wetherbee https://www.netscout.com/blog/logistics-company-staves-ddos-attacks-ensuring-delivery Top Ten Industries Under Attack https://www.netscout.com/blog/ten-industries-under-attack NETSCOUT's upcoming 1H 2020 Threat Intelligence Report digs into top attack targets across vertical industries. Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:30:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/ten-industries-under-attack Evolution’s the Watchword for 5G in Financial Services https://www.netscout.com/blog/evolutions-watchword-5g-financial-services When it comes to 5G and the financial services industry, the operative word is evolution. By adding innovation to existing progress, 5G offers the financial industry the opportunity to accelerate the journey to a mobile-centric business model. Read highlights from “The Journey for Financial Services to 5G is an Evolution not a Revolution” to learn more. Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:00:00 -0400 Agnes Mends-Crentsil https://www.netscout.com/blog/evolutions-watchword-5g-financial-services Business Process Outsourcer Improves User Experience at Remote Offices https://www.netscout.com/blog/bpo-improves-remote-user-experience Business process outsourcer makes user experience at remote offices a top priority with NETSCOUT. Wed, 16 Sep 2020 09:00:00 -0400 Betty Braden-Navarro https://www.netscout.com/blog/bpo-improves-remote-user-experience Optimizing Application Performance for a Multicloud World https://www.netscout.com/blog/optimizing-application-performance-multicloud-world As a certified Advanced VMware Technology Alliance Partner, NETSCOUT has extended its leading visibility and troubleshooting analytics platform to the NSX environment. Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/optimizing-application-performance-multicloud-world How a Financial Services Company Accelerated Cloud Migration with Actionable Visibility https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-financial-services-company-accelerated-cloud-migration Learn how a leading financial services company gained much needed visibility into applications running on its complex hybrid cloud infrastructure, including proactively monitoring and troubleshooting application performance in VMware Cloud on AWS. Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:00:00 -0400 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-financial-services-company-accelerated-cloud-migration Is the U.S. Vote Vulnerable to DDoS Attacks? https://www.netscout.com/blog/us-vote-vulnerable-ddos-attacks DDoS attacks are potentially threatening our election system. Mitigating those risks is vital to our nation and the health of our democracy. Wed, 09 Sep 2020 09:00:00 -0400 Carol Hildebrand https://www.netscout.com/blog/us-vote-vulnerable-ddos-attacks Bank Thwarts Merciless DDoS Attack https://www.netscout.com/blog/bank-thwarts-merciless-ddos-attack Multinational bank thwarts merciless DDoS attach using mitigation solutions and expertise from NETSCOUT. Tue, 01 Sep 2020 08:30:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/bank-thwarts-merciless-ddos-attack How One Bank Delivered Flawless User Experience Over VPN https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-one-bank-delivered-flawless-user-experience-over-vpn A major US-based bank with 70 million customers faced IT challenges when it had to transition employees into a home-based workforce at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tue, 25 Aug 2020 16:48:11 -0400 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-one-bank-delivered-flawless-user-experience-over-vpn 5G Has its Head in the Cloud https://www.netscout.com/blog/5g-has-its-head-cloud Find out how NETSCOUT Smart Data can provide the visibility needed to achieve 5G cloud success. Mon, 24 Aug 2020 10:00:00 -0400 Bruce Kelley https://www.netscout.com/blog/5g-has-its-head-cloud Hospital Assures Performance and Availability Across ISP Circuits https://www.netscout.com/blog/hospital-assures-performance-and-availability-across-isp A major US-based children’s hospital assured flawless application performance and IoT device security during several data center transformations. Thu, 20 Aug 2020 12:44:29 -0400 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/hospital-assures-performance-and-availability-across-isp Why Targeted Decryption Increases Network Visibility https://www.netscout.com/blog/why-targeted-decryption-increases-network-visibility Encryption is a requirement to send and receive data over the Internet. Learn about the types of traffic typically decrypted, and why. Mon, 17 Aug 2020 10:30:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/why-targeted-decryption-increases-network-visibility Healthcare Organization Improves Telemedicine End-User Experience for Medical Staff and Patients https://www.netscout.com/blog/healthcare-organization-improves-telemedicine-end-user NETSCOUT helps a major healthcare organization improve the telemedicine experience for employees and patients. Thu, 13 Aug 2020 09:00:00 -0400 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/healthcare-organization-improves-telemedicine-end-user NETSCOUT Student Hackathon goes Global with a Virtual Event https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-student-hackathon-goes-global-virtual-event Facing the COVID-19 pandemic, NETSCOUT volunteers across the globe pulled together a hugely successful virtual hackathon. Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:19:16 -0400 Karen McCloskey https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-student-hackathon-goes-global-virtual-event International IP Transit Provider Boosts Revenue with Enhanced Network Visibility https://www.netscout.com/blog/international-ip-transit-provider-boosts-revenue-enhanced An IP transit provider gained much-needed visibility into customer traffic using NETSCOUT visibility solutions, helping to drive investments in additional capacity and ensuring an optimized customer experience. Wed, 05 Aug 2020 09:00:00 -0400 MIke Wetherbee https://www.netscout.com/blog/international-ip-transit-provider-boosts-revenue-enhanced Achieving 5G Readiness: One Size Does Not Fit All https://www.netscout.com/blog/achieving-5g-readiness-one-size-does-not-fit-all Regardless whether taking a 5G standalone or non-standalone approach, CSPs will need multipurpose, high-fidelity, real-time visibility across all layers of the network. Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/achieving-5g-readiness-one-size-does-not-fit-all Leading CCaaS Provider Leverages nGeniusONE for Service Delivery Quality https://www.netscout.com/blog/ccaas-provider-leverages-ngeniusone NETSCOUT visibility supports end user experience with Contact Center as a Service deployments Tue, 28 Jul 2020 14:39:38 -0400 Tim Boutin https://www.netscout.com/blog/ccaas-provider-leverages-ngeniusone Keeping Elections Safe from Cyberattack https://www.netscout.com/blog/keeping-elections-safe-cyberattack Technology plays a huge role in suppressing votes, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks pose a real threat. Here is how to prepare. Mon, 27 Jul 2020 09:00:00 -0400 MIke Wetherbee https://www.netscout.com/blog/keeping-elections-safe-cyberattack Service Provider in Western Europe Helps Customers Protect Their Network Even as VPN Traffic Explodes https://www.netscout.com/blog/european-service-provider-protects-vpn A large service provider addresses VPN security concerns by using a NETSCOUT multilayer approach to threat management and mitigation. Wed, 22 Jul 2020 08:00:00 -0400 MIke Wetherbee https://www.netscout.com/blog/european-service-provider-protects-vpn 5G: Healthcare’s Next Big Breakthrough https://www.netscout.com/blog/5g-healthcares-next-big-breakthrough In a recent Forbes article, Bruce Kelley, CTO and SVP of NETSCOUT, Service Provider, outlines some important ways that 5G networks will revolutionize healthcare. Mon, 20 Jul 2020 09:00:00 -0400 Bruce Kelley https://www.netscout.com/blog/5g-healthcares-next-big-breakthrough Government Agency Resolves VPN Performance Issues with NETSCOUT Visibility https://www.netscout.com/blog/government-agency-fixes-vpn-issues A government agency leveraged NETSCOUT visibility to resolve VPN performance issues and ensure quality performance for its many employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wed, 15 Jul 2020 08:00:00 -0400 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/government-agency-fixes-vpn-issues Why Radio Frequency Propagation Modeling Matters in a 5G World https://www.netscout.com/blog/why-radio-frequency-propagation-modeling-matters-5g-world With careful 5G network planning, communications service providers have unique opportunities to optimize CapEx while fulfilling requirements for low-band, new midband, and millimeter wave spectrums. Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:00:00 -0400 Agnes Mends-Crentsil https://www.netscout.com/blog/why-radio-frequency-propagation-modeling-matters-5g-world Leading Financial Institution Assures Remote Banking Operations for Customers https://www.netscout.com/blog/leading-financial-institution-assures-remote-banking Learn how NETSCOUT Service Dashboard views were used to provide real-time analysis of Citrix traffic flows to improve VDI performance, enhance end-user experience, and assure customer service delivery. Wed, 08 Jul 2020 10:00:00 -0400 Tim Boutin https://www.netscout.com/blog/leading-financial-institution-assures-remote-banking At-Home Workers Depend on Your VPN Services. Are They Reliable? https://www.netscout.com/blog/home-workers-depend-your-vpn-services-are-they-reliable As employees have shifted to working from home, IT is under pressure to ensure they have access to VPN services and the business applications they need to do their jobs. Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/home-workers-depend-your-vpn-services-are-they-reliable Delivering Virtual Desktop Interface Service that Delights Users https://www.netscout.com/blog/managing-virtual-desktop-interface-service-vdi Pandemic work-at-home activity elevated the virtual desktop interface (VDI) as a crucial technology. Learn what VDI is, what the challenges are, and how to provide seamless VDI connections. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 09:00:00 -0400 Babak Roushanaee https://www.netscout.com/blog/managing-virtual-desktop-interface-service-vdi NETSCOUT-Oracle collaboration Helps IT Deliver Services at the Speed of Digital Business https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-oracle-collaboration NETSCOUT’s vSTREAM™ and virtual nGeniusONE® are now available from the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, offering Oracle Cloud customers best-in-class application visibility and the ability to leverage authentic information contained in application and network traffic for real-time telemetry. Mon, 29 Jun 2020 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-oracle-collaboration Are You Vulnerable to a DDoS Attack? https://www.netscout.com/blog/are-you-vulnerable-ddos-attack DDoS attacks have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Remaining vigilant and prepared to defend against cyberthreats is absolutely vital. NETSCOUT’S free Cyber Threat Horizon portal can help. Mon, 22 Jun 2020 09:30:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/are-you-vulnerable-ddos-attack Why Does My Video Conference Look So Grainy? https://www.netscout.com/blog/why-does-my-video-conference-look-so-grainy With more and more people working from home, video conferencing is on the rise. Poor video quality can render these collaboration tools useless, however. Here’s how to overcome the issues. Mon, 15 Jun 2020 11:00:00 -0400 Ray Krug https://www.netscout.com/blog/why-does-my-video-conference-look-so-grainy School’s Offline https://www.netscout.com/blog/schools-offline Online learning has been a big area of technology investment for educational institutions, which highlights something that we at NETSCOUT have seen: While intellectual property remains a key target, the use of DDoS attacks to threaten the availability of educational services is rife. Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:00:00 -0400 Hardik Modi https://www.netscout.com/blog/schools-offline Can’t Dial Out? You’re Not Alone https://www.netscout.com/blog/cant-dial-out-youre-not-alone Many businesses provide phone connectivity via UC&C systems, whose complexity can increase the potential for problems such as dial-out failures. NETSCOUT provides tips for improving the UC&C end-user experience. Mon, 08 Jun 2020 12:30:00 -0400 Ray Krug https://www.netscout.com/blog/cant-dial-out-youre-not-alone Philanthropy for Uncertain Times https://www.netscout.com/blog/philanthropy-uncertain-times NETSCOUT’s employee-driven Heart of Giving grant programs changed things up to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:22:24 -0400 Karen McCloskey https://www.netscout.com/blog/philanthropy-uncertain-times The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report and easyJet https://www.netscout.com/blog/verizon-data-breach-investigations-report-and-easyjet By pulling data from 81 contributing organizations worldwide, the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) not surprisingly generates some pretty comprehensive results. (NETSCOUT is one of those data providers, continuing what our ASERT research team has been doing for a long time.) So how do you get the... Tue, 26 May 2020 10:30:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/verizon-data-breach-investigations-report-and-easyjet What to Do When Your Call Quality Drops https://www.netscout.com/blog/what-do-when-your-call-quality-drops In today’s work-at-home environment, many employees rely on UC&C tools to maintain connectivity and conduct day-to-day operations. When those services become impaired or unavailable, business grinds to a halt. Tue, 19 May 2020 22:30:00 -0400 Ray Krug https://www.netscout.com/blog/what-do-when-your-call-quality-drops Pandemic Life Online: What Is Everybody Doing? https://www.netscout.com/blog/pandemic-life-online-what-everybody-doing In Part 2 of NETSCOUT’s report on global internet traffic growth related to COVID-19, we explore how VPN use, streaming video, and more has changed during the pandemic. Thu, 14 May 2020 11:45:00 -0400 Tom Bienkowski https://www.netscout.com/blog/pandemic-life-online-what-everybody-doing COVID-19 Network Traffic Patterns: A Worldwide Perspective from Our Customers https://www.netscout.com/blog/Network-Traffic-in-the-Age-of-COVID-19 NETSCOUT surveyed ISPs around the globe to track internet traffic growth related to COVID-19. Here’s how the world’s networks are faring. Wed, 13 May 2020 11:30:00 -0400 Tom Bienkowski https://www.netscout.com/blog/Network-Traffic-in-the-Age-of-COVID-19 Smart Data: The Key to 5G Assurance and Security https://www.netscout.com/blog/smart-data-key-5g-assurance-and-security For service providers, the key to overcoming 5G challenges and delivering a superior end-user experience comes down to understanding what is happening in the network. This requires extensive visibility. Mon, 11 May 2020 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/smart-data-key-5g-assurance-and-security NETSCOUT Security Operations Center – Tales from the Trenches https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-security-operations-center-tales-trenches The NETSCOUT Security Operations Center uses a combination of technology, expertise, process, and collaboration in fending off complex DDoS attacks. These stories of particularly challenging attacks help to emphasize the role of the experts behind the platform in delivering fast and effective mitigation to customers. Tue, 05 May 2020 18:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-security-operations-center-tales-trenches From Purpose-Built to OCP-Based Platforms https://www.netscout.com/blog/purpose-built-ocp-based-platforms Open Compute Project hardware has closed the gap between off-the-shelf and purpose-built network packet brokers. Learn about the benefits of a disaggregated approach. Wed, 29 Apr 2020 11:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/purpose-built-ocp-based-platforms How to Build Airtight Collaboration with Your SOC https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-build-airtight-collaboration-your-soc Arbor Cloud protects network and VPN infrastructure that have become mission-critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn the best current practices when using Arbor Cloud. Mon, 27 Apr 2020 14:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-build-airtight-collaboration-your-soc Join the Journey to 5G Analytics at ENGAGE 20 https://www.netscout.com/blog/join-journey-5g-analytics-engage-20 ENGAGE 20, NETSCOUT’s annual user conference,will provide timely insights and educational opportunities to support service provider teams in managing their current challenges while continuing to plan for the future. Fri, 24 Apr 2020 13:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/join-journey-5g-analytics-engage-20 Three Ways to Improve Customer Experience with Smart Data https://www.netscout.com/blog/three-ways-improve-customer-experience-smart-data By Bruce Kelley, NETSCOUT senior vice president and Chief Technology Officer, Service Provider Delivering superior customer experience is the Holy Grail of nearly all service industries. According to Forbes, companies that lead in customer experience outperform laggards by nearly 80 percent, and 84 percent of companies... Thu, 23 Apr 2020 15:15:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/three-ways-improve-customer-experience-smart-data Defending against DDoS Attacks ... Learn more at ENGAGE 20 https://www.netscout.com/blog/defending-against-ddos-attacks-learn-more-engage-20 During ENGAGE 20, NETSCOUT’s virtual user conference, participants will learn how the Arbor smart visibility portfolio can provide them with the tools they need to protect their networks. Wed, 22 Apr 2020 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/defending-against-ddos-attacks-learn-more-engage-20 Top 5 Tips for VPN Safety https://www.netscout.com/blog/top-5-tips-vpn-safety These days, VPN gateways are your business lifeline—here’s what we recommend to keep home-user access safely up and running Mon, 20 Apr 2020 13:00:00 -0400 Carol Hildebrand https://www.netscout.com/blog/top-5-tips-vpn-safety Virtual ENGAGE 20: Insights and Solutions to Help Enterprises Deliver Top Performance https://www.netscout.com/blog/virtual-engage-20-insights-and-solutions-help-enterprises We have re-imagined ENGAGE 20, NETSCOUT’s annual user conference, as a virtual event. Join us to see our roadmap for the future, attend virtual boot camps, and learn from technology sessions tailored to your needs. Thu, 16 Apr 2020 15:30:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/virtual-engage-20-insights-and-solutions-help-enterprises Top 5 VPN Performance Tips https://www.netscout.com/blog/top-5-vpn-performance-tips These days, VPN gateways are your business lifeline—here’s what we recommend to keep home user access safely up and running. Wed, 15 Apr 2020 13:00:00 -0400 Carol Hildebrand https://www.netscout.com/blog/top-5-vpn-performance-tips Engage 20 Goes Virtual https://www.netscout.com/blog/engage-20-goes-virtual We have re-imagined ENGAGE 20, NETSCOUT’s annual user conference, as a virtual event. Join us to see our roadmap for the future, attend virtual boot camps, learn from technology sessions tailored to your needs. Tue, 14 Apr 2020 11:45:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/engage-20-goes-virtual How to Protect VPN Availability and Ensure Business Continuity https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-protect-vpn-availability-and-ensure-business-continuity With a high number of workers remotely accessing the back-office systems that keep a business running, defending VPN endpoints is key to the availability of the critical systems necessary for businesses continuity. Mon, 13 Apr 2020 13:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-protect-vpn-availability-and-ensure-business-continuity Telemedicine Service Assurance in the Age of COVID-19 https://www.netscout.com/blog/telemedicine-service-assurance-age-covid-19 With the help of NETSCOUT, one hospital ramped up its telemedicine application to support increased demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thu, 09 Apr 2020 13:00:00 -0400 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/telemedicine-service-assurance-age-covid-19 Satellite Companies, ISPs Feeling the Heat from Hackers https://www.netscout.com/blog/satellite-companies-isps-feeling-heat-hackers Satellite companies and ISPs must be ever vigilant and improve their security and risk posture. Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:00:00 -0400 Carol Hildebrand https://www.netscout.com/blog/satellite-companies-isps-feeling-heat-hackers Five Ideas to Make Work-From-Home Work for Everybody https://www.netscout.com/blog/five-ideas-make-work-home-for-work-everybody COVID-19 has rapidly changed not only the routine of our daily lives, but how and where we work. How do you deliver reliable, high-availability access to business applications customer-facing services when everybody is remote? Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:00:00 -0400 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/five-ideas-make-work-home-for-work-everybody NETSCOUT’s Cyber Threat Horizon for Enhanced Business Continuity https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscouts-cyber-threat-horizon-enhanced-business-continuity COVID-19 has changed everything, including the cyberattack landscape. That’s why NETSCOUT is offering Cyber Threat Horizon™, a free online tool that provides critical insights for those who care about DDoS attacks, network availability, and business continuity. Tue, 24 Mar 2020 13:30:00 -0400 Tom Bienkowski https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscouts-cyber-threat-horizon-enhanced-business-continuity Digital Transformation Under Attack https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-under-attack From cloud and IoT to increased risk to customer-facing systems, the 15th WISR survey outlines top security threats and concerns for enterprises. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:00:00 -0400 Carol Hildebrand https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-under-attack Calling Government Contact Center No Longer a Taxing Experience for Residents https://www.netscout.com/blog/calling-government-contact-center-no-longer-taxing-experience The number of citizens filing taxes electronically has been on the rise globally since its introduction in the mid-1980s, and with good reason. Citizens like the convenience, while governments like the idea of cutting costs associated with the mandatory storage of physical tax returns. Not surprisingly, however... Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:00:00 -0400 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/calling-government-contact-center-no-longer-taxing-experience Security Skills Gap Drives MSSP Growth https://www.netscout.com/blog/security-skills-gap-drives-mssp-growth Many service providers have carved out a niche as outsourced MSSPs. Their continued success depends on their ability to solve the skills gap and thwart attacks on their own networks Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:00:00 -0400 Carol Hildebrand https://www.netscout.com/blog/security-skills-gap-drives-mssp-growth UC&C SaaS Company Puts Customer Quality First with Visibility to Cloud Solutions https://www.netscout.com/blog/saas-company-puts-customer-quality-first A growing UCaaS company makes customer quality a priority with solutions from NETSCOUT. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 18:00:00 -0400 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/saas-company-puts-customer-quality-first Manufacturer Improves Quality of Experience at Remote Sites https://www.netscout.com/blog/manufacturer-improves-quality-experience-remote-sites A growing consumer manufacturer improves quality of experience for employees and users in their remote offices with solutions from NETSCOUT. Fri, 06 Mar 2020 10:00:00 -0500 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/manufacturer-improves-quality-experience-remote-sites Three Tactics for UC&C Success https://www.netscout.com/blog/three-tactics-ucc-success UC&C offers companies the ability to drive productivity, streamline processes, and foster better business outcomes, making UC&C performance mission-critical. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:00:00 -0500 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/three-tactics-ucc-success Mobile World Congress Post-Cancellation Blues https://www.netscout.com/blog/mobile-world-congress-post-cancellation-blues It didn’t happen at MWC 2020! Here I was, getting all excited about this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) and the big focus on 5G, and then the event was cancelled. “With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and the host country today, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 because the... Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:30:00 -0500 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/mobile-world-congress-post-cancellation-blues Cybersecurity a High Priority Across Insurance Industry https://www.netscout.com/blog/cybersecurity-high-priority-across-insurance-industry Strong economic growth across the global insurance industry has driven a commensurate uptick in cybersecurity spending over the past several years. According to an Ovum report, the global insurance sector is showing the strongest growth in IT spending seen in the last 36 months, and managing security, identity, and... Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:30:00 -0500 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/cybersecurity-high-priority-across-insurance-industry Top Ten Under Attack https://www.netscout.com/blog/top-ten-under-attack Our upcoming 2H 2019 Threat Intelligence Report digs into top attack targets across vertical industries Fri, 14 Feb 2020 17:00:00 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/top-ten-under-attack Transforming the Contact Center to Drive Business Success https://www.netscout.com/blog/transforming-contact-center-drive-business-success Unified communications and collaboration technology is transforming the contact center. But to ensure the best customer experience, companies need to deliver flawless performance across all UC&C components. Learn how packet data can deliver a holistic view into UC&C services, revealing problems impacting contact center performance. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:00:00 -0500 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/transforming-contact-center-drive-business-success Sightline Signaling Alert Sharing Drives Cooperative DDoS Mitigation at Internet Scale https://www.netscout.com/blog/sightline-signaling-alert-sharing Sightline Signaling helps coordinate cooperative inter-provider mitigation of large-scale, high-impact DDoS attacks. Sightline Signaling alert sharing ensures that all the relevant information can be shared by mitigation partners, swiftly, accurately, and securely. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:00:00 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/sightline-signaling-alert-sharing NETSCOUT’s Arbor Sightline with Sentinel Brings Intelligent DDoS Protection to the Network Edge https://www.netscout.com/blog/intelligent-ddos-protection In the digital world, business increasingly functions at the network edge, from massive Internet of Things (IoT) deployment to cloud-based networks and the breathtaking potential of 5G technology. At the same time, service providers and enterprises face a rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape that saw 4.8 million... Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:00:00 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/intelligent-ddos-protection Top Three Tactics to Revamp IT Network Ops for the Digital World https://www.netscout.com/blog/top-three-tactics-revamp-it-network-ops-digital-world As digital transformation reshapes how businesses operate across today’s highly competitive global landscape, CIOs face increasing pressure to build data-driven operational practices that support enterprise goals. But traditional IT practices aren’t built for next-generation environments that sprawl across on-premises... Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:00:00 -0500 Steve Horneman https://www.netscout.com/blog/top-three-tactics-revamp-it-network-ops-digital-world Three UC&C Trends to Watch in 2020 https://www.netscout.com/blog/three-ucc-trends-watch-2020 Our experts have found three key UC&C trends that will impact enterprises in 2020 and beyond. Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:00:00 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/three-ucc-trends-watch-2020 NETSCOUT Trends 2020: Security https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-trends-2020-security Internet Service provider networks carry an enormous amount of traffic, so it’s not surprising that they are at the forefront of combating security threats. Our experts have pinpointed several trends to watch out for in 2020. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 14:00:00 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-trends-2020-security How to Get the Service You Expect from UCaaS https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-get-service-you-expect-ucaas Unified communications as a service (UCaaS) offers important cost savings for organizations that outsource these services to the cloud, but assuring the highest quality of service remains a critical objective. Wed, 18 Dec 2019 17:00:00 -0500 Ray Krug https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-get-service-you-expect-ucaas Attendee Snapshot: Total Telecom Congress https://www.netscout.com/blog/attendee-snapshot-total-telecom-congress Get a snapshot of one attendee’s view of Total Telecom Congress Tue, 17 Dec 2019 15:00:00 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/attendee-snapshot-total-telecom-congress NETSCOUT Extends Its Visibility Without Borders into Google Cloud with Packet Mirroring https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-extends-visibility-into-gcp-google-cloud NETSCOUT harnesses Google Cloud Packet Mirroring for real-time data analysis and assure Enterprise Security and Application Performance Management in Google Cloud. Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:00:00 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-extends-visibility-into-gcp-google-cloud PropertyRoom.com Turns to NETSCOUT To Ensure Application and Service Performance on AWS Hybrid Cloud https://www.netscout.com/blog/propertyroomcom-turns-netscout-ensure-application-and-service PropertyRoom.com selected NETSCOUT Virtual nGeniusONE™ and vSTREAM™ and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Ingress Routing Enhancements and Traffic Mirroring to control performance and security blind spots within and between its data centers and Amazon Web Services. Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:00:00 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/propertyroomcom-turns-netscout-ensure-application-and-service NETSCOUT Harnesses Amazon VPC Ingress Routing Enhancements for Smart Data Intelligence https://www.netscout.com/blog/aws-extends-netscout-visibility-without-borders NETSCOUT harnesses Amazon VPC Ingress Routing enhancements for real-time analysis for service and security assurance. Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:30:00 -0500 Bruce Kelley https://www.netscout.com/blog/aws-extends-netscout-visibility-without-borders The Next Big DDoS Event Is Just Around the Corner. Or Is It? https://www.netscout.com/blog/next-big-ddos-event-just-around-corner It has been nearly two years since we entered the terabit attack era. When will the next big attack come, and what should we expect? Tue, 26 Nov 2019 13:30:00 -0500 Steinthor Bjarnason https://www.netscout.com/blog/next-big-ddos-event-just-around-corner Innovation and Product Development Is Accelerating—On the Wrong Side https://www.netscout.com/blog/innovation-on-the-wrong-side Business leaders are under intense pressure to innovate—if they’re not moving forward, they’re falling behind. So it’s not surprising to find that the engine of any successful businesses today is speed. Open, virtual, and agile are the name of the game. New processes are replacing the old, driving faster innovation... Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:52:20 -0500 Steinthor Bjarnason https://www.netscout.com/blog/innovation-on-the-wrong-side Was Memcached a Turning Point? https://www.netscout.com/blog/was-memcached-turning-point In the era of Memcached and terabit attacks, we’re finally seeing a better focus on securing infrastructure, especially anything that is open to the internet. It’s about time. Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:00:00 -0500 Steinthor Bjarnason https://www.netscout.com/blog/was-memcached-turning-point Mirai’s Botnet Tsunami https://www.netscout.com/blog/mirais-botnet-tsunami The DDoS threat landscape changed forever when the source code for the Mirai IoT botnet was released. What’s changed, what can be done about it, and how can you protect your organization? Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:19:35 -0500 Darren Anstee https://www.netscout.com/blog/mirais-botnet-tsunami 5G: Ready or Not, Here It Comes https://www.netscout.com/blog/5g-ready-or-not-here-it-comes Experts at this year’s WSJPro Cybersecurity Executive Summit in London discuss the impact of 5G. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:00:00 -0500 David Pitlik https://www.netscout.com/blog/5g-ready-or-not-here-it-comes How to Gain Visibility in Cloud Deployments—and Why It Matters https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-gain-visibility-cloud-deployments-and-why-it-matters With multicloud deployments on the rise, organizations face increased complexity with network performance and security. NETSCOUT solves this problem in a single pane of glass. Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:28:56 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-gain-visibility-cloud-deployments-and-why-it-matters NETSCOUT SOC: Tales From the Trenches https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-soc-tales-trenches Read about how NETSCOUT’s Arbor Cloud SOC team scales to deal with today&#039;s level of threat. Tue, 05 Nov 2019 11:00:00 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-soc-tales-trenches Cybersecurity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Reducing Risk in Times of Rapid Change https://www.netscout.com/blog/cybersecurity-fourth-industrial-revolution-reducing-risk-times-rapid Experts at this year’s WSJPro Cybersecurity Executive Summit in London shared their thoughts and insights into the ever-present cybersecurity concerns that go hand in hand with rapid transformation efforts. Wed, 30 Oct 2019 12:00:00 -0400 David Pitlik https://www.netscout.com/blog/cybersecurity-fourth-industrial-revolution-reducing-risk-times-rapid Visibility is Key to Service Assurance in Hybrid Environments https://www.netscout.com/blog/visibility-key-service-assurance-hybrid-environments As service providers look to deliver advanced services utilizing 5G, NFV, and edge computing, they’ll require a more holistic, end-to-end view that spans the multiple domains in which their services now live. Mon, 28 Oct 2019 13:30:00 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/visibility-key-service-assurance-hybrid-environments NetOps, SecOps, and DevOps: Merger Material? https://www.netscout.com/blog/netops-secops-and-devops-merger-material Smart organizations are shifting from a reactive approach to one that more closely integrates teams like DevOps and NetOps with security—a strategy that balances technology innovation and risk mitigation. Thu, 24 Oct 2019 15:30:00 -0400 David Pitlik https://www.netscout.com/blog/netops-secops-and-devops-merger-material Overcoming the Cloud Migration Blues https://www.netscout.com/blog/overcoming-cloud-migration-blues Migrating to the cloud can be challenging. Smart data based on network and application traffic can solve that problem, delivering end-to-end visibility. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:00:00 -0400 David Pitlik https://www.netscout.com/blog/overcoming-cloud-migration-blues Security from the Top Down: Five Steps for C–Suites https://www.netscout.com/blog/security-top-down-five-steps-c-suites Experts at this year’s WSJPro Cybersecurity Executive Summit in London discuss the impact of cybersecurity at the C-suite level. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:03:00 -0400 David Pitlik https://www.netscout.com/blog/security-top-down-five-steps-c-suites Can New Law Enforcement Put a Dent in the DDoS Problem? https://www.netscout.com/blog/can-new-law-enforcement-put-dent-ddos-problem DDoS attacks are on the rise, despite increasing pressure from law-enforcement agencies around the world. Why? They’re cheap, easy, and pervasive, and the payoff can be big. Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/can-new-law-enforcement-put-dent-ddos-problem Worried Yet? Experts Name 7 Top Cybersecurity Concerns https://www.netscout.com/blog/worried-yet-experts-name-7-top-cybersecurity-concerns We asked attendee’s at this year’s WSJPro Cybersecurity Executive Summit in London about their biggest security concerns. Here’s what we heard. Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:30:00 -0400 David Pitlik https://www.netscout.com/blog/worried-yet-experts-name-7-top-cybersecurity-concerns Overcoming the Challenge of Managing Multigenerational Networks https://www.netscout.com/blog/overcoming-challenge-managing-multigenerational-networks Along with the new capabilities it brings to end users and machines, 5G changes how wireless networks are built and managed. Visibility without borders helps CSPs see through the generational layers. Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:00:00 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/overcoming-challenge-managing-multigenerational-networks Cybersecurity: The Next Space Race? https://www.netscout.com/blog/cybersecurity-next-space-race In the world’s race to secure cyberspace, experts identify four top priorities. Wed, 02 Oct 2019 11:00:00 -0400 David Pitlik https://www.netscout.com/blog/cybersecurity-next-space-race Beyond Information Sharing: Why Governments and the Private Sector Must Partner to Combat Cybersecurity Threats https://www.netscout.com/blog/why-governments-and-private-sector-must-unite Experts gathered at this year’s WSJPro Cybersecurity Executive Summit in London discuss the need for increased government-private sector collaboration for cybersecurity. Tue, 01 Oct 2019 10:00:00 -0400 David Pitlik https://www.netscout.com/blog/why-governments-and-private-sector-must-unite Looking to Assure Unified Communications Quality? Visibility Is Key. https://www.netscout.com/blog/looking-assure-unified-communications-quality-visibility-key Visibility is key to assuring successful unified communications. Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:00:00 -0400 David Pitlik https://www.netscout.com/blog/looking-assure-unified-communications-quality-visibility-key Overcoming 5G Challenges: It’s a Life Cycle Thing https://www.netscout.com/blog/overcoming-5g-challenges-its-life-cycle-thing What does 5G life cycle visibility mean? It helps to look at the role service assurance plays in each of the different phases of the 5G life cycle to get a clearer picture of how end-to-end visibility can help carriers overcome the challenges they face in a 5G world. Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:00:00 -0400 Heather Broughton https://www.netscout.com/blog/overcoming-5g-challenges-its-life-cycle-thing 5G Is Coming. Do You Have the Visibility You Need to Assure Your Network? https://www.netscout.com/blog/5g-coming-do-you-have-visibility-you-need-assure-your-network 5G is on its way. But do you have the tools for providing visibility to 5G, interoperation and lab testing, and monitoring and troubleshooting? Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:00:00 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/5g-coming-do-you-have-visibility-you-need-assure-your-network DDoS Attacks Hit Hard in September https://www.netscout.com/blog/ddos-attacks-hit-hard-september September DDoS attacks have taken down the world’s second-largest website, a popular online game, and even the communications channels of the Hong Kong protesters—just for starters. Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:00:00 -0400 Steinthor Bjarnason https://www.netscout.com/blog/ddos-attacks-hit-hard-september Introducing Cyber Threat Horizon https://www.netscout.com/blog/introducing-cyber-threat-horizon Situational awareness in the connected world is understanding what threats are targeting companies like yours or companies you’re interested in (your partners, customers) so you can better protect your organization. Wed, 04 Sep 2019 11:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/introducing-cyber-threat-horizon VMware and NETSCOUT Partner for Visibility Without Borders https://www.netscout.com/blog/vmware-and-netscout-partner-visibility-without-borders NETSCOUT vSTREAM is now available as a native solution within the VMware NSX environment, creating a virtual infrastructure that can run on any application in any cloud environment with full high-fidelity visibility and consistent security. Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:05:09 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/vmware-and-netscout-partner-visibility-without-borders The Mainstreaming of Cybercrime https://www.netscout.com/blog/mainstreaming-cybercrime NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report 1H 2019 reveals new findings on IoT vulnerabilities, cybercrime innovation, nation-state actors, and rising DDoS attacks Mon, 05 Aug 2019 12:00:00 -0400 Hardik Modi https://www.netscout.com/blog/mainstreaming-cybercrime 5G and Beyond: Hybrid Networks are Here to Stay https://www.netscout.com/blog/5g-and-beyond-hybrid-networks-are-here-stay Monolithic and homogeneous networks are no longer capable of addressing our growing and increasingly diverse connectivity needs. Wed, 31 Jul 2019 09:28:25 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/5g-and-beyond-hybrid-networks-are-here-stay The Dark Side of Governments: A Growing Threat of APT Groups https://www.netscout.com/blog/dark-side-governments-growing-threat-apt-groups The use of state-sponsored APT groups is increasingly valuable tool for global covert operations. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/dark-side-governments-growing-threat-apt-groups Automate your way out of complexity. And benefit from it. https://www.netscout.com/blog/automate-your-way-out-complexity-and-benefit Guest blogger Monica Paolini talks about the complexity and challenges as networks evolve to 5G and how to improve ROI on their networks. Tue, 09 Jul 2019 14:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/automate-your-way-out-complexity-and-benefit DDoS Attacks Growing Ever-More Sophisticated and Efficient https://www.netscout.com/blog/ddos-attacks-growing-ever-more-sophisticated-and-efficient DDoS attacks continue to be a foundational element of the threat landscape. And as is the case with other threat vectors, DDoS tools have become increasingly commoditized. Mon, 01 Jul 2019 14:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/ddos-attacks-growing-ever-more-sophisticated-and-efficient DDoS Attacks, and Attackers, Continue to Evolve https://www.netscout.com/blog/ddos-attacks-continue-to-evolve NETSCOUT’s 14th Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) highlights the ongoing game of whack-a-mole between defenders and attackers. The reality is, once a new exploit is identified, it never goes away. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 10:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/ddos-attacks-continue-to-evolve AWS Traffic Mirroring Contributes to NETSCOUT’s Smart Data Intelligence https://www.netscout.com/blog/aws-helps-netscout-smart-data Amazon VPC traffic mirroring helps NETSCOUT to seamlessly extend our packet capturing capabilities to AWS and gain visibility without borders into applications. Tue, 25 Jun 2019 23:00:00 -0400 Russ Currie https://www.netscout.com/blog/aws-helps-netscout-smart-data Appledore Perspective: NETSCOUT Transformed https://www.netscout.com/blog/appledore-perspective-netscout-transformed Appledore Research discusses NETSCOUT’s transformation into a diversified supplier of radio planning, subscriber analytics, and intelligent service assurance solutions to the telecommunication market. Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/appledore-perspective-netscout-transformed ESG Perspective: NETSCOUT ENGAGE19 Explores Visibility Without Borders https://www.netscout.com/blog/esg-engage19-review NETSCOUT recently held its Customer Event: ENGAGE19 in Nashville TN. There were approximately 800 attendees from over 350 companies coming to hear about the latest from NETSCOUT. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 17:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/esg-engage19-review Digital Transformation Strategies Are Under Attack https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-strategies-are-under-attack From SaaS to third-party data center and cloud services, NETSCOUT’s 14th annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report shows an increase in infrastructure targets as enterprises move to cloud Mon, 17 Jun 2019 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-strategies-are-under-attack The Power of Location in Networks Without Borders https://www.netscout.com/blog/power-location-networks-without-borders Removing the borders in our communication networks allows operators to extract the value of location in ways that are not possible in today’s networks, where function is still tied to a fixed location within the network architecture. Wed, 22 May 2019 16:16:36 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/power-location-networks-without-borders Improving User Experience By Understanding Dropped Calls https://www.netscout.com/blog/understanding-dropped-calls Providers measure call drops based on the failure codes received from the handset or network, but this method often leaves out crucial information. Thu, 02 May 2019 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/understanding-dropped-calls Optimizing Application Performance and User Experience with NETSCOUT for Azure https://www.netscout.com/blog/azure-vtap Find out about how NETSCOUT solutions seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Azure VTAP for greater insight into application and network performance. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/azure-vtap Reducing Mean-time-to-Repair (MTTR) https://www.netscout.com/blog/mean-time-repair-mttr Updated for 2019 Cable providers are doing much more these days than just delivering broadcast TV channels: operators are now focused on integrating a collection of IP-based services such as voice, Internet services as well as supporting tablets and other connected devices for video-on-demand and video streaming... Mon, 08 Apr 2019 16:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/mean-time-repair-mttr Cloud in the Crosshairs https://www.netscout.com/blog/cloud-crosshairs Read the latest on global DDoS mitigation from NETSCOUT&#039;s 14th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, a global survey of network, security, and IT decision makers across enterprise and service provider organizations. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0400 Carol Hildebrand https://www.netscout.com/blog/cloud-crosshairs Dawn of the Terrorbit Era https://www.netscout.com/blog/dawn-terrorbit-era NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report 2H 2018 Reveals New Findings on IoT Vulnerabilities, Nation State Actors, Increase in DDoS Numbers, and Attack Size. Tue, 26 Feb 2019 07:00:00 -0500 Hardik Modi https://www.netscout.com/blog/dawn-terrorbit-era 5G Checklist for Network Operations and Engineering https://www.netscout.com/blog/5g-ready-checklist With 5G trials underway throughout the world, are network operations and engineering teams ready to manage the rollout of 5G networks and technology? Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:00:00 -0500 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/5g-ready-checklist The Added Complexity of Cloud Visibility https://www.netscout.com/blog/cloud-visibility Today’s growing trend towards cloud adoption has opened the door to tremendous opportunities, but has also presented significant visibility challenges for IT. Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:00:00 -0500 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/cloud-visibility The Key to Industrial Internet of Things Transformation–Visibility! https://www.netscout.com/blog/visibility-transforms-industrial-iot Industrial Internet of Things is dramatically changing production capabilities and efficiencies. This has led many manufacturers to view the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as a game-changer because of its promise to enhance operational efficiency and help to scale up automation processes. Wed, 30 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0500 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/visibility-transforms-industrial-iot NETSCOUT Interview: Adam Bixler  https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-interview-adam-bixler When it comes to cyber threats, enterprises face a constantly evolving threat landscape. Security expert Adam Bixler has some tips on how to effectively respond and how NETSCOUT Arbor Edge Defense can help. Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:00:00 -0500 Carol Hildebrand https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-interview-adam-bixler Value of Virtual Probes in Closed Loop Automation https://www.netscout.com/blog/virtual-network-probes Virtual Network Probes (Vprobes) will play a critical role in the future of service assurance, according to the latest from Appledore Research. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:00:00 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/virtual-network-probes NETSCOUT Predicts: Security Trends for 2019 https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-predicts-security-trends-2019 As the global cyber threat landscape continues to evolve, our security experts have a few predictions to help you plan and prioritize for security in 2019. Wed, 02 Jan 2019 17:30:00 -0500 Carol Hildebrand https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-predicts-security-trends-2019 NETSCOUT Predicts: 5G Trends for 2019 https://www.netscout.com/blog/5G-trends-predictions-2019 There’s no doubt that the low latency, high bandwidth of 5G will be a game-changer in today’s rapidly transforming digital world. However, service providers need to be smart when it comes to planning and rolling out this multimillion investment. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 15:24:08 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/5G-trends-predictions-2019 The Need for Visualization in Mobile Operator Virtualization https://www.netscout.com/blog/need-visualization-mobile-operator-virtualization In order to stay competitive, service providers are coming to recognize the enormous potential for NFV to transform their networks, drive cost efficiencies, and empower new services. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:00:00 -0500 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/need-visualization-mobile-operator-virtualization Achieving Service Assurance across Multi-Cloud Environments https://www.netscout.com/blog/service-assurance-across-multi-cloud Assuring business services across changing, multi-cloud infrastructure offers businesses strategic advantages in flexibility and a better end-user experience. Tue, 11 Dec 2018 21:00:00 -0500 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/service-assurance-across-multi-cloud A Brave New Mobile World Fueled by Smart Data & Intelligence https://www.netscout.com/blog/brave-new-mobile-world As cellular service providers increasingly must compete in today’s brave new world of over-the-top (OTT) services and a mobile broadband explosion that features all-you-can-eat, unlimited data plans, mobile carriers can no longer operate on previous business models. Tue, 04 Dec 2018 15:30:00 -0500 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/brave-new-mobile-world Are You Up to the Challenge of Software Defined Networking? https://www.netscout.com/blog/software-defined-networking-challenge Today’s successful enterprise requires a ‘fast and flat’ network that can provide the business agility to quickly spin-up compute and storage resources to deliver applications wherever and whenever they are required. Yet the abstraction of storage, compute and networking, whether on premise or in the cloud, transforms the provisioning for and delivery of business services and applications. The adoption of SDN and public cloud infrastructure will change how we configure and consume business services in ways we are only beginning to realize. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:05:57 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/software-defined-networking-challenge Virtualization Needs Visibility https://www.netscout.com/blog/virtualization-needs-visibility The only truly affordable and practical way to operate a 5G network is to virtualize and automate, change network design, and increasingly manage the network and services from the edge. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 15:00:00 -0500 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/virtualization-needs-visibility Why 5G is Supercharging the SD-WAN Opportunity for Service Providers https://www.netscout.com/blog/why-5g-supercharging-sd-wan-opportunity-service-providers 5G is a true enabler of SD-WAN because it provides high bandwidth and (ultra) low latency in locations where fixed-line networks may not be available, but to ensure the high quality experiences expected, service providers will need to be able to monitor their 5G networks to assure SD-WAN services. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:00:00 -0500 Heather Broughton https://www.netscout.com/blog/why-5g-supercharging-sd-wan-opportunity-service-providers Big Data Analytics Will Drive Better Business Insights Through E2e Network Visibility https://www.netscout.com/blog/big-data-analytics-will-drive-better-business-insights Today&#039;s operators are migrating from hardware-based networks to software-based networks, and the technologies driving this change are SDN and NFV. Migrating to a software-mediated network introduces several challenges. Operators need to make this network transformation today to address competitive web-scale disruption, exponential data traffic increases, and rising cost pressures, all while maintaining a high quality of service. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:00:00 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/big-data-analytics-will-drive-better-business-insights NETSCOUT Shines a Light on the Journey to NFV with the Latest Frost & Sullivan Award https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-shines-light-journey-nfv-latest-frost-sullivan-award Frost &amp;amp; Sullivan recently chose NETSCOUT for its service provider solutions award for Visionary Innovation Leadership in the Network Data Analytics Industry. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:00:00 -0500 Heather Broughton https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-shines-light-journey-nfv-latest-frost-sullivan-award Accelerating the Move to NFV and Cloud Infrastructure with Confidence  https://www.netscout.com/blog/nfv-and-cloud-infrastructure-confidence NETSCOUT’s service assurance solution for virtualization helped an African mobile operator accelerate their move to NFV and Cloud infrastructure with confidence. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:52:46 -0500 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/nfv-and-cloud-infrastructure-confidence Customer Profile: Xtel Communications https://www.netscout.com/blog/customer-profile-xtel-communications With Arbor Sightline and Arbor Threat Mitigation System in Xtel’s environment, the network operation center is able to respond to events swiftly. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 10:00:00 -0400 Jamal Bethea https://www.netscout.com/blog/customer-profile-xtel-communications Reinventing MNO Service Assurance: From Solution to Strategy https://www.netscout.com/blog/reinventing-mno-service-assurance As many MNOs have discovered, building an intelligent network architecture is a critical success factor to DX-driven business strategies. And to get there, it’s time to build a modern service assurance strategy capable of supporting this key business asset. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 21:00:00 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/reinventing-mno-service-assurance Election Security: Making Sure Information is Accurate and Available https://www.netscout.com/blog/election-security-making-sure-information-accurate-and-available Failing to take these challenges seriously risks ceding the narrative of accurate information to adversaries. Once that narrative is lost, it can be very hard to recover. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:15:00 -0400 Mike McNerney https://www.netscout.com/blog/election-security-making-sure-information-accurate-and-available Five Things to Know About NETSCOUT Arbor Edge Defense https://www.netscout.com/blog/five-things-know-about-netscout-arbor-edge-defense NETSCOUT AED redefines the cyber security stack to serve as the first and last line of defense against multiple types of inbound and outbound threats. Learn more about AED and what it can do for your network. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/five-things-know-about-netscout-arbor-edge-defense Service Assurance Evolves for Hybrid Networks https://www.netscout.com/blog/service-assurance-evolves-hybrid-networks To deliver service agility in today&#039;s hybrid networking environment, a new level of service assurance must be included in network design principles. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/service-assurance-evolves-hybrid-networks Know your network. Extracting the benefits of virtualization https://www.netscout.com/blog/know-your-network-extracting-benefits-virtualization To gather the knowledge they need and leverage it to optimize their networks, service providers need to change the way they run their networks, concurrently along multiple dimensions. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:00:00 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/know-your-network-extracting-benefits-virtualization IoT Botnets: The Dark Side of Open Source  https://www.netscout.com/blog/iot-botnets-dark-side-open-source Without question, open-source software has been a boon to developers everywhere. Once viewed as a kind of anarchy in the commercial software world, its early proponents have long since been vindicated, as open source gained mainstream respectability on the strength of popular platforms like Linux, Apache and Firefox... Tue, 16 Oct 2018 21:00:00 -0400 Tom Bienkowski https://www.netscout.com/blog/iot-botnets-dark-side-open-source Cloud First No More, Cloud Smarter Instead https://www.netscout.com/blog/cloud-first-no-more-cloud-smarter-instead According to an article on NextGov.com, “The new strategy will update the Obama administration’s “Cloud First” policy, established in 2010, to better reflect where agencies and the technology are today. Seven years ago “was a time when cloud computing was still new,” Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent said... Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:00:00 -0400 Babak Roushanaee https://www.netscout.com/blog/cloud-first-no-more-cloud-smarter-instead The Expansion of 5G Will Necessitate Service Assurance https://www.netscout.com/blog/5G-expansion-will-need-service-assurance The promise of 5G is enticing. There’s no doubt that the low latency, high bandwidth of 5G will be a game-changer in today’s rapidly transforming digital world. However, for service providers, the challenge is in justifying the multi-billion dollars of investments in new network equipment required without sufficiently... Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:00:00 -0400 Bruce Kelley https://www.netscout.com/blog/5G-expansion-will-need-service-assurance Cybersecurity and Elections: What can be done? https://www.netscout.com/blog/cybersecurity-and-elections Elections systems are like banks, in that our faith in their security matters almost as much as the actual security itself. As we are beginning to learn, if you undermine that faith, you can do a lot of damage. One only needs to turn on cable news for a few minutes to realize that our nation’s adversaries have proven... Tue, 09 Oct 2018 21:00:00 -0400 Mike McNerney https://www.netscout.com/blog/cybersecurity-and-elections The Federal Government Wants to Cloud Smart(er) https://www.netscout.com/blog/federal-government-wants-cloud-smarter The U.S. government just issued a request for comment on its plan for cloud computing adoption across the federal government. The government says it’s time to move from Cloud First to Cloud Smart. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:52:51 -0400 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/federal-government-wants-cloud-smarter Keeping a UK Government Digital Organisation Running https://www.netscout.com/blog/keeping-uk-government-digital-organisation-running When was the last time your critical services were audited for performance and security? This blog discusses a multidisciplinary approach to how this might be achieved. Efficient applications mean more productivity, more productivity leads to lower cost. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:43:46 -0400 Adam Woolhouse https://www.netscout.com/blog/keeping-uk-government-digital-organisation-running Using Smart Data for Operational Intelligence https://www.netscout.com/blog/using-smart-data-operational-intelligence As business success increasingly hinges on how well organizations access and analyze data, it is not surprising to find companies pursuing smart data architectures that enable them to leverage data faster and more effectively. Done right, smart data helps improve customer experiences and loyalty, save money, protect... Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:20:00 -0400 John Dix https://www.netscout.com/blog/using-smart-data-operational-intelligence Improving Performance and Service Delivery Dominate Top Priorities in Hybrid Cloud https://www.netscout.com/blog/improving-performance-and-service-delivery-dominate-top-priorities Most companies have begun migrating workloads to the cloud. But did you know that speeding up operations, optimizing costs, and improving performance and service delivery are the top goals of IT professionals? That’s just one of several key findings of a new survey conducted by IEEE Computer Society of behalf of... Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:49:47 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/improving-performance-and-service-delivery-dominate-top-priorities Entering the Terabit Era: Get Ready For Bigger DDoS Attacks https://www.netscout.com/blog/entering-terabit-era-get-ready-bigger-ddos-attacks According to NETSCOUT’s ATLAS Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT), the maximum size of DDoS attacks increased 174% in the first half of 2018 over the same period in 2017. Wed, 05 Sep 2018 13:22:29 -0400 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/entering-terabit-era-get-ready-bigger-ddos-attacks Why CDNs Don’t Solve Your DDoS Problem https://www.netscout.com/blog/why-cdns-dont-solve-your-ddos-problem A false sense of security is the worst thing that can happen to your business. Large Content Delivery Networks have reached truly global size, the underlying technologies have made it possible to implement “clouds” of services, and the “cloud” now is becoming synonymous with the internet itself. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 13:15:46 -0400 Marco Gioanola https://www.netscout.com/blog/why-cdns-dont-solve-your-ddos-problem Realizing the Full Value of DevOps https://www.netscout.com/blog/realizing-full-value-devops The ultimate business promise of agile development and continuous deployment is applications that deliver stronger customer engagement and increased productivity from better enterprise services. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:15:36 -0400 Ron Lifton https://www.netscout.com/blog/realizing-full-value-devops Is Your Information Close Enough to the Edge? https://www.netscout.com/blog/your-information-close-enough-edge Moving cloud, compute and processing power to the edge of the network will support the ultra-low latency requirements of 5G applications, such as connected cars, which run at the network edge. Thu, 23 Aug 2018 17:36:39 -0400 Heather Broughton https://www.netscout.com/blog/your-information-close-enough-edge Virtualization Picks Up the Pace for 5G Crawl, Walk, and Run Deployments https://www.netscout.com/blog/virtualization-picks-pace-5g-crawl-walk-and-run-deployments The application of virtualization technologies including network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) to 5G networks is essential if 5G is to be deployed and operated at a sustainable cost. Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:01:10 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/virtualization-picks-pace-5g-crawl-walk-and-run-deployments What is Smart Data? How Does it Help? https://www.netscout.com/blog/what-smart-data-how-does-it-help Successful data-driven businesses strive to improve data quality while reducing data organization and prep time. Read about what smart data is and how it helps. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:59:34 -0400 John Dix https://www.netscout.com/blog/what-smart-data-how-does-it-help Introducing NETSCOUT’s Threat Intelligence Report https://www.netscout.com/blog/introducing-netscouts-threat-intelligence-report NETSCOUT’s Arbor Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS®) has actively monitored the global internet threat landscape since 2007. Today, it provides us with visibility into approximately one-third of the global internet. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 09:31:33 -0400 Hardik Modi https://www.netscout.com/blog/introducing-netscouts-threat-intelligence-report Top Data Roadblocks for Digital Businesses https://www.netscout.com/blog/top-data-roadblocks-digital-businesses Data has become the lifeblood of digitally driven businesses, as organizations look for new ways to improve customer experiences, increase operational efficiency, and create data-driven products and services. But as many companies have discovered, leveraging data is easier said than done. Mon, 06 Aug 2018 13:44:38 -0400 John Dix https://www.netscout.com/blog/top-data-roadblocks-digital-businesses A Kink in the Blockchain https://www.netscout.com/blog/kink-blockchain As Internet of Things (IoT) devices proliferate across nearly every aspect of our personal and business lives, many of these implementations will be utilizing basic blockchain services. According to IDC, by 2019, 20 percent of all IoT deployments will have basic levels of blockchain services enabled. Mon, 09 Jul 2018 18:46:26 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/kink-blockchain Are You Prepared for DDoS? (Not A Checklist) https://www.netscout.com/blog/are-you-prepared-for-ddos In the 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) from NETSCOUT Arbor, survey respondents were asked to identify the security measures they had in place against DDoS attacks. Among enterprise respondents, 82% identified firewalls and 57% had intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS). In contrast, only 28% had Intelligent DDoS Mitigation Systems. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:47:08 -0400 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/are-you-prepared-for-ddos Top Business Goal: Faster Deployment of Apps and Services https://www.netscout.com/blog/top-business-goal-faster-deployment-apps-and-services As digital transformation drives the rapid pace of technology innovation, IT professionals are under increasing pressure to speed the development and deployment of applications and services – all while maintaining quality and cutting costs. In today’s connected world, delivering a better customer experience is key to business success. Thu, 28 Jun 2018 13:58:30 -0400 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/top-business-goal-faster-deployment-apps-and-services An Apple a Day: Virtualized Application Service Assurance https://www.netscout.com/blog/apple-day-virtualized-application-service-assurance As healthcare services, such as electronic medical records (EMR) and radiology services, are increasingly digitized, the need for network and application reliability is becoming a matter of life and death. Further complicating the challenge IT professionals face, more and more healthcare organizations are deploying virtualized network services and adopting “as-a-service” models. Tue, 26 Jun 2018 16:45:56 -0400 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/apple-day-virtualized-application-service-assurance Be Vigilant of the Cyber Reflection https://www.netscout.com/blog/be-vigilant-cyber-reflection A common question I receive is “Why do DDoS attack keep occurring?” My answer is two-fold. One. It’s so easy to execute. Whether it be Do It Yourself DDoS attack tools, or DDoS Attack for Hire Services, anyone without any technical skills can execute a DDoS attack. Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:53:29 -0400 Tom Bienkowski https://www.netscout.com/blog/be-vigilant-cyber-reflection Legal Guardians: Supporting the Connected World of NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/legal-guardians-supporting-connected-world-netscout As businesses today embrace digital transformation, the need to assure the performance of the technologies that lie at the heart of the connected world has never been more important. NETSCOUT has made a name for itself throughout the marketplace, supporting the “Guardians of the Connected World” who are responsible for the ever more complex networks and applications that we have come to rely on daily. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:03:38 -0400 Jeff Levinson https://www.netscout.com/blog/legal-guardians-supporting-connected-world-netscout Revamping HTTP and DNS for a Brave New 5G World https://www.netscout.com/blog/revamping-http-and-dns-brave-new-5g-world As the brave new world of 5G approaches, HTTP and DNS are being revamped to meet the needs of our evolving digital universe. These protocols have served us well, and with these considered modifications, will continue to support our connected world. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:10:11 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/revamping-http-and-dns-brave-new-5g-world LPWA Will Have to Suffice Until 5G Arrives https://www.netscout.com/blog/lpwa-will-have-suffice-until-5g-arrives The growth of Internet of Things (IoT) applications is exploding. Industry analysts predict IoT connected devices will grow to almost 31 billion worldwide by 2020, and more than 75 billion by 2025. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:39:42 -0400 Martin Klapdor https://www.netscout.com/blog/lpwa-will-have-suffice-until-5g-arrives The Horse Race for Multi-cloud Services Dominance https://www.netscout.com/blog/horse-race-multi-cloud-services-dominance In today’s digital universe, multi-cloud is the strategy of choice for enterprises of all shapes and sizes. Enterprises and large organizations require the scale and flexibility that cloud provides to grow their businesses and remain competitive. Wed, 06 Jun 2018 19:05:49 -0400 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/horse-race-multi-cloud-services-dominance Smart Contracts Still Require Blockchain Service Assurance https://www.netscout.com/blog/smart-contracts-still-require-blockchain-service-assurance According to recent research, the global blockchain market is expected to be worth $20 billion by 2024. The future success and acceptance of smart contracts rests largely on the ability of blockchain operators to control all network interfaces and connected applications. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 13:03:36 -0400 Martin Klapdor https://www.netscout.com/blog/smart-contracts-still-require-blockchain-service-assurance Off is Not an Option: Automating Digital & Wireless Testing https://www.netscout.com/blog/not-option-automating-digital-wireless-testing The Internet of Things (IoT) is fast encroaching on nearly every aspect of our lives. In fact, Business Insider magazine predicts there will be more than 55 billion IoT devices by 2025, up from approximately nine billion in 2017. Thu, 31 May 2018 13:23:25 -0400 Daniel Klimke https://www.netscout.com/blog/not-option-automating-digital-wireless-testing Smart Data is Key for New Revenue Opportunities https://www.netscout.com/blog/smart-data-key-new-revenue-opportunities A recent market research report predicts global IIoT will reach approximately $232 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of around 8.06 percent between 2018 and 2023. Wed, 30 May 2018 16:53:15 -0400 Martin Klapdor https://www.netscout.com/blog/smart-data-key-new-revenue-opportunities The Rise and Fall of Memcached https://www.netscout.com/blog/rise-and-fall-memcached About 3 months ago, the Internet experienced the largest DDoS attack ever, reaching the unprecedented level of 1.7 Tbps. This was shortly followed by another attack reaching 1.3 Tbps and numerous smaller attacks. Tue, 29 May 2018 12:42:24 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/rise-and-fall-memcached The Rise of Network Virtualization Demands Service Assurance https://www.netscout.com/blog/rise-network-virtualization-demands-service-assurance The rollout of network functions virtualization tools is likely to be a gradual process, as providers take a considered approach that identifies the specific applications or services that are appropriate for their virtual infrastructure. Thu, 24 May 2018 17:02:14 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/rise-network-virtualization-demands-service-assurance Moving Data Center Capabilities to the Edge of the Network https://www.netscout.com/blog/moving-data-center-capabilities-edge-network According to a recent IDC study, 45 percent of all data created by IoT devices will be stored, processed, analyzed and acted upon close to or at the edge of a network by 2020. Wed, 23 May 2018 14:11:54 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/moving-data-center-capabilities-edge-network Monitoring SD-WAN and Other Overlay Networks https://www.netscout.com/blog/monitoring-sd-wan-and-other-overlay-networks SD-WAN is the software defined networking solution for the edge and remote locations. It introduces another variable in the service delivery chain, and networking and application professionals must have a suitable visibility solution before deploying it. Mon, 21 May 2018 13:58:44 -0400 Babak Roushanaee https://www.netscout.com/blog/monitoring-sd-wan-and-other-overlay-networks Moving Beyond Log Data https://www.netscout.com/blog/moving-beyond-log-data In a recent Forbes article, IDC predicts the world will be creating 163 zettabytes of data per year by 2025. This is a ten-fold increase in worldwide data creation from the current rate of 16.3ZB. Tue, 15 May 2018 14:04:48 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/moving-beyond-log-data Everything I Learned, I Learned from My Mom https://www.netscout.com/blog/everything-i-learned-i-learned-my-mom Forget Kindergarten… everything I’ve learned, I learned from my Mom. At first meeting, my Mom would not strike one as a force to be reckoned with. She was small in stature and quiet in nature. Her dream was to have a big, loving family – which she accomplished. As I was growing up as the youngest of twelve, these are... Mon, 07 May 2018 12:55:54 -0400 Janel Ryan https://www.netscout.com/blog/everything-i-learned-i-learned-my-mom As NFV Becomes Reality, Network and Service Assurance Needed https://www.netscout.com/blog/nfv-becomes-reality-network-and-service-assurance-needed Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is well on its way to widespread adoption. Recent research predicts carrier NFV investments top $37 billion in 2021 and have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30 percent between 2016 and 2021. North America is forecast to lead the way, accumulating $13 billion in NFV-related... Thu, 03 May 2018 13:54:06 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/nfv-becomes-reality-network-and-service-assurance-needed Fake It Until You Become It https://www.netscout.com/blog/fake-it-until-you-become-it-amy-cuddy We all know the phrase, “fake it until you make it.” And if you’re honest with yourself, you think, “that’s great until people figure out I’m faking it.” As it happens, faking it may help you become it. This idea originates with social psychologist, Amy Cuddy. Through her research on non-verbal expressions, she... Thu, 03 May 2018 01:09:30 -0400 Janel Ryan https://www.netscout.com/blog/fake-it-until-you-become-it-amy-cuddy Digital Transformation is Coming to a Store Near You https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-coming-store-near-you The way people shop has been changing. Over the past several years, Digital transformation (DX) has dramatically impacted the retail sector in a big way. According to recent studies, 90 percent of pre-purchasing research happens online. And 90 percent of shoppers use their smartphones in stores while they shop. These... Tue, 01 May 2018 13:17:11 -0400 Ron Lifton https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-coming-store-near-you Customer Success Story: DQE Communications https://www.netscout.com/blog/customer-success-story-dqe-communications Customizing Network Solutions for Business Growth DQE Communications is one of the leading providers of commercial fiber optic networking to businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania. Offering a level of network service and support that’s unequaled by any other area provider, DQE provides businesses, governmental... Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:45:56 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/customer-success-story-dqe-communications Growing Reliance on Multi-cloud Boosts Need for Smart Data https://www.netscout.com/blog/growing-reliance-multi-cloud-boosts-need-smart-data As the cloud computing market has soared, businesses have begun incorporating a mix of cloud services to meet their Digital Transformation (DX) objectives. Multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments are fast becoming the option of choice. In fact, according to a recent Information Age article, 451 Research determined... Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:47:56 -0400 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/growing-reliance-multi-cloud-boosts-need-smart-data Largest DDoS Attack Service Shut Down https://www.netscout.com/blog/largest-ddos-attack-service-shut-down DDoS-for-Hire services, like Webstresser, run rampant in the underground marketplace and their services are often negligible in price. Many of the services list disclaimers in an attempt to mislead the illegal nature of the service. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:15:09 -0400 Jenny Panighetti https://www.netscout.com/blog/largest-ddos-attack-service-shut-down Infrastructure Under Attack https://www.netscout.com/blog/infrastructure-under-attack What makes a DDoS attack different from an everyday data breach? The answer is embedded in the term: denial of service. The motive of a DDoS attack is to prevent the delivery of online services that people depend on. Financial institutions, gaming and e-commerce websites are among the top targets of DDoS attacks, as... Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:48:32 -0400 Tom Bienkowski https://www.netscout.com/blog/infrastructure-under-attack Attacks on Encrypted Services https://www.netscout.com/blog/attacks-encrypted-services Encryption is one of the most basic necessities in the security arsenal. It’s what makes it possible for banks to offer online banking and funds transfers, or for consumers to make purchases online using their credit or debit cards. It’s what protects the public’s online interaction with government agencies or health... Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:13:16 -0400 Tom Bienkowski https://www.netscout.com/blog/attacks-encrypted-services Delivering the Edge Computing Promise https://www.netscout.com/blog/delivering-edge-computing-promise Edge computing, driven by the rapid proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G technology, is poised to change the world as we know it. According to the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IoT 2018 Predictions, by 2020, IT spend on Edge infrastructure will near 18 percent of the total spend on IoT infrastructure... Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:34:46 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/delivering-edge-computing-promise Intelligently Automated DDoS Defense https://www.netscout.com/blog/intelligently-automated-ddos-defense Many business organizations struggle to detect and mitigate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in a timely and efficient manner. The cost of downtime, which for most organizations can run more than $500 per minute, is not the only risk. DDoS is increasingly being used as part of broader attack campaigns which... Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:11:58 -0400 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/intelligently-automated-ddos-defense The Business of Botnets https://www.netscout.com/blog/business-botnets The Mirai attacks against Dyn in 2016 drew widespread attention to botnets. Yet compared to how cybercriminals are using botnets today, the Dyn attacks may come to seem rather amateurish. Criminals are quickly learning how to leverage botnets running sophisticated malware as the infrastructure for massive, illegitimate... Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:38:58 -0400 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/business-botnets Availability is Everything https://www.netscout.com/blog/availability-everything With the increase in multi-vector attacks, security experts agree that reducing the risk from DDoS attacks requires a defense-in-depth or layered approach utilizing multiple, synchronized mitigation approaches. Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:32:47 -0400 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/availability-everything The Tiger Effect, 2.0? https://www.netscout.com/blog/atlas-tiger-effect The Masters kicks off today and by far the biggest story in Augusta Georgia this year is the unlikely comeback of Tiger Woods. He is, by far, the most important person in the sport. How excited are golf fans at the thought of his return? In the last tournament he played a few weeks ago, it had higher TV ratings than... Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:30:14 -0400 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/atlas-tiger-effect The Six Phases of a DDoS Incident Response Plan https://www.netscout.com/blog/six-phases-of-ddos-incident-response-plan Any enterprise that interacts with its customers and stakeholders online — which is just about everyone these days — needs to have robust defenses to detect and mitigate distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. It’s just as important, however, to have an equally robust incident response plan and process specific... Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:29:56 -0400 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/six-phases-of-ddos-incident-response-plan Automation Puts Time on Your Side During a DDoS Attack https://www.netscout.com/blog/ddos-attack-automation During a DDoS attack, time is unforgiving. A few seconds can mean the difference between a successful mitigation and costly network downtime. Anything that accelerates your mean time to detect (MTTD) and respond (MTTR) to an attack is to your advantage. Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:35:43 -0400 Talbot Hack https://www.netscout.com/blog/ddos-attack-automation DDoS Defense: The Need For Speed – Arbor Networks https://www.netscout.com/blog/ddos-defense-need-speed-arbor-networks In DDoS defense, speed is critical. Unlike malware which can lie dormant within an organization for months, massive “fast flood” attacks can materialize in an instant and ramp up to hundreds of gigabits in a matter of seconds. Applications can appear to be working fine, and then suddenly become unavailable for no... Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:42:02 -0400 Tom Bienkowski https://www.netscout.com/blog/ddos-defense-need-speed-arbor-networks DDoS Managed Service https://www.netscout.com/blog/cdn-ddos Among the options available for protection against DDoS attacks, some enterprises turn to content delivery networks or CDNs — globally distributed networks serving web content such as streaming video to end users. Being distributed in nature and having bandwidth to spare, some CDNs offer DDoS protection for the... Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:16:56 -0400 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/cdn-ddos GDPR Has Changed the Stakes for Network Availability https://www.netscout.com/blog/gdpr-has-changed-stakes-network-availability Much of the discussion about GDPR focuses on the sticker shock of potential fines, which are only part of the significant changes this regulation introduces for businesses that collect or process personal data. Overshadowed by this discussion is a key provision at the heart of GDPR, Article 32, the Security of... Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:50:44 -0400 Tom Bienkowski https://www.netscout.com/blog/gdpr-has-changed-stakes-network-availability 503 “Service Unavailable”…Busy Server or DDoS Attack? https://www.netscout.com/blog/503-service-unavailablebusy-server-ddos-attack Busy server? Maybe not. A &quot;service unavailable&quot; notification could be the result of an application-layer DDoS attack targeting your servers and critical infrastructure. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:31:23 -0400 Tom Bienkowski https://www.netscout.com/blog/503-service-unavailablebusy-server-ddos-attack The Consequences of DDoS Attacks are Rising https://www.netscout.com/blog/consequences-ddos-attacks-are-rising What is at risk in a DDoS attack on an enterprise website or network? Certainly, there is a financial risk, as revenue will likely be lost as a direct result of the attack. There is the cost of remediation, and affected customers may have to be compensated. There is a legal risk if confidential user data is compromised... Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:41:14 -0400 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/consequences-ddos-attacks-are-rising No Sooner Did the Ink Dry: 1.7Tbps DDoS Attack Makes History https://www.netscout.com/blog/security-17tbps-ddos-attack-makes-history In January 2018, NETSCOUT Arbor published our 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Report (WISR 2018). This year’s report noted that the largest DDoS attack was 650 Gbps; which was down from the prior year of 800 Gbps. The report also noted that though the largest DDoS attack was 650Gbps, the overall mix of attack... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:37:40 -0400 Tom Bienkowski https://www.netscout.com/blog/security-17tbps-ddos-attack-makes-history Managed DDoS Service: What Separates Good from Great https://www.netscout.com/blog/managed-ddos-service The case for a managed DDoS protection and mitigation service is well established. Partnering with a provider that can oversee the system’s operation takes a big IT issue off your plate, augments your staff resources, and gives you access to specialized DDoS expertise. But not all managed DDoS services are alike. How... Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:14:20 -0500 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/managed-ddos-service Why Packet Flow Switches Should Be Like Social Media https://www.netscout.com/blog/why-packet-flow-switches-should-be-social-media No travel this week, so I’ve been getting caught up and up to date in all my social media venues and online content. In doing so, I watched the premier of a new show called Living Biblically, long story, but interest stems from a family connection by marriage and the show was quite entertaining – that last part is in... Tue, 06 Mar 2018 12:50:31 -0500 Brian Philips https://www.netscout.com/blog/why-packet-flow-switches-should-be-social-media Applying NFV to DDoS protection https://www.netscout.com/blog/applying-nfv-ddos-protection As with any new technology, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) has its own adoption cycle driven by business realities. Once a subject of hype, NFV is a reality for service providers in 2018. NETSCOUT Arbor sees a lot of customers either deploying or evaluating NFV in earnest; quite a few are already using it to... Mon, 05 Mar 2018 12:47:34 -0500 Kirill Kasavchenko https://www.netscout.com/blog/applying-nfv-ddos-protection There is No Peacetime: Volumetric Attacks Continue Unabated https://www.netscout.com/blog/volumetric-ddos-attacks-continue DDoS attacks don’t observe holidays. They don’t take breathers. They don’t honor white flags. There are no truces, no prisoner swaps, no treaties or negotiations. Thousands of attacks are taking place at this very moment around the world with no sign of let-up. Peace is clearly not at hand. NETSCOUT Arbor’s 13th annual... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 19:30:17 -0500 Gary Sockrider https://www.netscout.com/blog/volumetric-ddos-attacks-continue Response to the NTIA Draft Report on DDoS and Botnet Attacks https://www.netscout.com/blog/response-ntia-draft-report-ddos-and-botnet-attacks On Dec. 1, 2016, the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity introduced a set of goals for the new administration, and protecting the nation’s infrastructure and commerce against DDoS and Botnet attacks was high on the list. A Presidential Executive Order from May 2017 re-emphasized this priority, seeing the... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:50:42 -0500 Arabella Hallawell https://www.netscout.com/blog/response-ntia-draft-report-ddos-and-botnet-attacks The Digital Economy is Transforming the Retail Landscape https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-economy-transforming-retail-landscape Online options, digital wallets, and proximity technology are just a few of the ways the retail shopping landscape is being radically altered. Digital transformation (DX) is well and fully underway in the retail world, changing the way shoppers shop and retailers sell. More and more retailers are taking advantage of... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:09:56 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-economy-transforming-retail-landscape GDPR is Explicit About Protecting Availability https://www.netscout.com/blog/gdpr-availability-protection Scheduled to take effect on 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) calls for unprecedented changes in the way organizations collect, process and protect the personal data of EU citizens. With all the information and talk about GDPR, there are a couple misconceptions that I have come across when... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:25:01 -0500 Tom Bienkowski https://www.netscout.com/blog/gdpr-availability-protection Digital Transformation is Impacting the Public Sector https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-impacting-public-sector There’s no question that the public sector frequently trails the private sector when it comes to innovation and the utilization of technology. The sheer size and complexity of most government agencies makes it incredibly difficult to keep up with the latest advancements. That said, the importance of improving services... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:33:07 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-impacting-public-sector Building a Best-of-Breed Multicloud Strategy https://www.netscout.com/blog/building-best-breed-multicloud-strategy Best-of-breed strategies have long since fallen out of favor in the enterprise, because the work required to stitch together the components proved to be too difficult. But best of breed is back with cloud. Companies today are hell-bent on buying the ideal SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS cloud services for the job, and while APIs... Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:52:15 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/building-best-breed-multicloud-strategy Is ‘Virtual’ Packet Brokering Possible? https://www.netscout.com/blog/virtual-packet-brokering-possible Achieving visibility of network traffic in the physical vs. virtual environments requires fundamentally different approaches. In the physical world, you have access to physical ports on switches and routers. As packets traverse the wire, you can tap the traffic as you desire—it’s easy to ‘capture’ traffic either at the... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:57:04 -0500 Peter Vinsel https://www.netscout.com/blog/virtual-packet-brokering-possible Carriers Can Transform Enterprise Infrastructure with 5G https://www.netscout.com/blog/carriers-can-transform-enterprise-infrastructure-5g As enterprises look to equip their workers with rich new functionality, they are increasingly relying on networks to provide resilient low latency connectivity that supports the different requirements of a wide portfolio of enterprise applications. Starting from the relatively simple proposition of hosting data and... Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:07:16 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/carriers-can-transform-enterprise-infrastructure-5g Putting the User Experience First https://www.netscout.com/blog/putting-user-experience-first In the early days of IT, computing departments lived in ivory towers, dispensing reports to users when the mainframe felt like it. As enterprise technology evolved, user needs remained in the back seat, with application development cycles that trickled out new features on an IT department schedule that ranged from... Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:25:26 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/putting-user-experience-first Managing the Hybrid Cloud https://www.netscout.com/blog/managing-hybrid-cloud Written by Russ Currie As VP of Enterprise Strategy, Russ is responsible for working with enterprise customers, partners and field personnel to ensure that NETSCOUT’s products and solutions are meeting the needs of our customers and the market. Russ has over 15 years working at NETSCOUT where he has held many technical... Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:01:34 -0500 Russ Currie https://www.netscout.com/blog/managing-hybrid-cloud Data is the new oil, but the refinery process is hard work https://www.netscout.com/blog/data-new-oil-refinery-process-hard-work There is no shortage of data available to Communications Service Providers. But the challenge is making that data accessible, usable, and actionable. Multiple, unstructured and structured, dissimilar data sets, constructing and correlating data, accessibility to data, and slow processing making real-time data... Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:11:04 -0500 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/data-new-oil-refinery-process-hard-work Running UK Gov Digital Org? https://www.netscout.com/blog/running-uk-gov-digital-org Written by Adam Woolhouse Adam Woolhouse has worked in IT network monitoring and cyber security for 22 years and is now Regional Director at NETSCOUT currently managing the sales team for UK government and the Nordics. Of course, the answer to the title question is that you are, but let’s consider some of the... Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:36:06 -0500 Adam Woolhouse https://www.netscout.com/blog/running-uk-gov-digital-org 3 Barriers to AI Adoption Across the Enterprise https://www.netscout.com/blog/3-barriers-ai-adoption-across-enterprise A takeaway from this CIO article by a PwC principal and Chief Technologist is that AI is long ways from crossing the chasm but early uses by enterprises demonstrate automation can improve efficiency and productivity. One aspect of automation is software development or scripting that can be prone to human error, creating the need for a 360-degree view of business services and their dependencies. With visibility across all service components and user populations, it is possible to orchestrate workflows smarter. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:50:48 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/3-barriers-ai-adoption-across-enterprise Building an IoT Early Warning System https://www.netscout.com/blog/building-iot-early-warning-system What is one thing cloud computing and the Internet of Things have in common? They both challenge your company’s ability to maintain the level of control IT has worked so hard to master. Using cloud computing to support IoT initiatives makes it that much harder to ensure things are working the way they should, adding... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:47:53 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/building-iot-early-warning-system Maintaining IoT Stability When Our Clothes Are Connected https://www.netscout.com/blog/maintaining-iot-stability-when-our-clothes-are-connected The Internet of Things has captured the imagination of companies in a range of industries because it promises everything from new ways to earn customer devotion to opportunities to create new revenue streams. Harvard Business Review goes as far as to say that “the evolution of products into intelligent, connected... Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:17:40 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/maintaining-iot-stability-when-our-clothes-are-connected 90% of Enterprises to Use Cloud Services by 2021 https://www.netscout.com/blog/90-enterprises-use-cloud-services-2021 Clearly, cloud platforms have become table stakes for digital transformation efforts, as over 90% of companies will use cloud platforms by 2021. But surprisingly, companies are somewhat unlikely to build a comprehensive plan for cloud migration, often lowering cloud's value and ROI. With hybrid cloud the reality for at least the next decade, it makes sense to manage cloud migration at the enterprise level in order to ensure the entire environment can support technologies like blockchain and AI. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:13:09 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/90-enterprises-use-cloud-services-2021 Can Network and Security Operations be Friends? https://www.netscout.com/blog/can-network-and-security-operations-be-friends This blog post is the third in a series that examines the results of a recent network security infrastructure survey conducted by SANS Institute[1]. It highlights key takeaways for network and security operations professionals to consider. Despite advances in cybersecurity and application performance management, today... Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:14:14 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/can-network-and-security-operations-be-friends Three key observations from SCTE Cable-Tec 2017 https://www.netscout.com/blog/three-key-observations-scte-cable-tec-2017 With SCTE Cable-Tec 2017 in the rear view mirror, the bags unpacked, and the expense reports filed, it seems like a good time to sit down and pen some reflections from the event. Afterall, when over 10,000 cable professionals converge for a conference, one is bound to walk away with some distinct impressions. To start... Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:59:09 -0500 Mike Serrano https://www.netscout.com/blog/three-key-observations-scte-cable-tec-2017 What is Your Security’s Org Chart? https://www.netscout.com/blog/what-your-securitys-org-chart This blog post is the fourth in a series that examines the results of a recent network security infrastructure survey conducted by SANS Institute[1]. It highlights key takeaways for network and security operations professionals to consider. When viewed as a network schematic, most architectures appear relatively... Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:28:53 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/what-your-securitys-org-chart Safe Shopping Online https://www.netscout.com/blog/safe-shopping-online The holiday season is practically around the corner and everyone wants to be the best gift-giver [even if they won’t admit to it at first]. Mega-sale here, buy-one-get-one-free there – it’s pure madness! I’m not even mentioning the lines still forming at the malls even if stock with greater variety is available online... Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:04:25 -0400 IT Security Team https://www.netscout.com/blog/safe-shopping-online 10 Internet of Things Success Stories https://www.netscout.com/blog/10-internet-things-success-stories There is little question that there are more machines connected to each other today than there are people on the planet. IoT will grow exponentially over the next decade, driving a massive rethinking of how we do business, buy services, and deliver services. It used to be that companies wanted to sell a product and never hear from the customer again. Now, the paradigm is completely changed. The way to thrive in an IoT-driven world is to use IoT devices to build a strong, mutually beneficial interactive customer experience. Take the healthcare example in the story below - the company uses IoT data to monitor performance and proactively alert customer service to possible problems. Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:34:33 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/10-internet-things-success-stories Securing IoT’s https://www.netscout.com/blog/securing-iots Today our lives are “smarter” and more interconnected than ever before, thanks to the many devices known as the “Internet of Things (IoT).” Our televisions are internet-enabled and allow us to “speak” to them and request our favorite shows or movies. We have security cameras that can send us alerts via text message... Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:53:16 -0400 IT Security Team https://www.netscout.com/blog/securing-iots I am part of the 1% https://www.netscout.com/blog/i-am-part-1 I am part of the 1%, just not THAT one percent. According to SC Magazine, women make up 1% of the C-level executives in the cybersecurity workforce. With October being Cybersecurity awareness month, I wanted to share how I got here in this field. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:53:48 -0400 Deb Briggs https://www.netscout.com/blog/i-am-part-1 Simplicity in Return for Accountability https://www.netscout.com/blog/simplicity-return-accountability Week two of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) will showcase how organizations can protect against the most common cyber threats. The week will also look at resources to help organizations strengthen their cyber resilience. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:36:38 -0400 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/simplicity-return-accountability Business Analytics and Assurance https://www.netscout.com/blog/business-analytics-and-assurance Digital transformation has given birth to a variety of new digital business models, which rely on an increasingly global and connected world. Digital transformation thrives on flexibility and agility, requiring companies to seamlessly and confidently operate across this connected world. To succeed, enterprises must not... Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:42:04 -0400 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/business-analytics-and-assurance Connected Cars Offer Massive IoT Opportunity https://www.netscout.com/blog/connected-cars-offer-massive-iot-opportunity The low latency, five-nines reliability, likely 100 percent coverage, and ability to provide 10 times the bandwidth per connection to 10 times the number of connections, makes 5G technology perfectly suited for many IoT applications. A 5G network can deliver 50-megabits-per-second connectivity everywhere once networks... Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:11:28 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/connected-cars-offer-massive-iot-opportunity Natural Disasters and Cybersecurity https://www.netscout.com/blog/natural-disasters-cybersecurity One would think that in something as catastrophic as a natural disaster, people would unite and help one another. With hundreds of charities and online fundraisers for aid and assistance on alert, hackers have not slowed down. Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:44:13 -0400 Greta Milingyte https://www.netscout.com/blog/natural-disasters-cybersecurity Leading the Digital Transformation: Whose Role Is It? https://www.netscout.com/blog/leading-digital-transformation-whose-role-it No matter the industry vertical, digital transformation (DX) is essential for businesses of all sizes to remain competitive. Digital technologies are changing the global corporate strategy, with the majority of organizations planning at least some integration built into their business. More than ever, DX is intertwined... Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:04:34 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/leading-digital-transformation-whose-role-it The Foundations for Digital Transformation https://www.netscout.com/blog/foundations-digital-transformation Digital Transformation (DX) continues to sweep across all industries, driving the shift from physical to digital assets. Underpinning DX is the transition to an information-driven economy where data is the new currency and almost all aspects of business are rooted in software. Nowhere is this more applicable than in... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:31:53 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/foundations-digital-transformation Virtualisation https://www.netscout.com/blog/virtualisation NFV and SDN have been positioned as a panacea for enterprise and network operators large and small. The power of virtualisation would remove costly, purpose built hardware and replace it with commodity, common off the shelf (COTs) storage and compute Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:30:40 -0400 Mike Serrano https://www.netscout.com/blog/virtualisation Youth Movement: Gen Z Boasts the Largest, Most Diverse https://www.netscout.com/blog/youth-movement-gen-z-boasts-largest-most-diverse Whether you are a Cable, Mobile, or Fixed line network operator, one thing is certain. This isn't your father's network you are running. To understand what the future holds, we need to shift our focus from "Boomers" to "Millennials and Gen Z". Today, these groups make up almost 50% of the US population. Their experiences are different from Boomers, they are more diverse, and they have grown up with technology. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:17:58 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/youth-movement-gen-z-boasts-largest-most-diverse From Vision to Reality: NETSCOUT’s Transformative Journey https://www.netscout.com/blog/vision-reality-netscouts-transformative-journey On a long trip, sometimes it’s hard to visualize how far you’ve traveled until you reached a point where you can actually see the road unwinding behind you. I reached such a viewpoint recently when we learned that NETSCOUT ranked seventh in Forbes’ annual Fast Tech 25 list of the year’s fastest growing public tech... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:02:38 -0400 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/vision-reality-netscouts-transformative-journey Chaos in the Enterprise: Managing IoT Across Edge & Cloud https://www.netscout.com/blog/chaos-enterprise-managing-iot-across-edge-cloud Over recent years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been a huge growth market. From consumer gadgets and wearables to connected cars and smart home devices, the proliferation has been rapid, and IHS predicts that the number of IoT devices globally will reach 30.7 billion by 2020 and 75.4 billion by 2025. IoT is also... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:25:39 -0400 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/chaos-enterprise-managing-iot-across-edge-cloud The Pace of Digital Transformation in Healthcare https://www.netscout.com/blog/pace-digital-transformation-healthcare The business of healthcare has changed. Today’s healthcare organizations, much like any enterprise, depend wholeheartedly on technology. They live and breathe the many benefits of digital transformation (DX) and have steadily introduced new technologies to help deliver the end-goals of high quality patient care and... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:47:40 -0400 Eileen Haggerty https://www.netscout.com/blog/pace-digital-transformation-healthcare Implementing Hybrid Cloud Without Losing Speed & Agility https://www.netscout.com/blog/implementing-hybrid-cloud-without-losing-speed-agility When it comes to digital transformation (DX), the future belongs to the fast—and laggards risk being left in the dust. Recent research from Harvard Business Review shows that digital leaders significantly out-performed slow DX adopters in gross margins, earnings, and net income, despite similar IT spending patterns... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:05:17 -0400 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/implementing-hybrid-cloud-without-losing-speed-agility Making the Invisible Visible for Service Providers https://www.netscout.com/blog/making-invisible-visible-service-providers With Network Function Virtualization/Software-Defined Networking (NFV/SDN), it is no longer possible to tap into physical gigabyte IP-links to access network traffic with traditional packet broker products to aggregate traffic into InfiniStream to create our ASI metadata to feed nGeniusONE. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:26:22 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/making-invisible-visible-service-providers Building Community at Work To Support Military Families https://www.netscout.com/blog/building-community-work-support-military-families NETSCOUT’s Silicon Valley team engaged in a different type of “engineering” project by picking up hammers and nails to construct two playhouses donated to a local chapter of Blue Star Moms, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving military personnel, veterans and their families from all branches of the United... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:37:23 -0400 Karen McCloskey https://www.netscout.com/blog/building-community-work-support-military-families Meeting Service Management Needs in Hybrid IT Environments https://www.netscout.com/blog/meeting-service-management-needs-hybrid-it-environments Businesses today are increasingly relying on hybrid IT environments which combine legacy applications and networks with virtualized compute, storage and network workloads that exist on-premises and in the cloud. As companies migrate workloads into hybrid cloud environments, all too often a “lift and shift” approach is... Tue, 06 Jun 2017 15:37:28 -0400 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/meeting-service-management-needs-hybrid-it-environments Taking on Illiteracy One Reader at a Time https://www.netscout.com/blog/taking-illiteracy-one-reader-time Once a year, NETSCOUT professionals lend a hand and attend the Literacy Instruction for Texas Volunteer Appreciation Brunch, recognizing and supporting those affected by learning disabilities including dyslexia or impairments from strokes and brain injuries. Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:17:37 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/taking-illiteracy-one-reader-time Observations from IoT World Summit 2017 https://www.netscout.com/blog/observations-iot-world-summit-2017 Technologists, visionaries, and experts from all sectors of the economy recently converged on Santa Clara, California for the “World’s Largest IoT Conference”. What made this conference unique is that it wasn’t about the role that 5G, NB-IoT or other wireless protocols will play in enabling IoT, but rather it was about... Wed, 24 May 2017 10:51:53 -0400 Mike Serrano https://www.netscout.com/blog/observations-iot-world-summit-2017 Helping Orphans in China Shows NETSCOUT’s Heart of Gold https://www.netscout.com/blog/helping-orphans-china-shows-netscouts-heart-gold Seeking medical treatment for children with disabilities is always difficult. For orphaned children, without a family or support network to help them overcome the many challenges they face, it’s even more complicated. All too often, poor families are unable to bear the cost of treating disabled or seriously ill... Thu, 18 May 2017 08:32:14 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/helping-orphans-china-shows-netscouts-heart-gold Is It Safe-to-Fail for DevOps? https://www.netscout.com/blog/it-safe-fail-devops For organizations like yours, the upside of DevOps is clear: increased productivity, faster time to deployment and accelerated remediation. As these stats from Puppet’s 2016 State of DevOps report show, high-achieving IT organizations understand the need for speed. Wed, 17 May 2017 08:46:17 -0400 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/it-safe-fail-devops Seizing the Enterprise Market Opportunity https://www.netscout.com/blog/seizing-enterprise-market-opportunity Despite a strong, stated focus on small and midsized businesses (SMBs) by both cablecos and telcos over the past decade, big business still accounts for the lion’s share of commercial revenue for service providers overall. In fact, in a recent survey of 64 service providers conducted by Heavy Reading for NetScout, more... Mon, 15 May 2017 10:05:59 -0400 Mike Serrano https://www.netscout.com/blog/seizing-enterprise-market-opportunity Service Assurance & Digital Transformation in Health Care https://www.netscout.com/blog/service-assurance-digital-transformation-health-care Today’s health groups, hospitals, clinics and ambulatory surgical centers treat more patients than ever before. One in 8 people globally is age 60 or over; by 2050, that statistic will be 1 in 5. In 2015, the Medicare Access &amp; CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) pushed Medicare toward value-based reimbursement. As... Mon, 15 May 2017 09:57:17 -0400 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/service-assurance-digital-transformation-health-care Could IoT and Blockchain Be the Next Big Thing? https://www.netscout.com/blog/could-iot-and-blockchain-be-next-big-thing A drug prescribed to a patient becomes visible to all relevant providers, regardless of electronic health record (EHR) systems compatibility. A connected car automatically pays for tolls and parking, and it uses barcode technology to open its trunk to receive a dropped-off package. A Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)... Thu, 11 May 2017 08:55:06 -0400 Ron Lifton https://www.netscout.com/blog/could-iot-and-blockchain-be-next-big-thing Digital Transformation Communications Service Providers https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-communications-service-providers There is no question upgrading or rebuilding a telecommunications network takes years of careful planning and millions of dollars to implement. The question is, after making such a substantial investment, how can you make sure this new network will deliver on the promises of digital transformation? In Europe, Vodafone... Wed, 10 May 2017 16:52:22 -0400 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-communications-service-providers NETSCOUT Mentorship in Action https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-mentorship-action Balancing a checkbook. Managing credit card debt. Dealing with tax problems. Living within a budget. These are all personal finance issues many of us have faced at one time or another, but for some women, they can be overwhelming. And that’s where Budget Buddies is helping. Budget Buddies is a Massachusetts-based... Wed, 03 May 2017 18:04:55 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/netscout-mentorship-action As Cloud Becomes Retail’s Digital Middleman https://www.netscout.com/blog/cloud-retail-digital-service-assurance In July 2016, you may have heard that Nordstrom acquired a minority stake in a company called DS Co. DS Co. offers supply chain software called Dsco, which acts as a digital middleman between suppliers and the retailers who sell their products. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:14:53 -0400 Ron Lifton https://www.netscout.com/blog/cloud-retail-digital-service-assurance New ITU-T Recommendation P.1203 https://www.netscout.com/blog/new-itu-t-recommendation-p1203 In December 2016, ITU-T SG12 approved recommendation P.1203, which describes algorithms (“models”) that estimate the end user media quality for adaptive streaming sessions. The recommendation is applicable to non-intrusive in-service quality monitoring and contributes to the development of high-quality adaptive bitrate... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:19:13 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/new-itu-t-recommendation-p1203 Accelerating Big Data Analytics https://www.netscout.com/blog/accelerating-big-data-analytics The excitement of achieving business insights with a Big Data Analytics (BDA) solution that will reduce churn and increase Average Revenue per User (ARPU) often leads to unrealistic expectations before the project has even begun. The truth is that for most big data analytics projects the time from conception and sale... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:06:47 -0500 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/accelerating-big-data-analytics Building Trust to Build Business https://www.netscout.com/blog/building-trust-business-user-experience Increasing Average Revenue per User (ARPU) and reducing churn, that’s what a service provider cares most about. What does it take to make that happen? Most would say it involves the following: Offering attractive products and services Having a good reputation Delivering quality services that subscriber’s value... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:59:02 -0500 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/building-trust-business-user-experience Accelerating Technology Adoption https://www.netscout.com/blog/accelerating-technology-adoption Virtualization is coming or already underway in your network with Network Function Virtualization/Software-defined Network (NFV/SDN). Long-Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) and 5G are the next mobile technology evolutions in the works. And the Internet of Things (IoT) is here and is expected to explode with billions of... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:54:31 -0500 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/accelerating-technology-adoption Building Trusted Data for Better Business Insights https://www.netscout.com/blog/building-trusted-data-better-business-insights Big Data Analytics users have a rich choice of applications to choose from, but as equally important, it is the choice of data feed(s) that determines the real value of the analytics. Simply said, you cannot have great analytics without smart data! Data quality can be judged by two primary dimensions, data availability... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:35:06 -0500 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/building-trusted-data-better-business-insights Building Trust While Accelerating Network Virtualization https://www.netscout.com/blog/building-trust-while-accelerating-network-virtualization Virtualization (Network Function Virtualization – NFV) is the decomposition and decoupling of network functions from proprietary hardware to enable them to operate on off-the-shelf hardware to more efficiently utilize resources and increase agility in service offerings. This leads to microservices in Virtual Machines... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:15:01 -0500 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/building-trust-while-accelerating-network-virtualization Building Trust with Customers https://www.netscout.com/blog/building-trust-customers Trust may seem like an unusual word to use when discussing the relationship with your communications service provider. But trust is a vital part of a business relationship. If I am going to spend my money with a business, I trust that their products and services will do what they say they will, that they are priced... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:12:06 -0500 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/building-trust-customers History Doesn’t Repeat Itself but it Often Rhymes https://www.netscout.com/blog/history-doesnt-repeat-itself-it-often-rhymes Taking a look back to the very first Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) twelve years ago and of course, many things are vastly different. One thing is clear. Things are more complex today, from the attacks to the infrastructure, and that benefits attackers. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:40:25 -0500 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/history-doesnt-repeat-itself-it-often-rhymes UC&C: Stay Connected with Service Assurance https://www.netscout.com/blog/ucc-stay-connected-service-assurance Even though most enterprises have deployed some type of unified communication and collaboration (UC&amp;C) solution, many fail to get the most from their investment. Art Schoeller, VP and principal analyst for Forrester Research, estimates that 38 percent of users are unaware of the UC&amp;C features they have, and 24 percent... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:25:45 -0500 Ron Lifton https://www.netscout.com/blog/ucc-stay-connected-service-assurance A Portent for Computing and Society https://www.netscout.com/blog/portent-computing-and-society Nearly everything we do today we do with the aid of computers. Genetics are sequenced using computers, buildings are designed, demographics calculated, movies edited, music composed, phone calls made, social graphics analyzed, products ordered and delivered, etc. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:28:14 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/portent-computing-and-society A DDoS Attack Only Needs to Be as Large https://www.netscout.com/blog/ddos-attack-only-needs-be-large As we look back over 2016, one of the most obvious stories will be the dramatic rise in the weaponization and size of DDoS attacks. At the beginning of 2016 we noted the largest attack being approximately 500Gbps. In the later months of 2016, we saw the monetization of multiple IoT-based botnet DDoS attacks that were... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:03:03 -0500 Tom Bienkowski https://www.netscout.com/blog/ddos-attack-only-needs-be-large Higher Education’s Lessons on Cybersecurity https://www.netscout.com/blog/higher-educations-lessons-cybersecurity As my colleague discussed back in September, one of the widest ranging threats to an educational institution’s Information infrastructure today are Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks - specifically, DDoS as a smoke screen as a diversion tactic for the invasion and exfiltration of business data. In a recent... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:00:22 -0500 Jamal Bethea https://www.netscout.com/blog/higher-educations-lessons-cybersecurity As Algorithms and Data Replace People https://www.netscout.com/blog/algorithms-data-service-assurance Machine learning is programmatic at heart. It typically starts with a large amount of data that’s been organized by people. This might be tagged photos, for example. The program analyzes the data closely and sniffs out patterns that correlate with human-made patterns. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:44:15 -0500 Ron Lifton https://www.netscout.com/blog/algorithms-data-service-assurance Survey Says: Consumer Anxiety About Online Security https://www.netscout.com/blog/survey-says-consumer-anxiety-about-online-security Throughout this month, we have shared our thoughts on the various themes aligned with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This week’s theme is “Our Continuously Connected Lives: What’s Your ‘App’-titude?” Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:58:05 -0400 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/survey-says-consumer-anxiety-about-online-security Can Big Data Analytics and Privacy Co-Exist? https://www.netscout.com/blog/big-data-analytics-security-privacy Does your Big Data solution protect your subscriber’s data privacy? Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:00:41 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/big-data-analytics-security-privacy No “Dumb Pipe” for these Carriers https://www.netscout.com/blog/carriers-service-provider-mergers The recently announced acquisition of Time Warner by AT&amp;T speaks to both the fear of service providers becoming relegated to “dumb pipe” or more simply just communication transport providers and to the importance of content to their subscribers and business. Even with the ever increasing bandwidth of mobile and fixed... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:47:31 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/carriers-service-provider-mergers Living in the Modern Age of Always On Communication https://www.netscout.com/blog/living-modern-age-always-communication Over a dozen years ago, I remember working as a product manager on softswitch services, talking to my manager about the development of “Find Me, Follow Me” service, a precursor to unified communications, that allowed users to define the contact paths of the various communications devices. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:00:07 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/living-modern-age-always-communication Thrown for a Loss! https://www.netscout.com/blog/thrown-loss With all the hype for the “The Internet of Things” (IoT) and Carrier-class Wifi promising to provide a high-quality user experience for a plethora of connected devices it was a stark reminder of where we really are today. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:09:48 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/thrown-loss Cyber Security - Free Apps Come At A Cost https://www.netscout.com/blog/cyber-security-free-apps-come-cost October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we use the opportunity for a campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. In week 3 of the month-long awareness campaign, we focus on the topic of “from the break room to the board room: creating a culture of awareness in the workplace.&quot; Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:42:28 -0400 Deb Briggs https://www.netscout.com/blog/cyber-security-free-apps-come-cost Tech Savvy Versus CyberSecurity Savvy https://www.netscout.com/blog/tech-savvy-versus-cybersecurity-savvy October is National CyberSecurity Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. We live in a world that is more connected than ever before. Look at the number of devices that we have connected to the Internet in our offices and homes. During the month of October, there will be a... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:59:40 -0400 Deb Briggs https://www.netscout.com/blog/tech-savvy-versus-cybersecurity-savvy National CyberSecurity Awareness Month https://www.netscout.com/blog/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month October is National CyberSecurity Awareness Month and according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “National CyberSecurity Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about cybersecurity, provide them with tools and... Tue, 04 Oct 2016 22:00:59 -0400 Kevin Whalen https://www.netscout.com/blog/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month Network Traffic Analysis for Security: https://www.netscout.com/blog/network-traffic-analysis-security At Arbor, and at our parent company NETSCOUT, we talk a lot about the value that comes from Network Traffic. Traffic can bring end-to end visibility of all users, applications and services, their activities and locations from a single perspective, allowing security teams to understand trouble spots and threats, and... Tue, 04 Oct 2016 19:47:58 -0400 Arabella Hallawell https://www.netscout.com/blog/network-traffic-analysis-security Digital Success Requires Transformation & Enablement https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-enablement As is so common within the IT industry, the term ‘Digital Transformation’ has been abbreviated. For some unfathomable reason, they’ve chosen ‘DX’ instead of ‘DT’. Don’t worry, we don’t get it either. Nevertheless, if you’re hiring an executive-level person to oversee your Digital Transformation efforts, you’ll be... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:19:33 -0400 Ron Lifton https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-enablement Blockchain and the Impact on Digital Transformation https://www.netscout.com/blog/blockchain-impact-digital-transformation While most people outside the technical arena are most familiar with the concept of Bitcoin, the underlying technology behind Bitcoin (and all digital currencies) is blockchain. But there is much more to blockchain than that. It can also be used for purposes like instant verification of network transactions without a... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:40:47 -0400 Ron Lifton https://www.netscout.com/blog/blockchain-impact-digital-transformation DDoS Attacks Are Coming Back to School https://www.netscout.com/blog/ddos-attacks-are-coming-back-school It is that time of year, where kids of all ages are heading back to school, with fresh, unwrapped school supplies in their backpacks with their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Teacher and school administrators are busy preparing for their new incoming class of students, entering in student data, setting up... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:42:42 -0400 Ben Fischer https://www.netscout.com/blog/ddos-attacks-are-coming-back-school On Blank Stares, Reflecting Ears, and DDoS Attacks . . . https://www.netscout.com/blog/blank-stares-reflecting-ears-and-ddos-attacks A Guest Post by Dr. Edward G. Amoroso, CEO of TAG Cyber LLC Whenever I get those dreaded blank stares from an audience having trouble understanding my clumsy description of the spoofing, reflection, and amplification inherent in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, my lifeline is to jump to an analogy. Here is... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:29:49 -0400 Jenny Panighetti https://www.netscout.com/blog/blank-stares-reflecting-ears-and-ddos-attacks The Stakes Have Changed, Have You? https://www.netscout.com/blog/stakes-have-changed-have-you You’ll note a new image on our home page today with the headline “The Stakes Have Changed, Have You?” This is a new focus for our DDoS solution and part of the new look and feel of the Arbor website. What do I mean by “the Stakes Have Changed?” Take a look at this eye-popping chart which can be found on page 24 of... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:21:49 -0400 Sean Brady https://www.netscout.com/blog/stakes-have-changed-have-you AlphaGo Ushers in a New Era of Digital Transformation https://www.netscout.com/blog/alphago-digital-transformation On the morning of March 9th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, the world changed forever. A computer program called AlphaGo used the relatively new social science of cognitive computing to strategize and beat one of the top masters in the world at the ancient Chinese board game Go. It was hailed as one of... Wed, 07 Sep 2016 20:00:49 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/alphago-digital-transformation The Digital Transformation of Financial Transactions https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-financial-transactions Any digital service depends on digital transactions which traverse the service delivery infrastructure encapsulated into IP packets. Many of these transactions originate from apps running on mobile devices and web browsers while others originate from purpose built terminals, such as ATM and NFC enabled cash registers. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 19:38:53 -0400 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-financial-transactions The Beef with Malware Attacks https://www.netscout.com/blog/beef-malware-attacks A well-known fast food restaurant chain, famous for its burgers, was recently hacked and its Point-of-Sale (“POS”) system breached. The result: stolen customer information from more than 5,000 restaurants. Point of Sale systems are vulnerable to attack and just as my colleague reported, the attacks will continue and become more exotic over time. Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:15:28 -0400 Jamal Bethea https://www.netscout.com/blog/beef-malware-attacks Cloud Virtualization Accelerates Digital Transformation https://www.netscout.com/blog/cloud-virtualization-accelerates-digital-transformation In the digital transformation model, a company can commit to the cloud and surge its capacity on an as-needed basis, while switching that capacity to an operating expense, paid for with the increased demand. Find out more about how we can help your organization&#039;s digital transformation. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:59:21 -0400 Michael Segal https://www.netscout.com/blog/cloud-virtualization-accelerates-digital-transformation How Do You Handle a Swarm of Threats Heading at You? https://www.netscout.com/blog/botnet-swarm-threats If you saw a swarm of insects flying at you, what would you do? Most likely you would be running away or remembering to duck and cover. A swarm of insects has a lot of similarities to a botnet. Both are comprised of a seemingly massive number of members and despite one is alive and one is a collection of enslaved... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:00:25 -0400 Ben Fischer https://www.netscout.com/blog/botnet-swarm-threats Service Assurance Challenges and Solutions in the SDDC https://www.netscout.com/blog/service-assurance-challenges-and-solutions-sddc The architecture known as the software-defined data center, or SDDC, is making a tremendous impact on digital services. The SDDC allows IT teams to extend abstraction, pool and automate many aspects of virtualized computing Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:07:22 -0400 Ron Lifton https://www.netscout.com/blog/service-assurance-challenges-and-solutions-sddc Decrease Disruption During the Transition to Virtual https://www.netscout.com/blog/decrease-disruption-during-transition-virtual Software-centric networks represent the next evolution for service providers (SP). With the introduction of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Network (SDN) technologies, these networks will become more agile and elastic, better managed and orchestrated with automation, and eventually enable... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:58:45 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/decrease-disruption-during-transition-virtual Getting Real About Rio https://www.netscout.com/blog/getting-real-about-rio This month, the entire world is watching Rio. Amid police protests, violent crimes, terrorism threats, sanitation concerns, dangerous levels of viruses and bacteria in the water, major public transportation problems, Zika virus, and other fears, many Brazilians like myself are worried that our “cidade maravilhosa,” or... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:13:42 -0400 Paula Ellis https://www.netscout.com/blog/getting-real-about-rio Escalating Role of Cyber Security in our Geopolitical World https://www.netscout.com/blog/escalating-role-cyber-security-our-geopolitical-world In the information security world, we frequently speak of the three pillars of security: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. A viable security posture must take care to protect all three, and it&#039;s a delicate balancing act [...] Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:02:08 -0400 Theresa Abbamondi https://www.netscout.com/blog/escalating-role-cyber-security-our-geopolitical-world What Does the Future Hold for Unified Communications https://www.netscout.com/blog/what-does-future-hold-unified-communications The driving forces that are molding and shaping Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&amp;C) are the same factors that are affecting all aspects of the digital economy: mobility, cloud, and analytics. When you get to the crux of the matter, those are the factors that are shaping all of business, enterprise IT teams... Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:00:01 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/what-does-future-hold-unified-communications Cyberhustle – Spotting the Classic Cons at BlackHat https://www.netscout.com/blog/cyberhustle-spotting-classic-cons-blackhat I had a chance today with Scott Howitt to have a little fun at BlackHat. I’ve always enjoyed the show over the years for many reasons, not least of which is avoiding taking ourselves too seriously in ways that seem to be the norm at some other security shows. So this time, I thought let’s not do Death-by-Slides or get... Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:01:49 -0400 Sam Curry https://www.netscout.com/blog/cyberhustle-spotting-classic-cons-blackhat Accelerating Digital Transformation with Business Assurance https://www.netscout.com/blog/accelerating-digital-transformation-business-assurance Digital transformation is not merely about customer-facing applications, services and functionality, but the customer experience is most definitely a key factor and catalyst for the innovative technology changes that are occurring. User experience is intertwined with IT projects like cloud and IoT together with gauging... Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:00:57 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/accelerating-digital-transformation-business-assurance How To Transform Your Business With IoT https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-transform-your-business-iot The Internet of Things (IoT) is already changing the world. Most people see it directly in the consumer space, but the true transformation is taking place in the enterprise and in industry. IoT must be a key piece of an organization’s digital transformation or they will quickly fall behind competitors that show more... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:41:57 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-transform-your-business-iot HR Stop Asking For Your Seat At The Table https://www.netscout.com/blog/hr-stop-asking-your-seat-table I should probably start with a disclaimer. If you are an HR professional with thin-skin, move on from this post immediately. DO NOT CONTINUE READING! In fact, you may not want to read any of the words I write from now on. That’s ok, I won’t be hurt. If there is a concept I have long loathed-it’s the concept that HR... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:16:41 -0400 Skip Maloney https://www.netscout.com/blog/hr-stop-asking-your-seat-table Exceed Your Application Development Demands https://www.netscout.com/blog/application-development-monitoring The IT world as we know it is changing. There’s a digital transformation taking place today in which customers are demanding new forms of engagement across numerous touch points. My fellow chief technology officers (CTOs) are at the very heart of the growing push to develop new applications that will allow companies to... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:03:19 -0400 Paul Barrett https://www.netscout.com/blog/application-development-monitoring Ready or Not, Digital Transformation is Here https://www.netscout.com/blog/ready-or-not-digital-transformation-here The much heralded digital transformation (DX) that we’ve all been hearing about is here. It’s already impacting the way business is done today and it’s certainly going to influence how it will be done in the future. For chief information officers (CIOs) - who are tasked with the responsibility of maintaining legacy IT... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:30:39 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/ready-or-not-digital-transformation-here Network Troubleshooting, It’s time to Rethink Our Methods https://www.netscout.com/blog/network-troubleshooting-its-time-rethink-our-methods If we do what we always did, we’re going to get what we’ve always gotten. Fixing network problems can be a real pain - especially as IT environments get more complex. Many issues today are intermittent and find new ways to hide from detection, compounding the difficulty in finding the root cause. Despite the increase... Thu, 19 May 2016 11:03:25 -0400 Chris Greer https://www.netscout.com/blog/network-troubleshooting-its-time-rethink-our-methods Changing the Business Landscape Forever https://www.netscout.com/blog/changing-business-landscape-forever Small deviations can turn into big problems over time. That’s true whether it’s delivering business services across the IT infrastructure or delivering high value cargo across oceans using merchant vessels. In her book, Longitude, Dava Sobel described how longitude meridians are tempered by time. When a […] Wed, 18 May 2016 16:07:06 -0400 Ron Lifton https://www.netscout.com/blog/changing-business-landscape-forever Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) https://www.netscout.com/blog/industrial-internet-things-iot Technology innovator and entrepreneur, Jay Samit once said that to be successful, innovation should not just be about value creation, but value capture. If value capture is a mark of success within technology, then the Internet of Things (IoT) carries the potential to revolutionize the world, starting with business and... Thu, 12 May 2016 11:35:59 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/industrial-internet-things-iot Digital Transformation Becomes the New Norm https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-becomes-new-norm In 2016, simply having a digital strategy isn’t enough. It isn’t even a safe strategy. Success today requires companies to approach every engagement as part of an overarching strategy of executing policies and practices in a digital world. It has to become part of your organization’s DNA. And as with any transformation... Tue, 10 May 2016 14:07:35 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/digital-transformation-becomes-new-norm March Madness 2016 Streaming Over the Network https://www.netscout.com/blog/march-madness-2016-streaming-over-network With the first round of March Madness games starting March 17th, and the second round and Sweet 16 continuing during business hours next week, now is the time to start planning for how your company will handle the increased traffic on your network. CBS &amp; NCAA are streaming all the 2016 NCAA Tournament games live, in hi... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:51:15 -0400 Kevin Morton https://www.netscout.com/blog/march-madness-2016-streaming-over-network Cord Cutting. Myth or Reality? https://www.netscout.com/blog/cord-cutting-myth-or-reality I am a cord cutter. I admit it. I’m not ashamed of it. I’m personally saving hundreds of dollars per month. There’s no looking back. Well maybe. Before I get into it, let’s look at the industry in general. Over the past decade, the dynamics of Television and Video delivery have changed dramatically. Linear TV has... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:41:36 -0400 Bert Offers https://www.netscout.com/blog/cord-cutting-myth-or-reality Rotary Dial Phone or Unified Communications? https://www.netscout.com/blog/rotary-dial-phone-or-unified-communications What’s better, built-to-last technologies like a rotary dial phone or Unified Communications? As a &lt;em&gt;No Jitter&lt;/em&gt; article pointed out, a quaint 1950s rotary dial phone may have a 40 year or more MTBF (mean time between failures) but you don’t get VoIP, presence, integrated chat, desktop sharing and video conferencing. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 17:57:48 -0500 Ron Lifton https://www.netscout.com/blog/rotary-dial-phone-or-unified-communications Embracing Modern UC&C: A Holistic Approach https://www.netscout.com/blog/embracing-modern-ucc-holistic-approach Modern unified communications and collaboration (UC&amp;amp;C) management is changing drastically, as large enterprises embrace new, more complex technology and services. NETSCOUT’s CTO for Enterprise Paul Barrett offers advice to CIOs on how to prepare for modern UC&amp;amp;C management challenges to ensure success. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 16:04:38 -0500 Paul Barrett https://www.netscout.com/blog/embracing-modern-ucc-holistic-approach Real-time Metrics Are Critical to NFV Deployments https://www.netscout.com/blog/real-time-metrics-are-critical-nfv-deployments CSPs will deploy new services faster than ever before, efficient use of network resources will become the expected norm versus the hoped-for goal, and softwarebased network functions will be more widespread. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:10:39 -0500 Vikram Saksena https://www.netscout.com/blog/real-time-metrics-are-critical-nfv-deployments Geeks Take Creative Destruction to a New Level https://www.netscout.com/blog/geeks-take-creative-destruction-new-level According to a TechCrunch article in mid-2015, around 80 technology companies were valued at over $300 billion. Getting into this “unicorn club” is pretty rare but if a company does make it then more than likely they are in a winner takes all market. Here are some statistics to noodle on: AirBnB has approximately 1,000... Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:55:32 -0500 Ron Lifton https://www.netscout.com/blog/geeks-take-creative-destruction-new-level USA Today calls "Lo and Behold" Riveting & Thought-Provoking https://www.netscout.com/blog/usa-today-calls-lo-and-behold-riveting-thought-provoking “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World,” a 90-minute feature film from filmmaker Warner Herzog in partnership with NETSCOUT, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival to great reviews. Taking an "ambitious tour of how the web has spread its tentacles into nearly aspect of society," USA Today notes the... Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:27:10 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/usa-today-calls-lo-and-behold-riveting-thought-provoking Turn the Lights on - Never Go Home https://www.netscout.com/blog/turn-lights-never-go-home The prevailing wisdom today is that there are two types of companies: Digital Predators and Digital Prey. Which are you. IDC published a report discussing the third platform, which is basically everything digital, where they predicted that the S&amp;P 500 will have a turnover of 75% between 2015 and 2020. Are you entering... Thu, 07 Jan 2016 21:42:22 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/turn-lights-never-go-home IoT Service Assurance Must Be Built into the Network https://www.netscout.com/blog/iot-service-assurance-must-be-built-network Everyone’s excited about the Internet of Things (IoT) and it undoubtedly creates great opportunities for consumers and many different types of organisations but the IoT has to be considered from two perspectives – the IoT provider and the IoT user. Thu, 07 Jan 2016 18:07:51 -0500 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/iot-service-assurance-must-be-built-network Broadband Service Performance https://www.netscout.com/blog/broadband-service-performance-speed-test Earlier this year, I was attending a conference on Next-Gen technology and services for service providers. As most panel discussions go these days, the topic quickly turned to Title II regulation – also known as Net Neutrality. As the various panel members dodged-and-weaved from actually commenting on Title II, one... Thu, 03 Dec 2015 19:18:16 -0500 Mike Serrano https://www.netscout.com/blog/broadband-service-performance-speed-test Mobile Workers Need Service Assurance to Get Things Done https://www.netscout.com/blog/mobile-workers-need-service-assurance-get-things-done In an online survey conducted a year ago by Zogby Analytics around 60% of millennials (18 to 34 year olds) said that within the next five years everything will be done on mobile devices. Considering millennials make up around one-third of the workforce, they are having a profound impact on the connected world. Add to... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:27:19 -0500 Ron Lifton https://www.netscout.com/blog/mobile-workers-need-service-assurance-get-things-done These Are a Few of My Favorite Things to Stay Safe Online https://www.netscout.com/blog/these-are-few-my-favorite-things-stay-safe-online As the month of October is coming to a close, so does National Cyber Security Awareness Month. You have most likely seen posts throughout the month on how to stay safe online. I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of my favorite tips from Stop | Think | Connect. Keep security software current: Having... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 19:35:46 -0400 Deb Briggs https://www.netscout.com/blog/these-are-few-my-favorite-things-stay-safe-online Steps to Ensuring Seamless Video Delivery OTT (Over the Top) https://www.netscout.com/blog/video-delivery-ott-over-top How long will you wait for your chosen video to start playing? How long will you stare at a frozen video screen? How long will you suffer a herky-jerky video that cuts in and out? And you pay a monthly service fee for this Over–the-Top (OTT) video service!!!??? Consumers of over-the-top video are not a patient bunch... Thu, 15 Oct 2015 19:31:07 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/video-delivery-ott-over-top NETSCOUT Guardians of the Connected World https://www.netscout.com/blog/guardians-connected-world Isaac Asimov predicted that we would live in a world filled with useful robots. He was right. Aldous Huxley and Ray Bradbury predicted we would have large parts of society absorbed in a constant stream of media, games and trivial diversions. They were right. George Orwell predicted a world in which Big Brother could... Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:16:17 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/guardians-connected-world Top 5 Challenges in OTT (Over the Top) Service Assurance https://www.netscout.com/blog/top-5-challenges-ott-over-top The proliferation of smart devices, Smartphones, tablets, pcs, and wearables (Apple Watch, Fitbit) has changed the way people consume media. Consumers now expect to receive the services they want, wherever they are, whenever they want them, and on any device. While that sounds straightforward enough, assuring that the... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 19:27:59 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/top-5-challenges-ott-over-top Knowing Your Environment - A Paradigm Shift is Needed https://www.netscout.com/blog/knowing-your-environment-paradigm-shift-needed Many organizations don’t know what machines are allowed on their network much less what applications are permitted to access the network from any given host. As such, when a breach occurs that results in malicious software being installed internal to their network, there is very little means to detect such events. One... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:00:03 -0400 Deb Briggs https://www.netscout.com/blog/knowing-your-environment-paradigm-shift-needed Perception is Reality with OTT https://www.netscout.com/blog/perception-reality-ott Why should service providers care about the user experience of OTT (Over the Top) services? Netflix, Skype, YouTube, Pandora, and other voice/video/data services are all riding over the top of mobile and fixed line broadband networks and essentially getting a free ride. Why should a carrier spend its precious capital... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:58:48 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/perception-reality-ott It is National Cyber Security Awareness Month https://www.netscout.com/blog/it-national-cyber-security-awareness-month It’s October, the leaves are starting to change colors here in the Northeast, and it’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The STOP, THINK, CONNECT initiative is in its fifth year and <a href="http://www.staysafeonline.org">www.staysafeonline.org</a> has a wealth of resources for businesses and individuals. We ALL need to become more cybersecurity aware. If... Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:56:23 -0400 Deb Briggs https://www.netscout.com/blog/it-national-cyber-security-awareness-month Assuring Wifi Offload to Diffuse Explosion of Mobile Data https://www.netscout.com/blog/assuring-wifi-offload-diffuse-explosion-mobile-data Mobile service providers face an ongoing challenge to handle the mobile data explosion and potentially declining revenues as the subscriber base becomes saturated. Juniper Research recently projected that mobile data will increase 533 percent from 2014 to 2019. Wifi Offload is the obvious solution to address the mobile... Sat, 03 Oct 2015 19:40:30 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/assuring-wifi-offload-diffuse-explosion-mobile-data Reliability Remains Elusive https://www.netscout.com/blog/reliability-remains-elusive We have all heard by now about the outages experienced yesterday by United Airlines (UAL), the New York Stock Exchange, and The Wall Street Journal. What we do not know is what exactly happened or what the economic impact was or will be. Another thing we know is systems are more complex and manage more variables than... Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:13:51 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/reliability-remains-elusive And Now, More Mobile Voice With VoWifi! https://www.netscout.com/blog/and-now-more-mobile-voice-vowifi VoWifi (Voice over Wifi) allows cable companies and Multiple System Operators (MSOs) to offer a competitive mobile voice offering with superior voice quality in housing, office and other inside building areas that suffer from poor mobile cell coverage. Similarly, mobile operators can hand over voice calls from their... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:57:35 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/and-now-more-mobile-voice-vowifi Wifi Anytime, Anywhere! https://www.netscout.com/blog/wifi-anytime-anywhere Wifi is seemingly everywhere, and consumers are becoming more dependent upon it to remain connected. Tablets (iPads), PCs, smart phones and other personal devices (watch out, Dick Tracy here is my shiny new Apple Watch!) are connecting to Wifi services at Starbucks, the airport, hotels, parks or virtually anywhere and... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:19:40 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/wifi-anytime-anywhere Making Sure VoLTE Delivers High Def! https://www.netscout.com/blog/volte-delivers-high-def VoLTE utilizes a family of codecs (G.722) that adapt to the available bandwidth and offer the ability to deliver an enhanced voice quality that may actually sound better to the listener that any landline conversation! Mobile service providers are heralding their new, next-gen VoLTE voice networks as providing the best... Wed, 06 May 2015 19:11:04 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/volte-delivers-high-def How to Remove VoLTE’s Complex Network Monitoring https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-remove-voltes-complex-network-monitoring Assuring a VoLTE call essentially means being able to monitor two related sessions simultaneously. Before a voice over LTE session can occur, the subscriber device must connect to both the LTE and IMS networks and then establish a VoLTE session which effectively runs over-the-top (OTT) of the LTE network. To connect to... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:58:40 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/how-remove-voltes-complex-network-monitoring Can They Hear You Now? https://www.netscout.com/blog/poor-voice-quality-volte How do you know that your Voice Over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) network is in trouble or delivering a poor next-gen voice network experience? If you are a mobile service provider you care about the quality of voice delivered by your VoLTE network and you want to make sure that it works! Your company is likely... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:02:50 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/poor-voice-quality-volte The Case for Instrumenting the VoLTE Network https://www.netscout.com/blog/case-instrumenting-volte-network The rollout of VoLTE has long been trumpeted as ringing in a new era of mobile voice communications. With VoLTE, operators complete their network and service migration to an all IP-based infrastructure with all the flexibility, cost savings, and benefits of IP networking. But VoLTE is also a disruptive technology that... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:29:42 -0400 John English https://www.netscout.com/blog/case-instrumenting-volte-network Understanding Service Performance in IP Networks https://www.netscout.com/blog/understanding-service-performance-ip-networks IP networking allows the network to dynamically route packets through multiple paths (non-deterministic) and re-assembles them at the end point, so the receiver is completely unaware of the route each packet traveled. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:21:44 -0400 Mike Serrano https://www.netscout.com/blog/understanding-service-performance-ip-networks Hutchison Whampoa Buys O2 https://www.netscout.com/blog/hutchison-whampoa-buys-o2 By ITWeb, Paul Booth, on January 26, 2015 The deal is worth $15.4 billion and is subject to regulatory approval in the UK. Hutchison Whampoa’s proposed takeover of O2 dominated the international ICT market last week. At home, the proposed Vodacom/Neotel deal had the most visibility locally. Key local news A positive... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:23:24 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/hutchison-whampoa-buys-o2 Scouting Networks to Provide Vantage Points https://www.netscout.com/blog/scouting-networks-provide-vantage-points By CIO Review, Yeshwanth H V on March 5, 2015 When Henrik Balmer became the CIO of a start-up, balancing the act of “managing risk and driving innovation” was the first objective in his mind. However in a company with multiple business lines, the main challenge that awaited him was the lack of “a single vision of truth... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:17:59 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/scouting-networks-provide-vantage-points Collaboration Infrastructure (CCI) & Enterprise IT Success https://www.netscout.com/blog/collaboration-infrastructure-cci-enterprise-it-success By INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES on MARCH 5, 2015 Michael Segal is director of solutions marketing at NetScout and a seasoned product management professional with expertise in technical areas such as cloud, virtualization, security, IP networking, mobility, Wi-Fi / wireless, and VoIP / UC. Large Information Technology (IT)... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:14:32 -0400 NETSCOUT https://www.netscout.com/blog/collaboration-infrastructure-cci-enterprise-it-success Service Assurance in Complex Mobile IP Networks https://www.netscout.com/blog/service-assurance-complex-mobile-ip-networks As the mobile communications industry makes its way to Barcelona for the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress, it’s hard to believe the industry that serves almost as many cellular phones as there are people on the planet had its humble beginnings on the pages of The Saturday Evening Post on July 28, 1945. Back then, in an... Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:26:40 -0500 Mike Serrano https://www.netscout.com/blog/service-assurance-complex-mobile-ip-networks Preparing Operators for Hybrid Environments https://www.netscout.com/blog/preparing-operators-hybrid-environments The trend toward network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) continues to gain momentum. That’s not surprising, given that implementing these software technologies can help operators save billions of dollars annually, and increasing service flexibility as well. But those benefits create... Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:25:35 -0500 Bruce Kelley https://www.netscout.com/blog/preparing-operators-hybrid-environments