Pervasive Security Visibility

In today’s rapidly changing IT world, security is top of mind. You need solutions you can count on to ensure that your services and applications are reliable and secure - and can adapt with your ever-changing environment. That’s where NETSCOUT can help. 

Security Tool “Sprawl”—Your New Nightmare

The threat landscape is evolving, and so are the security systems designed to address it. More tools mean more security, right? Not necessarily. The resulting tool sprawl places new demands on security and network operations. The challenges are especially acute when it comes to active (inline) security systems that are designed to act on live network traffic. Every change or upgrade means a potential network disruption. Trying to deal with this sprawl can be a true IT nightmare.

The Urgent Need for Security Visibility

You need full packet visibility, so that your security systems can perform their job effectively. At the same time, your systems should only be processing the traffic they are designed the see, in order to achieve the highest efficiency. Otherwise, precious resources are consumed performing functions extraneous to security, such as filtering or load balancing. What you need is a packet flow system, which allows the enterprise to capitalize on improved control and conditioning capabilities to achieve expanded visibility coverage and more effective end-security device performance.

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The packet flow system you deploy must solve the problem of limited packet visibility by creating a unified packet plane that logically separates security systems from the network, de-risking and streamlining your security deployments.

nGenius Packet Flow Systems

nGenius Packet Flow Systems are appliances that optimize the flow of packets from the network to the security systems. They perform key flow management functions, such as speed conversion, aggregation, and load balancing, as well as protect your network in the event of power loss or tool failure.

NETSCOUT offers flexibility and choice with its software-driven network packet brokers that deliver unmatched savings—for active and passive monitoring. They scale easily and cost-effectively to meet your exacting security and network monitoring needs.

With nGenius PFS, you don't have to worry about active security systems disrupting the network or returning false negatives.

Full application health checks and conditional triggers ensure that your security systems perform as designed and that your monitoring infrastructure can automatically respond to any contingencies.

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No one understands the challenges service providers face when it comes to optimizing security systems better than NETSCOUT.  Speak to one of our experienced subject matter experts to address your unique needs.  We’ve got answers.

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nGenius Packet Flow Systems

  • NETSCOUT offers flexibility and choice with software-driven network packet brokers that scale easily and cost-effectively.

  • For active (inline) monitoring, full application health checks and conditional triggers ensure that your security systems perform as designed and that your monitoring infrastructure can automatically respond to any contingencies.

  • High density in either 100G, 40G, 25G, 10G or 1G ports, with up to 64 ports of 100G.

  • nGenius software-based tool chaining allows you to place your security systems into a customizable virtual chain. This reduces the port requirement by 50 percent, freeing up ports to connect more systems.


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Monitoring to the Edge with Smart Visibility in Data Center Operations

Learn how this network security team leveraged nGeniusONE service assurance and its application performance management functionality for real-time monitoring of their entire business system at a new data center.

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Large Public School District Ensures Quality Student Learning Experience With NETSCOUT

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Leading Contact Center Improves Voice Service Reliability with Transformative Visibility

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Financial Services Provider Turns to NETSCOUT for Security and Services Assurance Visibility

Tap-to-tool offering wins over both security and network specialists

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Healthcare Organization Enables Visibility at Scale

The NETSCOUT 100G packet flow solution ensures smooth rollout of critical EHR application

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Government IT Agency Balances Security with High Availability

nGenius packet flow switches ensure flawless rollout of active inline security deployment

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Gaining Scalability and Flexibility for Monitoring and Security Tools

Global Financial Services Company Creates Packet Visibility Foundation for the Future

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Managed Security Service Benefits from Deep Packet Visibility

The NETSCOUT nGenius packet flow solution streamlines service delivery for Norway’s Mnemonic

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Packet Deduplication with nGenius Packet Flow eXtender

NETSCOUT's packet deduplication technology removes duplicate packets and provides a substantial reduction in the volume of traffic being delivered to, and being processed.

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Protecting Sensitive Data During Monitoring

Traffic visibility in compliance with GDPR, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, etc. regulations

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Security Visibility

NETSCOUT nGenius packet flow systems (PFS) collect and organize the flow of traffic from the network to the security systems and monitoring tools – creating a unified packet plane that logically separates the network layer from the tool layer.

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Five Reasons to Select NETSCOUT for Security Visibility

nGenius packet flow switches are deployed world-wide for the most demanding security and service assurance applications. When security-optimized capabilities and value really matter, enterprises and service providers alike select NETSCOUT.

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Security Visibility At Scale For Dummies

This book shows you how architecting a modern security visibility network infrastructure can help your business adapt to new threats, lengthen the usefulness of your current security system investments, and enhance uptime and availability to drive business assurance.

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SANS Network Security Infrastructure Report

Industry trends and best practices for optimized security and visibility

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SANS 2017 Security Operations Center Report

A roadmap to a more effective SOC

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Optimize Security and Monitoring Systems For 10G and 40G networks

For 10G and 40G networks

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Ten Questions to Ask Your Security Visibility Vendor

Confidently evaluate packet flow solutions for your network

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Is Your Inline Security Optimized?

Identify contingencies and automate your response with a packet flow switch

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Security Proof of Concepts: Streamlined

Logically separate your network from security systems with a unified packet plane

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Achieve Business Assurance With unified packet visibility

Discover the Benefits of a Unified Packet Plane

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Unlock Optimized Active Security

The threat landscape is always changing, and security solutions must be able to keep up. For most, a network packet broker can help. But how do you know if a solution is right for you?

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Security Visibility at Scale for Dummies

Explore how architecting a modern security visibility network infrastructure can help your business adapt to new threats, lengthen the usefulness of your current security system investments, and enhance uptime and availability to drive business assurance.

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SANS 2017 Security Operations Center Webinar

Organizational security operations centers (SOCs) are maturing and expanding their capabilities, but there are clear opportunities to improve. In this recorded webinar, SANS Institute investigates the modern operations center environment and identifies emerging challenges and opportunities that can make or break a SOC.

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How to Fend off the Latest Cyber Threats

In this webinar from SANS, discover the latest cyber-attack methods and approaches facing security teams. Learn how to quickly identify malicious network traffic and how to achieve faster detection and response times.

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Boosting Network Security and Resilience

64% of companies know the key to better network performance. Are you one of them?

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How to Select A Security Visibility Solution

Watch this recorded webinar to learn if you are asking the right questions.

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De-Risk and Scale Your Cybersecurity Deployments

Learn how a unified packet plane from NETSCOUT secures your network from cybersecurity threats and performance degradation when scaling your infrastructure.

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Tech Shorts: Advanced Health Checks

Discover how NETSCOUT packet flow systems help you ensure your security appliances are functioning properly, and how to design for high availability with load balancing capabilities.

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Inline Security Streamlined

See the benefits of adding inline security to your network and how NETSCOUT packet brokers make deployment and management of inline security tools easy.

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