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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 (PFS)

nGenius Packet Flow Systems (PFS) 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 protecting 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 its software-driven network packet brokers. They scale easily and cost-effectively to meet your exacting security and network monitoring needs.

  • The industry's highest capacity for passive security monitoring—with 6TB of line-rate throughput per chassis

  • Scalability from 1G to 100G, delivering the highest density on the market in either 100G, 40G, 10G or 1G ports

  • 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.

  • 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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Protecting Sensitive Data During Monitoring

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nGenius Packet Deduplication

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Optimize Monitoring and Security Systems for 100G and 40G Networks

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Financial Services Provider Turns to NETSCOUT for Security and Services Assuran…

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Healthcare Organization Enables Visibility at Scale

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Government IT Agency Balances Security with High Availability

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Gaining Scalability and Flexibility for Monitoring and Security Tools

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Managed Security Service Benefits from Deep Packet Visibility

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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

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Infographic: SANS 2017 Network Infrastructure Report

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Security Visibility At Scale For Dummies

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SANS Network Security Infrastructure Report

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SANS 2017 Security Operations Center Report

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

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Ten Questions to Ask Your Security Visibility Vendor

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Is Your Inline Security Optimized?

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Security Proof of Concepts: Streamlined

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Achieve Business Assurance With unified packet visibility

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Unlock Optimized Active Security

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Security Visibility at Scale for Dummies

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SANS Network Security Infrastructure Webinar

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SANS 2017 Security Operations Center Webinar

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Tech Shorts: Tool Chaining

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Tech Shorts: Advanced Health Checks

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How to Fend off the Latest Cyber Threats

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Boosting Network Security and Resilience

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How to Select A Security Visibility Solution

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Inline Security Streamlined

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De-Risk and Scale Your Cybersecurity Deployments

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Learn About Performance with No Bottlenecks

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