The NETSCOUT / Microsoft Azure Partnership

As enterprise organizations continue their DX journey, they turn to Microsoft Azure to meet users’ demands for a fast, seamless, and secure digital experience. Azure uses secure storage, powerful compute services, and integrated data analytics to support distributed, connected applications, helping businesses cut time to market and improve customer satisfaction.

But migrating your applications from on-prem to the cloud takes several steps. Combining this with an increasingly complex infrastructure means tools that you use on-prem may not provide the service delivery and security insights needed to succeed in the cloud.

NETSCOUT® delivers end-to-end visibility to mitigate service performance issues, threats, and vulnerabilities in a complete Azure network monitoring solution. As you go on your Azure migration journey, reducing business risk requires NETSCOUT turning network packet data into Smart Data and measuring your success along the way. NETSCOUT solutions deliver the information you need to keep your business moving before, during, and after migrating applications to Azure.

Key Benefits

Accelerate deployments of services

Accelerate deployments of services into Azure while assuring business continuity.

Solve security issues faster and with fewer resources

Solve security issues faster with fewer resources with Deep Packet Inspection-based network visibility, threat detection, and response platform.

Achieve end-user experience objectives

Achieve end-user experience objectives and swift issue resolution for application services with NETSCOUT Smart Data and smart analytics.

Benefit from comprehensive technology alignment between NETSCOUT and Microsoft

Strong technology alignment between NETSCOUT and Microsoft helps enterprises achieve business goals.

Quick time to value

Quick time to value with easy-to-deploy services and easy-to-manage solutions available on the Azure Marketplace.

User Experience

Application Performance Management for Azure

NETSCOUT uses the industry's most scalable, lightweight distributed architecture to generate smart data. Through continuous monitoring and by capturing all packet data (traffic flows) traversing the hybrid cloud environment - performing simultaneous deep-packet inspection and real-time analysis – vSTREAM generates smart data at its point of collection. vSTREAM seamlessly operates with NETSCOUT’s nGeniusONE solution to gain a centralized view into the performance characteristics of all infrastructure and application components and their dependencies across geographically dispersed data centers and cloud environments.

Application Performance Management for Azure

nGenius Cloud vTAP for Azure

NETSCOUT delivers multi-purpose, real-time visibility and troubleshooting, with nGenius Cloud vTAP. Typically deployed in pairs, nGenius Cloud vTAP receives traffic from an Azure Load Balancer for routing and traffic acquisition purposes and forwards a copy of the traffic to a vSTREAM® virtual appliance. The vSTREAM virtual appliance then performs traffic analysis using NETSCOUT’s patented Adaptive Service Intelligence® (ASI) technology, generating Smart Data to forward to nGeniusONE® for further network and application performance analysis, views, and reporting.

nGenius Cloud vTAP for Azure

Advanced Network Detection and Response Platform for Azure

Strengthen security posture and mitigate risk with the NETSCOUT Omnis Cyber Security solution for Azure. NETSCOUT Omnis vCyberStream turns packet data into Smart Data, i.e., security metadata, used by NETSCOUT OCI. Smart Data and global threat intelligence feeds are used to proactively examine security risks in complex infrastructures. nGenius Cloud vTAP provides an efficient method for mirroring network traffic to vCyberStream. NETSCOUT OCI can export its findings to SIEM and SOAR platforms. Security events seen in NETSCOUT OCI are reported in these platforms and provide contextual drilldowns to the details in NETSCOUT OCI.

NETSCOUT solutions provide a foundation for common situational awareness for NetOps, SecOps and other IT groups. In addition, NETSCOUT certified on Azure VMware Solution allows IT teams to accelerate workload migration with confidence. Read the blog to learn more about NETSCOUT on Azure VMware solution.

Advanced Network Detection and Response Platform for Azure

NETSCOUT Support Information

  • NETSCOUT technical assistance provides different service offerings depending on the customer’s license type.
  • Please visit NETSCOUT support page for details about Mastercare support.

  • Bring Your Own License (BYOL) customers may receive NETSCOUT MasterCare support if they have an active NETSCOUT MasterCare Agreement.