NetScout adds real-time analytics to Arbor Spectrum threat detection

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NetScout has announced that it has integrated its next-generation, real-time information platform ISNG with its network threat analysis solution Arbor Networks Spectrum – effectively combining big data technology and advanced threat detection to deliver pervasive visibility for the entire enterprise.

The result, NetScout says, is faster time to detection and investigation of advanced threats. For the first time, network and security teams will have access to both real-time and historical network traffic from a single dashboard, giving them the big data required for the rapid detection and investigation of advanced threats hidden on the network.

The data – which NetScout brands “smart” data – comprises NetScout’s Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology, which provides intranet traffic visibility, and Arbor Networks Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS), a global threat intelligence infrastructure, which provides internet traffic visibility. This “smart data” provides actionable intelligence for resolving security threats quickly and efficiently.

“NetScout’s approach enables greater collaboration between network and security teams, helping to ensure that key network data is accessible and actionable,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “The company is leveraging pervasive instrumentation of enterprise networks to deliver end-to-end visibility across users, applications, protocols and network data.”

NetScout ISNG analyzes real-time wire data for a contextual view of service, network and application performance, and converts it into high value, multi-dimensional metadata in real time. The announced integration means that ISNG is now the data source for Arbor Networks Spectrum, “mining” IP traffic intelligence pervasively and passively across the network.

“With ISNG, we are now delivering what IT, network and security teams have been craving during a time of profound technology disruption – a greater level of simplicity along with more visibility and control over their distributed environments,” said NetScout president and CEO Anil Singhal.

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