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TMCNet:  NetScout Granted Patent for Adaptive Session Intelligence Technology

[March 19, 2014]

NetScout Granted Patent for Adaptive Session Intelligence Technology

WESTFORD, Mass. --(Business Wire)--

NetScout® Systems, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a patent on its Adaptive Session Intelligence™ (ASI) technology by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The ASI Patent acknowledges the unique innovations in the core technology behind the recently announced nGeniusONE™ Unified Performance Management platform and powers the nGenius® InfiniStream® appliances. ASI technology further extends NetScout's (News - Alert) more than two decades of leadership and expertise in the performance management market. The metadata generated by ASI is leveraged as part of an indexed repository of valuable information, delivering real time and actionable operational intelligence. NetScout's ASI technology is built from the ground up to scale to speeds of up to 100 Gigabits per second on a given network segment using creative data reduction, multi-threading, de-duplication, optimization and stateful inspection techniques.

"Continuously increasing traffic volume and complexities require performance monitoring systems that scale to extract meaningful intelligence from the network," said Elisabeth Rainge, research vice president, CSP (News - Alert) operations at IDC. "NetScout's ASI technology addresses the challenges of variety, velocity, volume, and veracity to deliver meaningful insight into service performance and user experience based upon the correlated analysis of application, network and service sessions."

Enabling massive analysis scale, ASI technology performs real-time data mining of user and application traffic at the network source - as it crosses the wire, eliminating the need for expensive middleware or aggregation servers. The metadata created by ASI technology is leveraged from nGenius InfiniStream appliances into a distributed database residing in nGeniusONE servers. ASI technology is the key enabler for NetScout's convergence of Application Performance Management (APM (News - Alert)) and Network Performance Management (NPM) into the nGeniusONE platform. The ASI metadata includes key traffic indicators, key performance indicators, and Layer 4 through 7 problem indicators for the discovered applications and servers, without installing device agents or complex provisioning. ASI can be hosted in physical and virtualized environments and supports hundreds of enterprise applications, including voice and video, and allows future support for new applications, with minimal engineering effort.

"When combined with the analytics capabilities of the nGeniusONE platform, ASI technology enables next-generation NPM and APM capabilities for enterprise organizations who want to reap the inherent benefits of IT convergence, virtualization, distributed data centers and other IT optimizations, but are challenged by the increasing management complexity associated with such environments," said Anil Singhal, president and CEO at NetScout. "Some of these emerging problems also involve contention for shared resources, BYOD, traffic explosion, interaction between network, server and application components, and inherent dependencies between them. While our immediate focus with ASI is IT operations, it has been designed to create next generation solutions for Big Data analytics and CyberSecurity applications, as well."

About NetScout Systems, Inc.

NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT) is the market leader in Unified Service Delivery Management enabling comprehensive end-to-end network and application assurance. For 28 years, NetScout has delivered breakthrough packet-flow technology that provides trusted and comprehensive real-time network and application performance intelligence enabling unified assurance of the network, applications and users. These solutions enable IT staff to predict, preempt and resolve network and service delivery problems while facilitating the optimization and capacity planning of the network infrastructure. NetScout nGenius® and Sniffer® solutions are deployed at more than 20,000 of the world's largest enterprises, government agencies, and more than 165 service providers, on over one million physical and 2,000 virtual network segments to assure the network, applications, and service delivery to their users and customers. For more information about NetScout visit http://www.netscout.com.

NetScout, nGenius and InfiniStream are registered trademarks, nGeniusONE and Adaptive Session Intelligence are trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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