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NETSCOUT delivers DDoS visibility 


There were 4.8 million DDoS attacks alone in the last six months of 2019.  As Jeff Wilson, research director and advisor, cybersecurity technology, IHS Markit (now part of Informa Tech) explains, “As networks evolve, operators are looking to mitigate DDoS attacks at the network’s edge with speed and accuracy.  They are challenged by the growth of IoT-enabled botnets, and the unknowns brought about by technologies like 5G, which make planning DDoS mitigation for the near future very difficult.  They need always-on, automated solutions that offer Layer 7 visibility and protection so they can roll out new services to their customers across networks.”

Designed to deliver the next generation of DDoS protection for service providers and large enterprises, NETSCOUT ( has launched Arbor Sightline with Sentinel that integrates network infrastructure defence functions into an orchestrated capability that cost-effectively delivers industry-leading protection for network, customer, and application services.  

By using Layer 7 visibility, Sightline with Sentinel will provide ISPs with a deep understanding of the services their customers use, as well as allow them to detect a broader range of application-layer threats to enable a new breed of visibility and security value-added services.

“A majority of the world’s internet service providers, along with data centre operators and large network operators, rely on NETSCOUT Arbor solutions for advanced DDoS protection,” says Tom Lyons, vice president of product management, NETSCOUT.  “Sightline with Sentinel significantly builds upon NETSCOUT’s Smart Data technology, which uses its patented Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology leveraging Layer 7 visibility and intelligent analytics to deliver smart visibility and detection that identifies application-layer threats at Terabit scale.”

“NETSCOUT is the first to deliver inter-provider signaling to give ISPs and large network operators the means to coordinate their attack response,” continues Lyons.  “Sightline with Sentinel provides orchestrated mitigation that allows the network to play an active role as a defence shield to block threats closer to the network’s edge, enabling next-generation always-on, value-added services.”

More details about NETSCOUT’s Arbor Sightline with Sentinel can be found at:


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