Netscout, provider of a comprehensive suite of DDoS attack protection products and services for the enterprise, cloud, hosting, and service provider markets, will expand upon its OEM relationship with Cisco to become part of Cisco’s SolutionsPlus Program. Under this program, Cisco customers will be able to purchase Netscout’s Arbor Sightline and Arbor Threat Mitigation System (TMS) solutions through Cisco’s global price list.
Netscout’s Arbor Sightline solution offers comprehensive network visibility, detection and analytics capabilities to help identify and block availability threats. It analyzes network-wide traffic telemetry from routers, switches and other network infrastructure, transforming raw data into actionable business insights. The company’s Arbor TMS product would seamlessly integrate with the Arbor Sightline product’s network-wide detection and mitigation orchestration capabilities – to surgically remove DDoS attack traffic without disrupting vital network services.
“We’re providing customers with comprehensive network visibility to help detect and understand threats, while removing DDoS attack traffic at any point in the network to keep services flowing,” said Tom Lyons, vice president of product management, Netscout. “As part of the Cisco SolutionsPlus Program, customers will be able to easily access our solutions to defend their networks.”
VM, Bare Metal
The Arbor Virtual TMS (vTMS) solution can be deployed as a virtual machine or run on bare metal, such as on Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) family of servers, “providing network operators with maximum flexibility and performance matching every budget, every business model and every use case.” Netscout is a certified vendor in Cisco’s Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure Software (NFVIS) and platforms open ecosystem.
“We look forward to expanding our relationship with Netscout as they’ve been a terrific partner,” said Andy Schutz, senior director, service provider networking systems, Cisco. “We’re pleased that we can offer a combined solution of Netscout‘s DDoS threat mitigation solutions and Cisco’s Service Provider routing portfolio to our customers. This solution facilitates pervasive visibility and DDoS threat mitigation across our customers’ entire network.”