IT Networking - Network Performance Testing and Monitoring | NETSCOUT
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    Hardware and software for enterprise testing, monitoring, diagnostics, analysis, reporting, and application performance management across LANs, WANs, and wireless networks.
  • Dynamic threat protection for wireless networks
    AirMagnet Enterprise WLAN security and performance management eliminates Wi-Fi downtime and network disruption by allowing organizations to dynamically update and defend the corporate network when new threats emerge.
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    Gain enhanced visibility to find and solve critical network performance problems - no matter where they hide.
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Portable Network Analysis and Troubleshooting Tools

The network is only as effective as its ability to deliver applications. NETSCOUT performance management solutions give you the vision you need to support new project rollouts and solve the most difficult problems for today's advanced applications including virtualization, unified communications, and multi-tiered applications. Get unmatched power for understanding application performance across the entire delivery system from the data center to the access layer whether 10GbE, wireless, or across WAN links.

 
 

Portable Network Troubleshooting Tools

Today’s networks are in a constant state of evolution. Infrastructure expansion plus deployment of new technologies provides ongoing challenges for network technicians. With the right network monitor and network test tool, more of the team can solve issues faster and with less frustration. NETSCOUT’ family of portable network performance test tools and network analyzers were designed to do just that. Moves, adds and changes as well as complex troubleshooting tasks are sped up with the use of these network test tools and network analyzers. Take these network test and monitoring tools anywhere, anytime, to isolate any problem… fast.

 
 

Wireless Network Design, Analysis and Security

The wireless network has earned a status of “essential” in many enterprises, but the wireless network also exposes organizations to a new breed of threats and operational problems that are different from wired networks. NETSCOUT wireless network monitor solutions address the entire wireless LAN lifecycle, from planning, testing, and deployment, to ongoing troubleshooting and dedicated security and performance monitoring – providing the expertise to solve every problem in the wireless network.

 
 

Network and Application Performance Monitoring

Visual solutions support IT professionals responsible for delivering critical business services by managing and monitoring end-to-end user experience of enterprise-wide application, network and VoIP performance.

 
 

Centralized Network Troubleshooting

The network is only as effective as its ability to deliver applications. NETSCOUT network performance management solutions give you the vision you need to support new project rollouts and solve the most difficult problems for today's advanced applications including virtualization, unified communications, and multi-tiered applications. Get unmatched power for understanding application performance across the entire delivery system from the data center to the access layer whether 10GbE, wireless, or across WAN links.

 
 
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White Papers

Title
2010 Handbook of Application Delivery Download
2012 Part 2 Application & Service Delivery Handbook Download
2012 Part 3: The Application & Sevice Delivery Handbook Download
2012 Part 4: The Application & Sevice Delivery Handbook Download
3 Steps For Managing RF Interference Challenges Download
5 Reasons SaaS is Hard for IT to Manage Download
7 Ways Link-Solutions Empowers Network Pros to Work Faster and Smarter Download
802.11a,b,g,n Compatibility Download
802.11ac Migration White Paper Download
Actionable Intelligence Is Key to UC Service Assurance - UCC Research Download
Actionable Intelligence Is Key to UC Service Assurance - UCC Research Download
Advancing Security Maturity With Unified Packet Visibility Download
Application Centric Analysis White Paper Download
Application Centric Analysis White Paper Download
Balancing Business and Risk Download
Best Practices for Securing Your Wireless LAN Download
Best Practices for Troubleshooting Remote Site Networks Download
Best Practices for Wireless Site Design Download
Borderless Enterprise Playbook Download
Bringing BYODs into the fold Download
BYOD Analysis using AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Download
BYOD Without Tears Download
Certifying 10 Gig SV White Paper Download
Closing Wireless Loopholes for PCI Compliance and Security Download
Computing Research Paper: Performance Management Download
Copper and Glass: Securing the Foundation of your 10 Gigabit Data Center Download
Cutting Through The Fog – The need for real-time SaaS visibility and monitoring. Download
DC Resistance Unbalance Testing: Easy, Low-cost Insurance For Your Poe Systems Download
Deploying Network TAPS For Improved Security White Paper Download
Digital and IT Transformation: A Global View of Trends and Requirement Download
EMA Impact Brief - Taking End-to-End AANPM to a New Level (English Only) Download
EMA Impact Brief: Wi-Fi Deployment and Troubleshooting Download
EMA Whitepaper - Impact of Visual Performance Manager Download
Encircled Flux - Why It’s Required Download
Encircled Flux White Paper Download
Executing highly accurate fiber measurements Download
Extended Fiber Certification White Paper Download
Fiber OneShot PRO Case Study Download
Fiber Test Best Practices: Tier 1 Certification Download
Fiber Test Best Practices: Tier 2 Certification Download
Filtered Network Analysis with Taps - Whitepaper Download
Five Common Wi-Fi Problems (With Simple Solutions!) Download
Gain flexibility Combination taps - Whitepaper Download
Guide To IT Best Practices In AANPM Download
Guide to Troubleshooting Application Problems Download
How IT Can Take Control of the Borderless Enterprise Download
Hybrid Wan - Unlock the Power of Three Download
Implementing 802.11ac – Revolution Or Evolution? Download
Key Issues For BYOD Support Download
Marketplace Challenges and Opportunities for Incumbent Telecom Carriers White Paper Download
Maximizing ROI from data center virtualization and consolidation through end user performance management Download
Miercom Lab Test Report for ClearSight Analyzer Download
Network and Application Troubleshooting Guide Download
Network Monitoring and Analysis Techniques Using Taps and SPAN Switches Download
Next generation network management Download
Next Generation of Network Management Download
NTM LTE White Paper Download
OneTouch AT: A New Paradigm For Network Problem Solving White Paper Download
Optimising bandwidth: why size doesn’t always matter Download
Optimizing bandwidth: why size doesn’t always matter Download
Part 1 2012 Application & Sevice Delivery Handbook Download
Rapid Service Triage Is the Key to Managing the Business Download
Reduce the risk of network and application performance issues Download
Research whitepaper Unified Communications Download
SearchNetworking E-Guide: An in-depth look at application benchmarking for QoE Download
Seven SaaS Trends Businesses Can’t Ignore Download
Six Reasons Certification Is Essential White Paper Download
Step-by-step: Handling RF Interference Challenges Download
Testing DNS Servers Using ClearSight Packet Generator Download
Testing Proves Most Cords Fail TIA Requirements Buyers are not getting what they paid for White Paper Download
Testing Today´s High-Speed Multimode Fiber Infrastructure White Paper Download
The Application Delivery Reality Report Download
The Business Value Of Effective Infrastructure Management By Jim Metzler - Whitepaper Download
The Frictionless Enterprise Download
The Impact of 802.11ac Wireless Networks on Network Technicians Download
The Inefficiency of the IT Silo Download
The Inefficiency of the IT Silo Download
The whole is greater than the sum of the parts by Computing Magazine Download
this is a test Download
Top 10 Mistakes Network Engineers Make when Troubleshooting Download
Top 5 Wi-Fi Problems solved using NETSCOUT solutions Download
TruView Live: Monitor the Borderless Enterprise Download
TruView Live: White Paper: Cutting through the Fog Download
VAR Version - BSD thru APM Download
VDSL Bonding Vectoring white paper Download
VOIP And The Move Towards Unified Communications Download
Voltage Detection Essentials White Paper Download
VPM Xpress 10G Hitting on Key Challenges of Monitoring 10Gb Networks Download
What it Takes to Effectively Manage Unified Communications and Collaboration Download
White Paper - A Holistic Approach To Enterprise-wide Performance Management Download
White Paper - Application Performance Management Download
White Paper - Managing Virtualization Within Data Center Consolidation Download
White Paper - The Value of CSU/DSUs Download
White Paper - User Experience Monitoring. Authored By Quocirca. Download
White Paper: Cutting through the Fog Download
White Paper: Moving Beyond Reactive Network and Application Monitoring Download
White Paper: Reducing Costs Through More Effective Results Management Download
White Paper: The Case for Portable Wi-Fi Analysis Download
Whitepaper: Ensuring the success of Data Center Consolidation Download
Why do we tolerate the unnecessary cost of network & application problems? Download
Why Network Engineering Needs To Change Download
Why You Need to Know about AANPM Download
Why You Should Consider a Hardware Based Protocol Analyzer Download
Wireless Access and Security White Paper Download
Wireless Clients in the Crosshairs Download
Wireless Interference eBook Download

Webcasts

Title Webcast
4 Steps to Optimizing Bandwidth for Maximum Network Performance View Webcast
5 Steps to Assuring Quality of Experience View Webcast
7 Rules of Successful Wireless LANs View Webcast
802.11ac WLAN: Real-World Tips and Best Practices to Make Your Next Project Successful View Webcast
Acceleration the Business Service Management Adoption to Impact the Bottom Line View Webcast
AirMagnet Enterprise View Webcast
AirMagnet Planner for Cisco Small Business View Webcast
AirMagnet Planner Wireless Series Episode 1 View Webcast
AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer View Webcast
Best Practice for Designing High Density Networks View Webcast
Conquer War Room Problem Solving Across The Distributed Enterprise View Webcast
Delivering High Performance and Security for BYOD View Webcast
Deploying and Troubleshooting Wireless Networks for Mobile UC View Webcast
Four Ways to Simplify Network Connectivity Testing and Documentation View Webcast
Internet of Things Unleashed View Webcast
Internet of Things, Unplugged View Webcast
Introducing LinkSolutions for Network Testing, Documentation, Reporting View Webcast
LinkRunner AT Production Introduction Webcast View Webcast
Meet the Newest Members of the AirCheck Family View Webcast
Migration to 11ac Webinar View Webcast
Mobile Tools for Wireless Infrastructure View Webcast
Monitor All of Your Applications - Regardless of Where They Are Deployed - TVL/OptiView View Webcast
Monitor All of Your Applications - Regardless of Where They Are Deployed - TVL/TruView View Webcast
My Favorite WiFi Tool: Aircheck™ Wi-Fi Tester View Webcast
Network Maintenance and Troubleshooting Basics View Webcast
Network Service Verification for Access Networks View Webcast
Network Time Machine and OptiView Analyzers View Webcast
Network Troubleshooting: It's more than packet capture View Webcast
OptiView V13 Customer Presentation View Webcast
Packet Analysis – A Deeper Dive View Webcast
Packet Analysis – From Wire to First Steps View Webcast
Pinpoint the Root Cause of Performance Issues in Minutes with OptiVIew XG View Webcast
Predictive Model Accuracy Enhancement View Webcast
Problems Have Nowhere To Hide From OptiView XG and Network Time Machine View Webcast
Reduce risks when upgrading your datacenter to 10 Gigabit View Webcast
Resolve interference issues caused by non Wi-Fi devices View Webcast
Shrink WAN Cost While Increasing Application Performance View Webcast
Site Survey Best Practices Deliver Better Results View Webcast
Spectrum Analysis in High Density Environments View Webcast
Standardizing Wireless Network Management and Troubleshooting View Webcast
Survival Guide to Deployment of Unified Communications and Collaboration View Webcast
The ´Ins and Outs´ of Defending Wireless Attacks View Webcast
The Borderless Enterprise: Adapting Network Management to Mobility, Cloud, and Shadow IT View Webcast
The Data Center Has Left the Building View Webcast
The Structured Approach to Network Problem Solving View Webcast
Tolly Test Report – WLAN Interference Detection & Identification View Webcast
Troubleshoot End-to-End Intermittent Performance Problems Faster, Easier View Webcast
Troubleshooting Power over Ethernet (PoE) View Webcast
Troubleshooting Wireless Issues View Webcast
Understanding The Wireless Hackers War Chest Part 2 View Webcast
WLAN Casting Your Net On-Demand View Webcast

Case Studies

Find it. Cure it. Move on.

The healthcare industry is going through tremendous change due to the automation of patient care, causing huge impacts on IT organizations. The entire system managing the interaction between healthcare professionals and patients is dramatically evolving, and will completely impact the way a hospital does business.

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OCPS Keeps School District IT Systems Humming with TruView

Challenge: Located in Florida, Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) is the 10th largest school district in the United States and fourth largest in Florida, with more than 22,000 teachers and administration staff serving nearly 200,000 students at 184 schools.The OCPS network services team must ensure the smooth operation of Student Information Systems (SIS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications that support mission critical instructional and administrative processes. The OCPS network team needed an effective way to not only identify issues and troubleshoot them more quickly, they also needed a way to monitor the network and anticipate potential issues before they occurred.

Results: TruView's ability to drill down into a flow–based analysis or packet decode of application traffic as it streams live across the OCPS network is one of the features most valued by the network services team. Using historical data for the schools' applications, network and system, the team was able to identify healthy service benchmarks they could then use to set realistic and customizable performance thresholds. Once those were established, the team began continuous bandwidth monitoring to learn which protocols or applications use the most bandwidth.

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Global Technology company needs to ensure all locations have access to critical network and applications

Challenge:
A multi-national diversified technology company is on the path to outsourcing 100% of their IT including VoIP and network management. They also rely heavily on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to manage identity and other requirements. The company always looks to the cloud first when adopting new IT services.

Solution:
Working with NETSCOUT, they installed TruView Pulse 1000s at 25 locations as a test to monitor access to SaaS applications. The TruView Pulses are very easy to use; requiring no configuration or expensive agent machines. The IT department just sent them to the locations, had someone turn them on, and then they started monitoring access to the critical SaaS applications. With the ease and success of TruView Live with the TruView Pulses, the organization is planning a rollout to all their global locations. As an added benefit of having TruView Pulses in every location, they will be able to monitor the connectivity between any of the locations.

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School District needs fast performance from SaaS learning applications to keep students engaged

Challenge:
As K-12 education moves quickly to adopt and leverage online learning experiences, IT departments are faced with new challenges that are often out of their span of control. A large award-winning U.S. Public School District that uses multiple online learning, testing, and classroom management applications faced a challenge in providing expect quality of service for its end-users, their students.

Solution:
Working with NETSCOUT TruView Live, the school deployed a Virtual Pulse on a classroom machine and ran a test to the SaaS application. The test clearly showed that the delay was occurring after reaching the SaaS application With this information, the IT Manger was able to work with the SaaS provider who identified that within their application, the delay was actually occurring when they went outside to a 3rd party to get the audio file! Once identified, the SaaS provider was able to resolve the problem.

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Services Company needs to be aware of when there is a problem anywhere in their network, even with hosted applications

Challenge:
A large multinational electronics manufacturing services company using cloud based applications, infrastructure, and platforms to streamline IT encountered an issue with the service from its SaaS supplier. The hosted service had an outage and notified executives at the manufacturing company before the company’s IT division had even known there was a problem. This led to the appearance that IT was not aware of everything in their own network.

Solution:
After extensive testing, the company determined that TruView Live gives them the visibility they need to be aware of the status and performance of their entire network and act pro-actively to communicate when there are any problems with the hosted applications. Since this need was identified after their annual IT budget planning, another compelling benefit of TruView Live is that it is sold as a subscription. The subscription can be an operating expense instead of a new capital investment allowing the IT department more flexibility in timing of purchase and increasing deployment, as needed.

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Portable Network Analysis and Troubleshooting Tools

 
OptiView® XG Network Analysis Tablet

The network engineer’s all-in-one analyzer for portable WLAN and network infrastructure troubleshooting.

 
 
Network Time Machine™
All-in-one network packet capture appliance for network and application analysis
 
 
ClearSight™ Analyzer

Application-centric protocol analysis software that gives quick answers to application performance problems

 
 
Network Packet Brokers and TAPs

The World's Only System-based Network Packet Broker Solution

 
 
 
 

Portable Network Troubleshooting Tools

 
OneTouch AT 10G Network Assistant
One button validation of network and datacenter performance at 10 Gigabit rates
 
 
OptiView® XG Network Analysis Tablet

The network engineer’s all-in-one analyzer for portable WLAN and network infrastructure troubleshooting.

 
 
OneTouch AT Network Assistant

The NEW G2 OneTouch AT network assistant is an automated All-in-one network tester for Ethernet and Wi-Fi troubleshooting and performance validation

 
 
AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester
Wireless troubleshooting made simple in a dedicated handheld Wi-Fi signal strength testing tool.
 
 
LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester
Quick and complete copper and fiber network connectivity testing
 
 
 
 

Wireless Network Design, Analysis and Security

 
AirMagnet Survey
Design and deploy wireless 802.11n/a/b/g/ac LAN for optimal performance, security and compliance with wireless site survey software
 
 
AirMagnet Spectrum XT
With the wireless spectrum analyzer software, proactively identify and locate any radio frequency (RF) interference impacting WiFi network performance.
 
 
AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO
Anytime, Anywhere, Wireless Network Monitoring and WiFi Troubleshooting with the AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer Pro
 
 
AirMagnet Enterprise
The most comprehensive 24x7 wireless intrusion detection system (WIDS) / wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) WiFi Network and Cellular security solution.
 
 
AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester
Wireless troubleshooting made simple in a dedicated handheld Wi-Fi signal strength testing tool.
 
 
AirMagnet Planner
Accurately plan and design a/b/g/n/ac wireless networks without rolling out any APs physically
 
 
AirMagnet VoFi Analyzer
Voice-over-wireless Analysis and Troubleshooting
 
 
AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester For Windows®
First Response Wi-Fi Troubleshooting Software Tool
 
 
AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester for Android™
Smart Wi-Fi Troubleshooting and Deployment App
 
 
AirMagnet Spectrum ES™
Portable and affordable, professional-grade RF spectrum analyzer speeds cellular deployments (including DAS and Small Cells)
 
 
OptiView® XG Network Analysis Tablet

The network engineer’s all-in-one analyzer for portable WLAN and network infrastructure troubleshooting.

 
 
OneTouch AT Network Assistant

The NEW G2 OneTouch AT network assistant is an automated All-in-one network tester for Ethernet and Wi-Fi troubleshooting and performance validation

 
 
AirMagnet Planner for Cisco Small Business
Accurately plan and deploy Cisco Small Business 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networks in any indoor environment
 
 
 
 

Network and Application Performance Monitoring

 
TruView™

Unified Network and Application Performance Monitoring
- Focused on the experience of the end user -

 
 
 
 

Centralized Network Troubleshooting

 
TruView™

Unified Network and Application Performance Monitoring
- Focused on the experience of the end user -

 
 
TruView™ - Managed Service

Unified Network and Application Performance Monitoring
Focused on the experience of the end user

 
 
Network Time Machine™
All-in-one network packet capture appliance for network and application analysis
 
 
ClearSight™ Analyzer

Application-centric protocol analysis software that gives quick answers to application performance problems

 
 
Network Packet Brokers and TAPs

The World's Only System-based Network Packet Broker Solution