NETSCOUT INTRODUCES NGENIUS PERFORMANCE MANAGER 3.0.NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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2. CDM - Code Division Multiplexing 3.0. The HDPM enhancements provide a new, significantly more granular detail of application and network traffic performance measurements. This innovative approach allows companies to achieve higher IT service levels based on a clear and complete understanding of application activity and behavior.
High-Definition Performance Management is the next major step in the company's strategy to provide unparalleled application traffic visibility both in breadth and depth, covering the entire network regardless of the type of flow/traffic, with an unprecedented level of historical detail. HDPM also represents a key building block in NetScout's longer-term strategy to deliver automated analytics for early detection and rapid resolution of performance problems in enterprise network operations centers See NOC.
Network Operations Center - (NOC) A location from which the operation of a network or internet is monitored. Additionally, this center usually serves as a clearinghouse for connectivity problems and efforts to resolve those problems. (NOCs). Delivering automated, proactive analysis of performance issues requires the in-depth details and comprehensive application and network information made possible by the new HDPM enhancements to the nGenius System.
Specifically, nGenius Performance Manager 3.0, working with HDPM-enabled nGenius Probes, displays historical application and network performance metrics Performance metrics are measures of an organizations activities and performance. Performance metrics should support a range of stakeholder needs from customers, shareholders to employees . with an industry-best granularity as fine as one minute with corresponding one-second peak values. It also provides IT managers with the ability to see all applications, all hosts (server and end-user) and all conversations on an enterprise network. These advancements push NetScout to the forefront of the network and application performance management industry with the details necessary for true profiling of application and network behavior, ensuring that peaks in key performance metrics, such as utilization by application, aren't obscured by the 5- or 15-minute polling averages that are standard in competitive tools.
"We've observed a growing need for higher definition in application analysis from enterprise IT groups," said Lynn Nye, president of industry analyst firm APM (Advanced Power Management) A programming interface (API) from Intel and Microsoft for battery-powered computers that lets programs communicate power requirements to slow down and speed up components. See ACPI.
APM - Advanced Power Management Advisors. "The ability to identify short bursts of disruptive application traffic helps companies better plan for capacity upgrades, baseline their networks, fix misbehaving applications and eliminate network misuse, all contributing to better protection of network resources and critical application performance. The greater granularity in application profiling and one-minute logging in A colloquial term for the process of making the initial record of the names of individuals who have been brought to the police station upon their arrest.
The process of logging in is also called booking. nGenius Performance Manager provides enterprise IT departments significant value by allowing them to detect and pinpoint erratic or problematic network components or low-bandwidth applications hidden at remote sites or in busy network links, that would be undetected by previous toolsets."
Another key capability in the new release of nGenius Performance Manager is the pre-loaded recognition of common peer-to-peer (P2P See peer-to-peer and point-to-point. ) applications that can waste corporate IT infrastructure and bandwidth resources, reduce employee productivity, present potential legal issues, and create vulnerable entrance points for viruses and spyware. Because P2P applications are complex, the nGenius Performance Management System uses sophisticated flow classification to automatically identify traffic from P2P applications including Kazaa, Shareaza, Morpheus, BearShare, LimeWire, eDonkey, eMule and iMesh.
NetScout also released upgrades to the other products in the nGenius System in conjunction with the HPDM HPDM Hybrid Plume Dispersion Model
HPDM Harry Potter Draco Malfoy (slash fanfiction pairing) enhancements, including:
* nGenius Flow Recorder 3.0, a forensics See computer forensics. and audit trail solution for advanced troubleshooting, failure analysis and compliance monitoring by network and application operations and support teams, added enhancements for HTTP HTTP
in full HyperText Transfer Protocol
Standard application-level protocol used for exchanging files on the World Wide Web. HTTP runs on top of the TCP/IP protocol. session reconstruction and replay, playback of VoIP calls, pattern matching 1. pattern matching - A function is defined to take arguments of a particular type, form or value. When applying the function to its actual arguments it is necessary to match the type, form or value of the actual arguments against the formal arguments in some definition. and alarming, and direct connection to Ethernet segments.
* nGenius Flow Collector, a dedicated high-density collection and analysis appliance for NetFlow performance data, was formally released. The nGenius Flow Collector enables cost- effective instrumentation, monitoring and analysis of large- scale NetFlow-enabled networks without the use of dedicated probes. Data collected through nGenius Flow Collectors is fully integrated with nGenius Performance Manager, so one set of screens and reports can be used regardless of the customer's choice of performance instrumentation.
"The HDPM upgrades to the nGenius Performance Management System deliver the essential application performance granularity that today's enterprises and governmental agencies are demanding," said Michael Szabados, senior vice president of product operations at NetScout. "They also lay the groundwork for NetScout to continue leading the industry towards automated performance management and longer-term autonomic infrastructures, where management solutions will be able to automatically resolve application performance problems before business services and end users are impacted."
Pricing and Availability
All HDPM-enabled version 3.0 products in the nGenius Performance Management System are currently shipping. For existing NetScout customers, the upgrade to nGenius Performance Manager 3.0 is free of charge. For new customers, the list price is $50,000. List prices for nGenius Flow Recorder 3.0 start at $35,000, and nGenius Flow Collector starts at $14,995.
For additional product or ordering information about nGenius solutions, call NetScout Systems at 1-800-357-7666 or visit http://www.netscout.com/.
About NetScout Systems, Inc.
NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) is a provider of integrated network A network that supports both data and voice and/or different networking protocols. See converged network and new public network. and application performance management products and solutions that unify performance across the enterprise. NetScout's nGenius Performance Management System is helping more than 3000 leading companies increase their return on infrastructure investments by optimizing the performance of networks and applications according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. business priorities. NetScout is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts Westford is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 20,754 at the 2000 census. History
Westford was first settled in 1635. Originally a part of neighboring Chelmsford, West Chelmsford soon grew large enough to sustain its own and has offices worldwide.
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