Mohammed Alyousef, Regional Director Middle East, Netscout, speaks to Anita Joseph about the company’s unique service offerings and presence at GITEX.
What is Netscout’s biggest USP in an increasingly competitive world of cybersecurity?
Netscout brings value to the whole process of traffic flow-right from the network to the security systems and the monitoring tools. We provide security visibility-a basic for any process of security. Netscout nGenius packet flow systems (PFS) collect and organize the flow of traffic from the network to the security systems and monitoring tools-creating a unified packet plane that logically separates the network layer from the tool layer.
Packet flow switches are an integral part of this approach. We help organizations use them to optimize and scale both their service assurance platform and cybersecurity deployments, so that they can spend less time adding, testing and managing tools. Today, IT organizations are under all kinds of pressure to rationalize network resources and extend the life of their current investments, rather than add new network capacity. NETSCOUT enables the networking and security teams to implement joint packet visibility projects, rather than tackling each initiative individually, or on an ad hoc basis.
What are the top benefits of deploying unified visibility solutions?
The first is that it strengthens your network security architecture. Our nGenius architecture enables organizations to overcome objections to placing security systems inline and defend networks in real time without impacting performance. The second advantage is that it increases agility by quickly adapting to new security threats and the third benefit is that a unified visibility solution helps to optimize the operation of security systems, thus bringing down monitoring infrastructure costs.
What is your expectation from this year’s GITEX technology week?
Gitex is the ideal platform for displaying the latest trends in technology and security. It brings together the top global minds in the field and is provides an exciting opportunity to network and showcase the latest in the field.