Brief Overview

NETSCOUT provides an enterprise and service provider products and services for network-based mitigation of real-time distributed denial of service (DDoS) threats.


310 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886-4105
Tel: (978)614 4000

Arbor Networks, Inc.
76 Blanchard Road
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803


Anil Singhal serves as CEO of NETSCOUT.


Arbor was established in 2000 based on work done at the University of Michigan with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The company operates with nearly 600 employees around the world. In 2014, the company was acquired by NETSCOUT and today operates as the security division.

Key Acquisitions

Packetloop (2014) – Security Analytics
Eastwind Networks (2019) - Cloud Security

Key Competitors

Radware, Akamai (Prolexic), F5

Products and Services

NETSCOUT provides platforms for DDoS protection. Their DDOS-oriented products and services can be grouped as follows:

• Arbor Cloud – DDoS service that integrates on-premise and cloud-based protection.
• Arbor APS – The on-premise enterprise DDOS protection platform.
• Arbor SP – This service provider-oriented platform includes Arbor SP, which provides comprehensive network visibility and reporting while Arbor TMS provides real-time surgical mitigation of traffic during an attack.
• Arbor Spectrum – Leverages packet capture and flow instrumentation, powerful search capabilities and smart workflows to quickly investigate and validate advanced threats.

NETSCOUT is one of the most prominent vendors of DDoS protection in the world. Their portfolio of DDoS protection products and services is designed to meet the multi-dimensional needs of organizations, from emerging growth companies to largest enterprise and service providers. NETSCOUT provides advanced global traffic intelligence, and network visibility. The acquisition of Eastwind adds cloud security solutions to the offering.