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NetScout releases 8-port Gigabit Ethernet management offering

NetScout Systems, Inc. has released the nGenius, a product it claims is the industry's first eight port Gigabit Eth...


September 10, 2002  


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NetScout Systems, Inc. has released the nGenius, a product it claims is the industry’s first eight port Gigabit Ethernet probe for trouble-shooting and managing the performance of critical Gigabit Ethernet networks.

The Westford, Mass. company says today’s typical approach for troubleshooting the Gigabit core network has been to use a combination of distributed protocol analyzers connected to costly matrix switches. This is overly expensive, provides limited visibility of the switched network and requires multiple tools and management software systems, adding management complexity, it says.

According to research firm International Data Corp. (IDC), worldwide Gigabit Ethernet LAN switch revenue grew 65 per cent last year to over US$4.6 billion. Paul Bugala, senior analyst of IDC, says the proliferation of Gigabit Ethernet within the enterprise has fueled the demand for greater visibility and improved control within this high-speed network core.

Pricing for the probe, which is scheduled to ship within 30 days, starts at US$44,995.


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