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New Cloud-Based Licensing Options for Arbor Networks® SP

Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT, has announced new cloud-based licensing options for its Arbor Networks® SP network visibility platform. These new options unlock significant performance and scalability gains – giving service providers, cloud/hosting providers, large enterprises and other large network operators the ability to flexibly and dynamically expand their Arbor Networks SP deployments in ways that best meet their unique business and infrastructure needs.

For over a decade, Arbor Networks® SP has been the preferred solution large network operators use to understand how traffic is flowing through their networks so they can keep the network and services running, create business insights – not just data – and enable new services. Arbor Networks SP Flexible Licensing (SP Flex) is Arbor’s new cloud-base licensing model that allows customers to quickly and easily expand visibility coverage from their peering points to the backbone to the network edge in an operationally flexible way that accommodates CAPEX- or OPEX-centric business models.

“We strive to ‘think like our customers’ when it comes to all aspects of deploying and using our technology. With these new SP Flex options, we’re providing them with more flexible growth options, increasing their operational agility and lowering their total cost of ownership while delivering industry-leading innovation around network visibility,” said Arbor Networks President Matthew Moynahan.

The dual forces of rapid growth in network data volumes and costs and revenue loss to over-the-top applications are squeezing service provider and large enterprise business models alike. Arbor understands this: SP Flex is built for large, complex networks and proven to scale cost-effectively across entire global footprints as the network grows so customers can maintain pervasive visibility. Customers have the flexibility to deploy SP Flex on their own virtual infrastructure or in hybrid mode as they bridge from appliances to an all-virtual future.

New SP Flex options include:

  • Flex Site License – customer pays a one-time fee (based on the current or projected growth of their network) to upgrade all of their existing appliances and licenses and unify them under a single perpetual site license, then only pays annual maintenance and support on that license going forward.
  • Flex Purchase – customer purchases perpetual SP Flex licenses as and when needed, then only pays annual maintenance and support on those licenses going forward.
  • Flex Subscription – customer “leases” SP Flex licenses as and when needed via an annual subscription fee that includes maintenance and support.

Read the full press release from Arbor Networks here .

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