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Direct Connections for Clean Traffic Return Post Mitigation Event Can Increase Data Integrity

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1 l SOLUTION BRIEF l S E C U R I T Y PHYSICAL CROSS-CONNECT CONNECTIONS (DIRECT CONNECT) OVERVIEW Physical cross-connects are available in the following locations: • Ashburn (DC6) • San Jose (SV1) • Amsterdam (AM7) • Frankfurt (FR5) • Sao Paulo (SP4) – Target availability December 2019 Introduction For larger clean network traffic rates, and for business-critical latency sensitive applications, organizations require performance that can exceed the capabilities of Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunnels. Customers of Arbor Cloud achieve decreased latency and increased reliability in clean traffic transportation back to their network through a direct connection from the Arbor Cloud infrastructure. This direct connection functionality can help with an increase in both performance and data integrity to the customers network during a mitigation event. NETSCOUT's Arbor Cloud solution features two ways to directly connect into the platform for a customer to receive clean traffic. • Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) fabric • Physical Cross-Connect (Direct Connect) Equinix ECX Connections Overview The Equinix Cloud Exchange is a multi-location, multi-national switching fabric that was set up by Equinix to provide a mechanism for their customers to establish logical connections between services located in different geographic locations serviced by Equinix. Customers that contract a local connection to one of the Cloud Exchange datacenters are then able to contract a logical circuit to another service that is connected to an Equinix Cloud Exchange datacenter. The remote service could belong to the same customer, a partner, a cloud provider, or a service vendor. More information is available about ECX at https://ecxfabric-documentation.equinix. com/hc/en-us. Customers can use Equinix ECX connections to directly connect to Arbor Cloud when they have existing Equinix access in an Equinix datacenter or it is convenient for them to establish a connection in a local Equinix datacenter. This allows for a Layer 2 (L2) ECX port to be built between the NETSCOUT ® Arbor Cloud ECX instance and the customer. The customer is responsible for creating the ECX connection and connecting into the Arbor Cloud service profile built into the ECX provisioning portal. The NETSCOUT Arbor Cloud platform can accept ECX connections into the following Equinix facilities: • Ashburn (DC2) • San Jose (SV1) • Amsterdam (AM7) • Frankfurt (FR5) • Sao Paulo (SP4) – Target availability December 2019 Customers connected to the ECX fabric in any ECX enabled Equinix facility can use the ECX switching fabric to connect logically into the Arbor Cloud DDoS Protection Platform. Direct Connections for Clean Traffic Return Post Mitigation Event Can Increase Data Integrity

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