Netrounds is selected as “Outstanding Test and Measurement Vendor” by Light Reading as a next-gen assurance solution that is suitable for the network topologies and use cases today, as well as for dynamic, software-driven networks of the future.

Luleå, Sweden – 2 May 2019 – Netrounds, the leading provider of software-based active testing, monitoring, and automated assurance solutions for communications service providers and large enterprises, announced that they have been shortlisted in the ‘Outstanding Test and Measurement Vendor’ category in the 2019 ‘Leading Lights’ awards by Light Reading.

The “Outstanding Test and Measurement Vendor” category awards “the communications networking test and measurement, monitoring or assurance systems vendor that stands out from its competitors, innovates constantly, helps set the industry trends, makes investors proud, and makes employees happy.” All 2019 Leading Lights winners will be announced live at the Leading Lights Awards ceremony, taking place in Denver, Colorado, on Monday May 6th, on the eve of the Big 5G Event.

Light Reading shortlisted Netrounds after the company launched support for Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure last fall; this results in support for all major modern compute platforms. Netrounds’ software-only approach to flexible and automatable assurance is suitable for both physical, hybrid and virtual environments. Netrounds is the industry’s full-stack solution offering true visibility at all layers, producing active KPI and SLA measurements from Layer 1 to Layer 7. Eliminating the use of multiple solutions to cover the multi-layer networks and domains that customers need to test, monitor and assure, Netrounds lets network operators, service providers, and enterprises utilize a single, cloud-based and user-friendly solution for all of their assurance needs.

Beyond their regular capabilities, Netrounds Test Agents also provide cloud-ready virtual machines that can be deployed in all regions and availability zones used in the clouds and in the corresponding on-prem platforms. Each Test Agent is then configured to automatically monitor and test the network, either by sending traffic to a remote Test Agent or by consuming a service from a content server – thus consuming the network just as a regular user does (and with a minimal footprint). When the Netrounds solution detects a service degradation or outage, an alarm can be triggered and troubleshooting can be started immediately instead of waiting for the customer to report an issue before starting to repair the service (lower MTTI).

“As networks are evolving towards multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud environments, and implementing service chains, the solution allows customers to extend their end-to-end visibility and get even closer to their end users’ perspective to provide an exceptional level of quality experience. Netrounds is able to offer a zero-touch deployment ensuring that workloads and applications work at the time of configuration and migration, and throughout their lifetimes,” said Anders Bergsten, VP, Product Management. “In the complex networks of today, many bottlenecks are present. These can include overlay SD-WAN and its physical underlay networks comprising of a mix of Internet, 5G and MPLS VPNs – to name a few –, all of which can introduce disruption in network quality, ultimately affecting the end-user’s experience. Add the complexity of service chain performance and identifying network problems becomes quite a challenge. With Netrounds, our customers have a range of flexible options for Test Agent deployment. This allows Test Agents to be placed in strategic locations throughout the network to solve a variety of use cases and extend visibility into delivered service quality across a range of different network domains, including across off-net connections and network infrastructure that customers do not own, such as cloud platforms like AWS and Azure.”

To learn more, please go to, or visit Netrounds for a live demo at the Big 5G Event in Denver, May 6–8 or Network Virtualization & SDN in Berlin, May 21–23.

About Netrounds

Netrounds provides a software-based and fully automatable solution for active network testing and monitoring with unmatched measurement capabilities across physical and multi-cloud network environments. Netrounds is easily deployed at any location from the data center to the campus sites, measuring metrics that matters for customers, from layer 1 to layer 7. Netrounds is used by hundreds of network operators, service providers and enterprises worldwide. For further information, please visit


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