Commercial, Energy Efficiency - August 24, 2021
NETSCOUT Surpasses Energy Use Goal with 12% Reduction
NETSCOUT announced Aug. 24 that it reduced the energy usage in its engineering labs by 12.1% in 2020 through a series of infrastructure updates.
The cybersecurity company released its inaugural ESG Report, which details a pilot program launched in 2020 to reduce its energy usage by rationalizing hardware, updating cooling systems and monitoring infrastructure. The program was launched with a goal to reduce energy usage by 6%, a target which the company surpassed by more than 100%.
Due to the success of the program, the company plans to expand these upgrades to 16 additional engineering sites. NETSCOUT also used its sustainability-by-design efforts to help customers reduce their own power usage by leveraging software that optimizes the number of physical devices at their locations.
To further reduce energy use at its facilities, NETSCOUT implemented technologies like motion-sensitive lighting and began encouraging employees to work remotely when possible.
“As guardians of the connected world, our mission not only includes the development, security, preservation, and flawless operation of the global digital environment but also how well we manage the environmental and social challenges we all face,” CEO Anil Singhal said in a statement. “While this is our first report, the ESG principles and initiatives detailed have been the foundation of our business since its onset and an important part of our business success. To ensure long-term value creation, we work collaboratively with all our stakeholders -- employees, customers, investors, and the communities in which we operate -- to drive change.”