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China Telecom and Samsung SDS Select NetScout for Global Broadband Services in the Far East

August 29, 2000
Leading Telecommunication Companies in China and Korea Use NetScout to Monitor Network Traffic and Segment Utilization

WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2000-- NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) today announced that China Telecom and Samsung SDS have selected NetScout's solutions to monitor customer traffic across their respective local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and server backbone networks. China Telecom is the largest Telecommunications and Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the People's Republic of China. Samsung SDS, a subsidiary of Samsung Group in Korea, is one of the largest ISP, ASP, mobile communication companies, and the largest broadband Internet provider and System Integrator (SI) in Korea.

China Telecom uses NetScout's Gigabit probes to monitor its Guangdong Province ISP backbone network as well as Fast EtherChannel probes to monitor its Cisco Fast EtherChannel utilization. Offering both dial-up and broadband services, its "163 ISP Service" is the largest ISP provided by China Telecom in many major cities in Mainland China.

The ISP and SI (Systems Integration) sectors of Samsung SDS, now split out as Unitel Co. Ltd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Group), have implemented NetScout's LAN and WAN solutions in several Samsung Group subsidiaries to monitor their Frame Relay service and server backbone. They have also deployed NetScout's performance management and monitoring solutions throughout its customer sites.

"In serving the dynamic needs of the telecommunications and service provider markets, these customers contend with multiple and often disparate streams of data," said Anil Singhal, chairman and CEO, NetScout Systems. "NetScout's ability to retrieve this data in real-time is key to providing highly adaptive, pro-active network management consistent with maintaining superior delivery of services."

NetScout plans to expand its reach within Asia-Pacific with a new technical support and training center in Singapore, complementing its operations center in Hong Kong. Both offices will support local and regional customers, partners and resellers with product training, sales support, and related services.

About China Telecom

China Telecom is a provider of telecommunications services and ISP services in all provinces in Mainland China. Its "163 ISP Service" currently serves over 90% of Internet users in many major cities and provinces including the Guangdong Province. The company provides its customers with both dialup and broadband services.

About Samsung SDS

Samsung SDS is the largest global IT solutions provider in Korea with annual revenues of $1 billion US dollars and an expanding network of 6,000 employees in branches around the world. The recent split of ISP and SI sectors of Samsung SDS to Unitel Co. Ltd. evidence the increasing commitment of Samsung Group in eBusiness field.

To meet its clients' business needs in the information technology sector, Samsung offers a wide range of services and products such as consulting, systems integration, packaged software, outsourcing, and technical training. Samsung SDS has developed strategic alliances with some of the world's leading information technology companies such as Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Silicon Graphics, and Computer Associates. Its venture business units located in Boston, Silicon Valley, and Seoul help Samsung SDS keep abreast of the latest trends and emerging technologies.

About NetScout Systems

NetScout Systems, Inc. is the leading provider of real-time, network and application performance management solutions for service providers, e-business customers and large enterprises worldwide. NetScout's hardware and software solutions are deployed globally in industries such as e-commerce, finance, healthcare, government, and manufacturing. NetScout serves approximately half of the Fortune 500 and counts among its customers 3M Corporation, AT&T, Datek Online, Brystol-Myers Squibb, Amazon.com, Webhire, Intel Online, Fidelity Investments, Xerox and Sun Microsystems.

NetScout's solutions are based on its nGenius(TM) Performance Management System which uses the rich set of application traffic information collected by NetScout's instrumentation and synthetic agents to help organizations reduce time to market, increase return on investment and improve service level response time. NetScout is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts and has approximately 320 employees, with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Further information on the company is available on the World Wide Web at www.netscout.com

NetScout is a registered trademark, and the NetScout logo, nGenius, nGenius Server, nGenius Traffic Monitor, WebCast, AppScout, and NetScout Manager Plus are trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc.

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