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Forbes Magazine Ranks NETSCOUT Systems #22 On List of Top 200 Best Small Companies in America

October 17, 2000
WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2000--NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT), the leading provider of infrastructure performance management solutions, today announced that it has been included in Forbes magazine's annual list of the 200 Best Small Companies in America.

NetScout was ranked 22nd overall on the list, the company's first selection to the Forbes 200 Best Small Companies, with sales of up to $350 million. According to Forbes, companies are ranked based on profitability and growth track records. NetScout's achievements include a five-year average return on equity of 27%, placing it 21st in that field and a five-year average sales growth of 58%, ranking it 30th in that particular category.

"I am extremely proud of Forbes' recognition of our performance this year, " said Anil Singhal, chairman and CEO of NetScout Systems. "Network management in general and infrastructure performance management in particular is a high-growth market and increasingly strategic to the success of today's e-businesses. We are committed to maintaining our leadership within this market by delivering unparalleled products to our customers. NetScout is poised to capitalize on the convergence of strong market-demand for visibility and control in today's increasingly complex and critical network environments."

About NetScout Systems

NetScout Systems, Inc. is the leading provider of infrastructure performance management solutions for leading companies and service providers worldwide. NetScout serves approximately half of the Fortune 500 and counts among its customers 3M Corporation, AT&T, Datek Online, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amazon.com, Webhire, Intel Online, Fidelity Investments and Sun Microsystems.

NetScout's nGenius (TM) Performance Management System is a solutions-based system offering advanced monitoring and reporting applications suites that draw on the rich performance data generated by NetScout's real-time, application-aware probe suite, advanced intelligent software agents, and network devices. The nGenius System helps organizations increase their return on infrastructure investments by optimizing the performance of their network, applications and content. 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 Application Service Level Manager, nGenius Real-Time Monitor, nGenius Capacity Planner are trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc.
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