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NETSCOUT Expands Sales Operations in Asia Pacific; Opens New Offices in Hong Kong & Singapore To Support Pac-Rim Customers, Partners and Resellers

September 28, 2000
WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 28, 2000--As part of its continued expansion into new global markets, NetScout Systems, (NASDAQ: NTCT) the leading provider of infrastructure performance management solutions, today announced it is extending its presence in Asia with the expansion of its Hong Kong headquarters and the opening of a new Singapore office on Monday, October 2nd, 2000. Both offices will serve as sales and marketing hubs for extending NetScout's customer base, establishing partnerships and providing technical services throughout the Asia Pacific region. The offices will also offer multi-lingual pre and post sales support.

"Our expansion into the Asia Pac region is a natural extension of our accelerating success throughout Europe. Our overseas markets bring significant opportunity. The wide-scale enterprise and telecommunications infrastructure being fueled by Internet and e-business opportunities are highly mission-critical and in demand of assurances for performance," said Jon Axon, area vice president of international sales for NetScout Systems. "Hong Kong is the gateway for business throughout Mainland China and Taiwan while Singapore is a focal point of commerce for customers throughout Malyasia, Indonesia, the Phillipines and Thailand. We chose these new sites for their strategic proximity in conducting business in the region and for their ability to enhance the visibility of our solutions to partners and customers alike."

Netscout currently has 26 partners in the region. It recently added Singapore Computer Systems (SCS), a premier systems integrator that will enhance NetScout's penetration of both government and industry accounts throughout the Asia Pacific region. NetScout's Asia-Pac customers include China Telecom, the largest telecommunications and Internet service provider (ISP) in the People's Republic of China and Samsung SDS, a subsidiary of Samsung Group in Korea, one of the largest ISP, ASO, mobile communications companies and the largest broadband Internet provider and systems integrator in Korea. Both companies recently selected NetScout's solutions to monitor customer traffic across their respective local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and server backbone networks.

About NetScout Systems

NetScout Systems, Inc. is the leading provider of infrastructure network 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, Xerox 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 to help 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 Server, nGenius Traffic Monitor, WebCast, AppScout, and NetScout Manager Plus are trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc.
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