NETSCOUT Systems Announces Availability of nGenius Server and nGenius Traffic Monitor

July 31, 2000
Key Components of nGenius Solution Begin to Roll Out and Will Be Sold Through Broad Channels Including Cisco Systems

WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2000--NetScout(R) Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) today announced the availability of the first two components of its nGenius Performance Management System: the nGenius Server(TM) and the nGenius Traffic Monitor.(TM) These products are part of NetScout's planned roll out for delivering end-to-end performance management solutions for e-business. They will be sold through all NetScout sales channels including direct, Cisco Systems and other resellers.

"NetScout products support our commitment to delivering comprehensive, end-to-end networking solutions for the enterprise, e-business and emerging markets," said John McCormack, division director, Cisco Systems, Inc. "Cisco and NetScout are currently working on including NetScout's nGenius Server and nGenius Traffic Monitor applications into its CiscoWorks2000 LAN and Routed WAN Management solutions. We are pleased with the joint technology development between our two companies and NetScout continues to be an important provider of solutions for a wide reach of Cisco Catalyst and Cisco IOS environments."

NetScout's nGenius Server is a highly scalable network management server that provides the foundation for all of NetScout's e-business performance management solutions. Collecting real-time, application flow data from NetScout's high performance probes, as well as from other industry-standard data sources, the server intelligently aggregates data from across the network or from user-specified segments.

The nGenius Traffic Monitor is a real-time, Web based performance monitoring and fault isolation tool. Its network troubleshooting features help managers identify and correct potential network problems and events early on, through user defined alarms and intuitive drill-downs. Unique to the nGenius Traffic Monitor is its ability to provide an integrated view of both real-time and historical network information. This information enables managers to track changes in traffic and quickly determine whether spikes are an anomaly or a trend and what applications and users are causing them.

nGenius Users Say:

Bayer Corporation

"nGenius delivers an intuitive and easy-to-use architecture for monitoring and displaying network information," says Kelly Arehart, senior network analyst for Bayer Corporation. "The graphics are smartly configured to the needs of a network administrator while the GUI is clean and precise. nGenius allows us to stay ahead of the system response curve while helping to increase network efficiency and uptime."

RWE Energie AG

"nGenius is perfect for monitoring our heterogeneous network, from anywhere, anytime we want," says Gerald Buchholz, network engineer for RWE Energie AG, a leading European energy service provider. "Its high level graphs and reports help us analyze and identify network usage trends and ensure the optimum performance of our network."

North Carolina State University

"nGenius has been the missing link in our Network Operations Center. Its user-friendly interface and platform-independent Web console easily integrates with our existing infrastructure," says Andrew Mabe, network engineer of North Carolina State University. "The availability of remote monitoring data at the desktop facilitates the intelligent deployment of applications and ensures we have the capacity in place to uniformly support and deliver them system-wide."

The nGenius system was announced in May 2000 as an integral step in NetScout's strategy to deliver solutions that not only ease the e-business transition of its existing Fortune 500 enterprise customers, but also extend into growth areas such as business-to-business, business-to-consumer and service provider markets.

Pricing and Availability

The nGenius Traffic Monitor and nGenius Server are available today in a bundled version for $14,995.

About NetScout Systems, Inc.

NetScout Systems, Inc. is the leading provider of real-time, network and application performance management solutions for e-business. NetScout's hardware and software solutions are deployed worldwide 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,, Webhire, Intel Online, Fidelity Investments, Xerox and Sun Microsystems. NetScout is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts and has approximately 300 employees, with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Further information on the company is available on the World Wide Web at

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.