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NETSCOUT Systems Unleashes the Power of High-Speed WAN Monitoring With DS3/E3 Frame Probe

August 21, 2000
Extends Visibility Into High-Speed Wide Area Networks Favored by Enterprise and Service Provider Customers Throughout US and Europe

WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2000-- Continuing to deliver the market's most extensive, end-to-end suite of e-business performance management solutions, NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT - news) today unveiled its DS3/E3 Frame Probe. Designed to monitor DS3/E3 Frame-based wide area network (WAN) links, the probe further extends NetScout's probe suite to ensure system-wide visibility across today's complex global e-business infrastructures.

The DS3/E3 probe addresses the demand to monitor increasing network WAN speeds, providing in-depth, real-time application traffic information -- without interfering with the network connection. Using NetScout's standards-base technology, the probe offers critical visibility into business traffic going over these links, typically connecting enterprises with their service providers. This extended visibility makes the DS3/E3 probe an essential tool for measuring and reporting on key service levels metrics.

''The DS3/E3 probe reinforces NetScout's ongoing commitment to provide our customers with the widest range of network coverage possible -- ensuring their critical applications always perform optimally,'' said Michael Szabados, vice president of marketing, NetScout Systems. ''With the industry's most extensive suite of application-aware probes, NetScout offers application flow visibility at all the critical points throughout the infrastructure.''

The DS3/E3 probe works in conjunction with NetScout's extensive nGenius(TM) software portfolio - announced earlier this year -- to help optimize key services delivered over Frame Relay, including: troubleshooting, real-time monitoring, application service level management, capacity planning and usage based billing in enterprise and e-business environments.

Pricing and Availability

The DS3/E3 Frame Probe is $23,995.00 and is available today. For additional product or ordering information about the DS3/E3 Frame Probe or NetScout's E3 ATM Probe - announced earlier this year -- call NetScout at 1-800-657-7666.

About NetScout Systems, Inc.

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 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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