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Health Care And Pharmacology Companies Embrace NETSCOUT To Keep Vital Data Flowing Smoothly

July 30, 2001

Medical Networks

WESTFORD, Mass., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT), the leading provider of network performance management solutions, today announced recent sales in the medical and health information industries. NetScout's nGenius (TM) solution is helping the following health care providers to eliminate downtime, to move medical systems online and to realize the most value from their existing infrastructure and network investments.

Siemens Solutions Health Services Corporation, the global leader in health information technology and healthcare's leading Application Service Provider (ASP), is using nGenius Real-Time Monitor (TM) and nGenius Capacity Planner (TM), together with NetScout Probes, to monitor and report on traffic loads over its backbone and incoming Internet links.

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Southeast Texas is proactively monitoring its remote sites with NetScout Probes. To reduce the staff time dedicated to troubleshooting, Memorial Hermann is using NetScout's nGenius Real-Time Monitor to optimize network resources, baseline customized application response times and deliver a higher return on its network investment.

The Children's Hospital (affiliated with the University of Colorado), is a nationally recognized pediatric health care center. Because the evolution from traditional film radiology to leading edge networked digital technology must be transparent to internal customers and seamless to its developers, Children's Hospital is using NetScout Probes and reporting tools to maintain the continuity and integrity of information.

"The medical industry is rapidly moving to a new online infrastructure that demands optimal performance in order to improve patient care and save lives," said Michael Szabados, senior vice president, product operations. "Physicians and health care professionals must be able to depend on a reliable network to support this level of urgency. NetScout's nGenius solution helps ensure that medical information is available on the network when needed."

About nGenius

NetScout's nGenius(TM) Performance Management System is a market-leading suite of monitoring and reporting applications that draw on rich, integrated performance data generated by NetScout's line of application-aware probes and active agents, plus network devices. The nGenius System helps organizations increase their return on infrastructure investments by optimizing the performance of their network and its ability to deliver applications and content to end-users.

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 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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     NetScout Systems                   Schwartz Communications, Inc.
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CONTACT: Peggy Flynn of NetScout Systems, +1-978-614-4113, flynnp@netscout.com; or Dustin Smith or Dan Sarro, both of Schwartz Communications, Inc., +1-781-684-0770, netscout@schwartz-pr.com

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