Commerzbank Selects NETSCOUT's nGenius Performance Management System

December 17, 2002

Deployment of nGenius Ensures Network Reliability for One of Europe's Largest Trading Floors

WESTFORD, Mass., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- NetScout Systems (Nasdaq: NTCT) announced today that Commerzbank, one of Europe's leading commercial and investment banks, has deployed NetScout's nGenius(R) Performance Management System to assure the performance of a new, gigabit-speed network supporting its state-of-the-art trading floor in Germany. Commerzbank selected nGenius for real-time performance monitoring, management, and troubleshooting as well as for network capacity planning. The Commerzbank project was fulfilled through NetScout's pan-Germany reseller partner, GE CompuNet.

Based in Frankfurt, Commerzbank has over 50 subsidiaries, 750 branches and approximately 37,000 employees worldwide. "Commerzbank operates one of the largest trading floors in Europe, handling thousands of high value transactions every day. This makes it absolutely essential that our network always operates at peak efficiency," said Zeljko Smetko, vice president of network support, IT Production of Commerzbank. "We chose NetScout's nGenius to assure the reliability and business-critical performance of this gigabit- speed LAN. It helps us proactively identify network anomalies and resolve network problems faster than before. NetScout provides in-depth views into networked application performance, helping us better manage availability and application response-time while offering us the chance to manage service levels, end-to-end. Its capacity planning capabilities provide us the opportunity to save money, because we can more accurately anticipate future bandwidth requirements."

The nGenius System provides market-leading capabilities for real-time network and application performance monitoring, troubleshooting, protocol analysis and historical reporting from a single, integrated solution. Based on NetScout's patent-pending CDM Technology(TM), nGenius enables real-time and historical comparisons of voice, web and all other applications network-wide, as they compete for resources on the shared network infrastructure. nGenius also allows IT managers to make smarter investment decisions and communicate more effectively with web-based access to enable immediate sharing of live network information between users, service providers and remote sites and its business-oriented reports improve service level negotiations between business users and IT organizations.

"We are pleased that Commerzbank has chosen NetScout to assure performance for such a leading-edge facility as its new trading floor," said John Downing, vice president of worldwide sales for NetScout Systems. "NetScout and GE CompuNet are delivering superior products and services that help companies such as Commerzbank meet their most stringent requirements for network and applications performance. We are looking forward to working with and supporting Commerzbank, an important member of our growing German and European customer base."

About GE CompuNet

GE CompuNet is one of Germany's main vendor-independent system resellers and integrators for the IT infrastructure needs of corporations. GE CompuNet focuses on the design, integration and operating of distributed and central IT infrastructures.

About NetScout Systems, Inc.

NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT) is a market leader and pioneer of integrated network performance management solutions for leading companies and service providers worldwide. NetScout's offerings are based upon its nGenius(R) Performance Management System, an integrated solution of advanced monitoring and reporting applications that draw on the rich performance data generated by NetScout's real-time, application-aware probes, advanced intelligent software agents and other network devices. The nGenius System helps organizations increase their return on infrastructure investments by optimizing the performance of their network and applications. NetScout is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Further information on the company is available on the World Wide Web at

NetScout, nGenius, and the NetScout logo are registered trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc. ART MIB, Because the network is the business and CDM Technology are trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc. NetScout reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to make changes at any time in its technical information, specifications, and service and support programs.

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