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EMA'S Dennis Drogseth to Keynote NETSCOUT's First Annual User Conference

September 19, 2002

Forum to Connect Worldwide Community of NetScout Users and Promote Exchange of Innovative Practices using nGenius Solutions

WESTFORD, Mass., Sept. 19 -- NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT) today announced that Dennis Drogseth, vice president of Enterprise Management Associates will deliver a keynote address at the company's first annual NetScout User Forum conference, Exchange 2002, to be held November 5-7, 2002, at the Newport Marriott in Newport, Rhode Island. Drogseth will present, "Consolidating Performance Management: From Surviving to Thriving," and will cover challenges, objectives and strategies for optimizing performance management across the enterprise.

NetScout's Exchange 2002 will connect the growing worldwide community of nGenius(TM) users, providing them the opportunity to deepen their understanding of NetScout solutions while contributing to NetScout's strategic direction. The two-day conference will feature presentations and panel discussions about NetScout's products and company direction, examples of ROI and other successes achieved by applying nGenius to solve challenging performance management problems and insight into emerging technologies requiring performance management such as network security and storage area networks (SAN).

NetScout's Exchange 2002 will also offer hands-on technical training for NetScout's new nGenius Performance Manager solution as well as interactive sessions with senior NetScout leaders. Attendees will hear the latest details on NetScout's ground-breaking Common Data Model (CDM) initiative for unifying network and application performance management across the enterprise.

"We will be hosting customers from around the globe as they participate in our first annual NetScout User Forum conference," said Michael Szabados, senior vice president of product operations. "We value the close relationships we have with so many of our customers and this forum will help extend that closeness to others in our growing worldwide customer base. By sharing best practices, relaying our vision and fostering discussions around the challenges of network and application performance management, we can ensure that NetScout will continue to deliver high-impact, business-relevant solutions for our customers."

About the NetScout User Forum

The NetScout User Forum is a company-sponsored, customer-led group that focuses on the best use of NetScout products, worldwide. It assists NetScout users with maximizing the benefits of their nGenius solutions to manage the performance and costs of their mission-critical networks. The NetScout User Forum offers discussion groups, educational seminars and technical briefs, as well as a Web-based exchange of information and events. To join the NetScout User Forum go to and register -- it's free for all current users of NetScout products. Details about Exchange 2002, the NetScout User Forum's annual conference, can also be found at the same address.

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 serves the Global 5000 and counts among its customers Arvin Meritor, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cable and Wireless, Cisco Systems, China Telecom, Fidelity Investments, Getronics, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Nextel Communications, Samsung SDS, Siemens Health Services Corporation, StarBand Communications,, Visa International, and Wachovia Bank. NetScout's solutions are offered through its nGenius(TM) 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 network devices. The nGenius System helps 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 360 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 Performance Manager, nGenius Capacity Planner, nGenius Application Service Level Manager, nGenius Real-Time Monitor and nGenius Probe are trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc.

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     Peggy Flynn
     NetScout Systems
     (978) 614-4162

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     Schwartz Communications, Inc.
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