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NetScout Systems Signs Digital China as Master Reseller of nGenius

July 22, 2002

nGenius Performance Management System Now Available Via China's Largest Distributor of Information Technology Products and Services

WESTFORD, Mass., July 22 -- NetScout Systems (Nasdaq: NTCT) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Digital China Holdings Limited, the largest information technology (IT) product distributor and a leading systems integrator in China. Under the agreement, Digital China will be a master reseller of NetScout offerings in Mainland China, delivering NetScout's nGenius(TM) Performance Management System through their extensive network of channel partners. NetScout products will be sold through channels working with Digital China's Networking Business Unit. This new partnership continues NetScout's global sales expansion, which includes providing network performance management solutions to enterprises in Asia, and it significantly expands Digital China's portfolio of networking products from internationally well-known brands.

"Enterprises and institutions in China are increasingly realizing the importance and necessity of network performance management. As such, there is strong opportunity for NetScout in this marketplace," said Mr. Guo Wei, CEO of Digital China. "This partnership will create strategic advantages for both companies. Digital China's premier presence, built on years of experience in promoting network products, complements NetScout Systems' excellent products and proven technology. Through this agreement, more businesses in China will have immediate access to a complete performance management solution."

"Digital China is well established in the Chinese marketplace, with superior insight into the technology requirements and the unique business needs of its customers," said Narendra Popat, Chairman of NetScout Systems, Inc. "As strategic partners, NetScout and Digital China will be able to jointly fulfill long-term relationships with enterprises through superior technology and services. nGenius supports this mission by delivering a highly- scalable, integrated platform with the widest breadth of performance management capabilities from a single solution."

NetScout's nGenius Performance Management System is an integrated solution designed to simplify the management of today's complex networks. Its flagship product, nGenius Performance Manager(TM), consolidates real-time monitoring, troubleshooting, protocol analysis, and historical reporting into a single, unified solution. The nGenius System is also unique in its ability to concurrently monitor and provide in-depth, system-wide views of all applications on the shared network infrastructure. Its Web-based access allows easy sharing of real-time information between IT managers at central and remote sites and its flexible reports provide effective communications between business and IT entities. nGenius is used by leading enterprises, worldwide.

Digital China will take advantage of its established experience in deploying network products to cooperate extensively with NetScout in marketing, selling, and supporting nGenius products throughout China. At the same time, Digital China will use this opportunity to further penetrate into the markets of network device management, network traffic management, and fault management so that it can provide Chinese customers with more complete network products and solutions.

About Digital China

Digital China (HK: 0861) is the largest distributor of information technology products and systems integration service provider in China. Digital China is organized into three principal business areas: distribution of third party IT products; provision of systems integration services (including hardware equipment and software development); and development and distribution of networking products under its own brand name. Digital China was formerly a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legend Holdings Limited. It was spun off and separately listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 1 June 2001. It has a workforce of around 2,800 staff and offices in 11 major cities in China: Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jinan, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Xian. Through these regional offices, Digital China is able to provide the most efficient services to all areas in China. See www.digitalchina.com.hk for further information.

About NetScout Systems

NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT) is the market leader and pioneer of integrated network performance management solutions for leading enterprises and service providers worldwide. NetScout serves the Global 5000 and counts among its customers ArvinMeritor, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Cable and Wireless, Cisco Systems, China Telecom, Fidelity Investments, Getronics, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Hold Brothers, Nextel Communications, Northwest Airlines, Optimus Telecommunications, Samsung SDS, Siemens Health Services Corporation, StarBand Communications, Travelocity.com, Visa International and Wachovia Bank. NetScout's solutions are offered through its nGenius(TM) Performance Management System, an integrated suite 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 about the company is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.netscout.com.

NetScout is a registered trademark, and the NetScout logo, nGenius, nGenius Performance Manager, nGenius Real-Time Monitor, nGenius Capacity Planner, nGenius Application Service Level Manager, and nGenius Probe are trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc.

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     NetScout Systems              Schwartz Communications, Inc.
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