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NetScout Systems Unveils nGenius Performance Manager

June 10, 2002

Integrated Real-Time Monitoring, Troubleshooting and Reporting, Plus Market Leading Voice over IP Management, In a Single Solution

WESTFORD, Mass., June 10 -- NetScout Systems (Nasdaq: NTCT) today announced nGenius Performance Manager(TM) 1.4 as the next major step in its continuing mission to advance enterprise-class network performance management and reduce the total cost of ownership of network management systems for customers-who face mounting challenges presented by converged networks. nGenius Performance Manager is the first product to combine real-time monitoring, troubleshooting, protocol analysis, and historical reporting into a single, unified network and application performance management solution. It is an intuitive management application that leverages the comprehensive data collected by NetScout's industry-leading probes for LAN and WAN segments. With the addition of new market-leading capability for managing Voice over IP applications, nGenius Performance Manager is unique in its ability to concurrently monitor and provide a global view of all standards-based, in-house developed, Web, and voice applications as they compete for resources on the shared network infrastructure.

nGenius Performance Manager addresses the key tasks IT managers face in improving the performance and reliability of their networks. Its unified approach enables faster completion of troubleshooting, capacity planning and network service management tasks. The product combines high-level summaries of network performance with the ability to drill-down into layers of detail for faster problem resolution. Its Web-based access allows immediate sharing of information between customers, suppliers and remote sites; its flexible reports support effective communications between business and IT entities.

"nGenius Performance Manager is a powerful and complete performance management tool. It's easy to use, install, and saves us both time and money because all of the real-time and historical information we need is at our fingertips," said Mike Osterholm, Emerging Services Field Services Representative for TELUS. "Its visibility into VoIP performance will also enable us to help our customers deploy converged network services more effectively."

Vancouver-based TELUS, one of Canada's leading telecommunications companies, participated in NetScout's recent beta test of nGenius Performance Manager. TELUS is an established NetScout customer that uses nGenius products to manage the performance of its corporate network, as well as to assist customers that need help with diagnosing performance problems or gaining a better understanding of their applications traffic for network planning.

"nGenius Performance Manager is the only solution on the market that delivers unified views into the performance of all types of business traffic as it is delivered over the network. No other product has integrated its network and applications monitoring, packet analysis and trending features to the extent that switching between real-time and historical, high- and low- level views are so seamless," said Michael Szabados, Senior Vice President of Product Operations for NetScout Systems. "Our solutions are designed to provide the highest quality performance intelligence while embracing new technologies, quickly. We are able to incorporate performance data for new technologies fast, without adding to our customers' workload or training headaches. We do this through delivering more complete software solutions and through our robust independent data source-NetScout's application-aware probes."

Pricing and Availability

nGenius Performance Manager v1.4 is priced at $50,000 and is available June 15, 2002. Training classes begin June 24, 2002. For additional information about nGenius solutions, call NetScout Systems at 1-800-657-7666 or visit our Website

For MasterCare Customers

NetScout MasterCare Support customers for nGenius Real Time Monitor Plus will receive nGenius Performance Manager v1.4 upgrades under their support contracts. MasterCare is NetScout Systems' comprehensive support program that provides technical assistance, hardware repair services, and the latest software and firmware upgrades. Customers worldwide choose to protect their investment with MasterCare Gold and Platinum support. For more information, go to

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 ArvinMeritor, 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 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 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                   Dustin Smith or John Moran
     NetScout Systems              Schwartz Communications, Inc.
     (978) 614-4162                (781) 684-0770 

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