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Leading NETSCOUT Customers use nGenius to Improve WAN and Application Performance

May 05, 2003

Georgia-Pacific, Food Lion and Others Benefit from nGenius

WESTFORD, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT), a leading provider of network performance management solutions, today announced several premier companies that are using the nGenius(R) Performance Management System to improve the performance and control the costs of their wide area networks (WAN). By choosing the nGenius solution, these companies are improving their ability to centrally monitor, manage and control the costs of delivering networked services to their remote business sites.

Among NetScout's new customers is Georgia-Pacific, the world's leading supplier of paper, packaging and building products. Georgia-Pacific selected the nGenius solution to leverage its customized reporting and trending capabilities for the ATM network supporting its Atlanta-based headquarters.

Another new NetScout customer is Hallmark Cards, Inc., the world's largest provider of personal greeting cards. Hallmark selected the nGenius solution to manage the performance of its wide area network that supports Hallmark's principle card manufacturing plants throughout North America.

Additionally, Food Lion, one of the largest supermarket chains in the U.S., expanded its nGenius solution managing the performance of its corporate wide area network, which supports approximately 1,190 stores in 11 Mid- Atlantic and Southeastern states.

"With the nGenius solution, enterprises get tighter control over their WAN bandwidth costs while proactively improving application performance," said Jim Frey, vice president of marketing, NetScout Systems, Inc. "The nGenius solution extends unified performance management capabilities throughout the enterprise network, across LAN, WAN and SAN environments, so IT managers can respond quickly to performance issues anywhere in the network. Its Web-based, real-time views and customizable newspaper-style reports enable local and remote staff to collaborate fully for troubleshooting, planning and cost reduction."

The nGenius Performance Management System unifies performance management for the converging enterprise. NetScout's flagship management application, nGenius(R) Performance Manager, leverages the unified data made available through NetScout's patent-pending CDMTM technology to deliver consistent utilization, response time and availability metrics for real-time monitoring and troubleshooting, protocol analysis, capacity planning and historical reporting from a single solution.

About NetScout Systems, Inc.

NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT) is a market leader and pioneer of integrated network performance management products that unify performance across the enterprise. NetScout's nGenius(R) Performance Management System is helping more than 3000 leading companies increase their return on infrastructure investments by optimizing the performance of networks and applications according to business priorities. NetScout is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts and has offices worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.netscout.com.

NetScout, nGenius, and the NetScout logo, are registered trademarks. "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, service and support programs.

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SOURCE NetScout Systems, Inc.

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