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NETSCOUT Systems Expands European Sales Alliances

March 12, 2003

Agreements Signed with Dimension Data to Provide nGenius Performance Management Solutions to Enterprise and Government Customers in the UK and Germany

WESTFORD, Mass., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT), a leading provider of network performance management solutions, today announced that it has signed new agreements with Dimension Data UK and Dimension Data Germany AG & Co., to provide its nGenius(R) products within the United Kingdom and Germany respectively. Both companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Dimension Data Holdings (plc) (LSE: DDT), a leading global technology company.

The agreements will enhance opportunity for NetScout in the company's largest European markets. Plans include joint sales and marketing activities aimed at delivering the nGenius Performance Management System to enterprise and government customers. Initial results of these efforts include a major sale of the nGenius solution to a large, UK-based international financial services customer that will use nGenius to improve proactive control over network and applications performance. In addition, nGenius will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its IT team by centralizing and simplifying the management of its large, complex, global network.

"We provide networking solutions for large, premier businesses and NetScout's nGenius System will provide excellent new capabilities for helping them to solve management challenges, while improving performance and cost," said Mark Griffiths, Marketing Director for Dimension Data UK. "It is a strong match of leading edge solutions and a shared vision of delivering optimised IT solutions that underpin this exciting relationship."

Dimension Data's 'Application Network' architectural framework focuses on enabling the converging application and infrastructure environments. Dimension Data's customers will thus benefit from NetScout's solution that 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 CDM(TM) technology to deliver real-time monitoring, troubleshooting, protocol analysis and historical reporting from a single, comprehensive solution.

"We are optimistic about our growing relationship with Dimension Data and look forward to this next level of partnering to solve our joint customers' most pressing network management challenges," said Jim Frey, vice president of marketing for NetScout Systems. "Dimension Data's established knowledge and presence in these markets provides additional advantage toward growing our customer base in Europe."

About Dimension Data

Dimension Data Holdings plc (LSE: DDT) is a leading global technology company. The Group provides solutions and services that optimize and manage the performance of IT infrastructures to enable business to build competitive advantage. To achieve this, the Group delivers solutions using its proprietary 'Application Network' architectural framework and its expertise in networking, application integration and managed services. Dimension Data, founded in 1983, had revenues of $2.1 billion in 2002 and operates in 30+ countries with over 9,000 employees. Further information on the company is available on www.didata.com.

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 http://www.netscout.com.

NetScout and the NetScout logo, and nGenius are registered trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc. ART MIB, Because the Network is the Business, CDM and the CDM logo, and MasterCare and the MasterCare logo, are trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc. Other brands, product names and trademarks are property of their respective owners. NetScout reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to make changes at any time in its technical information and specifications, and service and support programs.

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