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NETSCOUT Announces Speakers for Annual User Forum Conference

August 19, 2004

WESTFORD, Mass., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetScout Systems (Nasdaq: NTCT), a leading provider of enterprise-wide network and application performance management solutions, today announced the names of key speakers for its third annual NetScout User Forum conference taking place October 6-8, 2004 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

With the increasingly essential role networked applications play in business and government, continuous and reliable performance is an absolute requirement. Such new demands require IT personnel to adopt a "mission critical" approach for their round-the-clock service operations. With that in mind, NetScout is proud to announce that Gene Kranz, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will deliver a keynote entitled "Failure is Not an Option." Kranz became famous for his use of the term while leading the "Tiger Team" of flight directors that safely returned the Apollo 13 spaceship and its three astronauts to Earth on April 17, 1970.

The three-day conference will also feature discussion panels and case presentations by nGenius(R) Performance Management Solution users in major business organizations. The discussions will include recent experiences with hot topics affecting today's networking organizations: Managing Full-Throttle VoIP Rollouts; Application Performance across MPLS and Virtual Private Networks; IP Multicast--the Challenges and Solutions; Using Net Flow for Performance Management; and New Approaches to Application Performance Management. Among NetScout's featured customer speakers are:

    * Mike Peacock and Mark Underwood, BT Syntegra
    * Tom Polcaro, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    * Brad Schultz, Catalina Marketing
    * Ron Haag, Bell Canada

To register for the conference, please visit An "early-bird" registration discount is in effect through September 1.

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 applications and networks. The Forum is free for all current users of NetScout products, and offers discussion groups, educational seminars and technical briefs, as well as Web- based exchange of information and events.

About NetScout Systems, Inc.

NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT) is a market leader and pioneer of integrated network and application performance management products and solutions 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

All rights reserved. NetScout and the NetScout logo, and nGenius are registered trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc. 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.

    For Further Information:
     Peggy Flynn
     NetScout Systems
     (978) 614-4162

     Erin Del Llano
     Schwartz Communications, Inc.
     (781) 684-0770
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