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NETSCOUT Launches Integrated, Centralized Monitoring & Reporting for Cisco NAMs

November 10, 2004

New SW Module Brings Full Benefits of NetScout's nGenius Solution to Support

Cisco NAMs; RTM Migration Provides Full Upgrade to Multi-Disciplined

                Performance Management for Converged Networks

WESTFORD, Mass., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT), a leading provider of enterprise-wide network and application performance management products and solutions, today announced support for Cisco Network Analysis Modules (NAMs) with its nGenius(R) Integrator for Cisco NAMs. The new software module extends NetScout's nGenius(R) Performance Management Solution to address the needs of multiple NAM environments by providing both centralized management and simultaneous data collection and analysis of the network traffic statistics generated by NAM devices located throughout the enterprise. The nGenius Integrator for Cisco NAMs is also a key element in NetScout's migration solution for customers using NetScout's legacy nGenius Real Time Monitor (RTM) software for NAM management.

The nGenius Integrator for Cisco NAMs extends the benefits of NetScout's multi-disciplined performance management application, nGenius(R) Performance Manager, to deliver centralized management of large-scale deployments of NAMs while incorporating their data within the nGenius(R) Solution's enterprise- wide view of IT resources and performance. nGenius(R) Performance Manager unifies NAM statistics with other sources of performance data collected from throughout the enterprise, such as application utilization and response time measurements produced by NetScout's nGenius(R) Probes, and flow transaction records and SNMP utilization statistics produced by routers and switches. NetScout's nGenius Performance Manager publishes the unified information via the Web, for real-time monitoring and troubleshooting, and in newspaper-style Web reports geared for either technical or business users.

"We are pleased to offer this compelling solution for Cisco NAM and nGenius RTM users," said Michael Szabados, senior vice president of product operations for NetScout Systems. "NetScout is committed to supporting the entire NAM product line as an important source of network and application performance information. This is a natural step in our CDM(TM) Strategy to unify the data and disciplines required for network and application performance management within our highly-scalable, full-featured nGenius Solution."

    Using the nGenius Integrator for Cisco NAMs, customers can:
    * Collect and integrate switch port or VLAN statistics produced by
      multiple NAMs to create a logical view of business services,
    * Remotely discover and configure Cisco NAMs deployed anywhere in the
      world,
    * View live and historical performance data from Cisco NAMs, switches and
      routers, as well as nGenius Probes within a single operating console,
    * Present NAM-based performance data in custom ad-hoc reports as well as
      regularly-published, Web-based newspaper reports,
    * Leverage the NAM's NetFlow capabilities to view NetFlow statistics in a
      unified manner,

    * Create a central repository of all performance records within the
      network,
    * Migrate from nGenius Real Time Monitor to nGenius Performance Manager

The nGenius Performance Management Solution unifies network and application performance management for the converging enterprise. NetScout's flagship application, nGenius Performance Manager, collects the performance statistics made available by nGenius Probes, Cisco NAMs and intelligent network devices and integrates them to produce a holistic view of network and application performance, enterprise wide. NetScout's patent-pending CDM(TM) Technology enables consistent utilization, response time and availability metrics for application monitoring, network monitoring, capacity planning, troubleshooting, fault prevention and service level management-all from a single, fully-integrated solution.

Pricing and Availability

The nGenius Integrator for Cisco NAMs is available as an optional, licensed module to nGenius Performance Manager 2.0.1 at $25,000 per server. A single nGenius Performance Manager license can support 50 NAM interfaces and is available at $50,000 per server. A single server may support one or more PM licenses. A special program is available for current RTM users who wish to migrate to nGenius Performance Manager. For additional product information or to order nGenius products, call NetScout Systems at 1-800-357-7666 or visit our Website http://www.netscout.com.

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 http://www.netscout.com.

    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                   Dawn Sullivan
     NetScout Systems              Schwartz Communications, Inc.
     (978) 614-4162                (781) 684-0770
     flynnp@netscout.com           netscout@schwartz-pr.com


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