NETSCOUT Named Finalist at Network Industry Awards 2004

22 Jun 2004
nGenius Solution Judged for "Network Management Product of the Year"

WESTFORD, Mass., Jun 22, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT), a leading provider of enterprise-wide network and application performance management solutions, today announced that NetScout's nGenius(R) Performance Manager version 2.0 has been named a finalist for "Network Management Product of the Year" in the 11th Network Industry Awards.

The Network Industry Awards is Europe's most prestigious IT competition, judged each year by an independent panel of technical experts, industry analysts and magazine editors. The awards recognize the very best in every field of the industry and reward both companies and individuals for innovative and effective applications of networking and telecommunications technology.

nGenius(R) Performance Manager is used by enterprises, government organizations and managed service providers to increase their returns on infrastructure investments, optimize the performance of the network and its applications, and reduce the risks and costs caused by application slowdowns. The solution beat stiff competition to reach the latter stages of this evaluation.

"We are very gratified to have been selected as a finalist for this award," said Jim Frey, vice president of marketing for NetScout. "NetScout has made significant investments to deliver the only solution on the market that unifies network and application performance management across the enterprise. The nGenius Solution integrates utilization, response-time and availability metrics from all sources across the enterprise for on-demand use in real-time network and application performance tracking, business reporting and deep troubleshooting. As companies mature in their IT approach, they want to align network and application investment, usage and optimization toward corporate goals. Having a solution that presents unified performance views tied to the specific supported business functions enables the IT organization to overcome daily events while also deliver IT resources according to strategic priorities."

The awards winners will be announced at a gala event in London on June 29th in front of over 700 senior guests from business user organizations, networking and communications vendors, service providers, and trade press.

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

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.

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