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NETSCOUT Systems Sharpens its Focus on China Sales Channel

June 24, 2004
New Agreement Signed with Shanghai Posts & Telecommunications Equipment Co., LTD to Promote nGenius Products in Eastern China

WESTFORD, Mass., Jun 24, 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 it has signed a new partnership agreement with Shanghai Posts & Telecommunications Equipment Co., LTD to resell its nGenius(R) products in the Eastern China region. Shanghai Posts & Telecommunications Equipment Co., LTD provides telecommunications products and IT system integration services and is a subsidiary of China Putian Corporation, a large IT products and services provider in China.

The agreement will expand NetScout's presence in China. To launch this partnership, NetScout and Shanghai Posts & Telecommunications Equipment Co., LTD will hold a joint seminar entitled "Leverage CDM Technology, Create Win- Win Opportunities," on June 29, 2004 at the Shanghai Huating Hotel in Shanghai, China.

"Our customers will benefit from NetScout's in-depth information that reveals what applications and users are active in the network, as well as where problems are originating during service slowdowns," said Mr. Shao Yang, vice president at Shanghai Posts & Telecommunications Equipment Co., LTD. "NetScout's solution delivers strong value and proven technology from a reputable vendor."

After building their state-of-art network infrastructure, many enterprises in China are realizing that in order to take full advantage of network resources to serve business objectives, they need application-level information to make sure mission-critical services perform optimally. Some of Shanghai Posts & Telecommunications Equipment Co., LTD's customers have already begun to deploy the nGenius(R) Solution to proactively minimize network and application slowdowns, control network usage, tighten capacity purchases and improve end user responsiveness.

"As a fast growing market, China represents opportunities that we want to fully leverage," said John Downing, vice president of worldwide sales operations for NetScout Systems. "We look forward to working with Shanghai Posts & Telecommunications Equipment Co., LTD to jointly grow relationships with new customers in China."

About Shanghai Posts & Telecommunications Equipment Co., LTD

Shanghai Posts & Telecommunications Equipment Co., LTD is a leading provider of telecommunications products and IT system integration services. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Putian Corporation, which is a major player in China's IT industry. China Putian Corporation has been ranked in consecutive years No.1 of the Top 100 Chinese Electronic & Information Enterprises.

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.

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

SOURCE NetScout Systems, Inc.

Peggy Flynn of NetScout Systems, Inc., 978-614-4162,
flynnp@netscout.com; or Dawn Sullivan or Erin Del Llano, both of Schwartz
Communications, Inc., 781-684-0770, netscout@schwartz-pr.com
http://www.netscout.com
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