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NETSCOUT Announces Fourth Annual User Forum Conference

June 22, 2005
Will Highlight Approaches to Leverage Automation to Move Performance Management Processes from Reactive to Proactive

WESTFORD, Mass., June 22, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT), a leading provider of network and application performance management solutions, today announced that it will hold its fourth annual NetScout User Forum conference on October 5-7, 2005 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Mass. The conference, "Automation: Reactive to Proactive," will examine how enterprise and government IT organizations can benefit from increasing automation and higher definition in application and network performance management to evolve to faster, more intelligent, cost-effective, and proactive approaches to managing infrastructure performance. All end-users of NetScout products are invited to attend the event.

Attendees of the full three-day conference have the opportunity to learn and share their knowledge on performance management at an even greater number of technical sessions than last year's conference, including:

 

  • Best practices workshops and customer case study panels;
  • A town meeting-style idea exchange;
  • One-on-one training labs on the nGenius(R) Performance Management System with NetScout experts;
  • New nGenius product feature demonstrations, including High-Definition Performance Management, nGenius Flow Recorder and nGenius Flow Collector;
  • Product roadmap and strategy presentations and Q&A sessions with NetScout senior management; and
  • A look at the next steps in automation and analytics in performance management, as enabled by the NetScout acquisition of Quantiva Progressive Analytics(TM) technology.

 

Attendees will have numerous networking opportunities, hands-on product training and access to the product experts throughout the conference, culminating with a Gala dinner hosted at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.

The conference will also feature keynote technologist and networking expert speakers Daniel Burrus and Dr. Jim Metzler for their thought-provoking analyses of industry and technology trends.

 

  • Mr. Burrus, a principal at Burrus Research Associates, is one of the world's leading technology forecasters and business strategists, and the author of six books, including the highly acclaimed Technotrends. Over the past two decades, Mr. Burrus has established a worldwide reputation for accurately predicting the future of technological change and its impact on the world of business.
  • Dr. Metzler, of IT analysis and consulting firm Ashton Metzler & Associates, has a unique perspective on IT industry trends and how they are being shaped by many new and challenging business initiatives. An authority on network technology and its business applications with nearly three decades of experience, he has been the keynote speaker on Network World seminar tours.

 

"Building on the success of our sold-out show last year, NetScout looks forward to another great conference to expand our relationship with more than 800 User Forum members worldwide. We intend to offer more insight into some of the best practices for applying our products," said June Nugent, director of knowledge resources for NetScout Systems. "The conference also provides an opportunity to examine how a number of emerging technologies will impact our customers' work and their business."

Jim Frey, vice president of marketing for NetScout, said, "High-Definition Performance Management is already receiving a warm welcome among our installed base. Our customers have also told us that automation and analytics technologies offer even greater potential for optimizing and simplifying performance management in their production environments. The NetScout User Forum conference represents an important strategic venue for NetScout to constructively cultivate and maintain close dialogue about these and other related topics with our most valued resource -- our customers."

To register for the conference, or join the membership of the NetScout User Forum, please visit http://www.netscoutuserforum.com/nuf05.htm.

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 at http://www.netscoutuserforum.com/.

About NetScout Systems

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 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, nGenius, and Quantiva are registered trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc. The CDM logo, 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.

SOURCE NetScout Systems, Inc.

Dylan Locsin of NetScout Systems, Inc., +1-978-614-4113, locsind@netscout.com; or
Dawn Sullivan or Erin Del Llano, both of Schwartz Communications, Inc.,
+1-781-684-0770, netscout@schwartz-pr.com

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