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NETSCOUT Customer UMB Financial Corporation Wins Network World Award for Performance Management Implementation

November 22, 2005

Protected Critical Financial Applications Throughout Network Redesign and VoIP Project

WESTFORD, Mass., Nov. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT), a leading provider of network and application performance management solutions, today announced that its customer UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF) has been awarded the Network World Enterprise All- Star Award. UMB was selected, from a pool of nearly 200 nominees, for its successful project aimed at preserving critical application performance during a major network redesign and Voice over IP (VoIP) service roll out. In this project, UMB successfully implemented NetScout's nGenius Solution.

UMB Financial Corporation is a multi-bank holding company headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., offering complete banking and related financial services to both individual and business customers. Its banking subsidiaries own and operate 140 banking centers throughout Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Arizona. Subsidiaries of the holding company and the lead bank, UMB Bank, n.a., include an investment services group based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a trust management company in South Dakota, and single- purpose companies that deal with brokerage services, consulting services and insurance. UMB was also named one of Business Week's "Web Smart 50" companies in 2005.

Business benefits of UMB's project include the ability to protect financial applications that have direct impact on revenue and customer satisfaction. UMB used the nGenius Solution to manage application performance throughout the various phases of its VoIP implementation including pre- assessment of its network and application environment; planning, forecasting and pre-implementation preparations; post-deployment impact analysis; and continuous management of the converged environment.

"UMB stands out as an Enterprise All-Star for its careful planning and dedication to protecting its line-of-business applications throughout a major network upgrade and IP telephony project," said Beth Schultz, editor of Network World's Signature Series. "UMB's experience demonstrates that planning and ongoing management based on real network performance metrics and application behaviors are key components for successful network convergence strategies."

About Network World's 2005 Enterprise All-Star Award

The Network World Enterprise All-Star Awards recognize exceptional use of network technology to further business objectives of organizations across a range of industry segments, including education, financial services and healthcare. For the 2005 award, 50 enterprise IT organizations representing the best, most innovative applications of network technology were selected. These award-winning network IT projects are profiled in Network World's special edition Signature Series Enterprise All-Star Issue published November 21, and the Web site at http://www.networkworld.com/allstar/2005.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network IT Executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community, NetworkWorld.com (http://www.networkworld.com), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World's portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities.

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 3,000 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, Progressive Analytics 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.

CONTACT: Dylan Locsin of NetScout Systems, Inc., +1-978-614-4113,
locsind@netscout.com; or Barbara Finer of Network World, +1-508-490-6623,
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