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NETSCOUT Systems Delivers High-Availability Capabilities For Its Market-Leading nGenius Performance Manager Server

December 13, 2005

Enterprises Now Able to Assure the Availability of Performance Management Solution During Disruptive Events

WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2005-- NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of network and application performance management solutions, today announced the release of the nGenius Performance Manager Standby Server to support its customers' need for high-availability in their network and application performance management architecture.

Large enterprises have critical and often regulated requirements for business continuity, including disaster recovery and high-availability of their business networks and applications. For many enterprises and governmental agencies, network and application performance management has become a priority component for protecting infrastructure operations. With the release of the new standby server to support the nGenius Solution, NetScout is making it possible for IT organizations to ensure the functions and benefits of performance management are available in disaster situations - when they may be needed most.

Network and application performance management tools such as the nGenius Solution can help network managers and operations staff keep close tabs on network and application activity during a crisis, by showing which systems and applications are on-line, which sites and users are able to continue to conduct business, and how business services are performing on backup or redundant networks and systems. Additionally, after-the-fact network and application activity reporting can help to demonstrate the success or failure of disaster recovery operations.

"As recent natural disasters unequivocally pointed out, enterprises must be vigilant in preparing cohesive business continuity plans that incorporate network and application performance management which are even more crucial to assure IT services continuity during such disruptions," said Jeffrey Nudler, senior analyst with Enterprise Management Associates. "With the addition of high-availability capabilities to its nGenius rev 3.1 management solution, NetScout is serving this market need, enabled by the flexibility and scalability of the nGenius Performance Manager's distributed architecture."

The nGenius Performance Manager Standby Server maintains a frequently updated, replicated copy of the primary server's performance data and configuration settings so that if the primary server becomes unavailable, the administrator can quickly enable the standby server to assume control of all performance management processes.

Potential deployment scenarios for the nGenius Performance Manager Standby Server include:

 

  • Use at an off-site, redundant data center or network operations center to which IT staff shift control and management of their networks and IT systems during a disruptive event, e.g. a power outage, WAN connectivity loss such as a cut optical link, or other site-level failure;
  • At a geographically distant third-party back-up site hosted by a business continuity service provider; or
  • Co-location with the primary server for on-site redundancy in case of a localized server hardware or database failure.

 

"The nGenius Standby Server demonstrates how NetScout continues to raise the bar for integrated enterprise-class performance management, our true center of competence," said Michael Szabados, senior vice president of product operations at NetScout. "This sets us ahead of alternatives whose bottom-up approach lacks the breadth of data collection and global analysis that enterprises require. Our competitive edge is honed by our constant learning with customer-partners, who rely on us to solve the toughest problems facing their evolving network and application infrastructures."

Availability, Pricing and Platform Support

The nGenius Performance Manager Standby Server is currently shipping as software-only for Windows and Solaris servers, as well as pre-loaded on Windows or Red Hat Linux appliances. Pricing starts at $25,000.

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.

CONTACT: NetScout Systems, Inc.
Dylan Locsin, 978-614-4113
locsind@netscout.com
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Brian Alberti, 781-418-2403
netscout@sparksource.com

SOURCE: NetScout Systems, Inc.

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