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NETSCOUT Expands Channel Presence in Emerging Russian Market

November 22, 2006

Award-Winning AMT Group to Resell NetScout Products to Russian Telcos, Government, and Enterprises

WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 22, 2006--NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of network and application performance management solutions, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement that allows Russian systems integrator AMT Group to resell its nGenius(R) Performance Management Solution in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. To kick off the agreement, AMT will demonstrate NetScout's technology at a customer seminar in Moscow, November 28-29, 2006. The seminar is expected to attract top executives from Russia's biggest fixed and mobile telecommunications operators.

Founded in 1994, AMT has implemented more than 1000 projects for Russia's leading telecommunications companies, transport, oil and gas enterprises, financial institutions, and government agencies. The Computer Elite survey named AMT the best network integrator in Russia and IT Europa named the company among the best systems integrators in Europe.

"AMT has a long history of deploying best-of-breed technologies to solve our customers' biggest IT problems," said Oleg Allenov, head of AMT's telecommunications department. "The nGenius Solution's ability to automatically detect network and application performance issues and provide a basis for rapidly resolving them will be key in Russia and the CIS countries, where reliance on the network is exploding and bandwidth remains costly."

"AMT is well-established in the marketplace and valued by customers for its strategic and technical capabilities," said John Downing, NetScout's vice president of worldwide sales. "We are excited to expand our presence in the important emerging markets of Russia and the CIS countries and to bring the benefits of our nGenius Solution to the many rapidly growing enterprise, government and telecommunication organizations in the region."

About AMT Group

AMT Group is one of the leading Russian systems integrators. The company provides a full range of services in design, implementation and technical support of complex telecommunication and information systems. Further information is available at

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 help IT organizations assure critical business services across the enterprise. More than 3000 leading companies and government organizations worldwide have deployed NetScout's nGenius(R) Performance Management System to 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, 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.
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SOURCE: NetScout Systems, Inc.

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