NETSCOUT Shares Expertise in Network and Application Performance Management at MPLScon and UTC Telecom

17 May 2006

WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2006--NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of network and application performance management solutions, today announced featured speaking roles for Michael Szabados, senior vice president of product operations, and Eileen Haggerty, director of solutions marketing, at two prominent industry conferences next week - UTC Telecom, taking place May 21-24 in Tampa, Fla., and MPLScon, May 22-25 in New York City.

Szabados will provide a network and application performance primer within UTC Telecom's "Enterprise IT Tutorial for Critical Infrastructure" on Sunday, May 21st from 1:30-4:30 pm. The primer will demonstrate to utility-company IT professionals how integrated network and application performance management can help ensure availability, optimization and delivery of critical networked business services, including:

  • Protecting IT service quality and improving IT productivity;
  • Monitoring and diagnosing problems before they affect key business services;
  • Analyses of actual utility companies' deployments of performance management, including WAN monitoring.

UTC Telecom's Annual Conference focuses on the security, operation and expansion of communications systems at electric, gas and water utilities, oil and gas exploration companies, pipeline facilities and other critical infrastructure organizations.

Haggerty will present a session on "Managing Network and Application Performance through an MPLS Cloud" at MPLScon on Thursday, May 25th from 1:00-1:30 pm. The presentation will show telecommunications providers, enterprises and government agencies how to address the data visibility challenges inherent in MPLS-enabled WANs with network and application performance best practices, including:

  • Monitoring MPLS networks from a carrier perspective with views of MPLS Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Virtual Route Forwarding Paths (VRFs);
  • Overcoming the complexity in MPLS network configurations;
  • Allowing IT staff the application-layer visibility necessary to troubleshoot degradations and plan capacity changes;
  • Successful performance management case studies in enterprise MPLS environments.

MPLScon is the premier industry conference focusing on MPLS technologies, solutions, and industry trends. The event focuses on benefits, trends, and challenges in evaluating, buying, implementing and managing MPLS-VPN services from an end-user perspective, providing enterprise network managers with the information they need to understand and implement MPLS-based services for their organizations.

About NetScout Systems

NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT) is a market leader and pioneer of integrated application and network 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 and the MasterCare logo, Progressive Analytics, and Analytic Domain, 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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