NETSCOUT Systems, Inc. Appoints Michael Szabados As Chief Operating Officer

April 12, 2007

WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 12, 2007--NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT), the industry pace-setter for advanced network and service assurance solutions, announced today that Michael Szabados has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Szabados will continue to report to President and CEO, Anil Singhal.

"Michael joined NetScout in 1997 as Vice President, Marketing and Product Management," said Mr. Singhal. "His responsibilities expanded in 2001 to encompass product development, manufacturing and customer support, as Senior Vice President, Product Operations. In his ten years of service at NetScout, Michael has played a key role in establishing the Company's leadership position in the marketplace," he added.

Mr. Szabados is a veteran of the networking industry. He has held engineering, product and marketing management positions at industry leading companies, including Intel, Apple, UB Networks and SynOptics/Bay Networks. He has worked with the largest enterprise, government, and service provider network users. Mr. Szabados holds a BSEE from University of California, Irvine and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

About NetScout Systems

NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT) has been the industry pace-setter for advanced network and service assurance solutions for over a decade, and counts the world's largest enterprises, government agencies, and service providers among its customers. Enterprise and government IT organizations deploy NetScout's nGenius(R) Performance Management System to increase service levels to their users by reducing or preventing service disruptions. Service providers depend on NetScout's proven IP performance management technology and expertise to protect the quality of their customers' experience with IP-based services. 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.

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