NETSCOUT Announces Engage '08 Sponsors

03 Oct 2008

WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- October 3, 2008 -- NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT), an industry leader in advanced network and application performance management, today announced that it will host Engage '08, NetScout's annual user conference, which includes sponsorship from HP and Riverbed Technology. Engage '08 is taking place October 6-9, 2008 in San Diego, California.

Sessions during the event will showcase the benefits of HP and Riverbed(R) technologies working in coordination with the nGenius(R) Performance Management solution. By taking part in the sessions, attendees can learn how to immediately extend a NetScout deployment by using nGenius in coordination with HP Network Node Manager and HP Business Availability Center, both HP Business Service Management offerings, or with Riverbed Steelhead(R) WDS.

"At Engage '08, our customers will have an important opportunity to see for themselves how NetScout's solutions can work together with other key network technology," said Bruce Sweet, vice president of business development, NetScout. "Using nGenius in coordination with HP and Riverbed adds tremendous value to all the technologies involved and helps take some of the complexity out of managing the modern IP network."

In late 2007, NetScout announced it was working with HP to develop a tight integration between its technologies and HP Network Node Manager i-series. In addition, NetScout has been working closely with HP to deliver integration between nGenuis and the HP Business Availability Center. Both integrations are available today and the solutions being demonstrated at Engage '08 showcase the power of advanced, application-aware performance alarming, analysis, and troubleshooting when brought to bear at the front line of IT support for both enterprise and service provider networks. The solutions also enable early warning of application performance degradations and an integrated workflow for problem detection and root cause analysis, providing an edge to businesses in assuring quality delivery of applications and services on the network.

In June 2008, NetScout and Riverbed entered an agreement whereby NetScout would extend nGenius to support the protocol used among Riverbed's Steelhead appliances. At Engage '08, NetScout customers will be able to see firsthand the result of this important technology integration that enables enterprises to collect the same detailed information about the impact and performance of Steelhead appliances as they do other key pieces of IT infrastructure. The combination of NetScout's nGenius Performance Management system and Riverbed Steelhead appliances delivers the tools network operations teams require to establish both pre- and post-acceleration baseline network and application performance. Armed with this data, organizations can best evaluate the full benefits that Riverbed WDS solutions deliver. As important, a better understanding of how specific applications behave when accelerated can be used to identify the WAN segments that will most benefit from acceleration using Riverbed Steelhead appliances.

"Global business strategies require consistent network performance and through our relationship with NetScout, our joint customers are provided powerful tools to achieve crucial visibility into the performance of their applications over the WAN," said Alan Saldich, vice president of product marketing and alliances at Riverbed. "At Engage '08, we're showing our joint enterprise customers how end-to-end network management will result in greater capacity to analyze, manage, optimize and accelerate business applications over the WAN."

About NetScout Systems

NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT) has been an industry leader for advanced network and service assurance solutions for over twenty years. NetScout's breakthrough technology solutions provide trusted, comprehensive real-time and historical performance intelligence, including advanced early warnings and rapid, definitive problem analysis. These capabilities are vital to IT operators who are accountable for reducing the Mean Time to Resolution. The world's largest enterprises, government agencies, and service providers depend upon NetScout's nGenius and Sniffer (formerly Network General) brand solutions to assure service levels to their users by reducing or preventing disruptions and degradations. More information about NetScout is available at

Source: NetScout Systems, Inc.