NETSCOUT Takes Top Honors in Reader's Choice Awards

March 19, 2008
With More Than 1,800 Readers Casting Ballots, NetScout's Sniffer Application Intelligence Earns Gold Award in Applications and Network Management Category

WESTFORD, Mass., March 19, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- NetScout Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTCT), the industry pacesetter for advanced network and service assurance solutions, today announced that NetScout's Sniffer Application Intelligence received's 2008 Product Leadership Gold Award in the applications and network management category.

According to the editors, the annual awards aim to cut through the noise and identify products that enterprise IT professionals should consider adding to their "A" lists of networking products to evaluate. Winning products were selected by 1,800 networking professionals based on their assessment of products currently deployed within their own enterprises. asked participants to evaluate the networking products according to defined product-specific criteria each of which was assigned a weighted value based on importance, with cumulative scores calculated for each product. editors used these scores to determine Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners for the industry's best networking products.

Survey respondents gave high marks to the product for its ability to detect network problems, its ability to measure application quality or experience, and its ability to measure traffic against defined benchmarks. To learn more about why NetScout's Sniffer Application Intelligence was recognized for this honor, please visit Product Leadership Awards 2008 (

"What more can we ask but to have our technology recognized in such a positive way by those using it on a daily basis?" said Jim Frey, vice president, Marketing, NetScout. "The applications and services being delivered by modern IP networks are the lifeblood of today's business. Receiving this award is important validation that our solutions are making a difference and are giving our customers the means to keep their businesses running at peak performance."

NetScout's Sniffer Application Intelligence provides rich retrospective analysis for all active applications, using detailed data mining of packet trace sequences. The definitive results allow operations teams to understand how applications and network resources interact, maximizing the performance of whole system. The solution delivers detailed troubleshooting capabilities for hundreds of "well known" applications such as SAP R/3, MS Exchange and Oracle, as well as proprietary, in-house developed applications, speeding problem diagnosis for even the most difficult performance problems.

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

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Christine Johansen
NetScout Systems, Inc.

Rob Morton
Davies Murphy Group, Inc.

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