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NetScout Extends Pervasive Visibility Capabilities with the Acquisition of Simena, LLC

Intelligent Packet Flow Switching Technology will Extend the Reach, Scale and Real-Time Traffic Capture Capabilities for the nGenius Service Assurance Solution

Westford, MA. – November 21, 2011NetScout® Systems, Inc. today announced the acquisition of privately held Simena®, LLC. Based in Sterling, Virginia, Simena is an established provider of high performance, low-latency IP packet flow-based network monitoring switching technology that enables IT organizations and service providers to aggregate, filter and control network traffic for data, voice, and video monitoring and CyberSecurity deployments. Simena’s technology will further strengthen NetScout’s Unified Service Delivery Management strategy – extending the company’s pervasive visibility capabilities by enabling fine-grained packet-flow control for monitoring environments to better leverage critical network monitoring points.

"To overcome the challenges of growing IP traffic volume and the increasing diversity of network traffic, IT teams need to target specific application traffic for more efficient performance monitoring and CyberSecurity activities. A key aspect of these challenges is improving the control and distribution of IP traffic being fed into our nGenius® InfiniStream® appliances to achieve targeted visibility into business applications and unified communication services to understand the user experience,” said Anil Singhal, president and CEO, NetScout.  “As we continue to execute on our Unified Service Delivery Management strategy, enabling our customers to achieve truly pervasive visibility is one of our top priorities. Our acquisition of Simena brings important packet-flow switching technology that will help our enterprise, public sector and service provider customers tackle diverse traffic requirements and improve the efficiency, control and distribution of critical network-based monitoring traffic.”

With an established installed base, including some of the most demanding real-time financial services environments, Simena technology delivers deployment-proven, high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching capabilities. Architected to deliver ultra-low latency while performing granular wire-speed filtering of IP-based network traffic, the Simena switching technology aggregates, load-balances  and disseminates network traffic allowing the IT organization to target and control traffic delivery to monitoring, management or CyberSecurity systems.

The Simena packet flow switching product will become immediately available to NetScout customers and existing Simena customers will now be supported by NetScout.  Existing Simena employees will be integrated into NetScout’s ongoing operations. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed. The transaction is expected to not have a significant impact on earnings per share in fiscal 2012, and to be accretive in fiscal 2013 and beyond, on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis.

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About NetScout Systems, Inc.
NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT) is the market leader in Unified Service Delivery Management enabling comprehensive end-to-end network and application assurance. For 27 years, NetScout has delivered breakthrough packet-flow technology that provides trusted and comprehensive real-time network and application performance intelligence enabling unified assurance of the network, applications and users. These solutions enable IT staff to predict, preempt and resolve network and service delivery problems while facilitating the optimization and capacity planning of the network infrastructure. NetScout nGenius® and Sniffer® solutions are deployed at more than 20,000 of the world’s largest enterprises, government agencies, and more than 148 service providers, on over one million network segments to assure the network, applications, and service delivery to their users and customers. More information about NetScout is available at http://www.netscout.com.

Forward Looking Statements
Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and other federal securities laws. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release, which are not strictly historical statements, including without limitation, the statement that the acquisition is expected to not have a significant impact on earnings per share in fiscal 2012, and to be accretive in fiscal 2013 and beyond, on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis constitute forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with slowdowns or downturns in economic conditions generally and in the market for advanced network and service assurance solutions specifically, the Company’s relationships with strategic partners, dependence upon broad-based acceptance of the Company’s network performance management solutions, the Company’s ability to achieve and maintain a high rate of growth, introduction and market acceptance of new products and product enhancements, the ability of the Company to take advantage of service provider opportunities, competitive pricing pressures, reliance on sole source suppliers, successful expansion and management of direct and indirect distribution channels and dependence on proprietary technology and the ability of NetScout to successfully integrate Psytechnics, FoxReplay and Simena and achieve operational efficiencies. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with the Company, please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NetScout assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

NetScout, nGenius, InfiniStream and Sniffer are registered trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc. Simena is a registered trademark of Simena, LLC.

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