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NetScout Challenges Gartner Magic Quadrant Report Results for
Network Performance and Monitoring Diagnostics

Date: Thursday February 12, 2015

WESTFORD, Mass., Feb 12, 2015 – NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT), today responded to the supposed “findings” within Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) Report, 2015. In August 2014, NetScout filed a Complaint against Gartner, Inc. in Connecticut Superior Court, alleging claims against Gartner under the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act and for corporate defamation arising out of Gartner’s information technology research business practices. Since then NetScout has refused to participate in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant process and continues to vigorously pursue its legal remedies.

Gartner yesterday released another flawed Magic Quadrant report. As part of its process, Gartner’s December 2014 correspondence to vendors regarding the Magic Quadrant for NPMD 2015 states that its assessments take into account the vendors’ current product offerings and overall strategies, as well as their future initiatives and product road maps. Gartner admits in its new report that NetScout refused to participate in the Magic Quadrant survey, which means that Gartner’s new report does not contain any current information from NetScout about NetScout’s product offerings and overall strategies or about its future initiatives and product road maps. Despite this admission and lack of highly relevant company information, Gartner continues to present itself in a position of informed authority.

In contrast, other available analyst reports and surveys provide the highest accolades to NetScout for its technology and industry leadership. NetScout’s being recognized as a Top Vendor in the Worldwide Network Management Software and Appliance Market is among the many notable citations, that most recently include a globally-recognized and leading independent research firm with over 53 years of experience naming NetScout as the 2015 Global Company of the Year for Network Visibility and Intelligence. “The global recognition attests to NetScout’s long-standing industry leadership, technological innovation, and market share growth,” said Jim McNiel, vice president of worldwide marketing, NetScout.

About NetScout Systems, Inc.
NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) is a market leader in application and network performance management solutions that enable enterprise and service provider organizations to assure the quality of the user experience for business and mobile services. NetScout’s technology helps these organizations manage service delivery and identify emerging performance problems, helping to quickly resolve issues that cause business disruptions, or negatively affect users of information technology.

Contact Information

Donna Candelori

NetScout Systems, Inc.

Phone: +1.408.571.5226


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