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NETSCOUT Offers a Simpler Way to Find and Fix Network Troubles with LinkSprinter

Date: Wednesday November 2, 2016

Pocket-sized Network Tester that Solves Problems Fast

Beijing, China – November 2, 2016 – NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of business assurance – a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions, today announced the availability of LinkSprinter™, an affordably priced pocket-sized network tester that identifies Ethernet problems with the touch of a button. With its one-button auto-test design, smartphone integration, and automatic cloud storage of test data, LinkSprinter helps the field service and frontline technician, system integrator, and others identify, document, and remedy network connectivity problems in less than 10 seconds. LinkSprinter is a professional-grade network tester backed by NETSCOUT’s reputation for quality.

From the enterprise to the Internet of Things (IoT), the world is fast becoming more connected, requiring a strong, network infrastructure that “just works.” But today’s field service and support teams often lack tools that are simple to use by users of varying skill level, and provide a consistent and automated workflow to help them quickly and easily identify if a problem is in the PC or the network, and if it’s the network, to locate the problem. The LinkSprinter one-button auto-test validates the Power Over Ethernet (PoE) voltage level, measures link speed and duplex, identifies link to switch including slot/port/VLAN information, DHCP server, gateway router, and displays if you are able to reach the specified target address. Results are shown in color-graded LEDs on the device; green, yellow or red, instantly showing pass/fail status and pointing users in the direction of the problem.

LinkSprinter validates all network services required from the wall jack to a specified internet connection and automatically sends those test results to the Link-Live Cloud Service and a specified e-mail account. It also provides smartphone integration with a connection to the built-in Wi-Fi access point. When LinkSprinter is used with a smartphone, test results are displayed with in-depth data such as PoE voltage, link speed, switch slot/port/VLAN, and more. In addition, it offers the ability to see cable fault and distance to open, short or split, and blinks the light on the switch port, helping users in an unmanaged switch environment to understand the connection path between the wall jack and switch port.

“Most organizations today have field technicians and senior network engineers who need to support and troubleshoot both the wired and Wi-Fi network environment. NETSCOUT offers a range of solutions with the OneTouch® AT Network Tester, LinkRunner™ AT and the AirCheck® G2 and now LinkSprinter, all reporting to the same Link-Live Cloud Service, providing the right tool for the job and user skill level. This helps network teams solve problems faster and improves collaboration, resulting in savings in time and money,” said Amit Rao, channel director for Asia Pacific, NETSCOUT. “With LinkSprinter, we can now serve a broad audience of field service fleets and network professionals who need simple and effective Ethernet troubleshooting at an affordable price.”

LinkSprinter is available immediately through NETSCOUT’s authorized resellers in China. For more information, visit



NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT) is a leading provider of business assurance – a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions – for today’s most demanding service provider, enterprise and government networks. NETSCOUT’s Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology continuously monitors the service delivery environment to identify performance issues and provides insight into network-based security threats, helping teams to quickly resolve issues that can cause business disruptions or impact user experience.

NETSCOUT’s handheld wired tools help frontline technicians validate network connectivity. These solutions streamline productivity with simple interfaces for technicians of varying skill level. NETSCOUT’s wireless network solutions are the most accurate tools for designing, deploying and optimizing 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless LANs for maximized performance. From planning and deployment to ongoing network troubleshooting, the AirMagnet network tools span the entire WLAN lifecycle. NETSCOUT offers solutions for frontline technicians who wish to have a single source for both wired and wireless troubleshooting, including industry-leading LinkRunner AT Network Auto-Tester, OneTouch® AT Network Assistant, AirCheck® G2 Wireless Tester, and the AirMagnet® line of wireless testing solutions. These solutions offer actionable insights, from the client to the cloud, in a single solution.

NETSCOUT delivers unmatched service visibility and protects the digital infrastructure that supports our connected world. To learn more, visit or follow @NETSCOUT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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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 statements related to the benefits of LinkSprinter, constitute forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements due to known and unknown risk, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors. Such factors include slowdowns or downturns in economic conditions generally and in the market for advanced network and service assurance solutions specifically; the volatile foreign exchange environment; the Company’s relationships with strategic partners and resellers; dependence upon broad-based acceptance of the Company’s network performance management solutions; the presence of competitors with greater financial resources than ours and their strategic response to our products; our ability to retain key executives and employees; lower than expected demand for the Company’s products and services; and the ability of NETSCOUT to successfully integrate the merged assets and the associated technology 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, 2016 and the Company’s subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are 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.

©2016 NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. All rights reserved. NETSCOUT, the NETSCOUT logo, Adaptive Service Intelligence, Guardians of the Connected World, AirCheck, AirMagnet, InfiniStream, InfiniStreamNG, LinkRunner, LinkSprinter, nGenius, nGeniusOne and OneTouch are registered trademarks or trademarks of NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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