NetScout® Systems, Inc., today announced the company has been named a finalist for “Public Company of the Year” in Light Reading’s 2012 Leading Lights Awards. Judged by a panel of Light Reading editors and analysts from Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, the Leading Lights Awards program focuses on next-generation communications technology, applications, and services, and rewards companies that have performed well over the past year. The Public Company of the Year award is given annually to the company that in the past year has differentiated itself from competitors and continuously innovated its products. With more than 148 service provider deployments in 47 countries, including all top tier providers in North America and the top eight operators in Europe, NetScout has established a strong global presence in service delivery management within service provider production network environments. As service provider networks evolve to support streaming music and video, TV Everywhere, unified communications, faster broadband and other new services, business and consumer users have high expectations for their user experience. They are demanding greater availability and reliability with the most consistent service quality possible for delivered services. NetScout provides a highly scalable unified service delivery management framework to assure both service quality and user experience and to accelerate the velocity of IP service delivery over next-generation networks. “Being selected as a Public Company of the Year finalist by Light Reading is an honor and provides validation of our unified service delivery management strategy, significant customer momentum, and company execution over the past year,” said Steven Shalita, vice president of marketing, NetScout. “In an increasingly competitive marketplace, filled with rich media services available on a new generation of broadband-enabled devices, customer experience is the most critical element to increasing revenue and maintaining customer loyalty. We have distinguished ourselves by continuously raising the bar for innovation in addressing the service delivery management challenges faced by our growing base of service provider customers.” 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 28 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 physical and 2,000 virtual network segments to assure the network, applications, and service delivery to their users and customers. For more information about NetScout go to www.netscout.com. NetScout, nGenius and InfiniStream are registered trademarks of NetScout Systems, Inc.