NetScout® Systems, Inc., today announced the company is teaming with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley to bring smiles to the children of soldiers serving in the United States Armed Forces. On Thursday, February 21 from 1-5:00 p.m. PST, the NetScout team will turn its Silicon Valley offices into a makeshift carpenter’s workshop to construct two playhouses that will be donated to a local chapter of Blue Star Moms, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for United States Armed Forces, its veterans and their families. This will be NetScout’s third consecutive year participating in the program, and the first year the company has upped its commitment by offering its offices for a “site build” and increasing its donation from one to two playhouses. The Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Playhouse Program has donated playhouses to organizations including the Ronald McDonald House, InnVision, Community Solutions, Rebekah's Children's Services, Chamberlain Children’s Center and the YWCA. When: Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 1:00 − 5:00 p.m. PT Where: NetScout Systems, Inc., 178 E. Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA 95134 “Through our Heart of Giving program, NetScout has established a close relationship with numerous charities such as Habitat for Humanity in the cities and towns where we have offices. The Playhouse Project is a unique venture that allows us to directly give back to local families that deserve our support and recognition,” Ken Boyd, CIO and lead executive of NetScout’s San Jose site. “Nothing tops the smile on a child’s face when they receive one of the playhouses we’ve built, and we’re especially excited that the playhouses this year will be going to Blue Star Moms. Our military personnel do their part serving and protecting our country, so it’s nice to be able to do something in return.”
About Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon ValleyAs an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat EB/SV revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing solutions, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Since 1986, Habitat EB/SV has partnered with volunteers, the community, and qualified families with limited incomes to strengthen communities in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Counties. For more information, please visit www.HabitatEBSV.org or call 866-450-4432.About NetScout Systems, Inc.NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) is the market leader in application and network performance management solutions that enable enterprises and service providers to assure the quality of the user experience for business and mobile services. Used by 93 percent of the Fortune 100 and more than 148 service providers worldwide, NetScout’s technology helps these organizations proactively manage service delivery and identify emerging performance problems to quickly resolve issues that cause business disruptions or negatively impact users of information technology. For more information about NetScout, visit www.netscout.com.