Network General Corporation

Network General Corporation Established to Deliver Best-In-Class Network and Application Performance Management Solutions to Customers Worldwide

    SAN JOSE, California, July 16 (ots/PRNewswire) -


      - New Network General Builds on 18-Year Technology Legacy, Proven
Track Record, Approximately 6,000 Customers Worldwide


      - Growth Strategy to Focus on Investments in Innovation, Global
Presence and Customer-Centric Programs


      Network General(TM) Corporation announced today its strategy to
deliver world-class network and application management solutions to
customers around the globe as a newly established private company.
Network General Corporation was formed from the Sniffer(R)
Technologies division at McAfee, Inc. (formerly Network Associates).
On April 22, 2004, Silver Lake Partners and Texas Pacific Group
agreed to jointly acquire this business unit. The acquisition was
completed today.


      With approximately 6,000 customers worldwide, Network General is
building on an 18-year history of industry-leading, high-quality
solutions designed to help network managers keep their networks
running continuously and reliably.


      "Network managers are faced with a double-edged sword of
pressures driving the need for proven network management solutions,"
said Debra Curtis, research vice president at Gartner. "On the one
edge of the sword, they are tasked with keeping up with the ever
growing complexity of new and higher speed network technologies. On
the other edge of the sword, they are tasked with understanding how
business applications utilize the network infrastructure, which must
guide their support priorities and investment decisions."


      "Today Network General is a renewed company focused on customers
and growth," said Bruce Fram, CEO of Network General. "With customers
in over 50 countries, Network General is well-positioned to continue
being the gold-standard in network and application performance
management. We plan to build on strategic investments designed to
significantly grow sales, service, and research and development,
resulting in an expanded Network General team of 600 in the near
future."


      Led by a highly talented team of industry veterans that hold a
solid networking and applications pedigree, Network General's
strategic initiatives include the following:


      Investing in Customer-Centric Programs. With solid customer focus
and a proven Network General team of employees, the company is
committed to working in tandem with customers to create and deliver
solutions that address the needs of network managers today and
tomorrow. This means that customers around the globe will experience
a renewed focus from Network General's consulting and education
services, and worldwide sales and support services.


      Investing in Innovation. Investments in innovation are geared to
strengthen Network General's award-winning product portfolio. The
goal is to continue the creation of cutting-edge technologies built
around the needs of network managers. A key proof point to this will
be further developments in our application performance management
product line -- Appera(TM), and the Infinistream(TM) network
management product line. Network General will also be moving forward
in revitalizing its core products, including the Sniffer Portable and
Sniffer Distributed families, to address the evolving network
performance challenges associated with next generation networks, as
well as traditional networks.


      Investing in Global Presence. Leveraging its direct and
value-added reseller sales model, Network General is focused on
building existing and new relationships with customers worldwide.
Network General currently has employees in 23 countries around the
world and offers solutions to customers in more than 50 countries.


      "As a long-standing customer of Sniffer products, the State of
Indiana is excited about the re-emergence of Network General. In
fact, we look forward to this new relationship and commitment to
providing first-class solutions and services that have helped the
continuity of our business by providing excellent network
availability and rapid answers to potential network challenges," said
Jeff Duke, senior engineer at the State of Indiana DoIT."


      "As a partner of Sniffer Technologies, Converge-Net is enthused
at the renewed focus the new Network General brings in providing our
customers with the highest quality in network performance management
solutions," said Ryk Edelstein, President at Converge-Net. "Sniffer
is the most respected name in the industry, and we look forward to
building our relationship with Network General in their commitment to
delivering excellent products and support that are critical in
servicing our customers and their needs for a reliable and secure
network."


      About Network General Corporation


      Based in San Jose, California, Network General Corporation is the
leading developer and provider of award-winning solutions for network
and application performance management. The Network General solutions
portfolio consists of a family of integrated hardware and software
products that enable the management of complex, high-speed networks
covering virtually all wireless and wired network topologies and
protocols, and the applications that traverse these networks.


      For more information on Network General, dial +1-408-571-5000 or
go to www.networkgeneral.com.


      NOTE: Network General, Appera, InfiniStream, and Sniffer are
registered trademarks or trademarks of Network General Corporation.
Only Network General makes Sniffer(R) brand products. All other
registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property
of their respective owners.


      /Web site: http://www.networkgeneral.com /


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Contact:
Veronica Lopez-Wood of Network General, +1-408-571-5000; or
Elizabeth Robinson of Bite Communications, +1-415-519-1744, for
Network
General



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