OPNET APM Xpert(TM) Solutions Receive Accolades From Enterprise Management Associates
OPNET Technologies, Inc.
— New EMA Impact Brief highlights rich functionality and proven capabilities
of AppMapper Xpert? offering
— Expands upon EMA´s top ranking of OPNET´s APM Xpert solutions, including
´Best Operational BSM´ and ´Value Leader´ with ´#1 overall feature
BETHESDA, Md., 2011-03-22 21:05 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OPNET Technologies,
Inc. (Nasdaq:OPNT), a leading provider of solutions for application and network
performance management, today announced recognition by Enterprise Management
Associates (EMA) in a new research report, ´OPNET AppMapper Xpert Brings
Real-time Perspectives to Application Ecosystem Performance and Optimization, ´
published last week. The report expands upon other recent EMA reviews of OPNET
APM Xpert solutions.
According to the new research report´s primary author, Dennis Drogseth, VP of
Research at EMA:
´OPNET´s early 2011 introduction of AppMapper Xpert is not only the most
recent, but arguably the most complete system for bringing true
application-ecosystem currency, with its many software and infrastructure
interdependencies, into a broader service management context.´
Mr. Drogseth explained further that, ´While OPNET´s core buyer set is in
Operations, the company has branched out to support a growing constituency in
application management. EMA believes the Application Discovery and Dependency
Mapping (ADDM) market is evolving out of necessity to support a wide variety of
technologies with a growing focus on real-time or run-time currency, ease of
deployment, richer service impact information, and more evolved support for
virtualization and Cloud environments. OPNET´s AppMapper Xpert embodies all of
these trends, and as such should provide increasing value to customers while
serving as a catalyst for positive industry advancement.´
AppMapper Xpert provides dynamic run-time application infrastructure reports
based on data sets supplied by other APM Xpert solutions. These solutions
monitor and trace application activity across the operational environment,
gathering fine-grained data from a broad range of sources, including
application frameworks (.NET and Java), database servers, network traffic,
virtual and physical operating systems, and management solutions, such as
In Q3 2010, EMA published two research reports in which individual OPNET APM
Xpert solutions that feed data to AppMapper Xpert were reviewed. Products from
various vendors were ranked into four tiers: Value Leader, Strong Value,
Specific Value, and Limited Value based on cost, deployability, architecture,
and functionality. In both reports, OPNET solutions ranked in the highest tier,
The first report, ´EMA Radar for Application-Aware Network Performance
Management, ´ reviewed 18 vendors based on their ability to provide application
awareness across a range of network and application technologies. Although the
network is only one of several sources of application awareness provided by the
OPNET APM Xpert suite, OPNET was one of only two vendors to receive the Value
Leader distinction. According to author Jim Frey, Research Director at EMA,
´OPNET ranked #1 overall in feature strength, supported by top rankings in
application discovery/recognition, metrics and measurements, capacity planning,
and advanced analysis.´
The second report, ´EMA Radar for Business Service Management (BSM), ´ ranked 14
vendors based on their ability to bring together a unified view of IT service
performance as it impacts business outcomes. OPNET again received the Value
Leader distinction and a special award for ´Best Operational BSM´ offering.
Among OPNET´s strengths highlighted in the report were, ´pervasive monitoring
and diagnostics across networks, systems and applications, ´ and ´well
established capabilities to assimilate infrastructure-related topologies and
performance information from a wide variety of third-party sources.´
OPNET´s CEO, Marc Cohen, stated, ´We are pleased to receive recognition from
EMA that validates our approach to Application Performance Management. Our
recent entry into application dependency mapping, based on a dynamic run-time
solution, provides OPNET with a significant competitive differentiator. We are
leveraging the rich forensic and performance data produced by the rest of our
APM suite to solve a long standing problem in IT, which is accurate discovery
of an application´s footprint.´
About OPNET Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 1986, OPNET Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPNT) is a leading provider
of application and network performance management solutions. For more
information about OPNET and its products, please visit www.opnet.com. For more
information about the OPNET APM Xpert Suite, visit www.opnet.com/solutions/apm.
OPNET, OPNET Technologies, Inc., APM Xpert and AppMapper Xpert are trademarks
of OPNET Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners. Statements in this press release that are not purely
historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as defined in the
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(´OPNET´) assumes no obligation to update statements. Forward-looking
statements are predictions based upon information available to OPNET as of the
date of this press release and involve risks and uncertainties; therefore,
actual events or results may differ materially. For a discussion of risk
factors, see OPNET´s reports, including its most recent 10-Q and 10-K, filed
with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
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