-Acquisition Enhances OPNET's Product Portfolio for End-to-end Application Performance Management-
Slough, UK - October 24th , 2007 - OPNET Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPNT), a leading provider of solutions for managing networks and applications, announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Network Physics, Inc. a privately held software company headquartered in Mountain View, California. The acquisition contributes key components to OPNET's product portfolio for application performance management.
In September, 2007, OPNET announced that it was developing ACE Live, a solution for end-user experience monitoring. With the NetSensory product line of Network Physics, OPNET is in a position to immediately deliver this capability to its customers. NetSensory enables enterprises to monitor end-to-end application performance in real-time, detect anomalies, and increase IT productivity. It has been proven in very large and complex environments, and its rapid installation and configuration also makes it ideal for mid-size enterprises.
Alain Cohen, OPNET President & CTO, stated, "Managing end-to-end performance for business-critical applications is increasingly important and challenging for IT organizations. Proactively detecting response time problems leads to faster diagnosis and resolution, thereby minimizing business impact. The combination of Network Physics' real-time monitoring and OPNET's in-depth root-cause analytics places OPNET in a unique position in the industry. Through the integration of these best-in-class solutions, OPNET is poised to offer an end-to-end solution that spans monitoring, measurement, and detection of violations, and then bridges seamlessly into uncovering the root-cause of application performance problems."
Marc Cohen, OPNET Chairman and CEO, added "We are also excited about combining our customer bases by providing them with the opportunity to benefit from the respective technologies of OPNET and Network Physics. Network Physics enjoyed great success in the industry and its solutions are being used today in hundreds of enterprises around the world. Similarly, OPNET's solutions are deployed by the thousands and lead the industry in application performance analytics."
"OPNET's acquisition of Network Physics is a master stroke," said Dennis Drogseth, Vice President, Enterprise Management Associates. "It provides OPNET with one of the technically most powerful engines for monitoring application traffic across the network with a high level of application awareness, and interrelated insights into traffic volumes, routed paths, and application performance and response. Network Physics also complements ACE and Panorama as well as other OPNET capabilities surprisingly well. The benefits to OPNET customers should be quick and sure in the near term, with the longer term potential to combine the analytic and data resources of both systems more completely."
Under the terms of the asset purchase agreement, OPNET paid $10 million in cash to close the transaction.
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Bracknell, UK; October 23, 2007 - Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), the leading
provider of integrated application delivery solutions for Business-Smart
Networking, today announced a new advanced version of Inflight, Inflight
3.0, which provides users with the ability to deploy their business
event delivery platform across the enterprise with the utmost ease, in
real-time and with zero impact to applications or users.
As the industry's only pervasive network-based event platform that
delivers real-time business events to applications across the
enterprise, Inflight 3.0 boasts new innovative features which will
facilitate and speed deployment for customers in response to the
ever-changing business environment. Inflight 3.0 has incorporated a
multitude of features which focus on three critical areas for deploying
solutions more efficiently: Solution Templates, Administrative User
Interface Capabilities and Business Event Support. Together they provide
enterprise customers with the platform they need to transform their IT
operations into a real-time, event driven enterprise.
1. Template Solutions
The templates are an out-of-the-box and easy-to-deploy solution designed
to give customers a jump-start on the complex process of authoring data
feeds to business systems such as enterprise fraud or compliance. Built
on Radware's innovative Inflight Template Language (ITL), the templates
also offer customers the flexibility to adapt them to their unique or
specific business needs with a simple, tree-based operation. Radware
will initially offer a library of more than a dozen pre-built templates
for solutions including Performance Monitoring, Customer Experience
Management, Service Level Agreement (SLA) Monitoring, Click-Stream
Analysis, and more. It will partner with leading system vendors to
continue the build-out of a core library. Additional plans include the
launch of an online portal to provide end-user, partner, and developer
community access to the open-standard templates.
2. Administrative User Interface Capabilities
Inflight 3.0 has streamlined the administrative user interface for
easier configuration. Enhancements include animated charts for viewing
operational statistics, improved ease-of-use in defining data extraction
and formatting and a web service-based approach which provides the
possibility to write one's own administrative tools. Additional
capabilities include enhanced message output formatting, flexible
content parsing and template-based execution. The User Interface greatly
enhances the breadth of use of Inflight and produces more efficiency in
3. Stateful Business Support
Inflight 3.0 can deliver even more value as it captures full
transactional details including user ID and requests - across and
between sessions. Additionally, it allows for the correlation across
disjointed transactions and sessions. Creating a continuous view of
usage and providing contextual analysis of transactions enables
companies to better understand user interaction.
Paul Bilden, General Manager for Radware's Inflight Group explained
that, "We are fulfilling a need expressed by partners for a real-time
event delivery platform for online applications, which are easily
deployable and can effortlessly handle large transaction volumes that
are critical to businesses. Already implemented by our renowned global
customers in highly secure, fault-tolerant, evolving environments,
Inflight 3.0, is a proven solution to issues faced by ever changing
"Additionally, Inflight plays a valuable role in Radware's
Business-Smart Network strategy as it delivers the business-event
intelligence embedded in the network traffic enabling the network to
optimise business decisions and processes in real-time," Bilden added.
"Our Cognos Now! family of operational business intelligence solutions
provide customers with real-time information to help them more
proactively track, monitor and respond to continuously up-to-date
operational metrics, with minimal IT intervention. By filtering and
feeding critical events information into Cognos Now!, Radware's Inflight
solution will help extend the value of our real-time operational BI
offering to customers," said Jennifer Francis, Vice President of Market
Development at Cognos.
Inflight 3.0 is the ideal solution for users who are looking to reap the
benefits from using a real-time business event delivery platform which
is easy to deploy across the enterprise with zero impact to applications
or users. Radware has responded to the needs of an ever changing
business environment by developing a platform which incorporates new
innovative key features to further ensure more effective results.
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Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR), the global leader in integrated application
delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance,
and complete security of business-critical applications for more than
5,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute(tm), Radware's
comprehensive and award-winning suite of intelligent front end, access,
and security products, companies in every industry can drive business
productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and
infrastructure costs by making their networks "business smart". For more
information, please visit http://www.radware.com.
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results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements
include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the
Application Switching or Network Security industry, changes in demand
for Application Switching or Network Security products, the timing and
amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to
time in Radware's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including Radware's Form 20-F.
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