updated 1/5/2011 8:16:05 AM ET 2011-01-05T13:16:05

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPNET Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPNT), a leading provider of high definition application and network performance management solutions, today announced a new offering that automatically produces a run-time application map, identifying the underlying application and infrastructure components that enable a production application. AppMapper Xpert will be available through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model, simplifying and accelerating its adoption by IT organizations for all aspects of application management, including performance troubleshooting, planning, virtualization, data center consolidation, and cloud deployment.

"Unlike other industry approaches for IT dependency mapping, AppMapper Xpert produces a run-time model of the application footprint," according to Alain J. Cohen, OPNET President and CTO. "This model of the application, captured at the time of execution, is essential for troubleshooting application performance problems. It also provides critical information to improve a host of other operational workflows, such as configuration and change management, and data center virtualization and consolidation. AppMapper Xpert provides unprecedented visibility into the interaction between applications and the underlying infrastructure, enabling IT organizations to be significantly more effective in assessing and responding to events and conditions that affect application service levels."

Marc Cohen, OPNET Chairman and CEO, added, "AppMapper Xpert provides OPNET with a significant competitive advantage for its APM suite. The SaaS delivery model allows existing and new APM clients, as well as channel partners, to rapidly deploy the solution."

AppMapper Xpert is part of OPNET's solution suite for high definition application performance management. It utilizes data obtained from other solutions in the portfolio, including AppResponse Xpert™ and AppInternals Xpert™.

AppResponse Xpert uniquely combines end-user experience monitoring and in-depth analysis of the behavior and performance of the underlying network. It leverages the network's central role as a conduit for data and transactions to obtain complete visibility of IT services across the enterprise.

AppInternals Xpert looks deep into the complex software frameworks of modern servers, leveraging vast amounts of performance and forensic data to support all aspects of service assurance from the server perspective. It performs high definition monitoring and forensic analysis for any type of application, and excels in particular in Java and Microsoft .NET environments.  

Availability

AppMapper Xpert - SaaS is available now from OPNET Technologies, Inc.

About OPNET Technologies, Inc.

Founded in 1986, OPNET Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPNT) is a leading provider of solutions for high definition application and network performance management. For more information about OPNET and its products, please visit www.opnet.com.

OPNET, OPNET Technologies, Inc., AppMapper Xpert, AppResponse Xpert, and AppInternals 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 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. OPNET Technologies, Inc. ("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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