updated 2/8/2011 4:17:12 PM ET 2011-02-08T21:17:12

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPNET Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPNT), a leading provider of solutions for application and network performance management, today announced a new offering for business transaction management (BTM). This new offering is based on a combination of capabilities in several of the solutions within its APM Xpert™ suite. Business transactions are composite workflows consisting of multiple user-level transactions with an online system. Business stakeholders measure application performance in terms of business transactions and are interested in understanding not only the performance experienced by users, but also their behavior, including their "click path" and potential reasons they may have abandoned a transaction. 

BTM Xpert relies on OPNET's AppResponse Xpert™ appliance to intercept all business transactions, analyze their performance, and perform user analytics. This includes a funnel analysis showing how a population of users progresses through the multiple steps of a business transaction. BTM Xpert also relies on OPNET's AppInternals Xpert™ solution to follow transactions through a back-end infrastructure consisting of multiple tiers, including application and database servers. By following a transaction through each tier and providing a consolidated view of the data across all tiers together with end user experience, BTM Xpert provides customers with the ability to determine which part of the infrastructure is responsible for performance degradation.

"With this new offering, OPNET is leveraging its unique position as a leader in several areas: end user experience monitoring; deep component monitoring and transaction tracing within the back-end infrastructure; and high-volume forensic data collection," according to Alain Cohen, OPNET's President and CTO. "This is a powerful combination of technologies that we believe constitutes a break-through in the performance management space, because we are synthesizing all relevant data for a transaction, spanning all levels of granularity, across both server and network assets. While traditional Business Transaction Management combines end user experience monitoring with transaction following, OPNET is taking this approach to the next step by joining two key capabilities: user analytics that identify when performance issues are impacting business; and deep transaction tracing down to the code level for the most precise possible root cause analysis."

"OPNET is excited to be able to provide IT Analysts and Performance Engineers with entirely new views of how transactions unfold in a complex infrastructure," added Cohen. "Due to trends such as service oriented architectures, virtualization, and cloud computing, applications are becoming increasingly distributed and complex. Being able to discover, correlate, and visualize all the information that constitutes a transaction as it traverses this infrastructure represents a key management capability for IT organizations." 

BTM Xpert is a solution bundle consisting of several solutions in the OPNET APM Xpert suite, including AppResponse Xpert and AppInternals Xpert. Customers may obtain the capabilities of BTM Xpert by purchasing the bundle, or its constituent solutions.

Availability

OPNET's new user analytics capabilities are available now with the AppResponse Xpert solution. The company is now commencing field trials for BTM Xpert, with general availability expected in the second quarter of 2011.

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, visit www.opnet.com .

OPNET, OPNET Technologies, Inc., BTM Xpert, APM 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 such statements. Forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the impact of enhancements to our APM product portfolio or our competitive position and statements concerning expected revenue and diluted net income per common share and Non-GAAP diluted net income per common share for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, 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. Factors that may cause OPNET's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, among others, those factors listed under the caption "Risk Factors" in OPNET's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 4, 2010, as updated from time to time in subsequent SEC filings. The risk factors set forth in the Company's Form 10-K under the caption "Risk Factors," as updated from time to time in subsequent SEC filings, are specifically incorporated by reference into this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT:  OPNET Media Contact:
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          OPNET Technologies, Inc.
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          www.opnet.com
         
          OPNET Investor Relations:
          Mel Wesley
          OPNET Technologies, Inc.
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          ir@opnet.com
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