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IndustryCloud Based Network Performance Management and Web Application Performance Service
FoundedVancouver, British Columbia (2000)
HeadquartersBoston, Massachusetts
Key people
Matt Stevens; CEO
ProductsPathView, FlowView, AppView, TraceView

AppNeta is a computer software company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with research and development based in Vancouver, British Columbia.[1]


The company was co-founded in July 2000 by Irfhan Rajani as Jaalam Research and then called Jaalam Technologies. Its first product was called Appare.Net.[2][3] In December 2002, Glenn Wong became chief executive, and in August 2003 its name was changed to Apparent Networks, to reflect its product. In January 2004 Wong resigned and Rajani resumed his role as chief.[4] It is privately held, with venture capital investors, including SolarWinds,[5] Bain Capital Ventures, JMI Equity, Egan-Managed Capital and Business Development Bank of Canada.[6] In 2008, its headquarters moved from Vancouver to Boston.[7] Apparent Networks changed their name to AppNeta in 2011.[8]

Customers and partners include Artisan Infrastructure[9] and Bandwidth Management Group.[10]

In July 2014, Matt Stevens, co-founder of AppNeta, replaced Jim Melvin as the company's CEO.[11]


AppNeta's PathView Cloud is software as a service (SaaS) tool that is intended for enterprises, managed service providers and technology vendors.[vague][12] Enterprises use PathView Cloud to manage application and network performance across different branch offices.[13] This technology has also been deployed by managed service providers (MSPs) to monitor their customers’ network performance and generate service revenue.[14]

PathView Cloud is designed for IT professionals to monitor and analyze network traffic, as well as pinpoint the causes of performance issues in applications including VoIP,[15] Video conferencing,[16] virtualization,[16] and other cloud-based services.[17]

In September 2012, the company released a performance management tool called TraceView, after acquiring Tracelytics.[18] According to AppNeta, this service provides Web application performance management across different application layers and environments.[19]


  • “Best Use of Cloud Delivery” by the Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) Radar™ Report for Application-Aware Network Performance Management (ANPM) Q3 2010.[20]
  • "Strong Value" by the Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) Radar™ Report for Application-Aware Network Performance Management (ANPM) Q3 2010.[20]
  • "Tech Innovator" by the Xchange Technology Innovator Awards in the managed services category[21]
  • "Customer Enhancement Value of the Year 2010" by Frost & Sullivan[22]
  • "2010 Excellence Award" by Unified Communications[23]


  1. ^ Erin Griffith, PandoDaily. "Bain Ventures-Backed AppNeta Acquires Bain Ventures-Backed Tracelytics." Jun 21, 2012. Retrieved Oct 25, 2012.
  2. ^ Denise Dubie (March 4, 2002). "Start-up manages IP/net performance". Network World. pp. 24, 28. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "The appareNet View". Original web site. Archived from the original on February 6, 2002. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Apparent Networks Announces Resignation of CEO; Founder and Chairman Rajani Assumes Previous Role". Press release. January 20, 2004. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  5. ^ Yahoo Finance. "SolarWinds Invests in AppNeta, the Full Stack Application Performance Management (APM) Leader." November 5, 2013. Retrieved Dec 29, 2014.
  6. ^ Walter Frick, Bostinno. "AppNeta Acquires Tracelytics to Tackle Application Performance." Jun 21, 2012. Retrieved Oct 25, 2012.
  7. ^ Kyle Alspach (September 11, 2013). "AppNeta plans hiring spree, foresees $15M in annual revenue". Boston Business Journal. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  8. ^ Eric Krapf (April 27, 2011). "AppNeta: Real-time Management from the Cloud". Nojitter. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  9. ^ Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet. "Network Diagramming: AppNeta, Artisan Infrastructure Ink Partnership Agreement." Nov 07, 2011. Retrieved Oct 30, 2012.
  10. ^ Scott Campbell, CRN. "AppNeta Delivers Recurring Performance Management Service For MSPs." Oct 02, 2012. Retrieved Oct 30, 2012.
  11. ^ By Sara Castellanos, Boston Business Journal. “[1].” July 31, 2014. August 20, 2014.
  12. ^ Gina Narcisi , TechTarget. "Global enterprise taps AppNeta's PathView Cloud for VoIP monitoring." Sep 5, 2012. Retrieved Dec 12, 2012.
  13. ^ Frank Ohlhorst, eWeek. "PathView Cloud Delivers Sophisticated Network Performance Management." Oct 25, 2012. Retrieved Dec 12, 2012.
  14. ^ Chris Talbot, Channel Insider. "MSPs Get Hosted Network Management Option." Apr 12, 2010. Retrieved Oct 30, 2012.
  15. ^ Dan Kusnetzky, ZDnet. "AppNeta customer profile - large international bank." Jul 13, 2012. Retrieved Oct 30, 2012.
  16. ^ a b Jessica Davis, MSP Mentor. "AppNeta Rolls Out Consumption-Based Billing for MSPs." Oct 2, 2012. Retrieved Oct 30, 2012.
  17. ^ Matt Hamblen, ComputerWorld. "With explosion of consumer devices, IT finds greater need for network management tools." Jul 5, 2012. Retrieved Oct 30, 2012.
  18. ^ Amanda Ciccatelli, TMCnet. "AppNeta's Real User Monitoring Makes Network Diagramming More Visible." Oct 25, 2012. Retrieved Dec 14, 2012.
  19. ^ Dan Kusnetzky, ZDnet. "AppNeta releases unified solution for performance management." Sep 28, 2012. Retrieved Dec 14, 2012.
  20. ^ a b Marshall, David. "Pathview Cloud Recognized for Best Use of Cloud Delivery".
  21. ^ "Schange Tech Innovator Award".
  22. ^ DiMarco, Chris. "MSPexcellence and Apparent Networks Initiates Business Acceleration Program for Managed Service Providers". Archived from the original on 2012-03-20.
  23. ^ "Apparent Networks Awarded 2010 Unified Communications Excellence Award". Archived from the original on 2010-12-28.

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