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OPNET Technologies, Inc.
Industry Computer software, Computer hardware, Network and Application Management
Founded 1986
Headquarters Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Key people
Marc A. Cohen, CEO & Chairman
Alain J. Cohen, CTO & President
Joseph Lenz, Senior Vice President
Revenue Increase US$ 173 million (FY-12)
Increase US$ 18 million (FY-12)
Number of employees
Approximately 700 (2012)
Slogan Application and Network Performance
Website www.opnet.com

OPNET Technologies, Inc. is a software business that provides performance management for computer networks and applications.

The company was founded in 1986 and went public in 2000.[1] It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland and has offices in Cary, North Carolina; Nashua, New Hampshire; Dallas, Texas; and Santa Clara, California. It has international offices in Slough, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Ghent, Belgium; Frankfurt, Germany; and Singapore with staff and consultants in multiple locations in Asia and Latin America.

In October 2012, OPNET was acquired by Riverbed, for about $1 billion US dollars. [2][3][4][5]

Corporate history[edit]

"OPNET" was Alain Cohen's (co-founder and current CTO & President) graduate project for a networking course while he was at MIT. OPNET stood for Optimized Network Engineering Tools. Alain, along with brother Marc (co-founder and current CEO & Chairman) and classmate Steven Baraniuk, decided to commercialize the software. The company's first product was OPNET Modeler, a software tool for computer network modeling and simulation.

Since becoming a public company in August 2000, OPNET has executed the following acquisitions:

  • March 2001: NetMaker Division of Make Systems
  • January 2002: WDM NetDesign B.V.B.A
  • October 2004: Altaworks Corporation
  • October 2007: substantially all of the assets of Network Physics, Inc.
  • August 2010: DSAuditor product line from Embarcadero Technologies
  • May 2012: Clarus Systems, Inc.

OPNET solutions[edit]


  1. ^ OPNET Technologies, Inc. Announces Initial Public Offering of 4.0 Million Shares of Common Stock at $13.00 Per Share
  2. ^ Martyn Williams, Network World. "Riverbed to acquire Opnet in $1B deal." Oct 30, 2012. Retrieved Dec 12, 2012.
  3. ^ Nathan Eddy, eWeek. "Riverbed Boosts APM Abilities With Opnet Acquisition." Oct 30, 2012. Retrieved Dec 12, 2012.
  4. ^ Jon Gold, Network World. "Riverbed's billion-dollar Opnet buy could pay off big, analysts say." Nov 1, 2012. Retrieved Dec 13, 2012.
  5. ^ Riverbed to Acquire OPNET Technologies, Inc. Oct 29, 2012. Retrieved Dec 13, 2012.

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