OPNET

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OPNET Technologies, Inc.
Formerly Public Company, NASDAQ:OPNT
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;
Mel Wesley, CFO;
Erika Durrington, SVP;
Yev Gurevich, SVP;
Todd Kaloudis, SVP;
Joseph Lenz, SVP;
PJ Malloy, SVP;
Dennis McCoy, SVP;
Alberto Morales, SVP;
Carol Nakhuda, SVP;
Pradeep Singh, SVP;
Edward Sykes, SVP;
Emmanuel Owusu Amponsah, SVP.
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. was a software business that provided performance management for computer networks and applications.

The company was founded in 1986 and went public in 2000.[1] In October 2012, OPNET was acquired by Riverbed Technology, for about $1 billion US dollars.[2][3][4][5]

Prior to Riverbed, OPNET was headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland and had U.S. offices in Cary, North Carolina; Nashua, New Hampshire; Dallas, Texas; and Santa Clara, California. It had 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.

Corporate history[edit]

"OPNET" was Alain Cohen's (co-founder, 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, 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 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.

As an independent company, OPNET grew profitably[6] throughout its history. SEC filings are available with further information about its IPO,[1] annual reports,[7] and quarterly reports.[8]

OPNET Solutions (prior to acquisition by Riverbed)[edit]

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