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Capstone Partners Advises Opnet Technologies on the Acquisition of Network Physics, Inc.

September 2007

Boston, MA - OPNET Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPNT), a leading provider of solutions for managing networks and applications, announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Network Physics, Inc., a privately held software company headquartered in Mountain View, California.  The acquisition contributes key components to OPNET's product portfolio for application performance management.  Capstone Partners acted as the exclusive investment banking advisor to OPNET.

The NetSensory product line of Network Physics enables enterprises to monitor end-to-end application performance in real-time, detect anomalies, and increase IT productivity.  OPNET’s recently launched ACE Live, powered by Network Physics, enables OPNET to immediately deliver end-user experience monitoring.

Alain Cohen, OPNET President & CTO, stated, “Managing end-to-end performance for business-critical applications is increasingly important and challenging for IT organizations. Proactively detecting response time problems leads to faster diagnosis and resolution, thereby minimizing business impact. The combination of Network Physics’ real-time monitoring and OPNET's in-depth root-cause analytics places OPNET in a unique position in the industry.  Through the integration of these best-in-class solutions, OPNET is poised to offer an end-to-end solution that spans monitoring, measurement, and detection of violations, and then bridges seamlessly into uncovering the root-cause of application performance problems.”

Tim Harned, Managing Director and Head of Technology Banking at Capstone Partners, stated, “The acquisition of Network Physics is industry defining as OPNET is now able to deliver a solution for complete end-user experience monitoring.  OPNET continues to strategically use M&A in concert with its extensive internal development to deliver next-generation application performance solutions.”  

OPNET Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPNT), founded in 1986, is a leading provider of management software for networks and applications.