OPNET acquires Network Physics

OPNET acquires Network Physics

OPNET has acquired Network Physics to boost analytics

Another indicator of the perceived importance of networked application performance for enterprises surfaced today, after network management vendor OPNET acquired "substantially all the assets" of application performance management vendor Network Physics for $10m.

OPNET will integrate Network Physics' appliances into its existing network capacity planning and security products in order to offer enterprises end-to-end monitoring and network risk assessment.

OPNET's president and chief technology officer, Alain Cohen said that managing end-to-end performance for business-critical applications is increasingly important and challenging for IT organisations and added that " Proactively detecting response time problems leads to faster diagnosis and resolution, thereby minimising business impact."

Network Physics has different appliance models giving enterprises the ability to check application performance in branch offices, using the NP-500, in enterprise headquarters using the NP-2000 and in data centres using the NP-3000. An NP-Director model is also available to manage large NP appliance rollouts.