BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OPNET Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPNT), the leading provider of solutions for application and network performance management, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring" published on August 16, 2012 and written by Jonah Kowall and Will Cappelli. Gartner evaluated 14 vendors in the report, and recognized 8 in the "Leaders" quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. Marc Cohen, OPNET's Chairman and CEO, stated, "We are very pleased that OPNET has been recognized by Gartner as a leader in the rapidly growing APM market. A core part of OPNET's business strategy has been to be a market leader in APM, both in terms of innovation and market share. APM now represents over 70% of our product sales, and has been growing over 30% per year for the last four years." "Managing the performance and availability of applications has become a top priority for IT organizations. APM offers a paradigm shift for ensuring the quality of end user experience and the continuity of business operations. We believe that Gartner's recognition of OPNET as a leader in application performance monitoring underscores OPNET's success in delivering innovative APM solutions that advance this critical IT discipline." According to P. J. Malloy, OPNET Senior Vice President of R&D and Chief Architect of APM Solutions, "APM Xpert's capabilities are the most comprehensive in the industry, covering all key functional areas. OPNET's High Definition APM approach emphasizes breadth and depth in monitoring, with analytics that detect patterns and pinpoint relevant information. Big Data technology is leveraged to efficiently analyze billions of transactions. OPNET's solutions dramatically accelerate problem resolution, enable problem prevention, and improve the effectiveness of the IT organization." To view the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring, visit http://www.gartner.com/reprints/opnet?id=1-1BRDEW5&ct=120817&st=sg Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.