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Analyst Firm Ranks OpTier as Systems Management &aposRising Star&apos in New Report

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- OpTier(R), the leader in Business Transaction Management(TM) (BTM) for the enterprise, today announced that Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT management research and consulting firm, named OpTier "A Rising Star to watch" in its January research report titled "The EMA(TM) All-Stars(TM) in Enterprise Systems Management for 2008."

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ — OpTier(R), the leader in Business Transaction Management(TM) (BTM) for the enterprise, today announced that Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT management research and consulting firm, named OpTier "A Rising Star to watch" in its January research report titled "The EMA(TM) All-Stars(TM) in Enterprise Systems Management for 2008."

In this research report, EMA highlighted the best available software solutions in several disciplines. The report states "with a rating of almost 4.5 out of 5, OpTier's flagship CoreFirst(R) product scored the highest of all statistically significant responses in customer satisfaction for Performance and Availability Management." The report continues "Its cross-tier view of every service invocation (or transaction) underlying a business application, including resource metrics by tier and for the transaction as a whole is a compelling and result-driven approach."

"EMA analysts have been watching OpTier closely since its emergence in 2005, so the company was a natural consideration for this report based on positive comments and feedback from our customer research and enterprise consulting practice," said Andi Mann, research director at EMA. "As noted in the report, we feel that OpTier is truly a rising star for its strength and innovation, and leadership in the Business Transaction Management space."

In addition to its industry leading CoreFirst product, OpTier's customer service also stands out as noted in the report which states "the excellent customer satisfaction only serves as icing to make it a Rising Star for Performance and Availability Management."

OpTier's CoreFirst enables some of the world's largest and most successful organizations to align business initiatives with IT. OpTier(TM) software solutions dynamically link business services to IT infrastructure, assuring service delivery and optimizing IT resources. CoreFirst is a critical addition to organizations adopting virtualization and service oriented architectures.

"In the growing performance and availability management market, it is a significant achievement for a company of any size to be recognized above the pack, yet that is just what OpTier has experienced not only among key industry analyst firms such as EMA, but with our growing list of Global 1000 customers," said Israel Mazin, Chairman and CEO of OpTier. "Along with our top notch technology, we take great pride in the ongoing success of our customers and are committed to building long lasting relationships with them. Being named to this list is further validation of our focus and approach."

About OpTier

OpTier(R) provides software solutions that dynamically link business services to underlying IT infrastructure, assuring service delivery and optimizing IT resources. Its unique Business Transaction Management(TM) technology — which delivers end-to-end visibility and control of all business transactions — makes effective Business Service Management a reality. OpTier tracks and monitors all business transactions — across all tiers, all the time. It identifies and isolates performance problems as they develop, thus minimizing the cost to resolve them. OpTier generates intelligence, for more effective testing, capacity planning, provisioning and decision-making. It can further prioritize transaction resource allocation based on business needs. For more information, visit http://www.optier.com.

OpTier, CoreFirst and "Putting First Things First" are registered trademarks of OpTier. Contacts: Lindsay Diamond Avi Dines or Jennifer Barlow OpTier Schwartz Communications, Inc. 212-679-2700 781-684-0770 lindsay.diamond@optier.com OpTier@schwartz-pr.com

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