SOURCE: Apparent Networks, Inc.

November 14, 2007 15:15 ET

Jack Sweeney Named President and CEO of Apparent Networks™

Five-Time Networking and Telecom CEO Joins First Company to Provide Agentless, End-to-End Visibility of Application Performance Over Any Network

BOSTON, MA and VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - Apparent Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network performance diagnostic solutions, today announced Jack Sweeney has joined as President and CEO. He comes to Apparent Networks from EMC, where he was VP of Mergers & Acquisitions. Founder and former President and CEO Irfhan Rajani will remain with the company in an advisory role.

A career CEO, Sweeney has successfully led several telecom and networking companies from inception to acquisition. His previous experience includes having served as President and CEO of Network Intelligence, acquired by EMC for $175 million. As President and CEO of Stargus, he led the company's sale to C-Cor, Inc. With EPiCON, Sweeney served as CEO, brokering the company's acquisition by Nortel Networks for $450 million. As CEO of Bell Atlantic Network Integration, he grew the organization from a regional network services division into a $330 million company.

"The ability to attract a leader with Jack's talent speaks volumes to Apparent Networks' potential to provide enterprises and service providers with a level of network transparency previously unavailable," offered Ben Nye, Board Member and Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures. "Given his strong industry ties and real-world understanding of the challenges facing the networking industry, Jack will play a central role in building upon the company's current successes and positioning it for future growth."

Apparent Networks is well-positioned to extend its market leadership with more than 135 customers, 17,000 users, and strategic partnerships with firms such as ACS, Nortel, Polycom, and Toshiba. In July 2007, the company raised $13.6 million in Series B financing from investors including Bain Capital Ventures, JMI Equity and existing investors.

"Apparent Networks has done an incredible job at solving the business-critical management obstacles faced by today's network managers," said Sweeney. "The volume of high-level customers already attracted by this Series B-stage company is testimony to the market potential that lies ahead."

About Apparent Networks

Apparent Networks, Inc. develops and markets software that provides a unique approach to improving application performance by measuring and diagnosing live converged networks as part of pre-deployment assessment, troubleshooting and continuous real-time monitoring. AppCritical™ provides awareness of the most critical network characteristics needed by voice, video and data applications. It has been successfully deployed by tier-one technology vendors, managed and professional service providers and enterprises to assure end-user quality of experience. Customers include ACS, the Boeing Company, Nortel, Polycom, Toshiba, 3Com, Fujitsu, Siemens, IBM, Symantec, Bell, HP, Network Appliance, TELUS, and Electronic Arts. For more information, visit

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