SANTA CLARA, CA and WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Jul 21, 2011) - Net Optics, Inc., the leader of real-time network visibility solutions, today announced that it has been recognized by The Government Computer News (GCN) as a Best of FOSE winner. Net Optics was selected as tops in the Networking Equipment category for its Phantom Virtual Tap™.

The Phantom Virtual Tap is the first and only virtual network visibility solution to be awarded Best of FOSE distinction. The Tap is the sole solution on the market from a monitoring access vendor that addresses both physical and virtual environments. Tapping traffic between virtual servers (VMs) on a physical server, the Phantom Virtual Tap delivers unprecedented total visibility into traffic passing between VMs on hypervisor stacks.

"The virtual space is an area of networking with a critical need, and the Phantom Virtual Tap fills it," said John Breeden, Director of the GCN Lab. "There are many physical monitoring tools, but not anything that approaches these advanced capabilities in the virtual space."

Wednesday's FOSE 2011 win is the latest in a rapidly accumulating series of awards and accolades bestowed upon Net Optics this year. To date, the company has been recognized for its quality and innovation by Red Herring, Frost & Sullivan, and the San Jose Business Journal, while garnering unprecedented attention from high-profile media outlets like The San Jose Mercury News, CBS local news, and The Wall Street Journal.

Currently celebrating its 15th year as Silicon Valley's leading provider of network visibility solutions, Net Optics has made its presence felt in the market with new and innovative offerings for monitoring virtual environments. The company has also made an impact at industry events and tradeshows, as well as numerous speaking engagements.

Net Optics solutions are deployed by 85 percent of the Fortune 100 and 50 percent of the Fortune 500. Since the company's inception in 1996, Net Optics has posted 60 quarters of consecutive growth without VC funds -- all achieved with products manufactured in the U.S. This year, Net Optics surpassed the quarter billion dollar revenue milestone and plans to add 40 new hires to its rapidly expanding employee base.


About Net Optics, Inc.
Net Optics is the leading provider of Intelligent Access and Monitoring Architecture solutions that
deliver real-time IT visibility, monitoring and control. As a result, businesses achieve peak performance
in network analytics and security. More than 7,000 enterprises, service providers and government
organizations -- including 85 percent of the Fortune 100 -- trust Net Optics' comprehensive smart access
hardware and software solutions to plan, scale and future-proof their networks through an easy-to-use
interface. Net Optics maintains a global presence through leading OEM partner and reseller networks.

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