Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                       Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 14, 2004

                          Concord Communications, Inc.
               (Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)


       Massachusetts                    0-23067                   04-2710876
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(State or other jurisdiction    (Commission File Number)        (IRS Employer
     of incorporation)                                       Identification No.)

  400 Nickerson Road, Marlboro, Massachusetts                       01752
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    (Address of principal executive offices)                      (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (508) 460-4646

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of
Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

On October 14, 2004, Concord Communications, Inc. (the "Company") announced
that Robert E. Donahue has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors,
effective October 12, 2004. Mr. Donahue has also been appointed to the Audit
Committee of the Board of Directors. The press release announcing the
appointment of Mr. Donahue is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits
The following exhibits are filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Exhibit No.       Description
99.1              Press Release dated October 14, 2004




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

                           Concord Communications, Inc.

                           By: /s/ Melissa H. Cruz
Date: October 14, 2004         Melissa H. Cruz
                               Executive Vice President of Business
                               Services, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer