August 4, 2003

ParaSoft SoapTest 2.0 Now Available for Linux

First Automated Error Prevention product for Web Services to support Linux.

MONROVIA, CA. (August 5, 2003) - Parasoft, leading provider of Automated
Error Prevention software solutions, announced today the general
availability of Parasoft SOAPtest? 2.0 for the Linux operating system.
SOAPtest is an Automated Error Prevention product for Web Services and
enterprise applications built with SOAP. Parasoft will showcase SOAPtest
for Linux at the Linux World Expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco,
August 4-7.

"There aren?t many products on the market that provide Automated Error
Prevention for Web Services, and even fewer that support Linux," said Gary
Brunell, Parasoft vice president of professional services. ?By making
SOAPtest available on Linux, we?re enabling developers in the Linux
community to not only test their Web services, but also prevent errors and
ensure that those services are reliable and scalable.?

SOAPtest automatically performs server functional testing, load testing,
and client testing with just the click of a button. It automatically
creates test suites from WSDL documents to test every operation associated
with those documents. The same test suites used for functional testing can
be used for load testing and monitoring, enabling users to verify whether
traffic levels, patterns, or combinations cause functionality problems or
decreased performance.

SOAPtest verifies that clients send appropriate requests to services, and
are able to handle responses as expected. In addition to one-click server
functional testing, load testing, and client testing, SOAPtest also works
as a proxy server, enabling users to view and verify messages between a
client and a Web service.

SOAPtest supports the concept of Automated Error Prevention, which
advocates the automation of five simple steps to improve the development
process and prevent software errors; 1) Detect an error; 2) Isolate the
cause of the error; 3) Locate the point

in the process that created the error; 4) Implement practices to prevent
the error from reoccurring; and 5) Monitor for improvements. By using
SOAPtest throughout the software lifecycle, Linux developers can improve
the quality and reliability of their SOAP services. The product was
recently recognized as one of the Best Web Services tools when it was
awarded Software Development Magazine?s Jolt Productivity Award.


SOAPtest 2.0 runs on Linux (glibc 2.1.x or higher with kernel 2.2.x),
Solaris and Windows 2000/XP. Pricing starts at: $3495. For more
information, please go to

About Parasoft

We make software work. Parasoft provides Automated Error Prevention
solutions that combine advanced products, services and expertise to help
companies automatically prevent errors throughout the software lifecycle,
to improve software quality and reliability. Based on Parasoft AEP
Methodology, the company?s solutions and products automate practices such
as coding standards, static analysis, unit testing, regression testing,
load & stress testing, functional testing, integration testing,
application testing and monitoring throughout the entire software
lifecycle. The solutions enable software development and IT organizations
to significantly reduce costs by shortening production cycles, improving
overall quality and reducing time-to-market. Parasoft is has been granted
eight patents and numerous awards for the technologybehind its innovative
line of solutions and tools. Founded in 1987, Parasoft is a privately held
company with over 10,000 companies as clients worldwide, including IBM,
HP, Daimler Chrysler. Parasoft is headquartered in Monrovia, CA. Telephone
(888) 305-0041. Fax (626) 305-3036. Email to URL:

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