ITKO Announces LISA 3.5, the Latest Innovation In SOA Automated Testing and Quality Assurance

LISA Provides Complete, Collaborative and Continuous Testing

DALLAS, TX October 2, 2006 - ITKO, Inc., a provider of complete testing solutions for SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) software, today announced the availability of the newest release of its flagship product, the LISA 3.5 Complete SOA Test Platform. LISA 3.5 offers complete, collaborative and continuous testing that communicates directly with the business logic within SOA based composite applications. Lisa 3.5 enables entire teams to participate in the delivery of quality business requirements throughout the full SOA application lifecycle.

A key new feature in the release is LISA Continuous Development Testing(tm), which provides live functional testing, simulation and monitoring of all services and of critical business workflows, to ensure true business continuity, in a loosely coupled, continually evolving environment. This marks the first time ever that a SOA product has provided the logical bridge between SOA governance and SOA development processes.

According to Forrester Research, "SOA makes software quality both more important and more difficult to achieve. But traditional approaches to software testing are insufficient in an SOA environment. IT organizations pursuing SOA find that they must rethink their testing methods and revise testing roles and responsibilities."

LISA 3.5 provides testing transparency for the entire SOA architecture as it continually evolves. LISA 3.5 also advances test efficiency and coverage with several key new features that improve the complete and collaborative nature required for successful SOA development and deployment.

Besides correcting mistakes, SOA quality is about avoiding the misunderstandings that can otherwise jeopardize business performance. LISA 3.5 marries the deep testing and analysis functionality that developers need, with the ease of use required to give non-technical users visibility into the development process. Collaboration between all invested parties guarantees the development, testing and deployment of SOAs is aligned with the business goals.

"Ensuring constant functional integrity is key to the success and mass adoption of SOA," said John Michelsen, Chief Scientist, ITKO. "The only way to achieve that integrity is adopt a strategy of testing early in the development cycle all the way through to post-deployment to ensure, as changes are made, the SOA based applications remain functionally intact. Additionally, organizations need to test beyond the component level and delve into the business workflow to ensure that all of the service elements are performing in harmony. LISA 3.5 brings all of those elements together into a single testing platform."

About ITKO, a CA Technologies company

ITKO, a CA Technologies company, optimizes composite application lifecycles. Our LISA service virtualization and validation software increases the agility of developing and delivering complex and cloud-based applications to market faster, while shifting quality left to eliminate costly constraints and defects in an environment of constant change. ITKO solutions eliminate software dependencies, decrease release times, and increase the reliability of composite applications that leverage cloud computing, SOA, BPM, integration suites and ESBs. ITKO's global customers include 5 of the top 6 Fortune 500 commercial banks, 5 of the top 6 Fortune 500 telecommunications firms as well as leading firms in insurance, travel, retail, utilities and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.ITKO.com.

ITKO Press Contact: Jason English - news@ITKO.com - 1-214.764.9318

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