ITKO's LISA WS-Testingtm Surpasses 1,000th Download

SOA Testing and Quality Assurance Leader Achieves a Significant Milestone in Ensuring Web Services Quality.

Dallas, TX, December 2006 - ITKO, Inc., a provider of complete automated testing solutions for SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) software, today announced it has surpassed the 1,000th free download of its LISA WS-Testing, a fully functional Web Services testing solution.

SOA quality requires a complete, continuous, and collaborative focus across the entire SOA lifecycle. While Web Services testing continues to be an important part of the SOA quality puzzle, it is only the starting point. By offering LISA WS-Testing as a free download, ITKO is helping development teams to get started on incorporating quality early into SOA Lifecycle Governance.

"In just over a month, 1000 development and quality professionals have downloaded LISA WS-Testing for their Web Services needs," said Jim Mackay, chief marketing officer, ITKO, Inc. "The user feedback and collaboration on our forums thus far has been tremendous, and people are achieving marked results through the use of this application."

LISA WS-Testing was built from the Web Services testing capabilities within ITKO's commercial SOA software test automation product, the LISA 3.5 Complete SOA Test Platform. LISA WS-Testing is a fully functional, no-code Web Services test authoring and execution solution that developers, quality assurance personnel and business teams can use to test Web Services deployments. This solution supports all current protocols as well as unit, functional and regression testing of the Web Services layer.

"ITKO decided to offer LISA WS-Testing for free because the testing of Web Services has become a commodity," continues Mackay. "Everyone is using and everyone sees the value of ensuring those services work properly. However, businesses want to test the business logic layers of their service enabled applications. By ensuring that users are successful in the basic implementation of Web Services, we are forging a path for ensuring the functional integrity through every layer of the service enabled applications."

ITKO has a history of working with enterprises on software quality issues. The company's deep experience designing and building mission-critical enterprise software for world-class clients ensures a key understanding of the challenges of maintaining quality in the face of complexity.

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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