ITKO Announces Integration Testing Solutions and Events for Energy and Utilities Industry

Leading SOA testing solutions provider addresses industry need and educates the market

Dallas, TX, August 27, 2007 - ITKO, Inc., a leading provider of testing solutions for integration and SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) software, today announced the availability of a LISA Solution for Utilities and Energy. The offering consists of ITKO's SOA testing software, test integrations and assets focused on industry needs, and consulting best practices to accelerate implementation and ensure quality results for LISA customers.

ITKO identified the need for a focused solution after closing significant industry deals in 2007 and striking partnerships with technology partners servicing the Utilities and Energy industry. LISA for Utilities and Energy provides rich testing capabilities across multiple integration and ESB integration backbones (including IBM MQ series, webMethods, TIBCO, BEA AquaLogic, Sonic, and others), with deep extensibility to encompass both new and custom application components, from the web UI to the database.

"We selected ITKO as our integration testing platform partner after carefully examining LISA along with some of our clients," said Ali Vojdani, Ph.D., President of Utility Integration Solutions, Inc. (http://www.UISOL.com). "We specialize in complex integrations in the utility industry. We are excited about the impact ITKO solutions could have on improving the delivery lifecycle and quality of our integration projects, which have many moving parts." As part of ITKO's efforts to build awareness and educate the market on the best practices for SOA testing, executives from the company will be speaking at two upcoming Utilities and Energy industry events:

    UIC 2007: 4th Annual Utility Integration Conference, Houston, Texas - September 11-12, 2007
    ZapThink's Practical SOA: Energy and Utilities Conference, Houston, Texas - October 22, 2007

"There are great opportunities for the Utilities and Energy industries to continue to improve performance in the areas of compliance, accuracy, and customer service through higher quality levels in their core IT systems." said Shridhar Mittal, Ph.D., CEO of ITKO. "In an industry where downtime is unacceptable, LISA enables organizations to flexibly test and manage applications to ensure structural and performance quality during implementation, and continually in deployment."

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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