ITKO Named Product of the Year for SOA Service Performance by

ITKO LISATM 4 SOA Testing Honored with Top Award in the Service Performance Category.

logo Dallas, TX April 21, 2008 -- ITKO LISA, a provider of testing, validation and virtualization solutions for SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) software, today announced that its flagship product, LISA 4, was honored by TechTarget's with a Gold Award for Service Performance Product of the Year for 2007.

Presented by the of TechTarget's Application Development Media Group, these awards recognize the best SOA and Web Service products brought to market between December 1, 2006 and November 30, 2007.

"ITKO really understands service orientation," wrote one judge. "SOA is something they do natively. More users ought to start taking advantage of products like this, because not nearly enough services are being put through a proper quality process."

The Product of the Year awards are judged by the editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants. Winners were selected for their ability to demonstrate excellence across a host of criteria, including innovation, performance, functionality and value, as well as ease of use and ease of integration into existing environments. A total of nine Gold medal winners were chosen across eight award categories.

"We are honored to be selected as a leader in the broad category of Service Performance, which encompasses structural, behavioral and performance aspects of SOA Governance" said John Michelsen, founder and chief scientist at ITKO. "Our LISA 4 platform helps organizations that struggle with complex SOA environments to test, validate, capture and simulate services in a virtual service environment. This award validates our approach to ensuring quality at every layer of SOA applications, at every stage of the design and development lifecycle.

LISA 4 provides the enterprise with a verifiable, enforceable way to validate that SOA policies and service levels are being reliably met, as a key part of SOA Governance. Unlike code-and-UI oriented tools, LISA is a singularly developed application suite from ITKO. The company’s solution allows the entire team to create, manage, and orchestrate tests continuously, throughout design, development and deployment, in order to prevent costly application failures and errors.


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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

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