Web Service ensures accurate deployment of web applications.

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Supporting unit, functional, load, performance, and regression testing, SOASTA Concerto allows technical and non-technical users to test complex Web services and applications. It is comprised of task specific visual editors that allow testers to create messages, combine those messages into unit tests, place tests on timeline-based mixing board, and play them against any Web service target to run tests.

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SOASTA Announces SOASTA Concerto(TM), the First Web Testing Service That Assures the Successful Deployment of Web Services and Applications

PALM DESERT, Calif., Jan. 30 /- What if you could be assured of the quality, compliance and performance of your Web services and Web applications? That is the vision behind SOASTA Concerto, a new Web testing service announced today at DEMO 07 by SOASTA.

SOASTA Concerto represents a completely new paradigm in Web testing. Designed on the visual metaphor of digital media creation (similar to Apple's iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand), SOASTA Concerto is comprised of task specific visual editors that allow testers to quickly and easily create messages, combine those messages into unit tests, place tests on a timeline-based "mixing board" and play them against any Web service target to run the test. Message timing and sequence is easy to configure and tests can be captured and edited right within the SOASTA Concerto editor. SOASTA's unique visual approach enables faster, more flexible and reliable Web testing and increases the productivity of the entire testing team.

Unlike competitive products, SOASTA Concerto is a browser-based service that allows technical and non-technical users to easily test complex Web services and applications in just hours -- instead of weeks or months -- at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions. SOASTA Concerto supports unit, functional, load, performance and regression testing and ensures Web-based services and applications perform the functions that they were designed to perform in a high quality, reliable manner.

"As we increasingly move toward service oriented architectures (SOA), testing becomes a mandate for today's enterprises. Services are being built and deployed in real time and the need for an affordable easy to use solution that can immediately pinpoint test failures has never been greater," said Ken Gardner, founder and executive chairman, SOASTA. "SOA will fail if a new testing paradigm is not created that reduces business risk and ensures the successful deployment of real world business services."

Key benefits of SOASTA Concerto include:

o Increased Productivity: SOASTA Concerto delivers a 100X productivity
advantage over competitive offerings, requiring less time, less
technical expertise and human resources, thereby accelerating time to
o Easy-to-use: SOASTA Concerto's unique visual environment is faster and
more intuitive. Users can easily create and run tests within minutes,
find and fix errors in real-time and collaborate and reuse test
scenarios across the testing team.
o Improved Testing Quality: SOASTA Concerto handles all of the
organizational complexity of testing. Applications are continually
tested and retested to ensure high quality, successful deployment.
o Scalable: SOASTA Concerto supports complex testing scenarios -- whether
tests containing thousands of messages or the testing of diverse, third
party applications and services.
o Cost effective: SOASTA Concerto's unique Testing as a Service model
allows for a low cost of entry where users pay only for what they use.
Organizations are relieved of the burden of learning and setting up a
complex testing environment, and are able to immediately start building
real world test scenarios.

"The value of SOASTA's approach to testing Web services and Web applications is the blinding flash of the obvious to anyone who sees it," said Chris Shipley, executive producer, DEMO 07. "SOASTA Concerto is a better way to test applications than previous approaches. Its technology and pricing model are why I selected it to be one of the companies highlighted at the DEMO 07 conference."

Pricing and Availability

SOASTA Concerto is currently in beta and will be generally available in March 2007. SOASTA Concerto will be offered as a hosted service and on a subscription basis for in-house use.

About SOASTA, Inc.

SOASTA is a privately held technology company focused on developing a visual software service for the testing, certification and demonstration of SOA-based systems. The company's product line allows business users, business analysts, QA engineers, sales engineers, consultants, and developers to quickly and easily test and certify new web services, business processes and applications. SOASTA is headquartered in Mountain View, California. To learn more about SOASTA and its product offerings, please visit http://www.soasta.com/.

FCMN Contact: lbergamo@soasta.com

Source: SOASTA, Inc.

Lisa Bergamo of SOASTA, Inc.,

Web site: http://www.soasta.com/

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