Vector Software Announces New Release of the VectorCAST 2018 Test Automation Platform

Providence, RI USA, 2018-04-24 – Vector Software, now part of Vector Informatik, the leading manufacturer of software tools, embedded components, and leading provider of services for the development of electronic systems, announced the release of VectorCAST 2018. This latest release of VectorCAST contains many new features as well as numerous enhancements to existing functionality. For example, the user benefits from increased user-friendliness, testing efficiency, and collaboration between team members.

The VectorCAST embedded software testing platform is a family of products that automates testing activities across the software development lifecycle. The new product release of VectorCAST 2018, using the new Probe Point functionality, provides a simple way to dynamically instrument a complete application with blocks of code (Probe Points). This enables white-box testing, injection of faults and debugging of hard to repeat race
conditions. The user gains access to an intuitive graphical editor, which enables him to extend his existing tool chain to create and manage VectorCAST Probe Points.

Figure 1: VectorCAST 2018 – increased user-friendliness, testing efficiency, and collaboration between team members. Image rights: Vector Informatik GmbH

The new Component Coverage functionality supports customers with limited target resources by allowing users to break their application into multiple logical components and instrument each component in isolation. This feature is integrated with the system test automation features of VectorCAST/QA which automatically runs all tests against each component and combines the coverage results into a single report.

VectorCAST 2018 provides full support for the coupling analysis and verification required by the DO-178B and C standards for avionics certification. Static analysis is performed to identify the couples that exist in the implementation, and source code instrumentation is performed to ensure that each of the identified couples is tested. Additionally, a simple to use graphical component editor allows user to easily create a component definition that matches the application’s architecture.

VectorCAST 2018 enables test collaboration across the whole enterprise, through the introduction of many new extensions. The user profits of newly developed functions for test artifact sharing and maintenance, realtime analytics, and improved test automation.

For additional details about the release of VectorCAST 2018, please visit: www.vectorcast.com/vectorcast2018

You can find this and other press releases on our website at: www.vector.com/pressreleases

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Vector Software Inc.
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Suite 310 East Greenwich, RI 02818 USA
www.vectorcast.com

Vector press contacts worldwide you will find at: www.vector.com/press

About the Vector Group:
Vector Informatik is the leading manufacturer of software tools and embedded components for the development of electronic systems and their networking with many different systems from CAN to Automotive Ethernet. Vector has been a partner of automotive manufacturers and suppliers and related industries since 1988. Vector tools and services provide engineers with the decisive advantage to make a challenging and highly complex subject area as simple and manageable as possible. Vector employees work on electronic innovations for the automotive industry every day. Worldwide customers in the automotive, commercial vehicles, aerospace, transportation, and control technology industries rely on the solutions and products of the independent Vector Group for the development of technologies for future mobility. Vector worldwide currently employs more than 2,000 people with sales of EUR 518 million in 2017. With its headquarter in Germany
(Stuttgart), Vector has subsidiaries in the USA, Japan, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Sweden, South Korea, India, China, and Brazil.

SOURCE: Vector Group

Zephyr Continues Momentum with Record Customer Growth, New Product Release

End-to-end solutions and a booming customer base mark the technology innovator’s first quarter.

(SAN JOSE, Calif. Apr. 19, 2018) – Zephyr, the global leader in real-time agile test management solutions, surpassed 18,000 customers- a significant growth milestone.

“Our rapidly growing customer base is a testament to the value of and demand for scalable, flexible, insights-driven software testing,” says Zephyr CEO Scott Johnson. “The first quarter of 2018 has been a tremendous for Zephyr, and we are thrilled that the recent release of Zephyr Teams further empowers mid-sized customers for success.”

This strong momentum coincides with the release of Zephyr Teams, software management for teams of 10 to 50 in pursuit of seamless delivery pipelines.

Zephyr’s Q1 2018 highlights include:

  • Release of Zephyr Teams, which completes Zephyr’s suite of end-to-end software solutions, arming teams of all sizes with unmatched scalability and speed.
  • Global customers reached 18,000+, representing a broad array of industries including healthcare, finance, defense, advanced engineering and IT services. New customers and customer expansions during the quarter included IBM, Oracle, Volkswagen, Hitachi, Boeing, Siemens, Fujitsu, Samsung, FIS Global, Lumeris, Kratos, Insurance Australia Group, Ariane Group and National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
  • The release of Zephyr Enterprise 6.1, adds more client-requested functionalities: Exploratory testing to help teams advance development and collaboration; Multi-Jira capabilities that reduce infrastructure footprint by allowing a single Zephyr enterprise instance to connect with multiple Jira instances.
  • The release of Zephyr for Jira version 2.2 in the cloud, offering: Folder structure that enables logical grouping of test cases within test cycle; Enhanced traceability with the ability to link folders and cycles to a sprint.

About Zephyr

Zephyr provides the world’s most widely used software test management solutions, powering more than 18,000 customers and 5 million users across 100 countries. Zephyr is leading the global transformation toward DevOps and Continuous Testing Agility through widely-adopted advanced quality management, automation and analytics tools. Leading product and IT teams in finance, healthcare, media, mobile, IT services and enterprise leverage the Zephyr family of products to keep pace with accelerating software delivery lifecycles. Dedicated to helping organizations spend less time testing and more time building, Zephyr launched the first testing solution natively inside Jira nearly a decade ago. Today, companies and teams of all sizes rely on Zephyr’s end-to-end solutions, unmatched scalability and support to move from ideas to impact with increasing velocity and ease. Zephyr is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with regional offices in Philadelphia, Europe and India.

Contact

 

Tom Alexander
Tom.Alexander@getzephyr.com
Zephyr

Aspera named a Visionary in Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools by Gartner

Aspera was the only company positioned as a Visionary, based on our ability to execute and completeness of vision.

Boston, Massachusetts, April 19, 2018 – Aspera, a leading provider of Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions, is among six companies in the first-ever Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools.

We believe we were positioned as a Visionary by creating industry-defining innovations, listening to our customers, and offering a flexible, customizable product.

As software evolves, Aspera is at the forefront, delivering SAM solutions consistently chosen by Fortune 500s. We specialize in SAM for companies with a lot of software to manage, a lot of vendors to track, and a lot of tools already in place. Our technology and services are built with real-world feedback that focus on customer success.

“We envision a world where everyone can make better software choices, grounded in trusted data,” said Olaf Diehl, Managing Director at Aspera. “To us, the first-ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools confirms the status of Aspera and demonstrates how we provide value to enterprises.”

Read some of our end user reviews for SAM tools on Gartner Peer Insights:

  • “I would recommend this tool for large complex corporations”
  • “still independently acting in favor of customers“
  • “the support team is good, fast and accurate“
  • “the depth of knowledge from the technical support staff is excellent”
  • “You get more bang per buck with SmartTrack”

Download your complimentary copy of the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools now at: https://www.aspera.com/en/resources/gartner-magic-quadrant-for-software-asset-management-tools/

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.

About Aspera
At Aspera, we simplify the complexity of your software licenses. For nearly two decades, we have helped hundreds of enterprises and over 50 Fortune 500s to assess cost and risk within their IT environments. Our solutions for Software Asset Management track all the big vendors, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP to cover every environment from servers and desktops to cloud and mobile. With the largest in-house consultant and service team in the industry, we provide the best strategy for data discovery, easy system integration, and a cost-effective way to purchase, use and optimize licenses.

Aspera is part of USU Software AG (ISIN DE 000A0BVU28), which is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

For more information, please visit www.aspera.com.

Contact
Aspera GmbH
International Public Relations
Heike Lorey
Tel.: +49 241 963-3261
Fax: +49 241 963-1229
E-Mail: heike.lorey@aspera.com

USU Software AG
Corporate Communications
Dr. Thomas Gerick
Tel.: +49 (0) 71 41 – 48 67 440
Fax: +49 (0) 71 41 – 48 67 300
E-Mail: t.gerick@usu-software.de

USU Software AG
Investor Relations
Falk Sorge
Tel.: +49 (0) 71 41 – 48 67 351
Fax: +49 (0) 71 41 – 48 67 108
E-Mail: f.sorge@usu-software.de

SmartBear Empowers Developers To Create Quality Software At An Increased Speed

SmartBear to Exhibit Development and Testing Tools including Swagger and Collaborator at JAX – April 23-27, 2018 – Mainz, Germany
SOMERVILLE, Mass. and GALWAY, Ireland — April 18, 2018 — SmartBear, the leader in software quality tools for teams, empowers developers to create quality APIs and software applications at an increased speed. The company will be exhibiting its complete suite of software quality tools, including tools that help teams collaborate on code; design, develop, virtualize and test APIs; and deploy and monitor applications at JAX, taking place on Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27, 2018 in Mainz, Germany.

WHAT & WHEN:

SmartBear at JAX Germany:

WHERE: Rheingoldhalle Mainz, Bankettabteilung, z. Hd. Frau Marleen Nillius, Rheinstrasse 66, 55116 Mainz

With the increased velocity of software development, collaboration among teams is critical in maintaining quality. SmartBear provides Collaborator for collaboration on documents, code, and test cases. Collaboration and standardization go hand in hand and are essential for developing at speed. SmartBear offers SwaggerHub, an integrated API design and documentation platform that drives standardization in teams.

Additionally, SmartBear provides an array of tools for developers embracing the “shift left” trend. SmartBear empowers developers to create automated tests from within their development environments with TestLeft and TestServer. With the explosion of APIs, there are more dependencies for testing; remove them to enable rapid development with ServiceV Pro. Developers are increasingly keeping a closer pulse on their APIs post deployment; SmartBear offers AlertSite for API monitoring.

SmartBear’s Ronan Trainor, API Sales Engineering Team Leader, EMEA and Damien Walsh, Technical Sales Engineer, will be presenting, “Programming Collaboration in the Software Development Process,” at JAX on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Feedback is a key component of moving your development forward whether you’re sending pull requests, commenting on Jira tickets, or doing long project sessions. How can you program this feedback and collaboration as a standard in your development process without interruptions? Ronan and Damien’s talk will discuss actionable strategies that help teams unlock the full potential of any workflow, from design through documentation and peer code review.

Java developers at JAX will be able to see SmartBear’s complete suite of software quality tools. In addition to those mentioned above, SmartBear will also be demonstrating SoapUI ProLoadUI ProTestCompleteCrossBrowserTesting, and QAComplete.

JAX is focusing on JAVA Core- and Enterprise-Technologies, Spring-Ecosystem, JavaScript, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. For more information, visit: https://jax.de/en.

About SmartBear Software
Supporting more than six million software professionals and over 22,000 companies in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle.

For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or for the SmartBear community, go to: LinkedInTwitter or Facebook.

Contacts

BroadPR
Tracy Wemett, +1-617-868-5031
tracy@broadpr.com

BluVector, Endace Announce Partnership at RSA to Provide Security Operations Centres with Fast, Confident Attack Detection, Analytics and Response Solution

Collaboration adds BluVector’s AI-Driven Network Security Technology to Endace’s Network Recording and Analytics Hosting Platform, Delivering One Platform for Next-Gen SOCs

LONDON — April 16, 2018 – AI-driven network security company BluVector and high-speed network recording, playback and analytics hosting company Endace today announced a partnership to host BluVector® Cortex™ advanced threat detection on Endace’s EndaceProbe Analytics Platform. The two companies will showcase the combined solution at RSA Conference in San Francisco at BluVector’s Booth 1615, South Expo.

The solution gives both network operations (NetOps) and security operations (SecOps) highly effective AI-based threat detection alongside the definitive packet-level evidence they need to make better-informed and more confident decisions to resolve issues quickly.

“The sophistication and evolution of today’s cyber adversaries continues to accelerate, as does the number of successful intrusions. This makes network security even more important in today’s connected world,” said Stuart Wilson, CEO, Endace. “But an intrusion doesn’t have to lead to a major breach or cyber incident. The partnership between BluVector and Endace combines state-of-the-art threat detection with the accurate packet-level evidence needed to investigate, respond to and neutralise cyber intruders quickly and efficiently.”

The combined solution collects information from thousands of disparate data sources, then analyzes and prioritises the data and events. The resulting information becomes instantly available to SecOps teams, delivering the contextual data they need to quickly understand the threat and its severity. Endace’s powerful API integration with BluVector streamlines investigations, allowing analysts to swiftly click from an alert directly to the related packet history to see precisely what transpired.

Customers can deploy BluVector Cortex directly onto EndaceProbes, a hosting platform for analytics applications. This eases installation and maintenance for customers by allowing them to deploy a common hardware platform that combines full packet capture with the ability to host BluVector’s advanced threat detection solution alongside other network security and performance analytics solutions.

“Information security teams must increase their visibility and analytics capabilities to detect intruders faster and respond to them quickly and efficiently to avoid high-impact cyber incidents,” said Kris Lovejoy, CEO of BluVector. “Our partnership with Endace brings together the best in the ability to flag, record and replay attacks so IT and security teams have sufficient quality information about the incident, the data and systems affected, and the company’s relative exposure to respond accurately. And they have all this capability on a single platform.”

This solution is available immediately; contact Endace sales (sales@endace.com) or BluVector sales (sales@bluvector.io) for more information.

Contacts
Endace

Email: pr@endace.com
Australasia: Mark Evans
mobile +64-21-494 850
USA: Kelly Dorsey
mobile +1-818-436 9646
EMEA: Leah Jones
+44 203 697 6680

BluVector
MSL
Email: bluvector@mslgroup.com
Peter Morsecheck or Chris Poisson
Direct: 781-684-0770

About BluVector
Based in Arlington, Virginia, BluVector is revolutionizing network security with state-of-the-art AI, sensing and responding to the world’s most sophisticated threats in real time. With the unmatched advantage of eight years of work with the US Intel Community and their threat data, only BluVector has the proven ability to protect against emerging threats on average 13 months in advance. Stop waiting for breaches to happen. Get ahead of the threat. Visit www.bluvector.io.

About Endace
For more than 15 years, Auckland, New Zealand company, Endace, has provided solutions to monitor and protect some of the world’s largest, most complex networks. Endace’s multifunctional Analytics Platform can host 3rd-party network analytics applications while simultaneously recording 100% accurate Network History, enabling fast, accurate detection, investigation and analysis of network security and performance issues.

Endace’s open platform enables agile deployment of analytics functions and dramatically reduces OPEX and CAPEX costs by consolidating datacenter hardware. Hosted applications can analyze live or historical traffic. Global customers include banks, healthcare, telcos, broadcasters, retailers, web giants, governments and military.

To learn more visit https://www.endace.com

IGEL OS 10 now supports UEFI Secure Boot

Enterprises using the IGEL UDC3 and IGEL UD Pocket now benefit from enhanced security capabilities

Reading, UK. April 13, 2018 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that it is the first thin client company to meet the requirements of the UEFI Secure Boot security standard. With this achievement, IGEL further enhances the security of its industry-leading IGEL OS through the integrity of an operating system validated and signed by Microsoft. IGEL received validation from Microsoft for IGEL OS 10.04.100 used in all IGEL UD products, including the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC3) and the IGEL UD Pocket™.

UEFI Secure boot is a security standard developed by members of the PC industry to help ensure that a device boots using only software that is trusted by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). When the PC starts, the firmware checks the signature of the operating system boot loader. If the signature is valid, the PC boots, and the firmware gives control to the operating system.

“First introduced with Windows 8, UEFI Secure Boot is an important feature of the Windows operating system that protects the endpoint from modern malware threats such as bootkits, which are activated prior to the real operating system starting, completely bypassing any OS security checks,” said Matthias Haas, CTO, IGEL. “By achieving UEFI Secure Boot validation, enterprises no longer have to de-activate the UEFI Secure Boot feature when using the IGEL UDC3 and IGEL UD Pocket to convert their existing x86 devices into IGEL OS-powered endpoints. The integration of the enhanced security features afforded by UEFI Secure Boot is just one example of how IGEL is continuing to revolutionise the endpoint by providing our customers with simple, smart and secure endpoint computing solutions.”

UEFI Secure Boot validated UDC3 and IGEL UD Pocket solutions are available now, and are distinguished by a visual cue in the form of a lock icon that appears on the system’s boot splash providing an assurance that the endpoint is activated with UEFI Secure Boot.

With IGEL, IT organisations can easily implement the highly manageable, Linux-based IGEL OS on existing, even aging, devices and capitalise on the full benefits of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Windows 10, all without high desktop refresh costs. Further, as a tightly managed, read-only Linux-based system, IGEL OS makes cyberattacks more difficult, reducing the risk associated with less secure operating systems. With UEFI Secure Boot, IGEL adds yet another layer of security for IT organisations leveraging the IGEL UDC3 and IGEL UD Pocket to re-purpose existing x86-based hardware by converting it into a universally deployable IGEL OS-based thin client that can then be controlled from one, easy-to-manage platform, the IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS).

Availability:
IGEL OS 10.04.100 is available starting on April 12, 2018. To experience Secure Boot on IGEL and all of the capabilities of the IGEL OS, Universal Desktop Converter (UDC) and Universal Management Suite (UMS), download the latest version or request free evaluation hardware.

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About IGEL
IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint management software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG), IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions enable a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management platform across nearly any x86 device. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered and manufactured thin, zero and all-in-one client solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to precisely control all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.

IGEL Media Contact:
Tom Herbst
Tel: +44 (0)7768 145571
Email: tom@ambergroup.net

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