Gartner Classifies Parasoft as Sole Distributed Testing Visionary

11/24/2003 - Parasoft, a leading provider of Automated Error Prevention software solutions, is positioned as the sole vendor in the Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s Distributed Testing 2003: Visionaries and Niches Magic Quadrant.

The report states, " Testing is key to software application delivery and life cycle management. Many of the vendors shown as visionaries and niche players in this Magic Quadrant are likely to be the leading vendors of the future in distributed testing."

Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant positions vendors in a particular market segment based on their vision and ability to execute that vision. Visionaries have a clear vision of market direction and are focused on preparing for that, but they can still improve in terms of optimizing system delivery. To view Gartner's complete Magic Quadrant on Distributed Testing 2003: Visionaries and Niches, go to:

With the recent introduction of the Parasoft AEP Methodology, Parasoft is working to help the software industry mature similarly to other established industries such as manufacturing. By adopting the concept of Automated Error Prevention (AEP) into the software development cycle, companies can stop testing for and fixing errors and actually ensure that the same types of errors do not happen over and over.

"We believe being listed in the visionary quadrant by Gartner confirms that Automated Error Prevention is the right approach for the software industry to take in the battle to deliver reliable and secure software," said Adam Kolawa, Parasoft Chairman/CEO. "We have worked very hard to deliver the AEP Methodology along with our products and solutions, which provide both the infrastructure and tools companies need to easily implement AEP and reap the benefits of high quality software."

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, software errors cost businesses approximately $60 billion a year. Motivated to effect change, Kolawa and the Parasoft team evaluated how other industries address errors in production and decided to apply many of the same principles to software. AEP advocates that errors be prevented throughout the development cycle and that testing be used to measure success rather than to detect problems.

"Executives responsible for production line products, such as cars, televisions, even refrigerators, have been using many of the principles of AEP for years. Car manufacturers do not wait until the end of the line to test and fix various parts or systems of a car. Why do people think it is OK to do this in the software industry?" said Kolawa.

To learn more about AEP go to: a complete list of requirements.

About Parasoft
We make software work. Parasoft provides Automated Error Prevention solutions that combine advanced products; services and expertise to help companies automatically prevent errors throughout the software lifecycle, to improve software quality and reliability. Based on Parasoft AEP Methodology, the company's solutions and products automate practices such as coding standards, static analysis, unit testing, regression testing, load & stress testing, functional testing, integration testing, application testing and monitoring. The solutions enable software development and IT organizations to significantly reduce costs by shortening production cycles, improving overall quality and reducing time-to-market. Parasoft has been granted nine patents and numerous awards for the technology behind its innovative line of solutions and products. Founded in 1987, Parasoft is a privately held company whose clients include IBM, HP, Daimler Chrysler and over 10,000 companies worldwide. Parasoft is headquartered in Monrovia, CA. Telephone (888) 305-0041. Fax (626) 305-3036. Email URL:

Parasoft is a registered trademark of Parasoft.

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2003 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advice technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not mean to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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