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NET-A-PORTER selects Empirix to ensure great online experience for customers

UK’s leading online luxury fashion retailer invests in top-rate quality assurance

BRACKNELL, United Kingdom. - 25 April 2007 – Empirix ® Inc., which helps organisations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence, has won a contract with the world’s number one online luxury retailer, NET-A-PORTER, to provide automated testing solutions for the company’s customer-facing ecommerce applications.

NET-A-PORTER will deploy Empirix’s e-TEST suite software to ensure that its applications work as intended and that its website (www.net-a-porter.com) performs well under heavy user load, such as during holiday shopping season or following a major promotion.

The move follows the news that Britons spent more than £1billion buying clothes online last year, according to market analysts Mintel.

Kam Brar, IT Project Architect at NET-A-PORTER comments, “Online shopping is more popular than ever, and it is important that we stay ahead of the market in terms of providing a high quality shopping experience for our customers. Empirix gives us the confidence to ensure that all our website releases have been thoroughly tested, so that we can guarantee a seamless customer experience for everyone that shops on NET-A-PORTER. It also dramatically reduces the time it takes for us to do quality assurance, so we can introduce new products and promotions to our customers much more quickly.’

According to Andy Buchanan, European Director for Empirix, “NET-A-PORTER is the perfect example of a company that has taken full advantage of the opportunities the Internet has to offer, particularly when it comes to ecommerce transactions. The company’s website is its storefront, and we are pleased to be part of the team ensuring that every single customer walks away having had an excellent experience with the brand. This proactive approach to quality assurance is a model other companies should emulate.’

About Empirix

Empirix helps organisations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence. We combine the industry’s deepest knowledge of telecommunications and self-service applications with award-winning testing and monitoring solutions to ensure our customers realize the promise of their technology investments. Empirix is the only company with expertise that spans the evolution of these advanced technologies across multiple markets – from testing in R&D labs through monitoring the end-user experience. For over a decade, thousands of quality-conscious network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises worldwide have trusted Empirix to reduce the time and cost of integrating new technologies into existing environments. Visit www.empirix.com.

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