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Compuware extends remote testing and monitoring capabilities to include application monitoring across networks


Compuware PointForward 3.0 broadens industry lead by offering behind-the-firewall monitoring, giving actionable application data on any network


LONDON, UK, - 1st October, 2001. Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR) announced today the availability of PointForward 3.0, the company’s remote testing and monitoring service. PointForward 3.0 provides a complete, single and enterprise view of all applications, telling companies when and where a problem exists. This new, through-the-firewall monitoring option is exclusive to Compuware and provides crucial data that customers can use for all major networked areas, including Internet, intranet and even distributed and enterprise applications.


“Remotely monitoring behind firewalls to obtain deep diagnostics is a distinct competitive IT advantage providing CIOs with the insight and confidence they need,” said Theresa Lanowitz, research director, Gartner. “A single, enterprise-wide view of all business applications - including web, intranet and mainframe and legacy systems - is critical for applications that are running the business.”


PointForward’s performance monitoring - one of four remote solution options offered by Compuware - helps companies by monitoring web sites and non-web applications from global points of presence and across multiple Internet backbone providers. This helps companies know the rate at which their web site, web-facing and enterprise applications perform, regardless of the end-user’s location.
“PointForward was an easy-to-incorporate tool that helped us dramatically improve performance on The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press sites,” said Rick Ratliff, director of new media for Detroit Newspapers. “PointForward 3.0, with its behind-the-firewall metrics, should be even better.”
“This is the next frontier of remote testing, and companies need this information for decisions that make their networked applications stronger and more reliable,” said Audrey Rasmussen, vice president, Enterprise Management Associates. “End-to-end testing and monitoring are here to stay, and offerings that extend application options to the Web, distributed and enterprise applications show Compuware’s continuing commitment to maintaining its remote testing and monitoring leadership.”
“This launch once again puts Compuware well beyond what any other vendor can do via remote monitoring solutions,” said Mike Killian, PointForward Senior Product Manager. “Our customers are very excited about this, and we will continue to meet and exceed their needs.”


Compuware Corporation


With fiscal 2001 revenues of more than billion, Compuware Corporation provides business value through software and professional services that optimise productivity and reduce costs across the application life cycle. Meeting the rapidly changing needs of businesses of all sizes, Compuware’s market-leading solutions improve the quality, ease the integration and enhance the performance of distributed, e-business and enterprise software. Compuware employs approximately 13,000 information technology professionals worldwide.

You can visit Compuware on the World Wide Web at http://www.compuware.com
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