Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 28, 2000-- Segue Software, Inc., (NASDAQ:
SEGU - news), the leader in e-business reliability solutions, announced
that the current version of its flagship product, SilkPerformer, supports
scalability testing of Wireless Applications Protocol (WAP) enabled applications.
Prior to a wireless application's deployment, SilkPerformer tests the
technical viability of critical Internet-based communications to mobile
devices including mobile phones, handheld organizers, and pagers.
March 1st 1999 Segue software released version 3.5 of its load testing
software package SilkPerformer. Version 3.5.1 supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP,
POP3, SMTP, CORBA (IIOP), LDAP, TCP/IP and now WAP. WAP (Wireless Access
Protocol) is a wireless market industry standard introduced by Ericsson,
Nokia, and Phone.com. SilkPerformer allows an administrator to simulate
multiple unique IP users sessions and analyze the performance results.
The product has been aimed at the e-business market, but with the addition
of load testing for wireless devices, we believe Segue Software has the
stage set to further its utilitarian hold on e-business.
the anticipated explosion of wireless devices there is a definite need
for WAP load testing software. Segue Software is the first through the
gate with a proven load test product, enhanced to support WAP, giving
Segue Software a jump start on wireless utility software companies such
as Compuware, Mercury Interactive, and Rational Software. While we don't
believe Segue Software will monopolize the Wireless load testing market,
we do believe they will have a strong foothold and remain among the top
three vendors in the space .
With financial institutions and wireless service providers rushing to
wireless, some of the testing has been sub-par, leading to frustrated
wireless users complaining about the speed of wireless access to either
the Internet or directly to a brokerage account. This, in part, is due
to the current wireless speed limitation of 19.2 Kbps, almost a third
of the speed of a typical Internet user's home modem. And to make matters
a little stickier, the majority of wireless vendors are in a rush to get
the product out the door, ensuring at times that testing for the effects
of ample load volume, passes by the wayside.
believe that a Wireless Access Protocol load tester is definitely needed
for load testing of wireless applications prior to rollout, and currently
Segue Software is the only software solution to perform this task. If
you are implementing a Wireless Access Protocol enabled server, make sure
you adequately test the wireless load on the device prior to a full-fledged