March 13, 2012, 10:29 AM

Shunra and Soasta Announce Combined Solution for Mobile Application Testing

Integration of NetworkCatcher Express Mobile, vCat, and TouchTest Improves Test Results Reliability

PHILDELPHIA – Mar. 13, 2012 – Shunra Software, the industry-recognized authority in network virtualization and application performance engineering, today announced a joint solution offering with SOASTA Inc., the leader in cloud-based performance and functional testing. The joint offering provides an integrated functional and performance test platform for mobile applications, and includes Shunra’s vCat and NetworkCatcher Express Mobile products with Soasta’s recently announced CloudTest® platform with TouchTest™ technology.

“The natural synergies and completeness of vision offered by Shunra and Soasta means organizations around the world now have a proven means for ensuring a positive end user experience before they deploy mobile applications,” said Gary Jackson, CEO of Shunra. “Because every second of delay impacts revenue, productivity or customer loyalty, this joint solution is an invaluable component of any organization’s testing practice, and we are pleased to partner with a leader like Soasta in support of our goal of delivering an end-to-end mobile performance test platform.”

The combined solution includes Shunra’s NetworkCatcher Express Mobile and vCat solutions for application performance testing. NetworkCatcher Express Mobile enables capture of real-world mobile network conditions, including latency and packet loss, from any iOS or Android mobile device. Users can then import those captured mobile network conditions to Shunra’s vCat and create a virtual network precisely representative of the production network for application testing.

The combined solution also features Soasta’s CloudTest platform with TouchTest technology that delivers complete functional test automation for continuous multi-touch, gesture-based mobile applications.   Revolutionary new TouchTest technology precisely captures and plays back all gestures including pan, pinch, zoom, scroll from within the tested application. Mobile applications can then be tested across a virtual network powered by Shunra vCat creating the most reliable and accurately predictive method to test mobile applications.

“TouchTest eliminates reliance on imprecise optical-recognition testing approaches and the limits of tethered device testing,” said Tom Lounibos, CEO of Soasta. “We are excited to pair this capability with Shunra’s network virtualization and mobile application performance testing capabilities to bring this new and valuable approach to testing to market.”

The combined Shunra-Soasta solution provides a fast, reliable and accurate platform for functional and performance testing using real mobile devices and real network conditions. The combined solution is available today and is being brought to market by both Shunra and Soasta.

Shunra and Soasta will demonstrate the joint solution in a live webinar on Thursday, April 5, 2012. For information on the webinar and to register to attend, visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/391069424.

For more details on Shunra’s mobile application performance test platform, please visit www.shunra.com/mobile-zone.

About Shunra

Shunra is the industry-recognized authority in network virtualization and application performance engineering (APE), and a pioneer in WAN emulation technology. Shunra's 2500 customers include 75 of the Fortune 100 with some of the most complex and sophisticated networks in the world. Shunra's APE solutions discover, predict, emulate and analyze the performance of applications over WAN, Web, Mobile and Cloud networks. Shunra delivers dramatic cost savings through customized performance insight, enabling pre-deployment and post-production remediation and optimization. Customers include Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Best Buy, Boeing, Cisco Systems, Citibank, eBay, FedEx, GE, IBM, ING Direct, Intel, Marriott, MasterCard, McDonalds, Merrill Lynch, Motorola, Oracle, Pepsi, Pfizer, Siemens, Target, Thomson Reuters, Verizon, Walt Disney and the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. Shunra is headquartered in Philadelphia and privately held. For more information, visit www.shunra.com.

About Soasta

Soasta is the leader in cloud testing. The company’s CloudTest products and services leverage the power of cloud computing to quickly and affordably test consumer-facing web and mobile applications at scale, providing customers with the confidence that their business-critical web applications will be reliable and scalable, even under extreme loads. Soasta’s customers include many of today’s most successful brands, including American Girl, Chegg, Gilt Groupe, Hallmark, Intuit, Microsoft and Netflix. Soasta is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information about Soasta, please visit www.soasta.com.

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