Oracle Press Release

Oracle Acquires Web Application Testing Software Assets from Empirix

Strengthens Oracle Enterprise Manager with Leading e-TEST suite Products

March 27, 2008

News Facts

Oracle announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the e-TEST suite products from Empirix, a provider of Voice and Web application testing and monitoring solutions. Empirix's e-TEST suite is a set of Web application testing solutions that help customers deploy higher quality applications more efficiently and at lower cost. The e-TEST suite products will be incorporated into Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Real Application Testing, and the combination is expected to result in a comprehensive solution for testing packaged and custom-built applications.

"Application testing is becoming increasingly important as customers seek to deploy applications faster, at a lower cost and with higher quality of service," said Leng Leng Tan, Oracle Vice President, Applications and Systems Management. "Customers are looking for automated application testing solutions that help prevent costly application performance problems, avoid unplanned outages of business-critical applications, and automate the manual steps involved in application testing. We expect that the combination of Empirix's e-TEST suite and Oracle Enterprise Manager will create a best-of-breed systems management portfolio spanning the full application life cycle, from development and testing to production deployment and management."

"Empirix and Oracle have a shared commitment to provide industry-leading, standards-based offerings focusing on Web and SOA application development," said Larry Timm, VP and GM of Empirix's Web Business Unit. "We are excited that Oracle is adding the e-TEST suite to the Oracle Enterprise Manager portfolio and believe that customers and partners will benefit from being better able to deploy performance-optimized applications."

The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions, and Empirix's Web application testing business continues to be part of Empirix until the deal closes. Financial details were not disclosed. More information is available at http://www.oracle.com/Empirix.

About Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g

Spanning applications, middleware, and database management, Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g delivers integrated enterprise management for Oracle and non-Oracle systems to more than 21,000 customers worldwide. Employing a unique "top-down" approach to managing application and IT infrastructure resources, Oracle Enterprise Manager allows customers to focus on what matters for its business—greater agility, better service quality and lower operational costs. With a broad set of administration, configuration management, provisioning, end-to-end monitoring, service level management, and security capabilities, Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g helps customers manage service levels, proactively isolate business exceptions before they become emergencies, and remediate issues at any level spanning application and heterogeneous infrastructure—all within one management solution. Learn more at http://www.oracle.com/enterprisemanager.

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