updated 9/16/2010 2:16:28 AM ET 2010-09-16T06:16:28

DETROIT, Sept. 15, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gomez, the web performance division of Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), and AppLabs, the world's largest software testing and quality management company, today announced a partnership to deliver enhanced performance testing capabilities to customers.

Under the agreement, AppLabs will resell Gomez's web load and performance testing solutions, which are used by organizations to optimize the performance and availability of Web and mobile applications. AppLabs will offer Gomez's on-demand, realistic load and website performance testing solution so customers can test and measure Web applications from the browser to the data center --to find and fix business-impacting performance issues that can occur anywhere in the Web application delivery chain. With Gomez, AppLabs' customers can generate scalable, high-volume load from the cloud and real-world load from over 150,000 Gomez Last Mile desktops around the globe.

"Our partnership with Gomez will help us deliver enhanced performance testing capabilities to our customers," said Scott Andress, VP and Global Head, Alliances and Solutions Engineering, AppLabs. "This partnership is a true win for our customers in determining the best approach and methodology for performance testing and validation of their business critical software projects."

"As a leading software testing service provider, AppLabs is focused on helping customers maximize performance," said Tom Meusel, Vice President of Worldwide Channels, Gomez. "With Gomez and AppLabs, customers will have an even more powerful testing solution for faster identification, tracking and resolution of potentially damaging performance issues."

The Gomez global performance network is the world's most comprehensive web application performance testing and monitoring network, comprising more than 150,000 Last Mile desktop computers, more than 150 commercial-grade Internet backbone nodes, a virtual test bed of over 500 browsers and operating systems combinations, and support for more than 5,000 mobile devices. Organizations use the network to test and monitor their web and mobile applications from the "outside in" to identify performance issues and their root causes in areas such as data centers, the Internet, browsers or third-party providers.

About AppLabs:

AppLabs is the world's largest software testing and quality management company. With over a decade of experience in providing outsourced software and application testing services, AppLabs has become a trusted partner to more than 600 companies, providing both quality assurance and third-party validation. Clients include American Airlines, Experian, JP Morgan, VocaLink and National Australia Bank amongst others. AppLabs goes beyond technical expertise when it comes to IT services and offers customers rigorous risk mitigation processes, a singular focus on quality, expert project management, communication and global delivery capabilities. It is the first software testing company to get appraised at SEI CMMI Level 5, the highest quality standard attainable in software engineering. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the company maintains advanced testing facilities in the US, India and the Europe. For more information, visit www.applabs.com

About Compuware Gomez

Gomez, the Web performance division of Compuware, provides the industry's leading solution for optimizing the performance, availability, and quality of Web and mobile applications. The on-demand Gomez platform integrates Web load testing, Web performance management, Web cross-browser testing, and Web performance business analysis, enabling organizations to test from the "outside-in"--across all users, browsers, devices, geographies, and data centers--using a global network of over 150,000 locations. Gomez is an integral part of Compuware's end-to-end Application Performance Management offering, the industry's only solution for optimizing application performance across the Enterprise and the Internet. Over 3,000 customers worldwide, ranging from small companies to large enterprises--including 12 of the top 20 most visited US websites--use Gomez to increase revenue, build brand loyalty and decrease costs.

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Compuware Corporation

Founded in 1973, Compuware provides software, experts and best practices to ensure applications work well and deliver business value. Compuware solutions optimize application performance across the Enterprise and the Internet for leading organizations around the world, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com .

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