updated 10/8/2010 3:45:18 AM ET 2010-10-08T07:45:18

DETROIT, Oct. 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gomez, the web performance division of Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), today launched fifteen new international industry benchmarks that provide companies with an unbiased view of the state of website performance. These benchmarks empower companies to improve customer experiences online, provide brand support and drive revenue.

Gomez's benchmarks, recognized as a comprehensive set of global independent web performance metrics, have been expanded to include benchmarks in five new countries:France, India, Korea, Mexico and the Netherlands. With the addition of these new benchmarks, Gomez now provides 96 international benchmarks across 13 countries including seven for Central and South America, 48 for Asia Pacific and 41 for Europe.

The new international benchmarks measure the performance of the home page--the front door--of the websites of the selected companies in each industry. The new international home page benchmarks include:

"Benchmarking continues to become a valuable tool among leading international companies because it allows companies to proactively manage Web and mobile application performance that drives increased profitability, decreased risk and sustained service differentiation," said Matt Poepsel, VP Performance Strategies, Gomez.

Gomez has doubled the number of global web and mobile performance benchmarks it has published for over ten years to more than 100. These benchmarks include more than 3,000 companies in dozens of industries with data generated from over 20 million monthly tests.

Gomez web benchmarks involve testing the websites of target companies using a subset of the Gomez Network, which features more than 150 high-bandwidth "backbone" locations and more than 150,000 actual end-user "Last Mile" locations around the world. Gomez Mobile benchmarks test mobile-specific versions of target websites. These are typically "streamlined" versions of websites that were created specifically with the mobile form factor and throughput speeds in mind. Gomez Business Process benchmarks measure typical multistep processes--such as purchasing a product or performing a stock trade--across major brands in the same industry. For more details on Gomez benchmark methodology, go to: http://www.gomez.com/benchmarks/methodology/ .

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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