Terra Soft Signs on as Parasoft Channel Partner To Offer Insure++ for Yellow Dog Linux on PowerPC

Sep 10, 2002, 01:00 ET from Parasoft

    MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Parasoft, leading provider of
 Automated Error Prevention software, and Terra Soft Solutions, Inc., the
 leading developer of integrated PowerPC Linux solutions, announced today a new
 channel partnership in which Terra Soft will co-market and resell Parasoft
 Insure++, an automated runtime error detection tool for C/C++, exclusively for
 Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) on PowerPC.
     As the only tool of its kind available for Linux, Insure++ plays an
 important role in helping businesses to improve software quality, speed time-
 to-market and reduce development-related costs.  Insure++ is an automatic run-
 time application-testing tool that detects elusive defects such as memory
 corruption, memory leaks, memory allocation errors, variable initialization
 errors, variable definition conflicts, pointer errors, library errors, logic
 errors, and algorithmic errors.
     While Insure++ has supported Linux using the X86 processor for several
 years, recent customer feedback prompted the need to extend support to include
 the PowerPC processor.
     "We value feedback from our customers and when we heard that there was a
 need for Insure++ to support PowerPC, we were happy to make that happen," said
 Parasoft CEO Adam Kolawa.  "With Terra Soft's established customer base for
 Yellow Dog Linux on PowerPC, it was the perfect opportunity for us to partner
 and make Insure++ available to their customers."
     Yellow Dog Linux is a complete, RPM-based operating system for PowerPC
 computers.  YDL may co-exist with Mac OS or run stand-alone.  YDL offers a
 simple to use graphical installer, KDE and Gnome, and over 1,000 packages to
 fulfill home/office, server, development, and HPC cluster applications.  YDL
 supports Apple computers as old as the 7200 or as new as the Xserve.
     "As YDL has matured and its user base grown, we have received requests for
 more advanced, professional development tools," said Kai Staats, Terra Soft
 CEO.  "To assist with code development for PowerPC clusters, the addition of
 Parasoft Insure++ to the YDL family of supported products is well received,
 well timed, and highly valuable."
     Insure++ for Yellow Dog Linux on PowerPC is currently available from Terra
 Soft.  Pricing for a single copy is $2,995 (US).  Copies can be purchased
 directly from Terra Soft's online store at:
     About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
     Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. is a leading developer of innovative
 technologies and provider of integrated HPC solutions for PowerPC.  Yellow Dog
 Linux, the flagship product, has boosted viability of Linux on PowerPC
 microprocessors for a variety of platforms.  Black Lab provides an HPC node
 creation and management suite.  For more information, visit
 www.terrasoftsolutions.com .
     About Parasoft
     Founded in 1987, Parasoft provides Automated Error Prevention tools that
 help companies improve their software development processes.  The Parasoft
 family of Automated Error Prevention tools includes Jtest, Jcontract,
 CodeWizard, C++Test, Insure++, WebKing, and SOAPtest.  These tools assist
 teams working on C/C++, Java, Web, and enterprise applications to
 significantly reduce costs by shortening development cycles, improving overall
 quality and reducing time-to-market.  Parasoft is a privately funded company,
 which has been granted eight patents and numerous awards.  Parasoft is
 headquartered in Monrovia, California.  Telephone (888) 305-0041.
 Email: info@parasoft.com.  URL: http://www.parasoft.com .
     Parasoft and Insure++ are registered trademarks of Parasoft.  All other
 marks are the property of their respective owners.
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