WebLoadUI Pro by SmartBear Makes Large-Scale Web Load Testing Affordable and Simple

New Commercial Version Builds on Free WebLoadUI Momentum with New Capabilities for Enterprises

Orlando, Florida – STAREAST – May 1, 2013 – SmartBear Software, provider of software quality tools used by more than one million developers and testers worldwide,­ is redefining large-scale Web optimization with WebLoadUI Pro, its new, affordable Web performance testing tool. This new commercial version, released a few weeks after strong interest in the free WebLoadUI tool, addresses the needs of enterprise and large website teams with advanced capabilities and support at an affordable cost.

“WebLoadUI Pro marks the completion of an ambitious project to establish a freeware model for Web load testing with the same product structure as the very successful LoadUI for API load testing,” said Niclas Reimertz, Managing Director, SmartBear. “This new Pro version enables our million plus open source community to utilize the same delivery model as they are accustomed to with SoapUI and LoadUI. WebLoadUI Pro offers a strong incentive for Web teams of all sizes to easily load test their websites and services without having to worry about resources, training or budgets. The easy migration and strong continuity of features allow teams to upgrade when they need to as their websites expand.”

While WebLoadUI appeals to a large cross-section of performance engineers, enabling easy set up and affordable performance testing, the Pro version includes features and capabilities that are essential for larger organizations, popular websites with worldwide audiences and Web teams that need to optimize performance. Best of all, the Pro version meets the needs of enterprises without breaking the bank, following SmartBear’s commitment to provide affordable, high-quality tools to the growing devops community.

WebLoadUI Pro offers all the convenience, simplicity and intuitiveness of the free WebLoadUI. Load testers using the Pro version can generate up to 20,000 virtual users; distribute loads across geographic regions and get region-specific performance metrics; support performance diagnostics via server monitoring; and improve productivity through automation and context-sensitive UI wizards.

WebLoadUI Pro is part of SmartBear’s commitment to driving software quality. It joins the company’s performance-oriented product family that also includes AQTime for application profiling, LoadUI for API load testing, and AlertSite and API Monitoring for performance monitoring.

Visit Booth #51 at STAREAST to experience WebLoadUI Pro. For information or to trial WebLoadUI Pro, visit: webloadui.org/go-pro/top-reasons-to-go-pro.html.

About SmartBear Freeware Initiative

SmartBear Software understands that not all software is created equal. Quality software is often the result of development and testing focused on quality. In an effort to stomp out poor quality software and empower developers with the tools they need, SmartBear has made a robust offering of software testing tools available for free. Go develop [and test] quality software today at: smartbear.com/products/free.

About SmartBear Software

More than one million developers, testers and operations professionals use SmartBear tools to ensure the quality and performance of their APIs, mobile, Web and cloud-based applications. With five million downloads and counting, SmartBear products are affordable, easy-to-use and ready for deployment. Free tools and plug-ins are also available for download on the website. Learn more about SmartBear, the company’s award-winning tools or join the active user community at www.smartbear.com, on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @smartbear or Google+.

Contacts:

Kendal Peiguss

SmartBear Software

+1-360-621-2848

Kendal.Peiguss@smartbear.com

Tracy Wemett

+1-617-868-5031

tracy@broadpr.com

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