Segue Software

January 17, 2006 08:00 ET

Segue Software and Empowered Networks Announce Canadian Partnership

LEXINGTON, Mass. and TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Jan 17, 2006) -

Software Quality Optimization Leader Announces Partnership with Empowered Networks to Provide Solutions, Services and Training to Canadian Market

Segue Software, Inc. (NASDAQ-CM: SEGU), the leader in Software Quality Optimization™ (SQO™), and Empowered Networks®, a leading solutions integrator focused on solutions for testing and management, today announced a new partnership for the Canadian marketplace.

Effective immediately, Empowered is the authorized Segue® distributor and the primary point-of-contact for Segue customers across Canada. Empowered will sell the full Segue product line - including the award-winning SilkTest®, for functional testing, and SilkPerformer®, for load and performance testing. Empowered also provides a comprehensive range of support, consulting and training services for Segue products. As a Segue SilkElite™ distributor, Empowered has early access to product releases, receives comprehensive sales and technical training and obtains the latest business and product news through on-going training, Webinars and communications from Segue.

The cornerstone of Segue's SQO solutions is SilkCentral, a platform for optimizing software quality throughout the entire application lifecycle, from requirements through to production. With SilkCentral, Canadian organizations can optimize the quality and performance of business-critical software applications to help meet business goals. Segue's complete product line consists of functional and GUI testing, load and performance testing, Web services testing, test management and performance management.

"Canadian software developers, and enterprises alike, have built a strong reputation for high-quality software solutions," said Andre Pino, chief marketing officer, Segue Software. "Segue has opted to partner with Empowered to expand our reach within Canada and to provide top quality support to our customers. Empowered brings additional benefits to our customers, such as local training and integration services."

"Since Empowered was founded in 1998, our solutions focus has grown from testing and managing networks, to testing and managing the applications that sit on top of those networks," said Glen Emo, President and CEO of Empowered. "This new partnership with Segue applies Empowered's strengths in testing, product verification and quality assurance to our customers' activities in software development. We're excited about the value this partnership holds for our mutual customers and the Canadian market."

About Segue Software

Segue Software, Inc. (NASDAQ-SCM: SEGU) is a global expert in delivering solutions to define, measure, manage and improve software quality throughout the entire software application lifecycle. Segue's Quality Optimization™ (SQO™) solutions help companies reduce business risk, ensure the deployment of high quality software and increase return on investment. Leading businesses around the world, including many of the Fortune 500, rely on Segue's innovative Silk family of products to protect their business service levels, competitive edge and brand reputation. Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., with offices across North America, Europe and Asia, Segue can be reached at +1.781.402.1000 or

About Empowered Networks

Empowered Networks is a leading independent solutions integrator. Empowered simplifies and optimizes the test and management of software applications and their underlying IT Infrastructure by combining market-leading solutions from trusted partners with a comprehensive family of EmpoweredServices™. Empowered has earned the trust of many leading organizations in Canada by implementing modular, high value solutions for over 300 customers, including Canada's leading IT-dependent enterprises, communication service providers and network equipment manufacturers. Empowered is a privately-held Canadian company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, and Atlanta. For more information, please call 1.800.379.0633 or visit

Segue, the Segue logo, SilkPerformer and SilkTest are registered trademarks and Software Quality Optimization, SQO, SilkCentral and SilkElite are trademarks of Segue Software, Inc.

Empowered Networks and the Empowered logo are registered trademarks of Empowered Networks.

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