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CollabNet Transforms Distributed Software Development With Release of TeamForge 5.2

Leading Distributed ALM Product Gains Enhanced Subversion Management, Lab Management, Cloud Provisioning, and Deeper Agile Support

BRISBANE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/14/09 -- CollabNet, the leader in distributed application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, today introduced CollabNet TeamForge 5.2, the successor to CollabNet SourceForge Enterprise. The latest version of the company's core product contains significant enhancements, including new features for Subversion management, lab management and cloud provisioning capabilities, and an Agile-ready plug-in for the Hudson continuous integration engine. Millions of software developers around the world use CollabNet products to reduce costs and risks, to improve productivity, and to accelerate innovation. CollabNet TeamForge 5.2 is available as a free trial download at http://www.collab.net/downloadctf.

CollabNet separately announced today a relationship with VMware that will deliver a unified development environment that enables independent software vendors (ISVs) and developers using CollabNet TeamForge and VMware Studio to create applications for deployment for public and private clouds. The press release is available at http://www.open.collab.net/news/press/2009/CollabNetVMwarePartnership.html.

"Re-branding our core product under the 'TeamForge' name reflects CollabNet's unique ability to support software development by agile, collaborative, and distributed project teams," said Bill Portelli, president and chief executive officer, CollabNet. "This is the most innovative product release since we started the company 10 years ago. TeamForge will transform the way distributed organizations develop software, increasing productivity, decreasing time-to-innovation, and reducing infrastructure costs by leveraging the cloud."

Enhanced Subversion Management

CollabNet is the corporate sponsor of the open source Subversion project, which is used for software configuration management (SCM) by an estimated 5,000,000 developers around the world. CollabNet TeamForge 5.2's role-based access control provides distributed software development teams with increased management visibility, governance, and control of mission-critical software in Subversion repositories. CollabNet TeamForge 5.2 also provides granular, path-based permissions for even more flexible Subversion repository access control, enabling organizations to manage employees', partners', and contractors' access to particular code trunks or branches.

"CollabNet TeamForge provides the industry's best Subversion management features, which are critical to NXP's developing the most reliable automotive semiconductor products -- which are found in about 80% of the cars in the world," said Andre van de Geijn, account manager, NXP Semiconductors. "Our geographically distributed teams rely on CollabNet TeamForge for secure software versioning and for managing our application development lifecycle. The CollabNet platform has significantly lowered our development costs and improved development time and quality for our most extensively deployed products."

Lab Management and Cloud Provisioning

CollabNet TeamForge 5.2 provides development services to support software development in the cloud with its new lab management capabilities. This enables developers to define and modify profiles and software stacks and provision these profiles on both physical and virtual build-and-test servers from any public or private cloud. Users can access servers from CollabNet's OnDemand Cloud, Amazon EC2, and their own private clouds. CollabNet TeamForge 5.2 also includes Hudson's continuous integration capability, enabling Hudson users to provision and access build-and-test servers from any of these clouds.

Agile-Ready Continuous Integration with Hudson

CollabNet TeamForge 5.2 provides enhanced support for the Agile software development methodology by integrating with the Hudson continuous integration engine via a CollabNet plug-in for authentication, permissions, and automatic uploading of build results. CollabNet TeamForge also supports every other development methodology, environment, and technology, making it the most flexible and open ALM platform available. The new Hudson plug-in increases the speed and flexibility of software development, enabling developers to share build results as part of their workflow. CollabNet has contributed the plug-in as open source to the Hudson community.

About CollabNet

CollabNet is the leader in application lifecycle management (ALM) platforms for distributed software development teams. CollabNet TeamForge is the industry's most open ALM platform, supporting every environment, methodology, and technology. With an integrated suite of easy-to-use tools that share a centralized repository, it is the only ALM platform that enables a culture of collaboration, substantially reducing the cost of software development. As the corporate sponsor of the open source Subversion project, the best version control and software configuration management (SCM) solution for distributed teams, collaborative development is in our DNA. Millions of users at more than 700 organizations, including Applied Biosystems, Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, Oracle, Reuters, and the U.S. Department of Defense, have transformed the way they develop software with CollabNet. For more information, visit www.collab.net.

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