Mercury Interactive Corp.
Mercury Business Process Testing
Mercury (www.mercury.com) rose to the top of the IT Quality Assurance Tools category because its Business Process Testing product puts business owners in the drivers seat when it comes to application testing.
BPTs tools and guidelines let users define automated test processes without the need to create a development team. The Web-based BPT solution is designed to enable nontechnical users to build end-to-end testing scenarios without the need to understand scripting or programming. BPT allows application owners to begin testing earlier in the life cycle, streamlining the overall quality assurance process.
Excellence judges cited BPTs automation features, which help guide users through the testing process. Combining strong documentation with solid testing procedures, BPT can automatically generate word documents that are aligned with the test plans. Auto-document generation also aids in auditing and reporting, to fulfill corporate regulatory compliance needs.
BPTs role-based design also drives productivity by allowing effective collaboration between business analysts and quality engineers. This role-based system allows high-level test flows to mirror actual business processes, while engineers can focus on automation processes.
Cisco Systems Inc.
Cisco Wireless Location Appliance
Cisco Wireless Location Appliance (formerly Airespace Wireless Location Services, which Cisco acquired with its recent purchase of Airespace Inc.) addresses two important issues in enterprise WLANs: pinpointing the location of wireless devices and establishing location-based access control. The product gives IT managers a multirole site management tool, earning our judges vote as a finalist in this category.
Wireless Location Appliances high-resolution software leverages installed wireless LANs to provide location tracking of wireless clients to within several meters. The system can scale to track thousands of wireless devices simultaneously via the location server appliance.
More information is at www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/index.html.
Agitar Software Inc.
Agitator and Agitar Management Dashboard
Agitars (www.agitar.com) Agitator and Agitar Management Dashboard are a powerful duo for Java code testing and development environments. Judges liked how Agitator intelligently exercises Java code and provides feedback to developers on code behaviors. Agitator also provides code standard checking to ensure problems will be found (and fixed) early.
Agitar Management Dashboard provides strong visibility and control over the testing process. Judges were also impressed with the dashboards in-depth reports and its test management abilities.
Excellence Awards Winners and Finalists:
- Analytics & Reporting
- Application Development
- Business Integration Systems
- Business Relationship Management
- Desktop & Mobile Hardware
- E-Business Foundations
- E-Mail Management & Security
- Enterprise Collaboration & Messaging
- Enterprise Storage Hardware
- Enterprise Storage Software
- IT Quality Assurance Tools
- Productivity Applications
- Server Hardware
- Networking & Management Tools
- Networking Infrastructure
- System & Application Management
- Authentication & User Management
- Network Data-Stream Protection
- Vulnerability Assessment & Remediation