Borland Positioned as a "Leader" for the Third Year Running in the Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites Report

Software Quality Suites report

1 October 2014

For the third year running, Borland, a Micro Focus company (LSE: MCRO.L), has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant Integrated Software Quality Suites report. The quadrant is based on an assessment of a company's ability to execute and completeness of vision.

Borland has continued to innovate its Silk Portfolio - a comprehensive set of quality and performance tools for desktop, web, cloud and mobile. Recent updates include load testing virtual private networks (VPNs), web page optimization, cross browser testing across web and mobile web applications, and support for Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure in addition to Amazon Web Services.

According to the report, "Testing is one of the key processes in the software development life cycle. The market has been steadily maturing to deliver improved user success, but technology changes like agile practices, mobile computing and cloud platforms can complicate vendor evaluation for testers and test managers."

Archie Roboostoff, Borland Solutions Portfolio Director at Micro Focus, added: "Our commitment to a continuous stream of innovation in the software quality space, including mobile and agile, aims to deliver on the ever changing needs of our customers where quality is about much more than functionality.

Continuing, Roboostoff said: "Our rich feature-set and wide integration capability means we enable our customers to validate quality across any device and any application running on any infrastructure. The end result is applications that work, perform and have a strong user experience."

Borland's range of software in the distributed testing tool market has full support for the development life cycle, including tools for assessing code quality and integration between requirements and change management. The company has also put a focus on how to deal with highly distributed teams who collaborate to develop, test and deliver software applications – particularly the needs of customers who use outsource partners in a "supply chain" of software development.

Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites, Mark Driver, Thomas E. Murphy, Nathan Wilson, Ray Valdes, David Norton, Maritess Sobejana, August 28, 2014. Borland is represented by Micro Focus in the Magic Quadrant after acquisition. Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites, Thomas E. Murphy, January 31, 2011.

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Notes to Editors

Gartner defines Leaders as having broad portfolios covering test management, functional and performance test automation. Each also has support for additional quality measures such as code quality, database testing, and either deep platform or broad technology support. At its core, the testing market is quite mature with a strong stratification of vendors by annual revenue. These companies are well suited as the backbone of a testing organization's tool suite, and this is proven via a global presence and significant market shares. These vendors have significant partnerships and show consistency in execution of programs including acquisitions. However, note that, because of the breadth of customer bases and pace of change in the market, these vendors may at times lag in technology adoption which opens up space for competitors.

About Borland

Originating in 1983, Borland Software Corporation is a world-class provider of requirements, test and change management solutions. As part of Micro Focus Ltd, a member of the FTSE 250, Borland offers tools that are open, agile and work across the entire Application Development Lifecycle to enable customers to build better software, faster.

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