PKWARE Switches from Microsoft Visual SourceSafe to Seapine’s Surround SCM to Better Manage Source Code during Parallel Development

Mason, Ohio—May 31, 2006—Seapine Software, Inc., a leading provider of adaptable application lifecycle management (AALM) solutions, today announced that PKWARE, Inc. has replaced its current source code management system, Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, with Seapine’s Surround SCM. PKWARE, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise solutions for portable data security, will use Surround SCM to manage complex source code changes and builds during their parallel software development operations.PKWARE performed an extensive evaluation of 12 source code management products and chose Seapine’s cross-platform Surround SCM because of its advanced branching model, low administration costs, process automation capabilities, and advanced feature set. “PKWARE required a product that was flexible enough to support the multi-platform development that we require as we move forward to create the next generation of data security products,” said Joe Sturonas, Chief Technology Officer at PKWARE. PKWARE reviewers also selected Surround SCM because of its flexibility to adapt to the company’s specific development requirements and Seapine’s responsive customer support. According to Tom Francis, Software Architect at PKWARE, “Most software configuration management tools expect users to conform their processes to the tool, and usually involve IT support to implement. Surround SCM was sophisticated enough to work with our complex development environment, and Seapine’s high level of responsiveness is impressive.” PKWARE plans to integrate Surround SCM with Seapine’s defect tracking tool, TestTrack Pro, to enable its development teams to track and manage issues, feature requests, change requests, and other tasks throughout the product lifecycle. Competitive Upgrade Through August 31, Seapine is offering a free, single named Surround SCM user license per company to switch from Microsoft Visual SourceSafe, CVS, or Merant/Intersolv PVCS to Seapine’s source code management solution. For details, visit

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