Shunra Named a Finalist in the SIIA's Codie Awards Competition for the Third Year in a Row

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Shunra VE selected from among a record number of nominations in the "Best Systems Management" category.

Shunra, the leading provider of network performance testing solutions, today announced that its Shunra VE solution is a Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) 2007 Codie Awards finalist in the "Best Systems Management" category. Shunra was selected from among a record number of nominations this year in the prestigious competition run by the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. This is the third year in a row that Shunra has been singled out as a finalist in the Codie Awards.

"Given the intense competition in the Codie Awards this year, we are especially honored to once again be chosen as a finalist," said Thomas Charlton, Shunra CEO. "This noteworthy achievement is reflective of the superiority of the Shunra VE solution, especially when pitted against competitors in the industry. It also further reinforces why so many leading companies throughout the world that have chosen, and continue to choose, Shunra VE over competitors, and why we are winning so many industry awards. Shunra VE provides companies with the information they need to make decisions about application and network performance throughout the development lifecycle quickly and easily, enabling them to avoid post-deployment issues."

The Codie Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital information, and education technology industries. Finalists in the competition are chosen through a combination of journalist and peer review involving over 219 individuals in the trade press, consulting, educators, IT specialists, and other neutral specialists. Finalists in the 2007 competition were chosen from a record-setting 1,200 plus nominations, representing over 600 companies.

"The 2007 Codie Finalists represent real winners, even at this stage of the contest," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "Competition is fiercer than ever and that makes selection as a Codie finalist a major achievement. All the companies on this year's list should feel justifiably proud of their recognition."

Other recent awards won by Shunra include Frost and Sullivan's 2006 Award for Growth Strategy Leadership, Internet Telephony Magazine's Product of the Year award for both 2006 and 2007, Internet Telephony Magazine's 2006 Best of Show Award, and the 2006 IT Standard Editors Choice Award. Shunra is also a 2006 Deloitte Fast 500 EMEA finalist, and a 2006 Red Herring 200 Europe finalist.

Shunra VE is a highly robust, comprehensive network simulation solution that creates a virtual network environment in the pre-deployment lab. It delivers a powerful, flexible and easy way to test the performance of applications and network equipment under a wide variety of network impairments -- exactly as if they were running in a real production environment -- throughout the development lifecycle. With Shunra VE, users understand the impact that the network and applications have on each others' performance and on remote end-users' experiences, and can uncover and resolve production-related problems -- before rollout.

In addition to the empirical experience, Shunra VE provides a wide range of graphically rich reports and drill-down analysis capabilities. These help isolate and resolve the root causes of network and application problems early and determine whether any modifications to the application, network or infrastructure are needed.

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is a principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 700 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit

About Shunra Software

Shunra is the pioneer and market leader in testing the performance and behavior of services across today's complex networks. The Shunra VE solution lets users know exactly how their voice, video and business applications will perform in any network environment -- before they are rolled out into production. Many leading companies worldwide use Shunra's award-winning solutions, including 3M, Boeing, Cisco, Dow Chemical, EMC, FedEx, General Motors, JPMorgan Chase, Kelly Services, Merrill Lynch, Motorola, Nestle, Pitney Bowes, and Vodafone. Shunra's headquarters are located in New York City, and the company has a major R&D center in Israel, and offices in the UK and Sweden. Shunra is also supported through a global network of channel partners. For more information, please visit

Shunra is a trademark of Shunra Software Ltd. All other trademarks and registered trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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