Independent Analyst Evaluates StackSafe as "Hot Company to Watch"

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StackSafe, Inc., a provider of pre-production staging and testing solutions for IT Operations teams, announced today that leading independent technology analyst firm Forrester Research has named StackSafe as a "Hot Company to Watch" in the firm's September 2008 Hot Companies to Watch: Q3 Update report.

Forrester selected companies for the report based on three primary criteria:
o    Whether a company's products or services provide a technological advantage over existing solutions;
o    Whether the products and services are easy to implement; and
o    Whether there is a large potential market for the company's products and services.

"In an environment where IT organizations are under constant pressure to improve the business-focused capabilities of their services, StackSafe provides a compelling solution that will be particularly interesting for companies that have a large number of business-critical applications that require constant upgrades," stated Chris Andrews, senior analyst with Forrester, in the report.

StackSafeā„¢ Test Center enables users to import production systems into a testing "sandbox" in order to conduct comprehensive staging, testing, analysis and reporting. Using virtualization technology, the imported system copies are networked into a working software infrastructure stack that closely represents the actual production configuration. IT Operations teams can then execute Test Center's pre-packaged and customized tests to understand the impact of changes before they touch the live environment.

"We are very pleased that Forrester Research, after much research and evaluation, has named StackSafe as a hot company to watch in its latest report," said Loren Burnett, President and CEO of StackSafe. "Test Center fills an important need in the IT marketplace and gives IT Operations teams an easy-to-buy, install, maintain and use staging and testing solution, something that they have been sorely lacking in the past."

The full report can be downloaded on the StackSafe Web site. For more information on StackSafe from the analyst community, please visit

About StackSafe, Inc.:
StackSafe provides software infrastructure testing solutions that enable IT Operations to significantly improve uptime and resiliency. StackSafe's flagship product, StackSafeā„¢ Test Center, directly addresses the challenge of incomplete and ineffective IT Operations staging and testing of changes to multi-tiered software infrastructure stacks. With Test Center, StackSafe provides the first easy-to-use virtualized staging and testing solution that enables IT Operations to understand the business impact of changes--before they touch production systems. Test Center was awarded the 2008 ITIL Innovation of the Year award at the International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition. Based in Vienna, Virginia, StackSafe serves IT Operations teams across multiple vertical markets. For more information, visit

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