Zend - The PHP Company


Zend Technologies Launches Zend Studio Enterprise 4.0

Comprehensive PHP Solution Designed for Business Critical Application Development; Integrated QA/Testing Environment Increases Application Reliability and Speeds Development Cycles; Webcast Set for May 24, 2005

CUPERTINO, CA - May 23, 2005 - Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, and creator of products and services supporting the development, deployment and management of PHP applications, today announced Zend Studio 4 Enterprise, a high-end version of the company's Zend Studio 4 development environment designed specifically for highly-reliable PHP application development. Zend Studio 4 Enterprise offers many new tools for creating and testing enterprise-grade PHP applications, making it the most complete enterprise application development solution available for PHP. A Webcast featuring Zend customers, including United Press International, Pricegrabber, and SugarCRM will be held on May 24, 2005. These companies will highlight how they include Zend Studio 4 Enterprise in their best practices for PHP development.

"Zend Studio 4 is an integral part of our strategy to provide customers with the most comprehensive set of application lifecycle solutions for PHP," said Pamela Roussos, vice president of marketing for Zend. "Zend Studio 4 Enterprise sets the standard for best practices in high-end PHP application development. With a strong focus on collaborative development, an enhanced live staging environment, and an integrated QA/testing platform, software engineers can build, test, debug and deploy high performance applications, faster than ever before."

Zend Studio 4 Enterprise

While Zend Studio 4, released earlier this year, delivered a breadth of new features and benefits for beginning and advanced PHP programmers (see press release: http://www.zend.com/news/zendpr.php?id=84), Zend Studio 4 Enterprise is specifically designed for business critical application development, with a comprehensive set of features for creating highly reliable PHP applications. A fully-integrated testing environment and performance enhancement system allows for testing and tuning of applications in a staging environment, so development teams can identify and solve problems faster.

As a result, applications are closer than ever before to bullet-proof before deployment. PHP Intelligence tools provide invaluable assistance in quality assurance with real time error reporting and an easy way for developers to fix problems immediately with the Zend Studio IDE.

"Zend Studio 4 Enterprise solves mysteries for us," said Kyle Bertelsen, senior web applications developer at United Press International. "By instantly and effortlessly identifying the source of a problem in development and staging, we can quickly resolve any coding and performance issues and get our applications online faster than ever before."

Zend Studio 4 Enterprise facilitates team development and collaboration, from source code integration to more efficient bug identification and reporting, so problems get to the appropriate software engineer or team quickly. Easier customization of the development environment increases flexibility with user-defined Alert Rules and user-defined Action, allowing for immediate reporting on critical errors via email, SMS, or XML. Enhanced integration with Java and JVM using a Java Bridge, and easier application deployment with FTP and SFTP integration are also important additions to Zend Studio 4 Enterprise.

Webcast Set for Zend Studio 4 Enterprise

Zend is hosting a Webcast, Best Software Development Practices for PHP - How UPI, Pricegrabber and SugarCRM use Zend Studio 4 Enterprise to develop, test and deploy their mission critical PHP applications. The Webcast is May 24, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time. The Webcast will be hosted by Zend Vice President of Sales Vicki Vance. To sign up for the Webcast, go to www.zend.com for more information.

Pricing and Availability

Zend Studio 4 Enterprise is available immediately for $499 for a one-year subscription license, and $1,495 for a perpetual license. Current Zend Studio customers can purchase it for $1,196. Supported platforms include Linux, SPARC Solaris, FreeBSD 4.x/5.x Mac OS X, and Windows (IDE only).

About Zend Technologies, Inc.

Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. Zend and its founders are the architects of PHP, which is used by more than fifteen million Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic web applications. Deployed at more than 8,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend, headquartered in Cupertino, California, is privately held and venture funded with investments from Azure, Index, Platinum, and Walden Israel. For more information, please visit www.zend.com, or call 1-408-253-8800.

# # #
Press Contacts:

Pamela Roussos
Zend Technologies
408.253.8812
psr@zend.com

Allison Niday
Impact Communications
831.439.9068
allison@impactcommpr.com

Zend, Zend Technologies, Zend Store, Zend Platform, Zend SOS, Zend.com and/or the logos and icons associated with each of these names are trademarks of Zend Technologies, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.