Continental Airlines Selects Dynamsoft SourceAnywhere for VSS

Visual SourceSafe (VSS) Add-On 14 Times Faster and Accelerates Remote Access Over WAN

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - August 19, 2008)

Dynamsoft Corporation today announced Continental Airlines, the world's fifth largest airline, has implemented SourceAnywhere for VSS. After experiencing latency issues which stemmed from a decision to move the company's servers over the WAN from Texas to North Carolina, Continental Airlines selected the remote access add-on tool for Microsoft Visual SourceSafe as part of a version control system. The development team immediately benefited from the tool's speed.

SourceSafe was designed for small teams in a LAN environment. Since it was not optimized for remote access, SourceSafe users experience slow performance over HTTP. Because of these performance problems, teams waste precious development time waiting for code to download.

During the development process, the development team loads all the files local to each machine. One consistent problem each team member experienced using Visual SourceSafe (VSS) was that this process was taking almost five hours to download all 90,000 files from the data center to Houston. "The development team has drastically reduced wait times when downloading code by implementing SourceAnywhere for VSS," explained Trent Taylor, Technology Analyst, Continental Airlines. "I have estimated that SourceAnywhere for VSS version 5.1 was about 7 times faster than SourceSafe. And now version 5.2 seems about 14 times faster."

SourceAnywhere for VSS, which is recommended by Microsoft as a remote access and cross platform solution to Visual SourceSafe (VSS), was created with four core objectives in mind. These include performance, to deliver the fastest remote access possible over TCP/IP; security, to apply a fail-safe approach to moving code assets across the Web; multi-platform support, to provide broad platform support and integrate with the industry's most popular OS and IDEs; and SourceSafe GUI similarity, to ensure easy integration for developers.

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Every year, thousands of customers turn to Dynamsoft Corporation for world leading version control and issue tracking technologies. At the core of these technologies are well thought out and properly executed products that align to today's development needs while offering dramatic improvements in development flexibility, speed, reliability and security. This, in turn, helps development teams build better quality products on time. Dynamsoft Corporation version control tools are used globally by thousands of developers including Apple, EMC, Fujitsu, GE, HP, 3M, HR Block, IBM, InfoSys, Intel, Olympus, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Samsung, Siemens, Symantec, Philips, Verizon, Unisys and others. For more information, please visit

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