Government Application Developer Selects Pervasive Database With Advanced Security Features
11/4/2003 1:00 AM
GOVERNMENT APPLICATION DEVELOPER SELECTS
PERVASIVE DATABASE WITH ADVANCED SECURITY FEATURES
BS&A Software – Equalizer Software Systems is upgrading its 3,500 users
to Pervasive.SQL V8, citing performance increases and enhanced security features
AUSTIN, TEXAS—November 4, 2003 –– Pervasive Software® Inc. (Nasdaq:PVSW), a leading provider of data management solutions powering the success of application developers worldwide, today announced Bellefeuil, Szur & Associates (BS&A Software – Equalizer Software Systems), Michigan’s leading developer of software applications for the government sector, has expanded its relationship with Pervasive, becoming a new OEM partner, and plans to upgrade its entire customer base to the latest version of the Pervasive.SQL database, version 8 (V8).
“We conducted a series of benchmarking tests and saw increased performance in the range of 30 to 40 percent, when comparing an earlier version of the database (Btrieve 6.15) to Pervasive.SQL V8,” said Tim Giesen, vice president, BS&A Software. “We also expect to benefit from reduced support costs realized through the support of only one database, as well as through V8’s increased stability.”
Pervasive.SQL combined with the newly available Security Feature Pack (version 8.5), which is a free upgrade to Pervasive.SQL V8, offers a unified security model across the various data access methods, enabling advanced control and rights management at the data level. The latest database edition also provides enhanced encryption of data during transmission and storage. These features improve the integrity of the data by reducing operating system and network data vulnerabilities.
“Security at the data storage level is critical for all of our applications – more than 15 different ones that collectively represent an end-to-end software solution for state, local and county governmental units,” Giesen said. “Our customers will appreciate the opportunity to take advantage of these advanced features.”
“Increased performance, stability and security, along with lower support costs, are what our customers have come to expect from Pervasive,” said Suaad Sait, vice president, marketing, Pervasive Software. “In response to the needs voiced by the independent software vendor marketplace, we have delivered a unified security model around our core database, and BS&A Software customers will be some of the first to experience these additional benefits.”
Pervasive.SQL V8 Security single seat desktop workgroup engines are immediately available and priced at US $25. Pricing for full client/server engines starts at US $845 for a six-user license. Volume discounts and upgrade pricing are also available.
For more information on BS&A Software, go to http://www.bsasoftware.com.
About Pervasive Software
Pervasive Software is a leading global data management company powering the success of application developers by providing solutions that deliver the industry’s best combination of performance, reliability and low administration costs. Pervasive’s strength is evidenced by the size and diversity of its customer base, serving tens of thousands of customers with hundreds of thousands of end-users in nearly every vertical market around the world. Founded in 1994, Pervasive sells its products into more than 150 countries and is based in Austin, Texas, with offices in Europe. More information may be found on the Web at http://www.pervasive.com.
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