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Protecode Expands the Availability of Open Source Management Tools in Germany

OTTAWA, ON and SANKT AUGUSTIN, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 02/19/14 -- Protecode, the leading provider of easy-to-adopt, easy-to-use solutions for managing open source licenses, today announced the expansion of its presence in Europe with the formation of Protecode Germany. With this new development, Protecode's open source software management products will enable software teams in Germany to accelerate development by reaping the full benefits of open source software.

Protecode's fully automated products discover open source and other third party content in a code portfolio, highlighting legal obligations, security vulnerabilities, IP ownership and quality attributes of the external code. Protecode's tools integrate seamlessly into existing workflows and can generate a variety of interactive reports. Additionally, Protecode's software assessment and audit services help companies remove Intellectual Property (IP) ownership uncertainties in anticipation of an M&A, investment or product shipment.

"Protecode's solutions are a perfect fit for the German market," said Dr. Andreas Kotulla, general manager, Protecode Germany. "Virtually everyone that develops software is now using some form of open source or third party code. These organizations are looking for simple and affordable solutions that tie into existing development processes for managing the licensing and security challenges that can arise with open source software."

Protecode Germany will provide the German market with support for Protecode's full open source management product line. This includes:

Protecode Enterprise System 4™ - a scalable scanning and management solution for enterprises consisting of different product components to execute a complete Open Source Software Adoption Process (OSSAP); suitable for large, multi-location organizations.

Protecode Compact™ - a single seat code scanning solution that maintains all scanning and discovery features of its enterprise counterpart; best suited for smaller companies or individual departments.

Protecode will also provide software code auditing services to any German organization that intends to gain a clear insight into the composition of the software included in a financial transaction.

About Protecode
Protecode provides products and services for managing open source software licenses that enable accurate and fast code scanning in on-demand and in real-time, delivering policy-based reports on obligations and security vulnerabilities in code portfolios. Built for ease-of-use, integration and minimal intrusion into existing development processes, Protecode products have been deployed in hundreds of organizations worldwide, from smaller organizations or departments of fewer than 200 employees, to large multinational organizations with more than 100,000 employees. Protecode is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.protecode.de.

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