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Apica launches free web site test service

[Stockholm, Sweden, February 4, 2009.]

Apica announces the launch of a new free web based service for testing and analyzing web sites, This service will show e.g. response times and performance details, page sizes, erroneous links etc for your own sites. It is also possible to compare your web site with your competitors’ web sites. is a service provided by Swedish IT company Apica, a supplier of Internet based services that carries out Sweden’s most extensive performance and load tests of various web applications. These types of services have so far been reserved for larger corporations with big IT budgets and big IT departments.

The new free service is a stripped down version of Apica’s services Apica WebPerformance©, that has been adapted for smaller sites and companies. Despite being a simpler version, Apica’s free service competes well with many of its competitors’ pay products.

With any organisation can instantly and completely free of charge check the response time of their web site (the homepage and the sub pages), check the fastest and slowest pages, see the web site’s response time compared with specific competitors or the industry index, and page details such as the sizes of the pages and what type of external links they refer to. Apica WebPerformance™ carries out continuous automated tests and presents the results as intuitive graphs in which it is easy to spot trends and return to previous results.

“I believe that many companies and organisations will appreciate an easy-to-use and completely free service with which they can get started and take control over their web performance. The quality of the web site is such an important and business critical factor for almost any organisation nowadays that it simply must not be allowed to fail or buckle under pressure”, said Sven Hammar, VD, Apica.

”We also hope that the customers who start with the free service in time will be more knowledgeable and move on to more advanced services like Apica WebPerformance™, Apica LoadTest™ and Apica ServerMonitor™. Then they can together with us reach our vision – Excellence in Web Performance, said Sven Hammar, VD, Apica.

About Apica:

Apica is a Swedish company that supplies Internet based services for advanced load tests and performance analysis of business critical web applications. Apica has a complete range of services through Apica WebExcellence Suite©, which assists customers to verify loads and availability of web sites and their applications and server environments. Customers can with Apica’s services swiftly and effectively increase their web applications’ quality, availability and performance.

The company has an officein Solna just outside Stockholm, Sweden, approximately 40 measuring agents in the Nordic countries, Europe and the USA, and a load capacity of more than 4 GB synthetic Internet traffic from three load centers.

Apica was founded in 2005 by Sven Hammar, Johan Bengtsson and Niclas Tollgård. Sven Hammar is the company’s CEO. Apica’s clients include Apoteket (Sweden’s National Pharmacy), Sergel Kredittjänster, SMHI, TV4, SEMA (the Swedish Emergency Management Agency), Boxer, Avanza and Posten/Strålfors. Technology partners are ProxySniffer, Polopoly, Ownit and EPiServer. Integration partner is Kerfi.

For additional information please contact:

Sven Hammar

CEO, Apica AB

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Peter Karaszi

Press Officer, Apica AB

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