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SOFTWARE TOOLS - SAFE releases Ver. 4.0 of CodeSuite analysis tools

May 18, 2010

Bernard Cole-May 18, 2010

Cupertino, Ca. - Software Analysis & Forensic Engineering Corp. has just released the newest Version 4.0 of its CodeSuite software tools for software copyright and trade secret analysis.

According to Bob Zeidman, president of SAFE Corporation, several improvements have been made to the existing suite of tools including CodeCLOC for measuring how software evolves across versions of code. The CodeCLOC algorithms were developed for the landmark software taxation case Symantec v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

The CodeSuite 4.0 improvements include an upgrade to the user interface, but most significant is the addition of CodeCLOC that implements an algorithm that calculates code change metrics and produces a complete database of the changes. This information is invaluable in assessing how a code base has changed over time and objectively quantifying those changes.

“After our involvement in the Symantec case, it was apparent there is a need to measure how a code base has evolved,” said Zeidman. “Our first application of CLOC analysis resulted in a significant reduction of taxes in a transfer pricing case, so it made sense for us to automate the solution and add it to CodeSuite.”

CodeSuite 4.0 is available now and can be purchased on a term license or project basis. Project pricing is based on the size of code analyzed and the tool used for the analysis.

Pricing starts at $10 per megabyte for CodeCross and goes up to $400 per megabyte for CodeMatch. CodeCLOC is priced at $20 per megabyte. A one year term license for CodeSuite is $100,000.

To learn more, go to www.safe-corp.biz.

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