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New Progress OpenEdge Release Delivers Always On Performance, Security and Data Management Capabilities to Strengthen Today’s Mission-Critical Business Applications

Leading Application Platform Continues Commitment to Empower Application Providers to Easily Keep Pace with Accelerating Business Demand 

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced the latest release of Progress® OpenEdge®, the leading application development platform used by companies across the globe to simplify the delivery of mission-critical business applications. The 11.7 release, available today, includes capabilities to increase the ability to always be on, fortify applications through enhanced security, and keep accurate data flowing through the organization.

Today’s enterprise applications are highly complex, are deployed on a variety of platforms and must meet stringent requirements for security, administration and maintenance. According to Forrester Research, “AD&D leaders need healthy systems not only as prerequisite for delivering business outcomes, but also to meet customers' expectations that you will keep their data secure and comply with relevant legislation.”1

“Our customers rely on the OpenEdge platform to develop and deploy the applications that drive their businesses. They depend on us to push the boundaries of the OpenEdge platform with every release, to ensure we’re providing what they need to stay competitive,” said Colleen Smith, Vice President and General Manager, Progress OpenEdge. “With the release of the OpenEdge 11.7 platform, we are building on this tradition of excellence with capabilities that provide additional assurances of uptime, security and accurate analytics.”

High Availability – Replication Target Syndication

Mission-critical business applications drive business, which means uptime is of the utmost importance. Progress OpenEdge platform reduces uninterrupted access to systems and information with new Replication Target Synchronization and Online Index Activation.

Replication Target Synchronization provides a three-pronged failover approach that eliminates a single point of failure and supports continuous operations. Companies can either configure the RDBMS for manual or automatic transition to meet their business needs in times of maintenance or disaster recovery. In addition, Online Index Activation enhances the flexibility of the database by easing the addition of new indexes to the schema at their convenience, with zero downtime , and without disrupting the application.

Operating at Scale – Change Data Capture

Businesses are more reliant on data than ever, as a competitive differentiator. Therefore, data visibility and accuracy is a top priority. Through OpenEdge Change Data Capture (CDC), businesses can track and save only the changes to data—regardless of where they occur. This facilitates accurate, efficient ETL synchronization with other data sources, repositories and warehouses, supporting the increasing demand for ease in reporting and insightful, descriptive embedded analytics. Companies can minimize the time, effort and cost typically associated with data extraction and synchronization to enable them to drive business process improvement and make better business decisions, faster.

Application Security – OpenEdge Authentication Gateway

Increased IT complexity jeopardizes the overall welfare of businesses today. In fact, studies have shown the vulnerability of SMBs has escalated by 30% since 2013. Protection at the data source is paramount to a successful organizational and application security strategy. As part of the latest release, Progress announces the availability of the OpenEdge Authentication Gateway. The new offering enhances the security of the OpenEdge application environment by redirecting all access requests to a secure token service (STS) that confirms user legitimacy and protects from malicious data manipulation. The new OpenEdge Authentication Gateway leverages the modern, sophisticated Progress Application Server built on security industry standards such as Tomcat Spring Security and OpenSSL.

“Application development continues to grow in complexity, year-over-year. Progress provides us the tools necessary to make development in highly complex business environments easy and reliable. The company’s product roadmap has always been clearly articulated, which makes the decision of betting my business on Progress an easy one,” said Paul Knopf, Chief Architect, Generation Fifth Applications.

The Progress OpenEdge 11.7 platform is available today. 

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global leader in application development, empowering enterprises to build mission-critical business applications to succeed in an evolving business environment. With offerings spanning web, mobile and data for on-premise and cloud, Progress powers businesses worldwide, promoting success one application at a time. 

1 Forrester, “Forrester's Business Applications' Effectiveness Scorecard,” Duncan Jones, December 28, 2016