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A.I. Corporation Partners With Protecode to Offer Expanded Open Source License Management Solutions in Japan

TOKYO and OTTAWA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/11/13 -- A.I. Corporation (AIC), a software solutions vendor for the embedded system design and development industry in Japan, today announced the addition and availability of open source license management tools and services from Protecode to its current solution offerings. New products include the hosted solution, ProtecodeCloud, and additional software code auditing services, which will be available to customers in the Japanese region.

Developed by Protecode, an innovator in the field of open source software license management solutions, ProtecodeCloud is a Software as a Service (SaaS) code scanning tool that allows organizations to manage open source licenses and obligations in the cloud, without having to invest in infrastructure and costly upgrades. With ProtecodeCloud, organizations can now manage open source licensing obligations in the cloud without the infrastructure requirements of an on-premises solution. Those interested in cloud-based software scanning and open source license management can now request information via Protecode's Japanese language website: www.protecode.com/jp/cloud.

"Many of the organizations we work with are concerned about identifying obligations associated with the use of open source software in their projects. With Protecode's tools we can now show organizations that open source can be adopted and managed in a responsible way, allowing them to accelerate development and reduce development costs," said Mr. Hiroyuki Kato, President of A.I Corporation.

ProtecodeCloud allows organizations, especially those that are already developing software in the cloud, to identify and manage open source and third party code and their associated obligations. ProtecodeCloud can also uncover security vulnerabilities, Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) information, and encryption packages in a code base.

For organizations that prefer a code audit service solution prior to a transaction such as M&A of a product launch, Protecode offers Protecode Certified™, a software code auditing service, also now available in Japan. A software code audit reveals all open source and third party code as well as associated licensing, copyright and security vulnerability information.

Additionally, ProtecodeCloud complements Protecode's existing on-premises solution, System 4™. For more information, visit www.protecode.com/jp/cloud.

About A.I. Corporation
AIC's solutions and products cover broad range of industries such as consumer electronics devices, automotive and telematics, digital office equipment, communication and network equipment, industrial control and factory automation, and many other industries where embedded microprocessor-based systems are running. AIC will combine its software development expertise with Protecode's automated open source scanning solution to provide audit services to the Japanese market. For more information, visit: www.aicp.co.jp.

About Protecode
Protecode provides comprehensive solutions for managing open source software licenses, including both hosted and on-premises solutions that enable lightning fast code scanning that works behind the scenes in real-time to detect and report open source licenses relative to company-defined policies. Built for ease-of-use and minimal intrusion into existing development processes, Protecode cost-effectively manages the lifecycle of open source licensing obligations. Protecode is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.protecode.com/jp, www.facebook.com/protecode, www.youtube.com/user/protecode or follow @Protecode on Twitter.

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