Policy Manager (formerly Workbench) is a comprehensive SOA Policy Governance Automation solution offering unique governance processand collaboration capabilities to instill consistency and accountability and encourage desired behavior.
Policy Manager can be deployed stand-alone providing powerful SOA Governance Automation capabilities with built-in lifecycle policy enforcement and operational policy management. It integrates seamlessly with Akana’s Lifecycle Manager for comprehensive metadata management, and can also be deployed with Akana’s Service Manager, or any other standards-based SOA Operational Governance Automation solution, to deliver comprehensive Integrated SOA Governance Automation infrastructure.
Policy Manager provides an enterprise-class UDDIv3 registry with a role-based JSR-168 compliant Web-based portal interface to ensure that different users have easy access to the features and capabilities they need and use the most.
Policy Manager provides comprehensive SOA Governance tools for all the different roles in the organization including; service developer, consumer developer, architect, business stakeholder, IT operations, security operations, and more. It uses a role-based security model for authorization of policy-driven SOA Governance process control such as service publishing and provisioning process approvals, and to protect sensitive information.
Policy Manager defines, monitors, and manages Active Contracts between consumers and providers. These contracts are created through a negotiation process, supported by ad-hoc collaboration between vested constituents and can be enforced by a standards-based SOA run-time security and management solution like Service Manager. They define the specific policy sets that will be used and enforced, the SLAs and alerts the service commits to, and the access profile and capacity granted to the consumer.
Policy Manager delivers mission-critical SOA Governance capabilities to customers:
Policy Manager delivers powerful publish and discoveryapprovals features forservice publishing and provisioning combined with innovative search,browse, and collaboration features to:
Reduce development cost and time by providing a service for publishing and discovery of services and all related assets
Facilitate communication between vested parties through contextual collaboration
Policy Manager offers comprehensive lifecycle management and governance capabilities to help companies:
Policy Manager is the industry’s leading policy management solution. It allows organizations to:
Manage run-time policies for services
Audit run-time policy enforcement through compliance auditing and reporting
Policy Manager uses Active Contracts to:
Deliver consumer-led service and policy definition
Manage the supply and demand equation for services with a contract-based provisioning process for:
Policy Manager provides SOA value management capabilities, it can: