May, 2007
SOA Governance, Security, Mediation, and Management

Here is your SOA Software Update for May, 2007. In this issue, you will find:
Active Governance for your Platform

Whatever platform you run for your SOA, we have a governance solution that helps realize the maximum benefits of the platform. Click below to see how SOA Software's Infrastructure Suite adds value to your platform.

Are you an IBM Shop?

SOA Software's Service Manager integrates with WebSphere and is certified "Ready for Tivoli"

Are you a BEA Shop?

Service Manager provides critical "last mile" governance for AquaLogic Web Services

Are you a Microsoft Shop?

We can help you govern .NET Web Service on BizTalk and beyond

Are you an SAP Shop?

Extend NetWeaver functionality both inside and outside the SAP stack with Service Manager

SOA Software Extends Red Hat's Integrated Platform with SOA Governance Solutions

Partnership between SOA Software and Red Hat Accelerates the Shift to Open Source Solutions in Competitive SOA Market

SOA Software announced April 2nd that it is partnering with Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, to accelerate simple, open, and affordable SOA solutions for the enterprise. The move signals the rapid emergence of open source solutions in a competitive SOA market that has been dominated by traditional, proprietary platform vendors.

Now, enterprises deploying SOA applications on Red Hat's JBoss Enterprise Middleware can take advantage of SOA Software's Service Manager and WorkBench products for critical governance, security, management, and mediation functions. JBoss Enterprise Middleware is an extensible set of leading open source software for creating and deploying modern applications such as Web applications, rich Internet applications, and Web Services. The added capabilities of the SOA Software Infrastructure Suite further strengthen JBoss Enterprise Middleware as the open source foundation for enterprise-wide managed SOA deployments.

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SOA Software Selected as a Finalist for the Red Herring 100 North America 2007

Award Recognizes the 100 "Most Promising" Companies Driving the Future of Technology

Red Herring announced April 25th that SOA Software is a Finalist for the Red Herring 100 Award, a selection of the 100 private companies based in North America that play a leading role in innovation and technology. The Red Herring editorial board diligently surveyed the entrepreneurial scene throughout the North American region and identified the top 200 out of more than 800 closely evaluated companies that are leading the next wave of innovation.

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JackBe and SOA Software Partner to Provide Enterprise Web 2.0 Solutions

Combined Offering Delivers Comprehensive Governance to Enterprise Web 2.0 Applications

JackBe, the premier provider of Enterprise Web 2.0 infrastructure solutions that integrate SOA and Ajax to create Rich Enterprise Applications (REA), announced on March 20th at AJAX World, a partnership with SOA Software. The convergence of AJAX and SOA provides numerous opportunities for truly dynamic and cost-effective enterprise applications. As developers and architects continue to embrace this technology to deliver enterprise-class Enterprise Web 2.0 applications, these applications require a much higher level of security, governance, and performance. The joint JackBe and SOA Software solution provides the following advantageous features to Enterprise Web 2.0 users:
  • Governance of SOA Services accessed through JackBe's Enterprise Web 2.0 platform,
  • Quality of service for SOA Services in an AJAX architecture,
  • Comprehensive security for browser-to-SOA service communication,
  • Design-time and run-time SOA access governance.
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SOA Software Delivers Comprehensive SOA Infrastructure for IBM WebSphere

Workbench and Service Manager Ensure Governance, Interoperability, Security, and Reliability of WebSphere Web Services

SOA Software announced March 5th the availability of a comprehensive SOA infrastructure solution for IBM WebSphere. The company now delivers Service Manager agents and delegates for WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and WebSphere Business Integration Message Broker (WBI). This ensures that applications created using WBI and applications deployed in WAS can enforce and implement security, reliability, and interoperability policies as part of a comprehensive governance solution. SOA Software's SOLA product adds the ability for WebSphere applications to consume mainframe transactions as Web services.

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SOA Software Partners with Systar

Combined SOA-Enabled BAM Offering Brings Comprehensive Monitoring to the Full Enterprise

SOA Software and Systar (Bloomberg: SYSR), the leading provider of Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) software solutions, announced February 26th they have joined to provide SOA customers with the most comprehensive SOA-enabled BAM offering in the market. The combination of the SOA Software and BAM platforms will transform a standards-based integration and mediation service to a real-time decision-making tool. With the addition of BAM functionalities from Systar, customers who have SOA Software solutions will be able to realize a quicker ROI. The combined solution will enable them to target and display SOA messages to key decision makers, who will in turn will be able to make critical business-impacting decisions in real-time.

The joint value proposition of SOA Software and Systar includes the following:
  • Real-time event detection and SOA management, security and governance
  • BAM alerts that detect process oriented events
  • Service-level monitoring of Web Services and other applications simultaneously
  • Generation of Web Services activity data from SOA Software to the BAM solution
  • Enabling the enterprise to see all vital events
  • Providing real-time business level view of events
  • Alignment of front office execution with back office services
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SOA Software's Award-Winning Service Manager

The SOA Software Service Manager has won multiple awards, including Gold Product of the Year Award for Web Services Management from TechTarget's and the 2005 Tester's Choice Award from Software Test and Performance Magazine.

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   SOA White Papers

SOA Software has many white papers to help you get on top of your SOA challenges, including:
  • 7 Steps to SOA
  • SOA Infrastructure Reference Model
  • Mainframe Web Services
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