JetBlue Builds Web Services Architecture with SOA Software’s Service Manager

Airline Using Innovative SOA Management and Security Solution
to Create Web Services and Connect with Partners

SANTA MONICA, Calif.—August 8, 2005—SOA Software, the leading provider of comprehensive SOA and Web services management, security and governance solutions, today announced that JetBlue Airways® (Nasdaq: JBLU) has selected Service Manager™ to create, secure, monitor and manage its Web services architecture.  Widely deployed in Fortune 500 and large global organizations, Service Manager will enable JetBlue to expose numerous Microsoft .NET™ Web services for internal and external partner consumption. 

“We are very excited to be working with JetBlue,” said Eric Pulier, founder and executive chairman of SOA Software.  “As companies like JetBlue begin to rely on Web services, they face the challenge of building scaleable and reusable networks. Service Manager is designed to secure and manage enterprise-class SOA implementations today, while being flexible enough to meet the IT environment of tomorrow.”

JetBlue, based in New York, adopted Web services and a service-oriented architecture to help the company meet growing demand for its low-cost, high-quality air services.  However, migration to this architecture was not without its challenges.  Jet Blue quickly realized that not only did it have to secure, manage and monitor its own Web services, but it needed an infrastructure that could support its partners’ needs as well.  JetBlue also wanted to migrate to a service-oriented approach quickly, while working with as few IT vendors as possible.

To meet its needs, JetBlue relied on Microsoft’s .NET platform, BizTalk Server®, and SQL Server.  SOA Software’s Service Manager was deployed by JetBlue to provide the critical mediation layer needed to secure and manage Web service transactions occurring across the company’s network.  The goal was to provide Web services that were easy to use, yet fully governed to meet JetBlue’s policy requirements.

“After reviewing all the key players in the Web services management, security and registry market, we found that SOA Software’s Service Manager was the best solution available to address our needs,” said Tyrone Paige, senior software architect at JetBlue. “We placed a lot of emphasis on security, service level agreements and governance. Getting the broad range of features we need from one vendor simplifies our deployment today, and SOA Software’s ongoing commitment to innovation will help JetBlue maintain its competitive edge in the years to come.”

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