SOA Software Achieves 90% Growth in 2014

Major Customer Wins, Innovation, and Recognition Drive Record-Setting Year

Los Angeles, CA – January 27, 2015, 2015 – SOA Software, an API Management, API Security and Cloud Integration leader that helps businesses accelerate their digital transformation by securely extending their reach across multiple channels, announced year-over-year business growth of 90% over 2013.  This record-setting year-over-year growth was driven by major customer wins, an accelerated pace of product innovation, recognition for product excellence, and continuing investment in partnerships and industry leadership.

“It’s very exciting to see SOA Software sustain strong growth year-over-year,” said Paul Gigg, CEO, SOA Software.  “We have delivered secure, scalable, operational solutions to the world’s largest and most demanding technology customers.”

SOA Software established new relationships and deepened existing ties with many Fortune 1000 companies in 2014. The company now counts the following among its customers:

  • 4 of the top 5 banks in the United States
  • 2 of the 5 largest global insurance companies
  • 4 of the 5 largest global pharmaceutical companies
  • 2 of the top 3 airline companies in the United States
  • The top 2 industrial engineering companies in the world
  • 2 of the 5 largest global media companies
  • The world’s largest shipping company
  • 1 of the top 2 United States railroads
  • The largest telecom company in the United States
  • The largest defense contractor in the US
  • The largest private pension plan in the United States


Accelerated Product Innovation in 2014

In 2014, SOA Software focused on API management, API security, SOA governance, and cloud integration.  A highlight from among more than 25 product introductions and upgrades during the year was the new Integrated API Gateway. The Gateway combines security, developer community, integration and mediation capabilities for APIs, web services, and microservices.

The company also announced a number of security enhancements in API security and threat prevention, support for the hardware security module (HSM), API monetization, and DevOps automation.  SOA Software completed PCI DSS 3.0 validation of its SaaS platform in 2014. Other notable product innovations from 2014 included adding orchestration for API management, support for run-time scripting, multiple descriptor languages, advanced API analytics, a Lifecycle API, and an enterprise API catalog.  All products are available in the cloud, as on-premise software, or as a hybrid deployment.

In early 2015, the company will be releasing Envision, a highly scalable business and API analytics platform built on a NoSQL store for scalability and performance.

Growth in Partnerships

Partnerships with IBM and Microsoft were an area for continued investment in 2014. SOA Software extended Policy Manager to IBM WebSphere DataPower to offer comprehensive support for defining and managing RESTful APIs on the DataPower platform. SOA Software added the ability for Microsoft enterprise users executing API programs to do targeted management of their Microsoft-based APIs and services environments, including APIs deployed on the Windows Azure cloud. SOA Software also developed strategic partnerships with cloud, IaaS and PaaS vendors like Amazon AWS, VMWare, Verizon Terremark, Akamai, Concur, and more., to deliver truly best-in-class cloud and hybrid deployment topologies for our customers.

Recognition for Product Excellence

2014 was a year of recognition of SOA Software by leading industry analysts and organizations. SOA Software has been recognized as a leader by Forrester as a leader in its API Management Wave. For a list of all 2014 awards and recognitions visit here.

An Industry Leadership Role in 2014

SOA Software is extremely active in promoting and evangelizing APIs and API Management through active participation in API and related conferences, as well as through focused API workshops and meet-ups. In 2014, SOA Software participated in 60 API and cloud conferences, 33 of which featured keynotes or speaking sessions with SOA Software executives.

SOA Software also evangelizes API Management and API design best practices through its active and popular webinar series.  2014 featured webinars on API security, accelerating mobile development, APIs and the software-Defined Data Center, internal API adoption, and API description languages.  SOA Software’s popular blog featured numerous posts on API management, API security and cloud integration in 2014, with entries that discussed “Why ESB Won’t Get You to Your Destination,” “Rapid Mobile App to API integration,” and “API vs SOA? Are they different?”

For more information about SOA Software, visit soa.com

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