SOA Software Achieves “Ready for IBM Rational Software” Validation

Company’s Policy Manager integrates with Rational Team Concert to ensure that development artifacts comply with enterprise policies

Los Angeles, CA - March 14, 2011 – SOA Software, a leading SOA and cloud services Governance provider, announced today that it has achieved “Ready for IBM Rational Software” Validation.  SOA Software Policy Manager™ for IBM Rational Team Concert is a comprehensive solution offering unique SOA and Cloud Services Governance process and collaboration capabilities to instill consistency and accountability. It allows Rational Team Concert users to participate in an enterprise policy-driven level of governance across the lifecycle of software projects.

The Ready for IBM Rational validation certifies that SOA Software Policy Manager has met the rigorous requirements of Ready for IBM Rational software V7.8.1 for Team Concert integration at the IBM Software Delivery Platform - Software Delivery Lifecycle and Jazz levels of the program.  The solution also qualified for the Ready for IBM Rational Best Practices Indicator.

“We are very pleased to announce that we have achieved the ‘Ready for IBM Rational Software’ validation for Policy Manager for IBM Rational Team Concert,” said Roberto Medrano, executive vice president of SOA Software.  “This product provides the Rational development community with enterprise-level governance capabilities built directly into the tools they use every day.”

Policy Manager for IBM Rational Team Concert adds compliance policy validation to Team Concert helping developers ensure that the assets and artifacts they create comply with enterprise standards.  Continuous Compliance and Validation ensures consistent policy implementation and enforcement across all stages of the lifecycle, preserving the fidelity of the governance models, structures and mechanisms supporting enterprise SOA programs and ensure the relevance, applicability and suitability of services.  The policy enforcement process is directly integrated with Rational Team Concert build process to ensure that assets and artifacts comply with defined enterprise policies before, during and after building.

Policy Manager provides a powerful compliance policy definition, management, and validation framework.  It defines policies as sets of rules, with individual rules capable of processing a static service context in the repository, or dynamically captured message data from SOA Software’s Service Manager.  Rules are written in XQuery, Java Script, or as Java Classes.  Policy Manager provides a set of policies out of the box, including WS-I Basic Profile validation, and publishes the policy language, context, and APIs to partners. 

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