SOA Software Named as a Finalist for Network Computing’s 11th Annual Well-Connected Awards

Akana Service Manager 2.4 Receives Recognition from Publication as a Leading Web Services Management Tool

Santa Monica, Calif.—April 18, 2005— SOA Software™ (formerly Digital Evolution), the leading provider of comprehensive SOA and Web services management, security and governance solutions, today announced that its Service Manager 2.4 has been named as a finalist for CMP Media LLC’s Network Computing Well-Connected Awards in the Web Services Management category. Winners of the 11th annual awards will be announced in the publication’s April 28, 2005 issue.

“For the 11th year in a row, Network Computing will be recognizing the most outstanding tech products and services in the networking and IT world in our Well-Connected award 4/28 issue,” says Mike Lee, editor of Network Computing magazine.  “The awards are a snapshot in time, the best of what we evaluated over 12 months in our Real-World Labs® — more than 134 finalists in more than 44 categories have been named.”

SOA Software’s Service Manager has been deployed in Fortune 500 and large global organizations to help secure, monitor and manage XML and Web services applications and provide consistent centralized management of service-oriented architectures.  It is the industry-leading complete Web Services Management solution including security, monitoring, reliability and registry services to provide a one-stop shop for organizations building Web services and SOA. 

“Being named a prestigious Well-Connected Award finalist is further recognition of SOA Software’s leadership in this market segment,” said Roberto Medrano, executive vice president of sales and marketing at SOA Software. “With Service Manager, SOA Software is setting the standard for SOA and Web services management technology. As more and more companies adopt SOAs and Web services, SOA Software will continue to deliver next-generation products and services offering customers exceptional performance, functionality and value.”

Each year the award categories are determined by the network technology most critical to the business of Network Computing’s readers for that year and are compiled from the seven networking core area: Security; Network and Systems Management; Mobile and Wireless; Digital Convergence; Business Applications; Infrastructure; Servers and Storage.  Well-Connected Award winners and finalists will be honored at this year’s Network+Interop Show trade show, which will be held in Las Vegas in May.

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For IT, By IT, Network Computing (, published by CMP Media LLC, Manhasset, N.Y., is dedicated to providing critical analysis of technologies, vendors and products to 220,000 IT Managers and Staff who are accountable for strategic technology purchase decisions.  In 2003, Network Computing won a total of four awards from the American Society of Business Publications Editors (ASBPE), including a national award in the Best Technical Article category.

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