SOA Software Teams Up With Cordys

Global initiative allows Cordys and Akana to offer customers more comprehensive SOA solutions

Putten, the Netherlands and Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 26, 2006 — SOA Software, the leading provider of comprehensive SOA and Web services management, security, mediation and run-time governance solutions, and Cordys, a provider of next generation SOA technology, today announced a global partnership.  The companies will work together to bring the most comprehensive SOA solutions possible to their respective worldwide audiences.

“The combination of SOA Software’s governance solution and Cordys’ next generation SOA technology platform brings an extremely comprehensive SOA solution to the market,” said Winfried van Holland, global vice president of marketing and product management of Cordys. “There is also great synergy in terms of our respective growth strategies - both companies are well established in their home territories, and so are well placed to support each other’s aggressive expansion plans.”

“We are very pleased to announce that we will be working closely with a visionary organization like Cordys,” said Roberto Medrano, executive vice president of SOA Software.  “Cordys has an exceptional track record of meeting its customer’s needs, and this partnership will deliver the highest possible quality solutions to the market.”

Cordys’ unified technology platform, based on a single architecture, presents a unique fusion of a SOA and an Event-Driven Architecture (EDA) based on a true Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).  Cordys allows companies to integrate existing applications and systems, and to design, create and deploy new composite applications that better reflect the needs of the business.  The Cordys platform includes Web Workplace, a web browser-based rich graphical user interface for composite applications, and a Business Process Management and Execution System (BPMS) that provides business people with the tools they need to graphically design, manage, execute and adapt business processes in a code-free environment.

SOA Software’s Service Manager is the leading SOA Infrastructure solution offering mission critical management, security, and governance services to SOA platforms.  The combination of the two companies’ solutions makes for a compelling offering for customers looking to implement a complete SOA platform.

About Cordys
Cordys provides industry-leading technology solutions that simplify business. Cordys reduces IT complexity by bringing existing applications and systems together into a single unified architecture that supports the reuse of existing IT applications and data, and provides a framework for the ongoing development of new business oriented applications. Customers from major industries worldwide have selected Cordys to reduce overall IT complexity and to better match new IT applications to their specific business function. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Cordys is a global company with offices throughout the Americas, Europe, China and India.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is the leading provider of comprehensive enterprise-class SOA management, security, and governance solutions.  SOA Software’s products include the award winning Service Manager™, Network Director™, Partner Manager™, and SOLA™.  Service Manager provides a high-performance, scalable SOA Management solution. Network Director provides mediation and tolerance capabilities, ensuring that services can be consumed by the widest possible range of applications.  Partner Manager makes it easy for companies to securely publish B2B Web services for their partners to consume. And SOLA is the only production proven mainframe Web services solution for CICS programmers. These enterprise-class products combine to create the only complete SOA Infrastructure solution available today.  SOA Software is a privately held company backed by leading investors including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Redpoint, Mellon Ventures, Palisades Ventures Fund and Paladin Capital Group. For more information, please visit

SOA Software, Service Manager, SOLA, Partner Manager, and Network Director are trademarks of SOA Software, Inc.  All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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