Service Manager provides a powerful policy enforcement environment to enforce defined in . Service Manager provides a comprehensive set of high-performance, enterprise-class intermediaries that deploy either standalone or in the service container for first-mile, network, and last-mile policy implementation and enforcement.
One of Service Manager’s unique features is its client-side delegate. The delegate deploys into consumer applications to fully abstract the developer or deployment platform from the complexities of policy implementation. It allows developers to focus on the business logic of their application leaving infrastructure and policy concerns to the underlying governance infrastructure where it belongs.
Service Manager Network Director is a high-performance service virtualization engine. Service Virtualization is the creation and hosting of a new service, exposed through an SOA Intermediary. This service has its own WSDL, interfaces, endpoints and policies, but rather than executing its own business logic, it invokes another service (the virtualized service). In many ways a virtual service is a proxy for a physical service, but with a wide range of routing, mediation, security, and other governance capabilities added.
Network Director and Policy Manager offer a simple virtualization capability allowing users to rapidly create and host virtual services without having to write code, or create process descriptions. The virtual service enforces its own policies and declaratively mediates between inbound messages, and the requirements of the virtualized physical service.
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Trust and Management Mediation ensures interoperability across disparate partners and platforms, trust enablement and trust mediation complementing threat prevention systems. It provides provide last-mile security, metric collection and reporting, SLA monitoring and management, to ensure that services are governed, managed, and secured, and policy implementation and mediation to allow consumers to communicate with a wide range of mission critical business services exposed from any platform.
Network Director mediates between a wide range of standards, message styles (SOAP, POX, etc), MEPs (REST, SOAP, MOM, etc), transports (http, https, JMS), reliability models (WS-RM, WS-RX, MOM, etc), security tokens (SAML, Kerberos, X.509, session cookies, etc). Mediation is enabled declaratively through Network Director based on impedances between inbound messages and the requirements, capabilities, and policies of the destination service.
The distributed nature of service-oriented applications makes it difficult to identify and diagnose problems. For example, an unacceptable delay when a customer clicks a button on a commerce site might be caused by a connection timeout in an unrelated database that provides a logging function to a Web service that is indirectly invoked by another application called by the portal.
Application support and operations teams must be alerted to these issues and must be able to identify their root cause, debug, and fix them in near real-time. These teams are often measured against Mean-Time-To-Repair, so seeing problems before they occur, and quickly finding the cause is a critical goal.
Akana provides an industry leading Operational Governance solution for monitoring, transaction tracking, SLA management, Quality of Service, Event management, and root case analysis.
Akana’s Service Manager provides a platform-independent, policy-driven SOA security solution to ensure that all service providers enforce uniform, appropriate policies, that are implemented by all service consumers across all distributed and mainframe platforms throughout the enterprise. It provides fully featured agents to ensure last-mile security, a standalone intermediary for network-based policy enforcement and virtualization, and a client-side delegate for first-mile policy implementation.
Akana’s products implement all of the latest standards including comprehensive support for WS-Security, XML-Signature, XML-Encryption, SAML, XACML, and many others. For a list of supported standards please click here.
Service Manager integrates seamlessly with most common enterprise security solutions to maximize investment in existing systems and ensure consistent application of existing enterprise security policies. It supports: