SOA Software Selected by AlwaysOn as an AO100 Top Private Company Award Winner Second Year in a Row

Recognized for Leadership in Emerging Enterprise Technology and Global Business Potential

Los Angeles, Calif. – July 23, 2007 – SOA Software, the leading provider of comprehensive, enterprise-class SOA governance, security, mediation and management solutions, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AO100 Top Private Companies for 2007.  The fifth-annual elite AO100 list was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel. In order to be eligible for the AO100 list, companies had to be peer-nominated, with AlwaysOn receiving more than 1,000 nominations from venture investors, investment bankers and other industry experts. 

SOA Software and the AO 100 Top Private Companies for 2007 will be honored at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit to be held July 31 – Aug 2, at Stanford University.  The Stanford Summit is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting global technology industries.  The idea behind the AO100 Top Private Companies list is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in global technology industries.

SOA Software continues to build an outstanding Fortune 1000 customer list due to its industry-leading SOA middleware and mainframe technology. Customers choose SOA Software for its high performing, cost effective products that deliver five nines operation.  Working closely with clients to meet their individual needs, SOA Software delivers a platform independent SOA infrastructure. This suite provides closed-loop governance for SOA throughout the service life cycle from design time through run time.  It also provides a mainframe solution that bridges the gap between legacy and distributed worlds. 


“The AlwaysOn 100 companies will shape the future of our globally-connected technology environment,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “We were inundated with nominations from leading companies driven by tomorrow’s thought leaders and technology visionaries who are hard at work pushing the limits of innovation. My congratulations to the AlwaysOn 100 winners —these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year.”

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Top 100 Private Companies can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at: http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/15899

“Winning the AO100 award for the second year is a great honor and confirms SOA Software’s leadership position”, said Paul Gigg, President and CEO of SOA Software.  “Over the last year, many corporations like Bear Sterns, CalPERS, Credit Suisse, Ingram Micro, Pfizer and Thomson have made substantial investments in SOA Software products.”

About The AlwaysOn Stanford Summit:
The Stanford Summit is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The Stanford Summit features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases. The Stanford Summit’s goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of comprehensive, enterprise-class SOA Governance, security, mediation, and management.  SOA Software products provide a comprehensive closed-loop SOA governance solution (Workbench), a high-performance, scalable SOA management and security solution (Service Manager), and a mainframe Web services solution for CICS applications (SOLA). SOA Software products process over 500 million mission critical transactions a month and are used by the largest Fortune 1000 corporations, including Merrill Lynch, Verizon, and Pfizer.  For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.

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

About AlwaysOn
ALWAYSON ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network.  In 2004, ALWAYSON continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. ALWAYSON is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (STANFORD SUMMIT, ALWAYSON HOLLYWOOD, ALWAYSON MEDIA and GOINGGREEN) and quarterly print “blogozine” by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, ALWAYSON is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming.  No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

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