Digital Evolution Announces Support for OASIS UDDI Version 3

Digital Evolution currently shipping UDDI v3 registry

Web Services Edge Conference, Boston, Mass. (Booth #1209)—February 15, 2005—Digital Evolution™, the leading provider of comprehensive SOA and Web services management, security and provisioning solutions, today announced support for the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) v3.0.2, recently adopted as a standard by OASIS. Digital Evolution was the first company to offer a commercially available UDDI v3 registry when the company released version 2.0 of its Service Manager product in early 2003, and is the first company to add service policy meta-data to the registry.  By adding policy meta-data to the registry Digital Evolution allows service consumer applications to dynamically discover security and management policies to maintain a loose coupling between services, consumers and the underlying enterprise security and management infrastructure.

“As more and more companies begin to deploy private and public registries, products supporting UDDI v3.0.2 will make it easier to bring wide deployment of Web services to market,” said Roberto Medrano, Digital Evolution Executive Vice President. “Digital Evolution has been offering UDDI v.3 support for over a year in our Service Manager product and we are pleased to back the latest iteration of the OASIS standard as the right choice for enterprise-class registry deployments.”

Patrick Gannon, president and CEO of OASIS, applauded the thorough approach taken by the UDDI developers, pointing to the large body of use cases and technical notes that supplement the specification. “The technical committee has taken the time to precisely articulate the business case for UDDI. They’ve also actively consulted and collaborated with related standards efforts, such as the OASIS Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) Technical Committee, UN/CEFACT’s ebXML Core Components Working Group, and the OASIS Web Services for Business Process Execution Language (WSBPEL) Technical Committee.”

The UDDI OASIS Standard specifies protocols for creating a registry for Web services, methods for controlling access to the registry, and a mechanism for distributing or delegating records to other registries. Version 3.0.2 adds the ability to affiliate registries in keeping with SOA’s emphasis on supporting a variety of infrastructural variations and providing a means to define relationships among a variety of UDDI registries. Although from its inception, the specification included concepts such as delegation and distribution among server peers, earlier UDDI definitions relied upon proprietary means of interaction. By contrast, UDDI v3.0.2 provides an open, standardized approach to ensure widely interoperable communication.

About Digital Evolution
Digital Evolution is the leading provider of comprehensive enterprise class SOA security, management, registry and provisioning solutions.  Digital Evolution’s products include the XML VPN for B2B XML, Web services management and security; and the Service Manager for complete Enterprise SOA management, security and registry.  These products combine to create the only complete SOA Fabric solution available today. Digital Evolution is a privately held company backed by leading investors including Redpoint, Mellon Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, and Palisades Ventures Fund. The Digital Evolution Service Manager is the Winner of 2004 Gold Product of the Year Award for Web Services Management from SearchWebService.com. For more information, please visit www.soa.com.

Additional information about Oasis UDDI:
OASIS UDDI Specification Technical Committee:
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/uddi-spec

OASIS UDDI Member Section:
http://www.uddi.org/

UDDI FAQ:
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/uddi-spec/faq.php

Cover Pages Technology Report: UDDI
http://xml.coverpages.org/uddi.html

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