Digital Evolution Service Manager Wins SearchWebServices Web Services Management Product of the Year

Digital Evolution Service Manager Takes Gold in the Management Category Given the Highest Marks Possible in Performance, Functionality and Value

SANTA MONICA, Calif., January 18, 2005 Digital Evolution, a leading provider of Web services security and management software, today announced that its Service Manager has been named the Gold Award winner of the SearchWebServices.com 2004 Products of The Year Awards in the Management category, besting competing solutions from AmberPoint and Actional on the basis of innovation, performance, functionality and value.

After evaluating more than 50 prominent Web services related products for 2004 in four categories, the editors of SearchWebServices.com in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants recognized the Digital Evolution Service Manager as the must-have tool to develop, integrate, secure and manage Web services projects. The editors went on to say that the Digital Evolution Service Manager had “the edge in performance and value” over the competition and gave it the highest marks possible in performance, functionality and value for delivering high throughput for fast response times, high availability, scaling and load balancing.

The Digital Evolution Service Manager has been deployed in Fortune 500 and large global organizations to help secure, monitor and manage XML and Web services applications and components and provide consistent centralized management of distributed architectures. The Digital Evolution Service Manager also facilitates faster implementation schedules, broader and less expensive connectivity options, and stronger operational and management capabilities through a set of centralized subsystems that include Digital Evolution Policy Manager, Registry, Alert Manager, and Console products.

“With the adoption of Web services rising at a rapid rate, management solutions are in high demand and Web services management category is rapidly maturing into an established IT sector,” said Eric Pulier, founder and chairman of Digital Evolution. “By recognizing Digital Evolution?s Service Manager product as the best in its category, SearchWebServices.com has helped solidify the company’s reputation as the leading provider of SOA management and security products for the enterprise. We are committed to continued innovation for our customers, offering the ability to take advantage of the benefits of Web services with the highest levels of scalability and performance.”

To select the winners of the 2004 Products of the Year, the editors of SearchWebServices.com assessed more than 50 Web services related products, with the goal of helping users select the best tools to develop, integrate, secure and manage Web services projects. Given user?s tight budgets and increased user needs, they evaluated products based on criteria including: innovation, performance, ease of use, ease of integration, functionality, value and service and support.

A complete list of the winning products can be found online at www.SearchWebServices.com.

About Digital Evolution
Founded in 1998, Digital Evolution is the leading provider of comprehensive enterprise class SOA security, management, and provisioning solutions. Digital Evolution is the largest specialist vendor of SOA solutions and the only company that offers a complete SOA fabric. Digital Evolution?s solutions unlock the enormous cost savings potential of Service Oriented Architecture, XML and Web services by enabling application reuse, guaranteeing quality-of-service, and ensuring the security of mission critical data. Digital Evolution is a privately held company backed by leading investors including Redpoint, Mellon Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, and Palisades Ventures Fund. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, with sales offices in Boston, New York City and Atlanta.  For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.

About SearchWebServices.com
SearchWebServices.com is the leading online resource for more than 200,000 enterprise IT professionals who seek information on the latest Web services technologies and issues so they can make decisions, research products and set strategies. SearchWebServices.com provides original news stories, expert advice and interactive features for the Web services community, and is the largest online source of Web services-related e-newsletters, white papers and Webcasts. More information can be found at www.searchwebservices.com

For Inquiries, please contact:

Hugh Taylor
Digital Evolution, Inc.
(310) 570-4130
htaylor@soa.com

Sarah Thornton or Anastasia Marin
Schwartz Communications
(415) 512-0770
digitalevolution@schwartz-pr.com

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