SOA Software Positioned as Leader in Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance

Positioned as a Leader with the Furthest Placement for Vision

Los Angeles, CA – August 13th, 2013 – SOA Software, an API Management leader that powers the API economy, helping businesses to fast-track API deployment, drive developer adoption, and reach more customers, announced today that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the ‘Leaders’ Quadrant of the 2013 Application Services Governance Gartner Magic Quadrant*. Gartner recently introduced the term application services governance to refer to the union of SOA governance technology functionality and API management, thus preserving the terminology differences between the two, with the view that these aspects will eventually be unified.

“We believe our background as the API Management and SOA Governance vendor of choice for large enterprises has given us the knowledge and credibility to be recognized as a leader in the new domain of application services governance,” said Roberto Medrano, EVP SOA Software.  “We continue to work closely with a growing number of enterprise customers to understand their growth drivers, set a vision for our products and consistently execute on it.”

Application Services Governance is a relatively new name but it is gaining relevance as applications are increasingly assembled using existing components — some inside and some outside the organization’s control.  Industry leaders consider it essential that enterprises know the internal workings of their applications and manage their interactions.  This becomes even more critical as organizations are racing to transition their applications to mobile and web environments and externalizing their applications through APIs. External APIs open up a wide range of dynamic business partnering scenarios based on programmatic access over the Internet.  Governance solutions are then required to address the various stages of the APIs and services lifecycle and provide the agility and speed that organizations require to deliver exceptional solutions to the market. The strength of the SOA Software approach is in helping customers externalize their applications for mobile and web with speed and agility, while maintaining high quality and security standards.

SOA Software’s API Management solution is the most comprehensive on the market today. The solution provides a unique social platform for driving developer engagement, rich Gateway services including broad support for API security standards, service integration for constructing APIs from existing services and assets, lifecycle management, and analytics. The platform manages, monitors and secures APIs, ensuring that these APIs deliver the level of service customers and partners require; that corporate and customer information and assets are secure; and that the integrity of the corporate brand is protected. SOA Software’s API Management solution includes Community Manager, API Gateway and Lifecycle Manager. These components are deeply integrated and available both in the cloud and on-premise.

The complete Gartner report is available here, compliments of SOA Software.

SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by the Forrester Research Waves for Integrated SOA Governance, SOA Management, and SOA Life Cycle Management. For a list of other awards please go here. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com/

*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance by Paolo Malinverno, Daryl C. Plummer, Gordon Van Huizen, August 8th2013.

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About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that enable organizations to plan, build, run and share enterprise services and APIs.  Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products to harness the power of their technology and transform their businesses.  For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.

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