SOA Software Achieves a Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV) in the Microsoft Partner Network

Earns Distinction through Demonstrated Success and Customer Commitment for SOA Governance

Los Angeles, CA – June 27, 2011 – SOA Software, a leading SOA and Cloud Services Governance provider, today announced it has achieved a Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network. To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, organizations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology integration, have the right number of Microsoft Certified Professionals, submit customer references and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction by participating in an annual survey.

Organizations accredited with the Gold Partner status are among an elite group of companies that have proven to be experts in providing customers with quality solutions. As a trusted Microsoft Gold Partner, SOA Software will receive enhanced support from Microsoft and gain access to a multitude of partner-exclusive resources.

“We are thrilled to have achieved this level in the Microsoft Partner Network,” said Roberto Medrano, Executive VP SOA Software. “Our commitment to helping our clients find success with SOA Governance on the Microsoft platform is well matched by Microsoft’s drive to make their solutions connected and interoperable. It’s a partnership for mutual success.”

SOA Software’s products, including Service Manager for Microsoft BizTalk, provide Unified SOA Governance Automation for Microsoft’s Enterprise SOA technologies. This allows customers to use Microsoft products with confidence as part of a heterogeneous enterprise SOA environment, ensuring that services they identify, design and build using .NET and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) are relevant to and consumable by applications they design, build and deploy using other platforms. SOA Software products make services exposed on applications running on .NET and WCF visible to and compliant with enterprise policies defined, enforced and audited across other platforms. Alternatively, they make services from other platforms, such as SAP and open source environments visible to and compliant with enterprise policies defined, enforced and audited across .NET and WCF applications. For more information about SOA Software integration with Microsoft Products, see www.soa.com/microsoft

The Microsoft Gold Competency signifies to the market that a company has demonstrated the highest level of skill and achievement within a given technology specialization. All 28 Microsoft competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find solution providers quickly and easily. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry.

“The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to empower solution providers to succeed in today’s business environment. By achieving the prestigious Gold competency, participating companies are provided with a rich set of benefits, including increased customer visibility through branding and accessibility, training and support,” said Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “We are proud to put forth a program that provides the right resources to help a company develop the expertise customers demand in today’s competitive market and also provides the community and infrastructure that can connect them to one another, lowering costs for all parties.”

The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services based on the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers a superior experience and outcomes. Through the Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software competency, SOA Software can gain access to the latest technology, market opportunities, and sales and marketing resources that have been specifically created with ISVs in mind. From planning the development cycle to supporting customers, firms will have the tools and resources they need to build innovative solutions and bring them to market.

About SOA Software SOA Software is a leading provider of unified SOA and Cloud Services Governance automation products that enable organizations to successfully plan, build, and run enterprise services and PaaS applications. The world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Verizon, and Pfizer use SOA Software solutions to transform their business. For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.

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