SOA Software Announces API Management on Windows Azure Cloud

Solution Provides API Platform for Mobile Apps

MICROSOFT TECHED – NEW ORLEANS, LA – June 4, 2013 – SOA Software, a leading provider of API Management that helps businesses plan, build, secure, monitor and share APIs, announced today API Management for Microsoft environments. Microsoft enterprise users executing API programs can look to SOA Software’s API Management solution for targeted management of their Microsoft-based APIs and services environment, including APIs deployed on the Windows Azure cloud.

“SOA Software is working with Microsoft, making it easy for customers to execute their API initiatives in Microsoft environments” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software. “Our strategy with Microsoft is centered around making it easy for developers to securely expose and manage APIs. We extend the Microsoft platform with our API Gateway and Developer Community solutions that have already helped many organizations launch their API initiatives.”

SOA Software, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, now offers API support for Windows Azure cloud platform, Windows Azure Mobile Services, Windows Azure Service Bus and WebAPI. The solution empowers Microsoft shops to build large developer portals and communities and provides a single place to manage and secure APIs by using security features such as OAuth, OpenID and integration with enterprise security systems.  It reaches deep into the enterprise to ensure that APIs can securely connect with Microsoft resources and uses Windows Azure Service Bus to securely manage interactions between APIs and critical business data stored in on-premise systems.

Microsoft BizTalk applications, Microsoft SQL Server data, and core internal application services built on Microsoft infrastructure can all securely and seamlessly participate in an API program, ensuring a functionally rich mobile app experience for end users. SOA Software’s API Management provides native integration with enterprise Microsoft technology, ensuring API-to-enterprise interactions work out of box the first time without the expense, risk and time investment of complex integration efforts.

SOA Software API Management for Microsoft offers a comprehensive developer portal for API and mobile app developers, a lifecycle management solution fully integrated with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server, and an API gateway to secure and mediate Microsoft-based API interactions with backend services. Windows Phone, iOS, and Android developers can use the developer portal to browse and negotiate consumption of APIs for use within mobile apps. Enterprise Microsoft IT organizations can use the solution to plan, build and run APIs integrated with their enterprise services environment. The result is an approach to API management for Microsoft users that is fast and easy, offering all the benefits of APIs on the Microsoft platform in a single solution.

For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com/solutions/microsoft/microsoft_and_soa_software

About SOA Software
SOA Software’s mission is to power the API Economy with products that enable our customers to plan, build, run and share APIs through comprehensive cloud and on-premise solutions for API lifecycle, security, management and developer engagement. 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. Gartner placed SOA Software in the Leaders Quadrant for the 2011 “Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Technologies.” The company is also recognized as a “Leader” by the Forrester Research Waves for Integrated SOA Governance , SOA Management, and SOA Life Cycle Management. For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.

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