SOA Software Enables REST Services on IBM DataPower To Help Customers Extend Reach Enterprise Data

New Policy Manager Product Enhances DataPower for APIs, Mobile Devices, and Web 2.0

Las Vegas, CA. – April 29, 2012 – SOA Software, a leading provider of Enterprise API Management and SOA Governance solutions, today announced support for REST services in its latest release of Policy Manager for IBM WebSphere DataPower. REST technology is transforming enterprise IT by providing easy access to backend data. Customers can now extend DataPower’s ability to work with mainframes and other backend systems to APIs, mobile apps, and Web 2.0 application functionality.

SOA Software has long helped customers leverage IBM WebSphere DataPower as the foundation of their enterprise services infrastructure. Policy Manager for DataPower brings monitoring, security, clustering and a host of SOA governance features to the DataPower product line. Support for REST services is the latest addition to the set of Policy Manager for DataPower features that makes enterprise SOA easily available and cost effective for DataPower users. Policy Manager for DataPower helps customers to model, secure, monitor, cluster, and automate REST services on DataPower in a fraction of the time they spend today.

“For companies who need to extend the reach of their enterprise data to mobile users and Web 2.0 applications, this new REST capability is essential,” said Alistair Farquharson, chief technology officer at SOA Software. “Our enablement of the DataPower appliance has resulted in large gains for customers inside the enterprise. Now we are adding to those gains by securely and efficiently enabling an even larger audience of Web and mobile users through REST services. This will surely be a positive change in how our customers use DataPower to operate, manage and integrate their IT services in an SOA environment.”

Feedback from IBM WebSphere DataPower customers made it clear to SOA Software that demand for REST-based access to their DataPower services is growing. Whether the backend system is WebSphere, mainframe, WebSphere MQ, or other technologies, the ability to use DataPower to secure and expose backend data using REST is becoming a standard requirement. The ability to monitor, cluster, and add valuable SOA governance functionality to these REST services is a persistent theme among customers who have mobile users that demand highly available, fast and secure access, and that feature rich mobile apps.

Policy Manager for DataPower provides a “ready-to-use” SOA governance solution for REST services that builds on the company’s extensive experience enabling SOA on DataPower. It centralizes and automates the management of DataPower services, reduces administrative overhead, and ensures consistent policy and service definition. Coupled with the ease of use and growing adoption of REST services, Policy Manager for DataPower offers DataPower customers the ability to quickly realize powerful API, mobile, and Web 2.0 solutions for their user communities. For more information on this product, see http://www.soa.com/solutions/ibm/ibm_datapower_governance/ or www.soa.com/ibm

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of Enterprise API Management and SOA governance products that enable customers to plan, build, run and share enterprise services and APIs. 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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