SOA Software Extends its Microsoft Gold ISV Certification

Ready-to-Use SOA Governance provides Pre-Built Use Cases to Speed and Automate Microsoft SOA Governance Scenarios

Los Angeles, CA – March 19, 2012 – SOA Software, a leading SOA and Cloud Services Governance provider, today announced that it has been recertified with Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network.  SOA Software’s governance products ship with prebuilt, pretested, and governance-ready WCF services, clients, tools, policy, and documentation.  With 18 use cases for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) on the Microsoft platform, it is a ready-to-use toolset designed for nearly instant deployment.

“We are intensely customer-centric,” said Roberto Medrano, Executive VP of SOA Software. “After working with many Microsoft SOA clients, we have responded to a core customer need to have a simple startup experience – a ready-to-use, easy to install package that can become a foundation for an increasingly rich Microsoft SOA infrastructure.”

SOA Software Service Manager Agent for Microsoft WCF includes pre-built use cases for Kerberos, NET.TCP, NTLM, X.509 security, and WsHttpBinding.  It also supports governing Microsoft BizTalk applications exposed as WCF services; native NET.TCP binding support in SOA Software Policy Manager; and automated certificate provisioning. It contains an enhanced logging framework and improved operational alerts and supports Oracle database connectivity for Windows Server-based Web services.

Ready-to-use SOA Governance is part of a broader Microsoft SOA governance offering from SOA Software. The company’s Repository Manager contains updated integrations with Microsoft leading development tools including Visual Studio 2008 and 2010, and Team Foundation Server 2005, 2008 and 2010.  This deep integration enables .NET developers to search for, investigate and consume services directly from their IDE and to automatically populate services managed within Team Foundation Server into SOA Software’s industry-leading service repository and governance platform. SOA Software Service Manager for Microsoft BizTalk 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. For more information about SOA Software’s solutions for Microsoft, please visit www.soa.com/microsoft.

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 receives enhanced support from Microsoft and has access to a multitude of partner-exclusive resources. To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, organizations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, have the right number of Microsoft Certified Professionals, submit customer references and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction by participating in an annual survey. 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 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 consistently successful outcomes.  Through the Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software competency, a firm 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 governance, cloud and enterprise API Management products that enable organizations to plan, build, and run enterprise services and open APIs.   The world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software solutions to transform their business. 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 and SOA Life Cycle Management.  For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.

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