SOA Software Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendor Selection Process Based on Innovation, Market Impact and Intrigue

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 14, 2005— SOA Software™ (formerly Digital Evolution), the leading provider of comprehensive SOA and Web services management, security and governance solutions, today announced that it has been named one of Gartner’s “Cool Vendors in Web Services” in a March 2005 report that highlights four vendors in the Web services market, selected for their interesting and innovative products and services.


“We believe SOA Software’s selection by Gartner as a “cool vendor in Web services” confirms our commitment to technological innovation in this quickly growing market,” said Eric Pulier, chairman and founder, SOA Software. “We’re working along side our enterprise customers providing real solutions to the challenges of adopting an SOA and allowing them to quickly reap the enormous cost-saving benefits of Web services.”

SOA Software offers a complete SOA Fabric product suite addressing both Enterprise SOA and B2B Web services requirements. SOA Software’s Service Manager™, Registry and XML VPN products provide security, management, provisioning and governance for enterprise and B2B SOA deployments. On April 4, 2005, SOA Software announced the industry’s first registry-based Web services dashboard to its award winning Service Manager. The dashboard provides real-time alerts and visual indicators such as live charts and color-coded graphs, enterprise customers can monitor service-level agreements, security incidents and vital performance metrics, dramatically improving the ability to discover, manage and troubleshoot Web services.

About Gartner’s Selection Process
Gartner’s selection process for the “cool vendors” does not constitute an extensive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are; Innovative, enable customers to do things that they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in the past six months.

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