SOA Software Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of 2007 Integrated SOA Governance Magic Quadrant

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Los Angeles, Calif., January 14 , 2008SOA Software, a leading Integrated SOA Governance Automation vendor, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets, 2007” [1] report. The Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets evaluated 18 vendors and examined the market for SOA governance through a set of integrated technologies.

SOA Software is recognized by its customers for providing enterprise-class, platform-independent, integrated SOA Governance automation solutions.  The company’s products provide comprehensive, centralized SOA planning, lifecycle and operational governance automation through a single integrated solution.  SOA Software is focused exclusively on enterprise SOA, delivering a fully integrated set of standards-based, high-performance products.

According to Gartner, “Most SOA Governance Technologies are not integrated into one suite but are provided from vey different technology code bases. Policy management and enforcement engines seldom share the same integrated code base as registries and repositories.” [2] In addition, the report states that, “Gartner evaluates technology providers on their ability to convincingly articulate their current and future market direction, innovation, customer needs and competitive forces and how well these map to the Gartner position.” [2]

“We have worked closely with our Fortune 500 and Global 2000 customers to define and understand their SOA Governance requirements,” said Eric Pulier, founder and executive chairman of SOA Software.  “We have built a set of products that combine to deliver a comprehensive integrated SOA Governance Automation solution that aligns very well with the market’s requirements.”

The Integrated SOA Governance technologies market experienced explosive growth in 2007 as large enterprises continue to accelerate their adoption of SOA and recognized the need for strong SOA governance automation solutions.  SOA Software is leading this market as one of the fastest growing companies with the most comprehensive and best integrated product sets.  SOA Software’s standards-based Workbench and Service Manager products combine to provide the comprehensive integrated SOA Governance automation solution deployed by the world’s largest organizations to ensure the applicability, security, reliability, performance, and value of their services and SOA. 

“SOA Software has executed extremely well on its strategy of providing a comprehensive set of products that enable the governance of enterprise SOA, and has grown very quickly,” said Paul Gigg, chief executive officer of SOA Software, “2007 was an excellent year with outstanding growth, and we expect 2008 to continue this trend.”

SOA Software’s products combine to provide a heterogeneous SOA governance solution.  The solution is platform-independent, integrating seamlessly with most common enterprise service platforms to ensure that they are governable.  This helps enterprises avoid the pitfalls of self-governed platforms.  Workbench delivers policy compliance and validation, uniform policy management and metadata federation with shared, open standards-based governance services for registry, repository, security token management, authorization, PKI, and performance/reliability management.  Workbench leverages a single underlying data store and provides a single unified console for all the integrated governance infrastructure services.  Service Manager consumes the Workbench services, data store and console, providing a wide range of intermediaries to ensure seamless integration with most common enterprise service platforms including Microsoft .NET, IIS, and BizTalk, IBM WebSphere, BEA WebLogic and AquaLogic, SAP, JBOSS, Tibco, Apache, and others.

[1] Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets, 2007” by L. Frank Kenney, Daryl C. Plummer, December 31st 2007.
[2] Gartner, Inc. “Citeria for Integrated SOA Governace Technology Sets, 2008” by Daryl C. Plummer , L. Frank Kenney, January 8th 2008.
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About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of comprehensive, enterprise-class integrated SOA Governance solutions.  SOA Software products provide a comprehensive closed-loop SOA governance solution (Workbench), a high-performance, scalable SOA security, mediation, and management (Service Manager), and a mainframe Web services solution for CICS applications (SOLA). SOA Software products process over 500 million mission critical transactions a month and are used by the largest Fortune 1000 corporations, including Merrill Lynch, Verizon, and Pfizer.  For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.

SOA Software, Workbench, Service Manager, and SOLA are trademarks of SOA Software, Inc.  All other product and company names herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their registered owners

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