SOA Software Selected by AlwaysOn as AO100 Private Company Award Winner

Recognized for Leadership in Emerging Technology


Los Angeles, Calif. – July 12, 2006 –SOA Software, the leading provider of comprehensive SOA and Web services management, security and governance solutions, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the Top 100 Private Company award winners. SOA Software was handpicked by the AlwaysOn editorial panel based on a set of five criteria - technology innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.


SOA Software and the AO100 will be honored as part of the AO2006: Stanford Summit, July 25-27, at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California. It will bring together successful entrepreneurs, business and political thought leaders, and top venture capitalists to spot trends and spark new ideas and initiatives.


The AO100 was selected from over 1,000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. The AO100 consists of private companies at all stages of development, from early to late stage.


SOA Software is recognized by Fortune Global 2000 companies as the leading provider of software and solutions designed exclusively for use by enterprise architects who are designing tomorrow’s IT networks, today. The company is the largest specialist vendor of SOA solutions in the world and the only company to offer a complete suite of products for security, monitoring, reliability, registry and provisioning for enterprise SOA, B2B XML and mainframe deployments.


“The AO100 companies are driving the next wave of innovative technologies that are disrupting the old guard and shaping the new media landscape,” said Tony Perkins, founder of AlwaysOn. “As ever, we were inundated with nominations from leading companies, and it’s heartening to know that tomorrow’s thought leaders and technology visionaries are already out there. My congratulations to each AO100 winner - these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year.”


“It is clear that innovations and market leadership from SOA Software has a significant impact on our global customer base and the industry as a whole,” said Paul Gigg, president and CEO of SOA Software.  “Winning the AO100 award signifies demand for our company’s end-to-end enterprise solutions and is another proof point that SOA Software’s value proposition for enterprise customers is growing stronger. Over the next weeks and months, expect SOA Software to expand its market presence, introduce new products and services, and expand the company’s presence beyond North America.”


A full list of all the AO100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://stanfordsummit.goingon.com/permalink/post/866


About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is transforming the communication business with its online blogging network; establishing it as a leader in the open media revolution. Borrowing on the underground blogging and social networking traditions, AlwaysOn (www.alwayson-network.com) was launched in 2003. Today, AlwaysOn’s annual Summit @ Stanford and OnHollywood events, print “blogozine” and online services encourage direct collaboration between the global thought leaders and technology insiders whose ideas and innovations are shaping the always-on world.

AlwaysOn, LLC, is a privately held and virtually headquartered company born out of the heart of Silicon Valley.

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