SOA Software Releases API Catalog for App Enterprise App Development

SOA Software Adds Enterprise API Catalog

SOA Software Unveils Enterprise API Catalog to Drive API Adoption Inside the Enterprise

Provides seamless transition from SOA Registries and Repositories to Internal API Communities

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 15th, 2014 – SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader, announced the availability of the Enterprise API catalog, an enhancement to its API Management Platform that drive the creation of API communities inside the enterprise.  The API catalog combines the collaborative, open practices of external API Portals with search, controlled visibility, selective provisioning, and integration with enterprise security that are required for internal development.  This public-private fusion offers enterprises a refreshing and productive way to harness the potential of APIs for software reuse and business value creation.

“As enterprises modernize their IT infrastructure and adopt cloud and mobility initiatives, they find themselves embracing APIs to drive internal application development and integration. However, the one-size-fits-all approach does not work with API portals. Internal development communities are often more sophisticated than open or public communities,” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software.  “The SOA Software Enterprise API catalog offers the business value that was long-promised but seldom delivered by cumbersome legacy repositories, providing the next generation of secured developer communities that span the various underlying protocols that enterprise APIs will support.”

Compared to open or public APIs, internal APIs have many distinct characteristics that require a different approach to management and security. While an enterprise might have only a few external APIs, it might deploy hundreds of internal services delivered in multiple protocols and transports including REST, SOAP, and POX, over HTTP/S, AMQP, MQ, JMS. To foster re-use, speed, efficiency, and agile application development, enterprises need to be able to publish their internal APIs in a searchable catalog. They need all the capabilities of an external API portal but combined with the kind of security controls and visibility restrictions often required for internal scenarios.

Modeled on open API developer communities but adapted for the enterprise, the API catalog features a feature-rich internal developer portal. Services can be imported directly into the API catalog from existing repositories. From the portal, developers can engage with one another, learn about available APIs, make agreements to use them, and integrate them into the application development lifecycle (ALM.)  Enterprise-grade aspects of the API catalog include:

  • Search index driven – Makes it easy for developers to find internal services and APIs. The catalog indexes discussions, documents, and published metadata.  Results can be filtered.
  • Flexible API and service types – Goes beyond basic REST/JSON APIs to support SOAP, AMQP, MQTT, POX, JMS services and more.
  • Comprehensive documentation - Minimizes developer workload by presenting accurate, useable documents that help the developer effectively consume the API or service.
  • Group support for security and community management - Shares API and service visibility only with appropriate groups and develop communities of interest around particular areas.
  • Enterprise identity system support – Leverages existing identity systems, extending them to support the developer and app user communities adding modern standards such as OpenID Connect and OAuth.
  • API and app lifecycle management – Maintains the privacy, accuracy and timeliness of the information presented in the catalog.
  • Closed loop operations and auditing – Ensures that all decisions are effected and audited with a closed loop integration between the catalog, the runtime gateway, and the lifecycle management solution.
  • External API consumption – Allows the enterprise to subscribe to an external API once, but allow multiple internal developers to leverage the same API for internal application development.


About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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SOA Software’s Roberto Medrano Selected by ExecReps as a Top CMO Worldwide

List selection focused on multiplatform content, content marketing, and engagement strategies

LOS ANGELES, CA – Tuesday 8th, 2014 –  Roberto Medrano, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader, has been positioned as #12 on ExecReps’ ExecRank listing of the nation’s top 250 CMOs for 2013.  Using a proprietary algorithm based on performance in 24 key areas, ExecRank evaluated more than 15,000 CMOs to select the current year’s top 250.

“Roberto is a master of what might be one of the most challenging forms of marketing,” said Pavan Sethi, Lead Analyst for ExecRank, the research division of ExecReps. “He’s responsible for bringing a new, disruptive technology to a target audience that hasn’t quite gelled. He has to think at least half a dozen steps ahead of where the market currently sits.  That’s what he does with API management and other emerging technologies.”

Medrano is responsible for worldwide marketing at SOA Software, which has operations in North America, EMEA, the EU and Asia-Pacific.  Over the last decade, his contributions have led SOA Software to achieving industry-leading vendor status. Today SOA Software has become the de-facto standard in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) governance and API management software in numerous global 2000 enterprise accounts.  Further Medrano has influenced SOA Software’s rise to top positions in many of the industry’s prestigious analyst rankings.

Medrano is a recognized executive in the information technology fields of SOA, API Management, internet security, governance, and compliance.  Experienced in both start-ups and large companies, Medrano served as General Manager of Hewlett Packard’s E-Services and Internet Security division becoming one of their top 100 executives. He has held executive positions at Finjan, Avnet, and Sun Microsystems.  He participated in President Clinton’s White House Security Summits, the White House National Cyber Security Summits, and the White House National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.  Additionally Medrano has been ranked one of “The Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the US” and the “100 Most Influential Latinos in Silicon Valley.”

“This is a great honor,” Medrano said. “Our whole organization at SOA Software is committed to thought leadership in leading technologies for the enterprise. I’m fortunate to work with a great team and have the opportunity to market a standout product in a very important space.”

ExecRank reports that, among CMOs, 2013 was highlighted by considerable focus on multiplatform content, content marketing and engagement strategies that cut through the white noise to generate a positive return on investments. The year also saw many marketing executives growing in recognition through publications, one of several forms of thought leadership that is factored heavily into these rankings, as well. The 2013 ranking includes CMOs from Apple, Wal-Mart Stores, Nike, Dell, IBM, GE, Ford, Microsoft, Dunkin Brands, Seagate and Coca-Cola.

About the Ranking

CMOs were ranked according to ExecReps’ Research Division ExecRank patent-pending proprietary Ranking Algorithm that calculates points for 24 key categories, in addition to the insights and feedback from evaluation committees featuring some of the world’s most renowned business leaders. Like all of ExecReps’ Research Division ExecRank position specific ranking algorithms, the CMO Ranking Algorithm serves as an objective standard for executive performance and is designed to produce results that act as leading indicators for future executive and team performance.

About ExecReps & ExecRank
ExecReps’ Research Division ExecRank is the definitive ranking service of leading executives who have achieved the highest level of professional achievement and peer recognition. ExecReps Inc. is an Executive Research and Advisory Firm that operates a first in class platform for Board Membership, Strategic Introductions, and Executive Best Practices. Members include C-Level executives from companies including Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), IBM (NYSE: IBM), Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), and hundreds of others. Read more about ExecReps & ExecRank at www.ExecReps.com

For the full list, visit http://execreps.com/execrank/top-cmos/.
About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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Should Enterprises Keep Their External APIs Public or Restricted?

An API Strategy Is a Business Strategy

SOA Software Introduces API Syndication to Accelerate API Adoption

New capabilities facilitate multi-channel marketing for APIs and enable targeting specific developer segments

Cloud Expo - New York City, New York – 10th June 2014 – SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader, introduced API Syndication today to help businesses further extend the reach of their APIs by engaging a more diverse set of business partners and developers.  An addition to SOA Software’s API Management Solution, API Syndication enables enterprises to amplify the adoption of APIs by syndicating them through multiple developer and marketing channels. This allows businesses to create targeted developer communities and maximize API adoption across diverse business units and market segments.

“APIs are critical for businesses that need to exploit new digital and mobile channels,” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software.  “Our goal is to equip businesses to capitalize on all possible developer channels to maximize API adoption. APIs are like products and should be marketed like one.  API Syndication allows enterprises to create and manage APIs once, and then syndicate them into various internal and external developer communities, each with their own branding, licensing, security and other localized attributes.”

The diversity of digital channels such as mobile, social and web often mandates different usage scenarios for APIs. API Syndication solves this problem, allowing enterprises to target specific developer communities with unique use-cases rather than forcing a one-size-fits-all API Portal. API Syndication also brings this solution approach to comparable challenges that are unique to fostering API adoption internally within large enterprises. API usage and scenarios vary significantly across lines of businesses and geographies and require effective syndication through specific targeted internal channels or communities.

SOA Software’s API Syndication enables API owners to publish their APIs to a targeted set of developers as part of a broader and a more diverse API lifecycle through the following capabilities:

  • Expose APIs though different developer portals (channels) without duplication.
  • Provide a single point of administration and monitoring for APIs and App provisioning across multiple channels.
  • Support different identity systems, security mechanisms and brand experiences across different channels.
  • Support both internal (between lines of business) and external (between external developers and partners) federation scenarios
  • Seamlessly aggregate developer experience from numerous federation members.
  • Comply with specific security requirements by physically isolating syndicated environments without compromising ease of API administration.


SOA Software offers the most comprehensive API Management Solution on the market today. It is a secure, robust platform that companies can use to share and manage their APIs with the growing app developer community, their partners, and customers. The platform manages, monitors and secures APIs, ensuring that these APIs deliver the level of service customers and partners require; that corporate and customer information and assets are secure; and that the integrity of the corporate brand is protected.

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About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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SOA Software’s Systinet Replacement Program Simplifies Enterprise Integration

Users can expect continued innovation, improved scalability, and better performance

LOS ANGELES, CA – 21st May, 2014 – SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader, today announced that it is offering a replacement program for users of Hewlett-Packard SOA Systinet.  The replacement program includes a limited time credit to customers for their Systinet purchases.  For Systinet users, SOA Software’s SOA Governance and API management solutions simplify integration, scalability, performance, updates, and the bulk import of existing services.

“The Systinet replacement program is intended to help Systinet customers to take advantage of innovations being made in API and SOA lifecycle management and provide customers with a unified platform that helps them extend their SOA services into the API economy, at their own pace,” said Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software.  “Our platform enables SOA architects and administrators that are now on Systinet to achieve scale without expending too much time or resources.”

SOA Software’s Lifecycle Manager provides Systinet users with several advantages in SOA and API management.  Lifecycle Manager publishes services without requiring custom coding. It provisions APIs and services to SOA Software’s leading API management products while applying runtime monitoring, security and privacy policies. Administrators can define flexible policies and apply them at distinct points over the course of executing an enterprise’s Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). With SOA Software, metadata changes automatically come up in the search criteria.

The SOA Software API Gateway solution streamlines management, deployment, development and operation of APIs, enhancing security and regulatory compliance through authentication, authorization and audit capabilities. It provides central definition and management of security, routing, orchestration, mediation, auditing, threat protection, and other operational governance policies across multiple instances. The Gateway enables enterprises to standardize API and service delivery with high security, performance and availability.

SOA Software makes migration from Systinet easy. It enables bulk import of existing services through a CSV file import or UDDI sync. No custom code is required. Rework is not necessary to support differing customer metadata.  Lifecycle Manager offers flexible configuration. Custom validators can be easily implemented using a wide range of approaches, including XML and regular expression-based assertions and scripts that can access the full set of Lifecycle Manager APIs. Configurations are updated dynamically via Lifecycle Manager’s Eclipse-based graphical administrative tooling and are applied immediately without a separate build and deploy process.

SOA Software’s API Gateway and Lifecycle Manager have been proven in numerous demanding enterprise environments, where it is known for performing well even when managing hundreds of services and APIs.  SOA Software’s API Management solution has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance.

For more information on SOA Software’s Systinet Replacement Program, click here.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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Senior Solutions Architect/Consultant

Manage Semantics Manager™ projects from the beginning of the sales cycle through delivery. Will be responsible for carrying out system implementations and providing pre-sales, marketing, and training support.

Job Description: Manage Semantics ManagerTM projects from the beginning of the sales cycle through delivery. Provide pre-sales, marketing, and training support. Coordinate development efforts, and develop assessment, design, and architecture plans. Carry out system implementations via configuration, report writing, and data migrations.

Job Specifications:

  • Work with clients to perform needs assessments, understand and refine requirements, translate requirements to design, and provide recommendations on standards and metadata management implementation strategies.
  • Develop and carry out implementation plans, including configuration, report writing, and integrations for pre-sales demos, proofs of concept, and implementations.
  • Develop and deliver presentations and demos to potential clients and at conferences.
  • Map, transform, and upload standards and metadata content.
  • Prepare and conduct technical workshops, webinars, and training.
  • Respond to requests for information/proposals.
  • Contribute to solution strategy, business development, and marketing activities.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong experience using and/or implementing CDISC standards
  • Metadata management and information modeling skills
  • Knowledge of BioPharma industry and clinical drug development lifecycle, preferably in at least one of the following areas: Biomedical Informatics, Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics, Statistical Programming, or Database Programming
  • Experience with business and systems analysis
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle methodologies (Agile preferred)
  • Development/programming experience with one or more of these technologies: J2SE, J2EE, XML, Oracle, or SQL-aware reporting tools (BIRT preferred)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Additional preferred knowledge, skills, and experience:
    • Metadata/standards governance
    • Functional area or project management
    • ISO 11179 standard for metadata registries
    • BRIDG and ISO 21090 or HL7 datatypes
    • Understanding of semantic interoperability goals & concepts

Education Preference: BS/MS or equivalent experience in technical or health related field
Travel: 25%
Please send you resume to Julie dot Smiley at soa dot com

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New Accenture Model Promotes Strategic API Program in the Enterprise

SOA Software Showcases API Management at Microsoft Technology Centers

Mobile Apps Demonstrate Cloud to On-Premise Integration Using Microsoft Azure Cloud

Los Angeles, CA. – May 13th, 2014 – SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader, today announced that Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) worldwide are showcasing SOA Software’s API Management solution.  Microsoft customers gain an in-depth understanding of how SOA Software and Microsoft provide a world class API and SOA platform for mobile and cloud through the unique, immersive technology environment of the MTC’s Envisioning Center and technical deep-dives with MTC architects.

The SOA Software solution at the MTC Envisioning Center demonstrates the creation of engaging, productive mobile apps for Microsoft-based backend applications and opens the conversation about the architecture behind the application. The interaction is powered by a seamless combination of SOA Software’s API management solution, APIs hosted on the Microsoft Azure cloud, and a rich backend environment utilizing on-premise Microsoft technology.

“Integrating mobile and cloud apps with on-premise applications is a hot topic for Microsoft customers as they forge ahead to stay competitive in the new digital economy,” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software. “To be successful, Microsoft customers need to externalize services and data hosted on their on-premises Microsoft environments quickly and securely. SOA Software’s API Management solution enables enterprises to leverage their existing on-premises investments as APIs, without the need for expensive integrations or custom development.”

The reference architecture being presented at the MTCs demonstrates Microsoft Azure APIs that directly integrate with internal Microsoft-based systems, including those based on BizTalk Server and Windows Server. The APIs have built-in security, monitoring, and protocol mediation to ensure a full out-of-box experience.  The APIs are hosted in a developer portal that makes it easy for API developers and mobile app developers to collaborate and share.

“As enterprises rapidly expand to cloud and mobile, API integration with on-premises systems and applications is becoming an important aspect of both business and IT strategy.  The SOA Software API Management solution included in the Envisioning Center demonstration allows me to show exactly how to externalize on-premises systems and applications as API in a secured and governed way that is beneficial to our customers,” said Anna Skobodzinski, WW Microsoft Technology Center Architect.

With over 30 Microsoft Technology Center locations worldwide, Microsoft customers can visit their local MTC to learn more about how SOA Software and Microsoft are working together to offer one of the best API solutions for mobile and cloud workloads. MTC architects are also available to help customers plan rich mobile and API solutions that leverage existing Microsoft environments alongside new Microsoft Azure cloud initiatives.

SOA Software has also been recertified with Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network. As the technologies and strategies of the two companies evolve, SOA Software’s API Management and SOA Governance solutions are proving to be an excellent fit for customers vested with Microsoft technology.  In particular, SOA Software finds synergy with Microsoft’s cloud/on-premise hybrid strategy, where API management is a critical success factor.

For more information on SOA Software and Microsoft please click here.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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Ecommerce APIs: The What the Why and the How to Make Money

SOA Software Offers DataPower Users an Alternative to WebSphere Service Registry and Repository

Replacement program offers easy upgrade for existing WSRR customers

Las Vegas, NV – 28th April, 2014– SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader, today announced at IBM Impact 2014 that it is offering a replacement program for users of IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR).  TThe replacement program includes a limited time credit to customers for their WSRR purchase. SOA Software’s SOA Governance and API management solutions simplify DataPower management and create an easy way to deploy and manage services on DataPower.  Replacing WSRR with SOA Software provides customers with out of the box functionality, a reduction in time and expense for managing services on DataPower, simpler adoption of API management on DataPower, and better analytics.

“Compared to using WSRR, SOA Software helps enterprises handle web services and APIs on DataPower in less time, and reduces recurring costs for managing a gateway infrastructure” said Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software.  “With SOA Software you can deploy and manage a service or an API on DataPower in less than 10 minutes, freeing your resources to focus on more business value creating tasks. We’re offering a set of ready-to-go services management features that keep things streamlined and simple.”

SOA Software’s tools for managing web services and APIs on DataPower offer a complete lifecycle and runtime governance solution out-of-the-box.  With SOA Software, customers can actually provision services right onto DataPower, versus relying on a dedicated DataPower profession to first create a proxy and then configure it on WSRR V6 and V7. SOA Software’s out of the box, preset but configurable governance of the service lifecycle reduces the time required to manage services, versus first creating a proxy and then configuring it on WSRR V6 and V7. This process typically requires a dedicated DataPower professional. SOA Software’s preset but configurable governance of the service lifecycle reduces the time required to manage services.

The switch to SOA Software from WSRR offers a number of other benefits, including making it easier to transition into API management. WSRR is not fully integrated with IBM API Management. In contrast, SOA Software provides users with a portfolio view of all services and APIs they manage on DataPower. Unlike WSRR, SOA Software offers in-depth analytics of service and API lifecycle and health at runtime. In addition, IBM customers moving to WebSphere version 8 will face a potentially difficult transition to WSRR 8.5. From SOA Software’s perspective, it’s an opportune time to consider switching.

SOA Software provides complete end-to-end lifecycle management for APIs and services from planning through production with easy configuration. Rather than getting locked into a proprietary governance framework, SOA Software provides a flexible framework based on industry best practices, allowing customers to quickly get up and running, irrespective of their maturity level.

For more information on SOA Software’s WSRR Replacement Program, click here.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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SOA Software Delivers Lifecycle Control, Agility to APIs for B2B, Mobile and Cloud Apps

SOA and API convergence offers organizations a competitive advantage

SOA Software Releases Lifecycle API To Keep Pace with Enterprise API Maturity

APIs offer a new approach to managing mobile devices

SOA and API convergence offers organizations a competitive advantage

SOA Software Adds Agility and Control to Cloud and Mobile Development

Lifecycle API automates governance and approval workflow for processes and applications

April 8th, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA - SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader, today announced the Lifecycle API as part of the latest release of its Lifecycle Manager. The Lifecycle API enables businesses to embed workflow and governance controls within cloud and mobile development, providing businesses with agility and control over their assets.

With the growing importance of cloud-based and mobile computing models, organizations need flexible approaches to governing IT and business activities and processes. SOA Software’s Lifecycle Manager introduces a comprehensive set of REST APIs supporting the creation, updating and role-based review of governed IT assets such as services, APIs and apps. These capabilities can be readily integrated into an IT organization’s native tools and processes, increasing organizational agility to respond to changing corporate and regulatory mandates and internal process change.

“Enterprises are increasingly facing demands to extend the functionality of their services to mobile devices and through cloud-based offerings,” said Brent Carlson, Senior Vice President of SOA Software. “However, in some industries and lines of business, they need to regulate, govern, and examine access to these assets. The Lifecycle API offers a platform an organization can use to easily embed workflow and approval processes, striking a balance between accelerating opening up to new digital channels while maintaining control.”

APIs surface technology assets in a business context, and therefore elevate the need for governance beyond IT to include business decision makers.  The Lifecycle API enables the integration of business data collection and decision making into technical processes such as API access grants.

Lifecycle Manager has pre-built integration with SOA Software’s API Gateway and Community Manager, thereby supporting both internal and external development communities. It also offers a variety of new features that make the identification, management and oversight of APIs and other software assets easier. These include:

  • GitHub Integration – Lifecycle Manager’s AnySource Asset Adapter (ASAA) automation framework has been extended to support GitHub, bringing Lifecycle Manager’s industry leading repository and governance capabilities into cloud-based development communities.
  • Layered Architecture Visualization - With Asset Relationship Visualization, users can quickly and easily understand asset-to-asset relationships via graphical representation within a browser or IDE. Now users can tag specific assets and visualize tagged assets in separate layers.
  • Role-Based User Actions – Lifecycle Manager provides the ability for administrators to extend core asset functionality with custom user actions.
  • Infrastructure Enhancements - Integration support with the latest releases of various supporting technologies – Oracle WebLogic Application Server 12c, JBoss EAP 6, Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, Eclipse 4.3 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012.


Lifecycle Manager is an integral part of SOA Software’s API Management platform that also includes Community Manager and the API Gateway. SOA Software offers the most comprehensive API Management Solution on the market today. It is a secure, robust platform that companies can use to share and manage their APIs with the growing app developer community, their partners, and customers. The platform manages, monitors and secures APIs, ensuring that these APIs deliver the level of service customers and partners require; that corporate and customer information and assets are secure; and that the integrity of the corporate brand is protected.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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4 Ways APIs Are Being Talked About in the Enterprise

Finalist in Info Security

SXSW API Roundup: Devices, Data and Developers

Want To API Enable Your Mainframe? Have At It!

API Security - Simplified API Security and Management

API Security

Enterprises are reshaping their business models to address the new digital economy by making data and applications available as APIs for consumption in mobile applications, cloud applications and Internet of Things (IoT). While APIs connect enterprises with mobile apps and a large community of developers, these APIs also need to be scalable, reliable, and most importantly secure. As these businesses start monetizing their resources through digital channels they need to become more vigilant about security and complaince and prevent their APIs against threats and hacks.

The SOA Software API Security solution streamlines management, deployment, development and operation of APIs, enhancing security and regulatory compliance through authentication, authorization and audit capabilities. The SOA Software API Gateway, deployed at the edge of the network to provide perimeter security and defence, protects the enterprise by handling authentication and authorization, encrypting data, preventing threats and attacks and rate limiting traffic. The API Gateway can be deployed in the cloud or on-premises.

API Gateway
channels

Authentication and Authorization

  • Choose from a wide array of authentication schemes, standards and token types to ensure that only valid users and applications get access
  • Integrate with leading identity and access management providers or use the built-in access control system
  • Use existing enterprise security systems to create an OAuth authorization server.
build

Message Security

  • Ensure the privacy of data in flight and at rest (a key requirement for PCI Compliance)
  • Support SSL & TLS as well as message-based encryption and decryption using the XML-Encryption standards
  • Sign and verify messages and headers to provide non-repudiation
  • Simplify key and certificate generation, distribution and management with built-in PKI services
Monetize

Threat Protection

  • Prevent Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, malformed messages or excessive XML/JSON depth and breadth.
  • Detect and prevent SQL, JavaScript or XPath/XQuery injection attacks
  • Provide a content firewall, protecting against malicious content including protection against viruses in attachments and validation of message content – XML and JSON data structure, form and query parameters.
build

Orchestration, Mediation and Transformation

  • Bi-directional protocol transformation - Convert existing SOAP or Plain-old-XML (POX) over MQ or JMS services into RESTful APIs with XML and/or JSON content
  • API & Message Routing - Route based on message content, headers, identity and other factors
  • Orchestration - Remove operations, aggregate multiple backend APIs or services, perform mediation, or composition - without writing code.
  • Scripting - Author reusable scripts using a variety of languages (e.g. node.js, JavaScript, Groovy, Jython, BeanShell) and embed them within processes
Monetize

Analytics and Monitoring

  • Real-time system monitoring – Use the Web-based dashboards to get real-time visibility into service and API performance, dependencies, and alert status
  • Alert Management – Powerful alert management, monitoring, and distribution. Leverage alerts within compositions to control message routing, enforce SLAs or perform other runtime activities
  • Analytics – Dashboards and out-of-the-box reports provide visibility into the performance of APIs and services from different perspectives, including department, partner, application contract, API/service or operation
build

Unified API and SOA

  • Define and Manage API’s- Create APIs with multiple interfaces using different standards including REST/XML, REST/JSON and SOAP with no extra development effort
  • Comprehensive Integration with SOA Software’s Lifecycle Manager - Control the service production and consumption process from requirements definition to development
  • Contract Management - Manage relationships between service consumers and providers
Monetize

Deploy in the cloud, or on-premises

  • On-Premise or in the Cloud – You can choose how and where you deploy to best meet the need of your business
  • Virtual Appliance – Deploy as a pre-packaged hardened virtual appliance on any infrastructure of your choice

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Metadata Management is on the Rise in BioPharma

Top drivers are data quality, regulatory compliance and business process efficiency

LOS ANGELES – MARCH 6th, 2014 – Half of BioPharma companies now have a Metadata Management project under way, according to a survey conducted by SOA Software.  This finding shows that metadata management is emerging as a compelling solution for many BioPharma businesses. The top drivers are data quality, regulatory compliance and business process efficiency improvements. BioPharma companies are seeking metadata management technology solutions more than ever. However, only 10% of companies actually have a technology solution in place.

“Companies are realizing that by automating the implementation of standards through effective metadata management they can become more agile while reducing costs,” said Brent Carlson, Senior VP for Technology at SOA Software.  “With 50% of companies moving towards a managed metadata environment it’s clear that this has become an industry priority.  Yet, the relatively low number of actual technology implementations shows that it can be challenging to find the right mix of process, people and technology for the data lifecycle.”

SOA Software surveyed conference attendees from 40 organizations at the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) Annual International Interchange in November, 2013.  Although the majority represented BioPharma organizations, there was also participation from contract research organizations (CROs), consultancy firms and research institutes.

The survey further revealed that 23% of all respondents (36% of those with existing metadata management projects) reported that they are not satisfied with their current or planned solution(s), while another 7% think their solution suffices for now, but have concerns about it meeting their long-term needs. Respondents expressed dissatisfaction with functional limitations, such as management of study-level metadata, unsupported glossaries, and insufficient version control. Other issues included unstable or outdated systems and non-compliance with CDISC standards. For detailed information about this survey, download our new white paper, Metadata Management: The Big Drivers for a Solution.

SOA Software offers one of the industry’s leading metadata management solutions. Its Semantics Manager product is a mature metadata management solution that facilitates moving to an optimized, agile clinical development lifecycle by serving as the authoritative source for data standards and clinical artifacts. In 2013, it was selected by CDISC as the technology platform for SHARE. However, Semantics Manager is not just for standards organizations. It has capabilities to create, manage, and govern not only standards, but all metadata as reusable assets. Through reuse of and relationships between content comes automated impact analysis and inheritance, which improves data quality and accelerates clinical development cycle times.

For more information about SOA Software’s data lifecycle management solutions and Semantics Manager, go to http://www.soa.com/solutions/semantics-management.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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Willow Tree Apps

WillowTree Apps®, Inc. is a leading enterprise-focused mobile strategy, design and development company. Named by Inc. magazine for two consecutive years as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, WillowTree is comprised of one of the most experienced mobile design & development teams in the U.S. - spanning iOS, Android, mobile web applications & back-end/API development. WillowTree provides clients with a full range of enterprise-grade mobile services including: Mobile Security & Compliance, Cloud/API Integration, Mobile Strategy, Mobile Design, Native App Development, Mobile Web App Development, Mobile Commerce & Emerging Platform Development. Learn more about their award-winning mobile solutions at: www.willowtreeapps.com

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SOA Software API Gateway™ Wins Info Security Global Excellence Award

Recognized as best API Management and Security product

RSA Conference 2014– FEBRUARY 27th, 2014  – SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader, announced today that the Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named SOA Software the winner for the 10th Annual 2014 Global Excellence Awards announced at the RSA Conference this week. SOA Software’s API Gateway is the winner in the API Management and Security category. These prestigious global awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies.

“The API Gateway is an innovative product that addresses advanced API security and threat prevention needs for business that are enabling their digital channels,” said Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President, SOA Software. “The API Gateway sets a new standard for an integrated solution that combines security, integration, and mediation capabilities delivered both in the cloud and on-premise.”

SOA Software’s API Gateway provides a comprehensive security and threat protection solution for enterprise APIs. It covers a wide range of use cases, including threats related to identity and access, message encryption, and compliance. The API Gateway streamlines development, management, and operation of APIs; enhancing security and regulatory compliance through authentication, authorization and audit capabilities.  It is available in the cloud, on-premise, or as a virtual appliance for ease of installation and configuration.

For more information about SOA Software API Gateway, see www.soa.com/solutions/api-gateway

About Info Security Products Guide Awards

SVUS Awards organized by Silicon Valley Communications are conferred in 10 annual award programs: The Info Security’s Global Excellence Awards, The IT Industry’s Hot Companies and Best Products Awards, The Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards, and Consumer World Awards, CEO World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, The Globe Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Women World Awards, PR World Awards, and Pillar Employee Recognitions World Awards. These premier awards honor organizations of all types and sizes from all over the world including the people, products, performance, PR and marketing. To learn more, visit www.svusawards.com

About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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New SOA Software Security Features Prevent Growing API Attacks

SOA Software Extends API Security and Threat Protection Capabilities

API Gateway Release Provides Enhanced Threat Protection to Secure APIs Against Attacks

RSA CONFERENCE 2014, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2014 – SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader, today announced a major new release of its API Gateway with significantly upgraded security and threat protection capabilities to provide a comprehensive, hardened, and integrated API security solution. This release establishes a new standard for an integrated solution that combines security, integration, and mediation capabilities delivered both in the cloud and on-premise.

“Enterprises are rapidly shifting the way they do business by embracing new digital channels and opening their data and applications through APIs, both internally and externally,” said Alistair Farquharson, Chief Technology Officer at SOA Software. “With this new release, customers can securely extend their business processes and data for consumption as APIs by leveraging the API Gateway’s unique ability to mitigate threat risk across platforms, devices, and channels. They can now protect their APIs from sophisticated attacks, hacks and a myriad of other threats. API Security has never been so powerful and comprehensive, and yet easy to enforce.”

SOA Software’s API Gateway provides a comprehensive security and threat protection solution for enterprise APIs. It covers a wide range of use cases, including threats related to identity and access, message encryption, and compliance. The API Gateway streamlines development, management, and operation of APIs; enhancing security and regulatory compliance through authentication, authorization and audit capabilities.  It is available in the cloud, on-premise, or as a virtual appliance for ease of installation and configuration.

The latest release of SOA Software’s API Gateway includes:

  • Threat Protection: Protect APIs against unintentional or intentional attacks and abuse including Denial-of-Service, SQL and JavaScript or XPath Query attacks. The API Gateway provides a content firewall that defends against malicious content like viruses, or malformed JSON or XML data structures.
  • Authentication and Authorization: Choose from a wide array of authentication schemes, standards and token types to ensure that only valid users and applications can access APIs. The API Gateway supports integration with leading single-sign-on and Identity and Access management providers
  • Transport and Message Level Security: Ensure the privacy of customers’ data in flight and at rest (a key requirement for PCI compliance). The API Gateway supports SSL & TLS with comprehensive key and certificate generation, distribution and management using built-in PKI services.
  • Advanced Scripting: Make changes easily and quickly without the need to rebuild or redeploy services or applications using common scripting languages, such as JavaScript. Powerful server-side scripting capabilities enable users to define additional customizations.
  • Wide Support of Security Standards: Make integration and security administration seamless. The API Gateway provides extensive support for standards like OAuth, SAML, SHA, LDAP, Kerberos, HMAC, X.509 certificates, WS-Security and SSL client authentication.
  • PCI DSS 2.0 Compliant: Satisfy PCI criteria for a compliant network.  SOA Software’s PCI-compliant cloud offers an extensive, secure network coupled with 24/7 technical support to mitigate risks that can compromise sensitive data security.

For more information about SOA Software API Gateway, see www.soa.com/solutions/api-gateway.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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Test Gateway

API Gateway

The SOA Software API Gateway solution streamlines management, deployment, development and operation of APIs, enhancing security and regulatory compliance through authentication, authorization and audit capabilities. It provides central definition and management of security, routing, orchestration, mediation, auditing, threat protection, and other operational governance policies across multiple instances. The Gateway enables enterprises to standardize API and service delivery with high security, performance and availability.

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Authentication and Authorization

  • Choose from a wide array of authentication schemes, standards and token types to ensure that only valid users and applications get access
  • Integrate with leading identity and access management providers or use the built-in access control system
  • Use existing enterprise security systems to create an OAuth authorization server.
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Message Security

  • Ensure the privacy of data in flight and at rest (a key requirement for PCI
  • Support SSL & TLS as well as message-based encryption and decryption using the XML-Encryption standards
  • Sign and verify messages and headers to provide non-repudiation
  • Simplify key and certificate generation, distribution and management with built-in PKI services
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Threat Protection

  • Prevent Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, malformed messages or excessive XML/JSON depth and breadth.
  • Detect and prevent SQL, JavaScript or XPath/XQuery injection attacks
  • Provide a content firewall, protecting against malicious content including protection against viruses in attachments and validation of message content – XML and JSON data structure, form and query parameters.
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Orchestration, Mediation and Transformation

  • Bi-directional protocol transformation - Convert existing SOAP or Plain-old-XML (POX) over MQ or JMS services into RESTful APIs with XML and/or JSON content
  • API & Message Routing - Route based on message content, headers, identity and other factors
  • Orchestration - Remove operations, aggregate multiple backend APIs or services, perform mediation, or composition - without writing code.
  • Scripting - Author reusable scripts using a variety of languages (e.g. node.js, JavaScript, Groovy, Jython, BeanShell) and embed them within processes
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Analytics and Monitoring

  • Real-time system monitoring – Use the Web-based dashboards to get real-time visibility into service and API performance, dependencies, and alert status
  • Alert Management – Powerful alert management, monitoring, and distribution. Leverage alerts within compositions to control message routing, enforce SLAs or perform other runtime activities
  • Analytics – Dashboards and out-of-the-box reports provide visibility into the performance of APIs and services from different perspectives, including department, partner, application contract, API/service or operation
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Unified API and SOA

  • Define and Manage API’s- Create APIs with multiple interfaces using different standards including REST/XML, REST/JSON and SOAP with no extra development effort
  • Comprehensive Integration with SOA Software’s Lifecycle Manager - Control the service production and consumption process from requirements definition to development
  • Contract Management - Manage relationships between service consumers and providers
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Deploy in the cloud, or on-premises

  • On-Premise or on the Cloud – You can choose how and where you deploy to best meet the need of your business
  • Virtual Appliance – Deploy as a pre-packaged hardened virtual appliance on a any infrastructure of your choice

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SOA Software A Multiple Award Finalist In Info Security

Honored for Innovation, API Management, API Security, and Mobile

Los Angeles, CA – FEBRUARY 20th, 2014  – SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader, announced today that the Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named SOA Software a finalist in multiple categories for the 10th Annual 2014 Global Excellence Awards to be published at the upcoming RSA Conference. SOA Software’s API Gateway is a finalist in both the API Management and Security and the Innovation in Enterprise Security categories. SOA Software’s Mobile Application Gateway is a finalist in the Wireless, Mobile or Portable Device Security category. These prestigious global awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies.

“Information security is in our blood,” said Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President, SOA Software. “We feel honored to be named a finalist three times for the ways that we have innovated in API security, allowing new levels of security for fast-moving mobile apps.”

The SOA Software API Gateway is a virtual appliance that streamlines management, deployment, development and operation of APIs, enhancing security and regulatory compliance through authentication, authorization and audit capabilities.  It provides central definition and management of security, routing, reliability, mediation, auditing and other operational governance policies across multiple instances. The API Gateway enables the fastest time to market for a comprehensive API security solution that can be deployed as a single unit, on-premise, in-cloud or as a hybrid solution.

The SOA Software Mobile Application Gateway solution accelerates mobile application development by abstracting the complexities of enterprise architecture from mobile app development.  Its features include messaging, transport and security policy mediation, orchestration between multiple backend services, rapid prototyping, and advanced security enforcement and threat protection.  All of this functionality contributes to simplifying the complex process of externalizing applications and data for mobile consumption.

About Info Security Products Guide Awards

SVUS Awards organized by Silicon Valley Communications are conferred in 10 annual award programs: The Info Security’s Global Excellence Awards, The IT Industry’s Hot Companies and Best Products Awards, The Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards, and Consumer World Awards, CEO World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, The Globe Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Women World Awards, PR World Awards, and Pillar Employee Recognitions World Awards. These premier awards honor organizations of all types and sizes from all over the world including the people, products, performance, PR and marketing. To learn more, visit www.svusawards.com

About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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Semantics Manager - Standards and Metadata Management

Semantics Manager™ enables enterprises to define, find, understand, use, and exchange data by managing standards and metadata as organizational assets. It is built upon an industry-leading repository and governance platform that can support requirements through configuration, rather than hardcoded behavior requiring custom modification to adapt to changing requirements. Semantics Manager enables standards development organizations (SDO) to develop, manage, obtain and incorporate reviewer input, and distribute standards more efficiently. It also helps industry to implement standards faster and more effectively while automating and improving business processes.

Based on Object Management Group’s (OMG) Reusable Asset Specification (RAS), Semantics Manager’s metamodel definition infrastructure leverages the flexibility of declarative XML-based specifications to dynamically generate strongly-typed information models with full control over object type, object content and object-to-object associations. These generated models are presented to end users via a modern browser-based UI, giving them intuitive access to repository content organized in a format aligned with their user role.

Accompanying this highly flexible metamodel definition infrastructure, Semantics Manager provides a fully configurable governance process automation engine supporting the need for role-based control by object state. This engine gives repository administrators full control over object approval processes on a fine-grained basis, specifying type-specific processes with content cardinality rules (e.g., information is optional for an object in draft status and mandatory for an object in published status), inline validation policies (e.g., control over field value formats, conditional object content mandates based on associated content values) and role-based approval processes supporting any combination of parallel and sequential commenter and approver steps.

Semantics Manager addresses all of the following core issues around standards development and implementation efforts:

  • How to create, maintain, govern and use standards in a consistent manner
  • How to know what the impact of changes will be on other people, processes, or systems
  • How to get maximum reuse out of existing data assets
  • How to use standards to improve processes, rather than adding burden to them, and
  • How to know that the data exchanged with others is being used or interpreted correctly

Semantics Manager Capabilities

Semantics Manager enables organizations to efficiently govern their data standards through:

Standards-based, model driven content control:

  • Physical metamodel based on Object Management Group’s (OMG) Reusable Asset Specification (RAS)
  • Strongly typed, configurable content metamodel based on ISO 11179 standard for metadata registries
  • For BioPharma industry, base library that includes all CDISC Terminologies, CDASH 1.1, SDTM 1.2, BRIDG 3.1, and ISO 21090

Content creation, management and governance:

  • Build content based on standards and/or standards-based templates
  • Create content within context or as individual objects, including mapping and transformation logic
  • Configure role, asset, and state specific data entry forms
  • Define validations to enforce business rules & policies
  • Establish role-based approval processes supporting any combination of parallel and sequential commenter and approver steps
  • Govern content as individual objects and/or as a batch
  • Automate version control and auditing
  • Collaborate on content at any level, with notifications to stakeholders on activities that affect them

Impact assessment and change inheritance:

  • Evaluate content dependencies via visual dynamic diagrams depicting content relationships
  • Review impact via automated report detailing impact of changes attached to governance request
  • Automate task assignment to stewards of impacted content to determine whether or not to inherit changes

Content usage association:

  • Implement consumption-specific governance workflows
  • Create annotated consumption relationships showing business impact on approved content

Searching & Browsing:

  • Leverage standard and custom XPath-based searches that can be saved and reused
  • Configure the dynamic asset tree to navigate content via classification criteria
  • Navigate content within its context via the launchable relationship tree
  • Graphically search for content via configurable, interactive reference models

Federation & Integration:

  • Federate to other internal and external installations of Semantics Manager
  • Leverage multiple APIs, web services, and XML formats to integrate with other internal or external tools (e.g., terminology services, data warehouses, BI tools, etc.)

Import & Export:

  • Find and select data to export from UI via multiple standard import & export formats
  • Build custom importers and exporters
  • Import new content or changes to existing content through common mechanisms

Metrics & Reporting:

  • Take advantage of integrated open source reporting tools to view prebuilt and custom fully parameterized reports
  • Surface reports dynamically within or external to repository
  • Share reports via multiple report export formats

To learn more, register to download the SOA Software Semantics Manager Data Sheet and other resources.

 

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SOA Software Closes Another Profitable Year

Convergence of API Management and SOA Governance, Partnerships and International Expansion Fuel Growth

LOS ANGELES – February 18th, 2014 – SOA Software, a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance solutions, today announced that it closed 2013 as a profitable year with double digit revenue growth over the previous year. With the increased pace of convergence of API Management and SOA Governance and new strategic partnerships, the company has benefited from a continued investment in robust enterprise-ready software.

“We saw growth in customer adoption of APIs and a convergence of API Management and SOA Governance, both areas where SOA Software has been traditionally strong and continues to be a thought leader,” said Paul Gigg, President and CEO of SOA Software. “We are uniquely well-positioned to grow our market leadership in API Management and will continue to bring innovative solutions to market.”

SOA Software’s ability to close a successful year reflects an increasing demand by enterprises to use APIs to deliver rich, integrated digital experiences through mobile devices, the cloud and other channels. SOA Software continues to deliver solutions to customers to address the growing demands of their digital business strategy with its focus and expertise in APIs, SOA, security, and enterprise applications.

Customers
SOA Software established new relationships and deepened existing ties with many Fortune 1000 companies in 2013. The company now includes the following organizations among its customers:

  • 3 of the 6 largest global pharmaceutical companies
  • 1 of the 2 largest international BioPharma companies
  • 2 of the 5 largest global insurance companies
  • The top retail drug/pharmaceutical company in the world
  • The world’s largest non-alcoholic beverage company in the world
  • The largest chip manufacturer
  • The world’s largest shipping company
  • The top 2 banks in the United States
  • The top title insurance company in the United States
  • 3 of the top 5 airline companies in the United States
  • 1 of the top 2 United States railroads
  • The largest telecom company in the US
  • The largest defense contractor in the US
  • The largest private pension plan in the United States

Product Innovation
SOA Software continued to successfully innovate in 2013. It released the first Datacenter API platform to provide greater flexibility and efficiency for the management of datacenter infrastructure and applications. It enhanced its leadership position in the industry by delivering an integrated solution for API Management and SOA services, which is increasingly recognized as a crucial hallmark for mature enterprises. SOA Software also consolidated its position as a leading API security provider by introducing the industry’s first unified Gateway for APIs and SOA services. SOA Software will continue investing in its API Management platform and exceeding customer expectations through sustained improvements in usability, performance, scalability, and security features in 2014.

Partnerships
The company received Microsoft Gold ISV certification and launched a new product specifically designed to extend applications built with Microsoft technology as APIs.  SOA Software’s long-standing relationship with IBM has continued to be a lucrative one. SOA Software has extended its product offerings for IBM by enabling REST support for IBM DataPower. The company also entered into strategic partnerships with several large system integrators including Wipro Systems, Perficient and Persistent Systems, to help its customers implement their API and SOA Strategies. These strategic partnerships enable the company to focus on core product innovation, while relying on the deep expertise of these strategic partners to make our customers successful with product implementations.

Awards
SOA Software was again recognized in 2013 for product and corporate leadership. The company was recognized as a “Leader” in the 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance. Gartner recently introduced the term application services governance to refer to the union of SOA governance technology and API management, with the view that these aspects will be unified.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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SOA Software Brings API Management to IBM WebSphere MQ Environments

IBM Customers can now quickly and securely connect their mobile and web apps to their backend MQ infrastructure

LOS ANGELES, CA. – FEBRUARY 11TH, 2014 – SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader that powers the API economy, today announced support for IBM WebSphere MQ.  This new capability allows WebSphere MQ customers to easily support the next generation of mobile and web applications.

“As enterprises gear up for mobile, cloud and new web workloads, they need a unified SOA and API management solution that leverages their existing services and infrastructure and makes them available externally and internally,” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software. “The recent enhancements to our API Management solution give IBM Websphere MQ customers the ability to quickly unlock the value in their backend systems.”

SOA Software runs WebSphere MQ-based SOA services and APIs on the IBM WebSphere DataPower hardware appliance.  The combination of IBM WebSphere DataPower and WebSphere MQ, managed by SOA Software’s SOA and API management solutions, means customers can quickly and cost effectively utilize their robust WebSphere MQ messaging backbone for the challenges of mobile, cloud, and new market channels.

SOA Software’s API management solution can mediate REST-to-WebSphere MQ.  Utilizing DataPower’s powerful mediation capabilities on the network, IBM customers leverage SOA Software’s management tools to easily model REST-based APIs. Through the DataPower appliance, these APIs communicate with iOS and Android apps using OAuth, while integrating with a fully-modeled, secured, and lifecycle-driven set of WebSphere-MQ based backend services including z/OS mainframe resources.

IBM WebSphere MQ is a powerful messaging platform, used by over 10,000 organizations for everything from asynchronous messaging to z/OS mainframe connectivity and IBM Integration Bus flows. Its support for more than 80 different platform configurations makes it a critical messaging backbone for many of the largest enterprise IT infrastructures.

For more information about SOA Software’s solutions for IBM WebSphere DataPower and IBM WebSphere MQ, please click here.

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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Accelerate API Deployment with Streamlined Security, Integration, and Mediation

Organizations are increasingly adopting APIs to deliver services through mobile, cloud and web channels. However, while it is becoming easier to expose and consume these services through APIs, enforcing consistent security policies, monitoring these services on a continuous basis, ensuring performance and high availability through an single integrated solution for APIs is often complex and time consuming.

The SOA Software API Gateway solution is delivered as a virtual appliance that streamlines management, deployment, development and operation of APIs, enhancing security and regulatory compliance through authentication, authorization and audit capabilities.  It provides central definition and management of security, routing, reliability, mediation, auditing and other operational governance policies across multiple instances. The Gateway enables enterprises to standardize API and service delivery with high security, performance and availability. The Gateway also enables enterprises to rapidly publish their internal services and APIs to a cloud hosted developer community, significantly reducing time and cost.

The API Gateway allows organizations to quickly and cost-effectively develop, secure, manage and monitor their APIs in an increasingly connected world by securely and rapidly connecting applications across platforms, devices and channels.


Comprehensive Unified Platform

The API Gateway is a single unified platform covering all aspects of API and SOA delivery requirements, on-premise or in the cloud.

  • API Native and SOA Native – The only platform that supports both APIs and SOA natively, reducing the cost of management and development across all API and SOA initiatives across your enterprise
  • On-Premise or in the Cloud – You can choose how and where you deploy to best meet the needs of your business

Security and Threat Prevention

The API Gateway lets you secure your APIs, protecting sensitive data while allowing access to authorized Apps and users.

  • Comprehensive out-of-the-box policies – Choose from a wide array of authentication schemes, standards and token types to ensure that only valid users and applications get access to your APIs
  • Comprehensive OAuth server - Use your existing enterprise security systems to create an OAuth authorization server so your users can manage access rights for their own data
  • Built-in PKI and key distribution model -  Ensure the privacy of customer data with sophisticated encryption and signature capabilities
  • First and last mile security - Optional Delegates and Agents integrate with the Gateway to provide a complete end-to-end solution
  • Threat Prevention - Detect and prevent Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, malformed messages or excessive XML/JSON depth and breadth.

Integration, Mediation and Transformation

The API Gateway lets you deliver the right API regardless of the service type you’re starting with

  • Bi-directional protocol transformation - Convert existing SOAP or Plain-old-XML (POX) over MQ or JMS services into RESTful APIs with XML and/or JSON content
  • API & Message Routing - Route based on message content, headers, identity and other factors
  • Virtualization and Aggregation - Use virtualization to remove operations, aggregate multiple backend APIs or services, perform mediation, or composition - without writing code.
  • Composition, Orchestration and Message Enrichment - Use the Web-based GUI to define reusable processes and sub-processes for API composition or message enrichment. Author reusable scripts using a variety of languages (e.g. JavaScript, Groovy,  Jython,  BeanShell) and embed them within processes

Analytics and Monitoring

The API Gateway lets you monitor your API and Services operations and analyze API usage for insight

  • Real-time system monitoring - Use the Web-based dashboards to get real-time visibility into service and API performance, dependencies, and alert status
  • Alert Management – Powerful alert management, monitoring, and distribution.  Leverage alerts within compositions to control message routing, enforce SLAs or perform other runtime activities
  • Reporting - Dashboards and out-of-the-box reports provide visibility into the performance of APIs and services from different perspectives, including department, partner, application contract, API/service or operation

Developer Community

SOA Software’s API Gateway provides a sophisticated developer community product to help enterprises attract, manage, and support the developers that build Apps using their APIs.

  • Publish APIs & Services - After you’ve created your API, the developer web portal allows to actively engage developers
  • Social Interaction - Integrated forums for finding information, alerts, discussions, trouble tickets and workflow requests for all resources
  • Groups and Team Management - Allow developer and development managers to create teams of peers who can collaborate on their API consumption aspects of their App.
  • API & App Visibility - Allow users to create public resources that they can promote and market, or private resources to support beta or development uses, or for sensitive business applications
  • API Documentation - Upload and manage various types of API documentation and associated table of contents

API and Service Governance

Does the heavy lifting to help build and run APIs.  Get the tools to create the innovative APIs that drive business forward.

  • Define and Manage APIs - Create APIs with multiple interfaces using different standards including REST/XML, REST/JSON and SOAP with no extra development effort
  • Contract Management - Manage relationships between service consumers and providers
  • Value Management - Measure and manage the value and effectiveness of SOA in the organization. Assign real or arbitrary value to service transactions for billing or tracking purposes
  • Comprehensive Integration with SOA Software’s Lifecycle Manager - Control the service production and consumption process from requirements definition to development

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Principal Consultant – Enterprise API Platform

This position is responsible for providing leadership and technical expertise guidance, along with development and implementation for enterprise API Platform projects.

SOA Software is the leading provider of comprehensive enterprise class SOA and API management, security, and governance solutions. We are rapidly growing and offer exposure to the latest technologies.

This position is responsible for providing leadership and technical expertise guidance, along with development and implementation for enterprise API Platform projects.

Key responsibilities include providing architecture, strategic and design level guidance to SOA Software customers executing an API Platform initiative. This will include providing guidance and implementation services for the APIs and Apps, together with product-related responsibilities include guiding the design, development, implementation and technical integration of SOA Software’s Enterprise API Platform (i.e., Community Manager, API Gateway and OAuth Server products) within the customer’s on-premise and/or cloud-hosted enterprise IT environments.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate customer’s proposed API strategy and provide feedback and guidance on this strategy including but not limited to:
    • API identification and prioritization
    • API design patterns and best practices
    • “API as a product” considerations such as SDK generation, community visibility and branding/marketing the developer portal
    • Customer and app onboarding processes
  • Design and document the customer’s APIs based on customer’s business specifications / requirements

  • Perform Community Manager, API Gateway and OAuth Server implementations for customers via on-premise or cloud-hosted deployments

  • Implement APIs by exposing the customer’s existing services through the API Gateway

  • Assist with technical customer support during product evaluation phase and warranty period

  • Implement customer-specific software changes as needed

  • Provide other detailed documentation as required by clients

  • Liaise with pre-sales, sales, technical and management teammates

  • Assist in developing software schedules and cost estimates as part of proposal development

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience developing or implementing API-based solutions
    • Experience with REST (XML and JSON) and SOAP services
  • Previous experience implementing enterprise software products

  • Experience leading systems integrations projects for Fortune 500-level customers

  • Extensive Software Architect or equivalent (e.g., software technical lead) experience

  • Broad understanding of enterprise deployment and implementation issues within a technology solution

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Strong management and leadership experience

  • Extensive experience with modern development technologies such as Java, XML, JSON, client-side AJAX, etc.

  • Web site development expertise, especially using CSS with client-side Javascript technologies including JQuery

  • Experience with security architecture and technologies including LDAP, OAuth, OpenID, SAML, WS-Security, etc.

  • Product development experience desirable

  • Travel 50%

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics.  Master’s degree and applicable certifications preferred.

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SOA Software Enables New Ways to Tap Mainframe Code

SOA Software Adds New Monetization Features To API Management Platform

2014 Will See SOA and API Complement Next-Gen Mobile, Cloud, Big Data Projects

Venstar Launches API for Its Thermostats

Look Out, Enterprise: Here Come the APIs

SOA Software Accelerates API Monetization

Advanced Licensing Enables Monetization of APIs with Entitlements and Dynamic Documentation

LOS ANGELES, CA – 28TH JANUARY 2014 – SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader, announced today new advanced API licensing and dynamic documentation capabilities to help   businesses further monetize their data, applications, and services.  As part of SOA Software’s API Management Solution, the advanced licensing capabilities enables businesses to support different revenue models for their Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).  API owners can create multiple custom API products and license terms based on fine-grained entitlements and business needs.

“APIs are now at a center piece for businesses to exploit new digital and mobile channels to provide opportunities to create new revenue streams,” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software.  “Our new advanced licensing capabilities maximize the potential of packaging APIs based on different business models. Our goal is to equip business stake holders to take the APIs provided to them by their API team and exploit all possible licensing and business scenarios to maximize monetization opportunities”

APIs form a channel for new revenue streams from partners and customers. What’s historically been lacking, or difficult, has been for non-technical business users to turn an API into a set of products that can be targeted at varied set of partners and customers.  The new advances licensing capabilities allow business users to create packages based on specific business goals, channels, and strategies.

SOA Software’s advanced API licensing capabilities empower business users with little technical expertise to manage the entire process to creating API bundles based on different level of entitlements.  With these new capabilities, it is possible control the visibility to APIs at a granular level, provision access to data different partners and manage rate limiting policies at the license level.  SOA Software now gives the API owner a turn-key licensing and documentation solution that is completely integrated with the SOA Software API Management solution:

  • Package APIs as products, extending back-end systems into new realms of use.
  • Create different packages for different business needs and channels, with control over pricing, rate limits and service level agreements.
  • Allow customers to use licenses to offer one part of their data to one partner, and other parts to other partners. 
  • Control visibility and access at API and/or scope level.
  • Dynamically generate API documentation based on the license. Show or hide documents or document elements depending on license grants.
  • Manage rate limiting and QoS policies based on the license.

An updated Dynamic Documentation feature is being introduced in parallel with the new licensing capabilities. With each specific license, one can automatically create dynamic documentation so that business partners see only aspects of the APIs that are licensed to them. This is a time saver that reduces the friction to adoption by controlling the visibility of documents and document elements based on licenses. Dynamic documents can be authored in Swagger, with a tag library for visibility controls.

Click for more information on SOA Software API Management Solution.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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Bring mainframe SOA APIs into management

SOA Software Brings RESTful APIs to Mainframe Applications

2014 Predictions for APIs – Hold on to Your Hats

Accelerate Mobile Application Development within Healthcare

SOA Software Extends Mainframes Applications to the API Economy

Extends Mainframe applications as APIs for consumption within Mobile, Cloud and Web Applications

Los Angeles, CA – 21st January 2014  – SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader that powers the API economy, today announced that its Lifecycle Manager product supports API management on the mainframe.  This advance effectively creates a “RESTful Mainframe,” with robust governance of REST APIs that front zOS-based web services.  As APIs mature and gain mainstream adoption, they are converging with SOA from a governance perspective and this new advance provides customers with a unified platform to manage both APIs as well as existing SOA assets.

Applying development governance to mainframe assets helps enterprises overcome the significant architectural challenges inherent in bringing legacy systems into the API Economy, where mobile apps need rapid, agile access to backend systems. Now, with support for the mainframe, Lifecycle Manager can be the system of record for all enterprise assets including mainframe-based SOAP services and RESTful APIs that expose legacy software functionality. This capability gives enterprise stakeholders seamless access to service discovery and impact analysis whether on mainframe, distributed system or partner system.  Architects and developers will now be able to map dependencies between APIs and mainframe assets at the development stage and manage those APIs across their full lifecycles.

“For many organizations, including some of our largest clients, the mainframe is very much part of the RESTful API landscape,” said Brent Carlson, SVP of SOA Software.  “With this new functionality in Lifecycle Manager, we are offering mainframe owners a way to effectively execute a mainframe API management strategy.”

SOA Software’s Lifecycle Manager governs the development and use of APIs, services and other software assets across an enterprise’s IT environments, providing a clear view into how each fits into that enterprise’s business and technical landscape. By establishing a comprehensive context for assessing existing software assets and guiding the development of new ones, Lifecycle Manager serves to extend an enterprise’s IT capabilities as APIs so they’re accessible and usable in mobile, cloud and web application by enterprise customers and partners. Leveraging a built-in repository, Lifecycle Manager enables management across all the life stages of an API, i.e. from planning and designing to developing, operating, maintaining and retiring the APIs.

SOA Software brought mainframes into enterprise SOA by creating a SOAP stack on CICS and IMS.  The new Lifecycle Manager features are based on integration and experience with large customers using mainframes. Making RESTful APIs work on the mainframe can be done with Lifecycle Manager either through a “Bottom Up” or “Top Down” approach.  With the former, there is a service wrapping of existing mainframe programs (e.g., a Service WSDL generated by SOLA). In the top-down approach, there is a “WSDL First” approach to designing web services and then developing programs on mainframe to implement them.

SOA Software’s API Management Solution is the most comprehensive on the market today. It is a secure, robust platform that companies can use to share and manage their APIs with the growing app developer community, their partners, and customers. The platform manages, monitors and secures APIs, ensuring that these APIs deliver the level of service customers and partners require; that corporate and customer information and assets are secure; and that the integrity of the corporate brand is protected.

For more information on Lifecycle Manager, click here.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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Akamai

Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. If you’ve ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you’ve probably used Akamai’s cloud platform.

www.akamai.com

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AnyPresence

AnyPresence is a mobile development platform that dramatically reduces the time and cost of mobile-enabling enterprise business processes, products, and services. It is the only solution that offers organizations the ability to assemble and deploy backend servers, native iOS, native Android, and HTML5 mobile web apps without platform “lock-in”.

www.anypresence.com

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Mobile Application Gateway

Provide greater flexibility and efficiency to IT by decoupling your datacenter with APIs test

Transform your datacenter by enabling business and IT to deploy, manage and govern applications across clouds. Decouple and manage compute, storage and networking resources as secured APIs, with SOA Software's API Management platform. Get started with an API driven software-defined datacenter (SDDC).

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Optimize Utilization

Attain new levels of infrastructure utilization and reduce capital expenditures and operating costs by leveraging a Datacenter API Platform

  • Realize efficiencies of cloud computing by controlling and managing the APIs exposed by your datacenter across compute, storage and networking.
  • Achieve transformational levels of business agility along with operational efficiency. Productize your datacenter API Platform and drive adoption across lines of businesses. Promote development of new command & control apps.
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Gain Competitive Advantage

Dramatically speed up time to launch new business initiatives and create the next generation of applications that scale based on the demands of the business.

  • Build next generation of 'cloud-native' applications that are aware of and can control their own environment through APIs, i.e. dynamically provision/de-provision resources based on the predicted demands of the business.
  • Drive and support a culture of innovation that is centered around your datacenter API Platform. Deploy the tools to drive adoption through a developer community and an API storefront.
Monetize

Ensure Flexibility

Avoid platform or vendor lock-in by abstracting out your critical infrastructure components as managed APIs.

  • Access, automate and control your public, private and hybrid cloud as standardized APIs across compute, storage and networking infrastructure. Mix and match different cloud providers and open standards.
  • Create a datacenter API platform that is designed from the top down. Simplify complex control tasks and rationalize policy decisions by orchestrating API calls across your infrastructure components.
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Manage Risk

Manage a delicate balance between delivering competitive capabilities to the market and protecting sensitive data.

  • Lay down a framework for policies and controls across your datacenter that support innovation and agility while reducing risk. Create a governance model around how the Datacenter components are licensed and provisioned.
  • Lower risk by decoupling your business and technology processes. Make sure that agility doesn't come at the cost of stability by effectively managing change across both IT and business processes.

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SOA Software API Management Solution Attains PCI DSS 2.0 Compliance

One of the few to offer unparalleled security, threat protection, and service availability

LAS VEGAS, CA – 3rd December 2013 (Gartner AADI) -SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader that powers the API economy, announced that its API Management solution and cloud offering have been validated for compliance with version 2.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).  SOA Software recently underwent a series of rigorous audits by an independent Quality Security Assessor (QSA) to ensure that it met best practices and security controls needed to keep sensitive data secure during transit, processing and storage. This makes SOA Software one of the few API Management solutions able to offer a full end-to-end PCI DSS service based on pre-certified components.

“Validation of our PCI DSS compliance ensures that our API Management customers can leverage our enterprise-class cloud platform to ensure the security and availability of their applications and data, as well as help meet their own requirements for PCI compliance in their API Programs”, said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software. “The successful completion of these audits is part of our continued commitment to maintaining a well-governed, high-quality IT service environment.”

SOA Software is now an ‘Approved Service Provider’ for major credit card brands.  Its extensive, secure network coupled with 24/7 technical support to minimize risks that can compromise sensitive data security satisfies PCI’s criteria for a compliant network. As part of its standard security measures, the SOA Software PCI-Compliant Cloud employs multi-layer protection and data access limitations. It also monitors, defends against and mitigates cyber assaults and threats. Features include antivirus management, vulnerability scanning, a secure audit trail and resource tracking along with round-the-clock technical support by comprehensively trained SOA Software staff to maximize uptime and availability and enhance security.

SOA Software’s experience with the PCI DSS certifications allows it to advise customers on the most appropriate security best practices, irrespective of the industry that they are in.  SOA Software’s counsel can help ensure that APIs are built on a compliant platform and extended in a compliant fashion, required tasks are dealt with by the most appropriate parties and nothing gets overlooked as enterprises roll out their APIs. PCI DSS is a proprietary information security standard for organizations that handle cardholder information for the major debit, credit, prepaid, e-purse, ATM and POS cards.

For more information on SOA Software’s API Management solution, click here.

About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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Wipro

Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business through Technology”. Wipro has a workforce of 145,000 serving clients across 57 countries.
For more information, please visit www.wipro.com

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SOA Software and Wipro announces partnership to accelerate API implementations

Helping Businesses to Extend the Long Tail of their Revenues

LAS VEGAS, USA, Amazon Web Services AWs re:Invent, November 13, 2013: SOA Software, Inc., a leading provider of Application Services Governance products and Wipro Ltd., a leading global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company have entered into a partnership to accelerate API implementations for customers worldwide to expand their revenues. Today, business managers in enterprises are looking to develop solutions that leverage the mobile & cloud to deliver the long tail of revenues from their partners.  Wipro’s global service delivery combined with innovative software solutions from SOA Software will speed the delivery time and provide state-of-the-art business solutions.

The Long Tail of Revenues

Business managers are eager to expand their revenue streams through their partner networks. APIs are becoming more and more ubiquitous as enterprises realize they contribute to expanded revenues, and the entire Web moves to what Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium ("W3C") calls the “Semantic Web”. Such expanded markets are driven by key changes in the underlying infrastructure of how customers interact with businesses: the worldwide explosion in mobile devices and concomitant cloud technologies. The mobile Web is expanding[1] at a CAGR of over 66% over the next five years, and cloud infrastructure as-a-service is growing[2] at over 41% CAGR. Businesses are searching for ways to leverage this infrastructure: from finding better ways to segment the customer base, to leveraging social media to improve their products.

Wipro’s Global Presence

Enterprises need to extend their business services to address new markets, channels and business models in order to expand their reach and make intelligent decisions based on real time insights. Developments in the sphere of social, mobility, analytics and cloud are pushing adoption of APIs & real time analysis of transactions across channels thereby enabling enterprises to meet these business needs.” said Krishnakumar N. Menon, Vice President, Enterprise Business Integration, Wipro. “Through this partnership, Wipro’s Enterprise Business Integration practice will continue to address the growing need of holistic integration services for customers and will provide our shared customers with compelling, end-to-end, well-managed API services and business solutions.

Why SOA Software

While most vendors simply focus on managing external facing APIs, SOA Software is the only company to provide end-to-end API Management and SOA Governance solutions, and is recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the Application Services Governance Magic Quadrant[3]. “Businesses need to extend their reach beyond the web by delivering next generation cross-channel experiences on any device”, said Paul Gigg, CEO of SOA Software. “And the alliance with Wipro delivers the expertise and global reach to help clients grow their revenues.

The Partnership

Wipro and SOA Software are combining efforts to provide customers with the platform; expertise and technical support they need to create and manage partner ecosystem solutions that mine their long tail revenues. Customers now have a single place to address all their needs for Applications Services delivery. As part of the agreement, Wipro will become a Strategic Consulting Partner helping to market and provide consulting and implementation services for SOA Software’s solutions suite globally. SOA Software will invest in marketing and sales efforts to increase Wipro’s presence across its own customer base. The two companies will offer software solutions and services to help organizations leverage technology to address the evolving needs of today’s business managers.

About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that enable organizations to plan, build, run and share enterprise services and APIs.  Some of 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.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For a list of other awards please go here. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com.

About Wipro Ltd.

Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading information technology, consulting and outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of 140,000 serving clients across 57 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com


[1]Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast 2012-2017
[2]Gartner: Public Cloud Market by Segment Forecast 2010-2016
[3]Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance by Paolo Malinverno, Daryl C.Plummer, Gordon Van Huizen, August 8, 2013

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SOA Software Launched Software-Defined Data Centers Manageable by Secure APIs

Fast Forward to the Software-Defined Data Center

SOA Software Introduces Industry’s First Datacenter API Platform

API Management Layer Opens Up Infrastructure Resources, Decoupling Assets for Flexibility and Efficiency

November 4th, 2013 LOS ANGELES – SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader that powers the API economy, today announced the debut of the SOA Software Datacenter API Platform.  The Datacenter API Platform adds flexibility and efficiency to the "software-defined datacenter" (SDDC), which decouples datacenter resources such as compute, storage and networking from underlying hardware and transforms them into dynamic, software-based services.  With its proven API management technology, the SOA Software Datacenter API Platform abstracts datacenter resources from applications and enables resource management through a consistent API mechanism regardless of hardware specification or the idiosyncrasies of vendor-specific APIs.

With the advent of new standards in the datacenter, what used to be a hardware-only conversation is suddenly all about software connectivity – an area where we’ve had a lot of impact and success with large enterprises”, said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software. “We’re very excited about this opportunity. he SOA Software Datacenter API platform provides agility and speed within enterprise datacenters by enabling applications to be quickly and transparently provisioned, moved and scaled as business requirements require across network segments, across datacenters and potentially into the cloud without re-architecting the network.”

The Datacenter API Platform lets developers and administrators tap into datacenter resources through APIs exposed by their respective software based controllers. Datacenter APIs are becoming more common as software standards for infrastructure, such as OpenStack and Openflow, grow in popularity. Until now, though, every vendor or standard has its own flavor of infrastructure API.  In addition, not all data center APIs are available with security capabilities that fit enterprise requirements.

The Data Center API Platform solves these challenges by creating an API-driven, software-defined data center with a consistent API management mechanism.  Users can decouple and manage resources as secured APIs.  Based on SOA Software’s extensive experience in API management on the software side of the enterprise, it offers a control interface for data center resources:

  • Secure connection between applications and infrastructure through policy definition and enforcement.
  • Open, many-to-many resource integration through message protocol transformation.
  • Infrastructure flexibility that avoids vendor lock-in.
  • Foundation for cloud-native applications that are aware of and can control their own environments through APIs that allow applications to dynamically provision and de-provision resources based on projected levels of demand.

For more information on SOA Software’s Data Center API Platform, click here.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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Elastic Path and SOA Software Announce New Partnership Targeting Enterprise Commerce

Reinvent Datacenter with APIs

Provide greater flexibility and efficiency to IT by decoupling your datacenter with APIs

Transform your datacenter by enabling business and IT to deploy, manage and govern applications across clouds. Decouple and manage compute, storage and networking resources as secured APIs, with SOA Software's API Management platform. Get started with an API driven software-defined datacenter (SDDC).

channels

Optimize Utilization

Attain new levels of infrastructure utilization and reduce capital expenditures and operating costs by leveraging a Datacenter API Platform

  • Realize efficiencies of cloud computing by controlling and managing the APIs exposed by your datacenter across compute, storage and networking.
  • Achieve transformational levels of business agility along with operational efficiency. Productize your datacenter API Platform and drive adoption across lines of businesses. Promote development of new command & control apps.
build

Gain Competitive Advantage

Dramatically speed up time to launch new business initiatives and create the next generation of applications that scale based on the demands of the business.

  • Build next generation of 'cloud-native' applications that are aware of and can control their own environment through APIs, i.e. dynamically provision/de-provision resources based on the predicted demands of the business.
  • Drive and support a culture of innovation that is centered around your datacenter API Platform. Deploy the tools to drive adoption through a developer community and an API storefront.
Monetize

Ensure Flexibility

Avoid platform or vendor lock-in by abstracting out your critical infrastructure components as managed APIs.

  • Access, automate and control your public, private and hybrid cloud as standardized APIs across compute, storage and networking infrastructure. Mix and match different cloud providers and open standards.
  • Create a datacenter API platform that is designed from the top down. Simplify complex control tasks and rationalize policy decisions by orchestrating API calls across your infrastructure components.
build

Manage Risk

Manage a delicate balance between delivering competitive capabilities to the market and protecting sensitive data.

  • Lay down a framework for policies and controls across your datacenter that support innovation and agility while reducing risk. Create a governance model around how the Datacenter components are licensed and provisioned.
  • Lower risk by decoupling your business and technology processes. Make sure that agility doesn't come at the cost of stability by effectively managing change across both IT and business processes.

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Elastic Path

Elastic Path builds commerce software that powers the next generation of digital experience. We help businesses maximize revenue from their goods, services, and content with solutions that empower companies to create outstanding customer experiences that drive engagement and conversion. Elastic Path technology brings this functionality to multiple touchpoints – websites, apps, APIs, and more – while generating a single view of the customer. Market leaders, including Google, Pearson, Symantec, Time Inc., and Virgin Media use Elastic Path to drive billions of dollars in digital commerce annually. Learn more at www.elasticpath.com or visit our blogwww.getelastic.com

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Ecommerce Software Leader Elastic Path Partners with API Management Leader SOA Software

Partnership to leverage API ecommerce platform and API management for fast-tracking enterprise development

Los Angeles, CA (Oct. 23, 2013)— SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader that powers the API economy by helping businesses to fast-track API deployment, drive developer adoption,
and reach more customers, announced today a new strategic partnership with Elastic Path Software Inc., the digital commerce company, to collaborate on API-driven commerce solutions for the enterprise.

“Every business must have a comprehensive digital strategy and should be able to commercialize their products and offerings through existing and new channels”, said Paul Gigg, CEO of SOA Software. “The partnership with Elastic Path, an ecommerce leader, enables us to guide companies through their digital transformations to connect with their customers and partners on any mobile device, leveraging APIs as the building blocks, and monetizing them with an API-driven commerce solution powered by Elastic Path.”

“SOA Software is a leader in the API industry, so we’re very pleased to welcome them as a partner as Elastic Path innovates around the API Economy and ecommerce API solutions,” said Harry Chemko, CEO of Elastic Path. “The explosion of mobile and connected devices is driving unprecedented demand for API strategies and enabling technologies,” Chemko said. “This partnership uniquely positions us to deliver rapid commerce solutions to monetize goods and content across every
touchpoint.”

APIs are emerging as a strategic business and technology capability, empowering business to package and license their products and services for easy mobile consumption, while enabling IT to securely externalize existing applications and services.  APIs provide an easy way for businesses to combine and share application functionality. To users, this interaction among applications and APIs is seamless and invisible, but enables them to perform commerce, content and communication transactions.

This combination of a commerce engine with an API development and management platform means that organizations can quickly build new channels and create business opportunities for the products and services they sell online. Both SOA Software and Elastic Path have been named by leading analyst firms for their respective areas, and the combination of their innovative products provides the most comprehensive online commerce solution for the API Economy.

The SOA Software solution provides a unique platform for driving developer engagement, and encourages adoption of APIs to enable richer application functionality. The solution provides social capabilities, and rich Gateway services including broad support for API security standards, service integration for constructing APIs from existing services and assets, lifecycle management, and analytics. SOA Software’s API Management solution includes Community Manager, API Gateway and Lifecycle Manager. These components are deeply integrated and available both in the cloud and on-premise.

The partnership is the latest announcement from Elastic Path as it innovates around the API Economy and delivering ecommerce API solutions. Earlier this summer, Elastic Path significantly strengthened its financing by raising CDN$12-million for innovating its product platform. The Elastic Path platform consists of:

         
  • Commerce Engine, the industry’s most flexible ecommerce platform for managing products, bundles, discovery, pricing, promotions, personalization, and purchases;      
  • Subscriptions, a cloud-based solution for all recurring revenue and usage-based business models, and;      
  • Cortex, the world’s first hypermedia API platform for driving customer experiences across every digital touchpoint.

SOA Software and Elastic Path will be presenting speakers at the up-coming API Strategy & Practice conference on October 23-25 in San Francisco. For details, visit
http://www.apistrategyconference.com/2013SF/speakers.php.

For more information on SOA Software’s API Management platform, visit
http://www.soa.com/solution/api-management.

For more information on Elastic Path’s API ecommerce platform, visit
http://www.elasticpath.com/ecommerce-api

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that enable organizations to plan, build, run and share enterprise services and APIs.  Some of 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.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and by Forrester Research Waves for Integrated SOA Governance, SOA Management, and SOA Life Cycle Management. For a list of other awards please go here. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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SOA Software API Management Enables end-to-end API Management

{ re:Invent } Applications with APIs

Leverage SOA Governance as the foundation for Enterprise APIs. Reinvent the way you build your applications.

Equip business and IT with the tools to help make sure that you deliver APIs and SOA together to drive your company to meet its business strategy more quickly, more completely, or more effectively.

Drive Business Agility

Respond to the changing business environment, bringing new products to market faster, and enable IT to better align with business requirements.

  • Improve time to market by making sure that internal infrastructure and services are ready when your APIs need to use them. Foster inter-department collaboration, contract management and service visibility, and gain competitive advantage.
  • Make sure that agility doesn’t come at the cost of stability by effectively managing change across SOA assets and APIs. Embrace change while managing the end-to-end API and application dependencies.

Lower Costs

Do more with less and build APIs and services more quickly and at much lower cost

  • Leverage Existing Enterprise Resources for APIs. Build your APIs using existing enterprise services and assets to bring APIs to market more quickly and cost effectively.
  • Understand the relationships between your business systems and applications, SOA assets and services, APIs and your customers and partners. This way you will know the potential impact of any changes you plan to make before you make them.

Gain Operational Excellence

Keep the engine of your business running smoothly. Make sure that you understand the implications of any changes you plan, and to quickly identify the cause of operational problems.

  • Plan and manage throughput and availability to ensure that you deliver the performance and service levels your customers expect without risking internal system overload.
  • Use the appropriate security models and standards for services and APIs even if they are different. Use the SOA Software product set to enable end-to-end security mediation and integration with enterprise security systems.

Drive Adoption Across your Community

Share, engage, and drive adoption of your services. Ensure widespread uptake and engage users with a community powered with social interactions.

  • Drive adoption with updated documentation and developer community. Publish your APIs and services and allow consumers to explore relevant services based on configurable access or group policies. Connect with service consumers, and drive consistent and widespread API usage.
  • Eliminate bottleneck and remove hurdles in the API or service provisioning process. Provide offer, request, negotiation and approval workflows for API and service access, capacity, SLA and policy contracts. Make self-provisioning and onboarding a snap.

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SOA Software Releases Mobile Application Gateway to Help Developers Conduct API Orchestration

SOA and APIs combine for more agile mobile apps

SOA Software ‘s Mobile Application Gateway Supports a Simplified Mobile Lifecycle

Business Analytics and Reporting

Business Analytics and Reporting

Get instant insights into your business and optimize the delivery and value of APIs.

Analyze
UnderstandCustomers

Understand your Customers

Slice and dice your data to analyze every aspect of your business and digital strategy. Maximize revenue by gaining actionable insights into your customers and partners. Collect customer usage patters, the apps they use, the data that they request or send, the internal applications they access, and analyze this data to segment your customers and understand what factors drive these segments.

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Analyze Partner and Developer Activity

Monitor activity for specific partners, apps developers and evaluate their impact on your business. Analyze which aspects of your APIs are being adopted, which devices or apps are being built against your APIs, study reasons for defections and incorporate insights from this analysis to improve your APIs and create best practices for developers to avoid common pitfalls with your APIs.

Monetize

Monitor and Analyze API Performance

Ensure operation excellence of your API infrastructure and manage an exceptional level of uptime. Monitor system and operational performance, including how your backend applications and network respond to load. Analyze how your infrastructure responds to requests from different devices, locations and request types. Equip IT with the tools they need to keep your business and API operating efficiently throughout its entire life cycle.

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Analyze, Monitor and Deliver

Manage quality-of-service for your APIs, quotas and service-levels for individual apps. Ensure that the appropriate data is being delivered through the right APIs, to the right partner app. Optimize the delivery and performance through caching and global delivery, which can elastically respond to demand. Advanced monitoring allows you to troubleshoot and react problems before they can adversely impact your business or brand.

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Monetize your Digital Assets

Monetize Your Digital Assets

Customers are spending more time on apps across mobile devices and other digital channels. Securely externalize your applications and data as API's and license and package them in customized bundles to maximize revenue.

Monetize
Custom License

Create Customized Licenses and Rate Plans

Create customized packages and tailored plans for partners and developers to consume your application, license them accordingly, and maximize revenue based on usage. Create different levels (i.e. Platinum, Silver, Bronze) and guide partners gradually through the levels.

Market APIs

Market and Brand your Data as APIs

Market and monetize your data and applications, in part or as a whole. Surface the hidden potential of your data by exposing them as simple, marketable APIs as you make them easy to adopt by partners and developers. Partition and segment your data, market data in different ways, and enforce selective access to maximize revenue.

Simple APIs

Open up Existing Applications

Securely open up your data while protecting your enterprise against threats and unauthorized access. Transform any application, data or service into an elegant and simple API, abstracting the complexity of internal systems and backend applications. Find news ways to monetize existing applications.

API provision

Analyze, Monitor and Deliver

Manage quality-of-service for your APIs, quotas and service-levels for individual apps. Ensure that the appropriate data is being delivered through the right APIs, to the right partner app. Optimize the delivery and performance through caching and global delivery, which can elastically respond to demand. Advanced monitoring allows you to troubleshoot and react problems before they can adversely impact your business or brand.

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Drive Partner and Developer Adoption

Drive Partner and Developer Adoption

Engage business partners and get developers up and running quickly.

Drive Partner and Developer Adoption
Partner Community

Build Your Partner Community

Attract and support business partners with a customized and secure online API Portal. Quickly onboard partners and establish active online social channels with them. Assist partners with faster time-to-market by empowering your business stakeholders to tailor customized plans and licensing for partners.

Personalized Dashboard

Equip Partners With Personalized Dashboards

Keep partners engaged and provide them with personalized dashboards for analytics and monitoring of API and app performance. Provide deep insights into how your API's are driving their business and allow them to explore areas where they can further optimize and grow. Provide them with the tools to create and scale their apps, manage SLA's and stay updated.

Simple APIs

Engage Developers With Easy and Simple API's

Boost revenue by driving developer adoption with community tools, updated documentation and developer tools. Connect with developers, inspire them, and drive your API usage. Engage developers by providing them with tools to test API's, instructions on how to invoke the API on the context of the device or language they are using, and have them evangelize best practicces with others in the community.

API provision

Make API Provisioning Hassle Free

Make API provisioning and key management a snap. Walk developers through a simple process with easy to understand approvals for getting access to API's. Require developers to accept legal terms for each API before their app is granted approval to access the API.

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SOA Software Accelerates Mobile Development by Adding Orchestration to API Management

Speed-up Mobile Development by Building APIs from Multiple Backend Services to meet Mobile App Needs

October 1st, 2013 – SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader that powers the API economy by helping businesses to fast-track API deployment, drive developer adoption, and reach more customers, announced today that it is adding Orchestration to its API Management. API Orchestration accelerates mobile development by helping businesses build simple APIs that hide the complexities of backend applications and services from the mobile app developer.

“APIs are often an externally facing representation of a business.  They have to be simple and efficient”, said Alistair Farquharson, CTO SOA Software. “However, most enterprises have a vast array of applications and services, which often have to be aggregated or selectively called for a specific operation or data request. Our new API Orchestration capabilities help our customers create simple APIs that offer valuable functions to their consumers, often by making multiple calls to different services to respond to a single API request.”

The new API Orchestration capability accelerates time to market to digital channels by helping businesses publish simple and elegant APIs to their business partners and developers. APIs are products, and need to be packaged in a simple yet a productive offering. This calls for delegating some of the aggregation and business process orchestration logic that has to be executed based on the context of the digital channel, to what SOA Software calls API Orchestration. API Orchestration relieves API developers from calling multiple APIs or even multiple operations on the same API. Having a simple API is key to drive API adoption and extend presence across digital channels.

By adding orchestration to its API Gateway, SOA Software is extending the role of a Gateway to include crafting elegant APIs from a complex set of internal assets. Organizations have been using API Gateways, a key component of any API Management platform, to securely expose and virtualize application and services to apps that consume them, both within and outside the enterprise. An API Gateway typically enforces operational policies to protect the APIs against unauthorized access, abuse and to monitor and analyze API traffic. What often gets overlooked is that typically there could be multiple applications or services that might need to be exposed as a single API.

API Orchestration encompasses a wide range of technical capabilities including routing, branching, callouts to external systems, transformation, scripting, variable definition and management and more.  These combine to provide solutions to common business issues:

  • Routing requests to the right backend – use content and context to determine to which service or services, from which business or partners, needs to be sent requests
  • Content enrichment – make calls to multiple services to deliver a complete response, e.g. calling services hosted by different divisions or partners to deliver a complete view of a customer, or forming a comprehensive set of results for a product catalog search
  • Transformation – convert message formats and payload contents to deliver a clean consistent API interface abstracting the multiple different backend services built using different technologies and standards

SOA Software’s API Gateway provides security and management all the way to comprehensive transformation and process orchestration capabilities. Overall, the SOA Software API Management platform reduces the time and cost across the lifecycle of the mobile app and the API, ensuring that they are built in line with business requirements and that the various apps and APIs all remain in sync across multiple versions. It provides visibility into APIs, services and other software assets, how they interrelate and how each fits into a company’s business and technical landscape.

For more information on SOA Software’s API Management platform and API Orchestration capabilities click here.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that enable organizations to plan, build, run and share enterprise services and APIs.  Some of 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.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and by Forrester Research Waves for Integrated SOA Governance, SOA Management, and SOA Life Cycle Management. For a list of other awards please go here. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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Accelerate Your Digital Channels

Accelerate your Digital Channels

Delight customers with engaging experience on any channel or device, at any moment.

Accelerate
Build Digital

Build new Digital Channels

Follow your customers where they are, whether they are on mobile devices, tablets, Internet of Things (IoT), social channels and other upcoming channels. Provide an engaging experience that is contextual to that channel, enabling the channels with APIs that are simple yet powerful.

Business Models

Explore new Business Models

Embed your applications and data as part of partner applications. Give partners the opportunity to deliver collaborative offerings through new API-enabled channels. Customize your data and applications as APIs that are specifically tailored to meet the requirements of the channel in question, and license them accordingly.

Market APIs

Market APIs as Products

Market, brand and package your APIs as products, and empower marketing, business development and product management to create customized packages and licenses for different segments. Analyze usage, adoption, and monetization of respective channels and partners, and explore new ways to maximize channel efficiency.

Business Agility

Re-define Business Agility

Ensure data security, irrespective of delivery channel, and concentrate on maximizing the value of your data and applications to your customers and partners. Stay flexible and reactive while complying with IT, regulatory and industry standards. Empower IT to be an effective and an agile partner to meet your business goals.

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API Management - Powering the API Economy

Fast Track your Business with API Management

The API Management platform that accelerates outreach across digital channels, drives partner adoption, monetizes your digital assets and provides analytics to optimize your digital transformation.

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channels

Accelerate your Digital Channels

Delight customers with an engaging experience on any channel or device, at any moment

  • Mobile-enable your enterprise, externalize your products and services as APIs, and stay ahead of consumer trends.
  • Accelerate time to market and reduce TCO by leveraging existing applications with API Management.

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Drive Developer and Partner Adoption

Engage business partners and get developers up and running quickly with SOA Software's API Management platform.

  • Launch a secure online portal to quickly onboard business partners and establish interactive online social channels with them.
  • Drive developer adoption with updated documentation and developer community. Connect with developers, inspire them, and drive your API usage.
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Monetize

Monetize your Digital Assets

Package, market and license your assets to maximize revenue

  • Transform any application, service or asset into elegant and simple APIs with SOA Software's API Management platform
  • Productize you data, create customized packages and tailored plans, and license them accordingly.

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Analyze your Business

Get instant insights into your business and optimize the delivery and value of APIs

  • Transform any application, service or asset into elegant and simple APIs with SOA Software's API Management platform
  • Productize you data, create customized packages and tailored plans, and license them accordingly.
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SOA Software Announces Mobile Application Gateway

Accelerates Mobile Application Development by Externalizing Enterprise Applications and Services for Mobile Consumption

TechCrunch Disrupt 2013, CloudBeat 2013 – September 9th, 2013 – SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader that powers the API economy, helping businesses to fast-track API deployment, drive developer adoption, and reach more customers, announced today the launch of its new Mobile Application Gateway solution.  The Mobile Application Gateway solution accelerates mobile application development by abstracting the complexities of enterprise architecture from mobile app development.  Its features include messaging, transport and security policy mediation, orchestration between multiple backend services, rapid prototyping, and advanced security enforcement and threat protection.  All of this functionality contributes to simplifying the complex process of externalizing applications and data for mobile consumption.

“Enterprises worry about the cost and effort required to build mobile applications,” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO SOA Software.  “It’s an understandable concern, as their existing infrastructure and services were not built to be exposed to mobile devices or external developers. With the Mobile Application Gateway, we provide an easy way to connect all of those applications, data sources and services to mobile apps ensuring security, availability, and performance.”

Taking advantage of the corporate mobile app trend poses an integration challenge.  Traditional API Gateways focus on service security but leave customers wanting for mediation (SOAP to REST etc), orchestration, integration with a host of other native/proprietary protocols, and the ability to quickly adapt their APIs to a constantly evolving internal services and applications environment, without breaking mobile apps or requiring frequent updates to mobile Apps.  We specifically designed the SOA Software Mobile Application Gateway solution to address this kind of demanding integration through a comprehensive yet intuitive platform that is easy to deploy and available both in the cloud and on-premise:

  • Mediation  - Mediate between APIs and existing or new services, message queue, platform-specific protocols such as Microsoft Net.TCP and IBM WebSphere MQ or proprietary security protocols such Kerberos
  • Rapid, flexible integration – Unique server side scripting capability enables use of common scripting languages, such as JavaScript, to define additional customizations to transform or enrich APIs.
  • Delivering engaging mobile experience - Transparent caching and pagination to optimize the user experience for mobile apps
  • Mobile app security – Provide key management, OAuth, OpenID support and mobile SSO support to protect corporate data without compromising the mobile user experience. It also provides data, transport and message level security, threat protection and prevention and a wide array of security policies for the API publisher to ensure data protection and prevent unauthorized access.

Overall, the SOA Software Mobile Application Gateway reduces the time and cost across the lifecycle of the mobile app and the API, ensuring that they are built in line with business requirements and that the various apps and APIs all remain in sync across multiple versions. It enables enterprises to manage the entire process of designing, developing, deploying, versioning and retiring mobile apps and APIs.  It provides visibility into APIs, services and other software assets, how they interrelate and how each fits into a company’s business and technical landscape.

For more information on SOA Software’s Mobile Application Gateway solution click here.

About SOA Software SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that enable organizations to plan, build, run and share enterprise services and APIs.  Some of 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.  SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and by Forrester Research Waves for Integrated SOA Governance, SOA Management, and SOA Life Cycle Management. For a list of other awards please go here. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com

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Mobile Application Gateway

Mobile Application Gateway

The SOA Software Mobile Application Gateway accelerates the process of externalizing applications, services and data for mobile consumption by customers, employees, partners and developers. For most enterprises, it is not about just creating an API to an application or data source, but about leveraging existing applications, orchestrating between these applications depending on business processes, and mediating between existing and legacy security standards.

SOA Software’s Mobile Application Gateway solution is a powerful platform that abstracts out the complexity of enterprise architecture and provides the tools required for businesses to quickly and efficiently make APIs available for mobile apps without requiring them to stand-up a parallel or redundant infrastructure.

Caching

Engaging Mobile Experience

Mobile apps have to be optimized for an engaging user experience that is constrained by a small screen size and relatively lower bandwidths. To optimize the user experience for mobile apps, SOA Software’s API Management platform provides capabilities like transparent caching and pagination.

Scripting

Rapid, Flexible Integration

SOA Software API Management platform provides an exclusive server side scripting capability that enables use of common scripting languages such as java script to define additional customizations to transform or enrich APIs. This powerful scripting capability allows for easy and quick changes without the need of re-compiling or re-deploying.

Orchestration

Orchestration between Applications and Services

While an API interface needs to be extremely elegant and simple, a simple API call might be an aggregation of different backend services or even may require to selectively call into a series of different services or applications depending on business logic.

Mediation

Mediation

SOA Software’s API Management Platform provides comprehensive mediation capabilities for transports (including platform specific protocols like Microsoft Net.TCP), messaging patterns and styles (e.g. REST to/from SOAP), security models and tokens, and media-types (XML, JSON, etc). A good example of this is its ability to create a REST/JSON API with OAuth from an existing SOAP service using complex WS-Security policies exposed over JMS.

API lifecycle

Accelerate Development Lifecycle

The SOA Software API Management platform reduces the time and cost across the lifecycle of the mobile app and the API, ensuring that they are built inline with business requirements and that the various apps and APIs all remain in sync across the multiple versions. It enables enterprises to manage the entire process of designing, developing, deploying, versioning and retiring mobile apps and APIs

Secure Cloud

Mobile App Security

Security should be invisible to the user while still protecting corporate data. SOA Software’s API Management platform protects corporate data without compromising the user experience. It includes features built specifically to make the mobile app developers successful in securing the apps (e.g. OAuth, encryption, SSO) while still maintaining the user experience.

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Leader in Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance 2013

SOA Software’s new decree: SOA governance will cover cradle-to-grave entitlements for APIs

SOA Software Positioned as Leader in Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance

Positioned as a Leader with the Furthest Placement for Vision

Los Angeles, CA – August 13th, 2013 – SOA Software, an API Management leader that powers the API economy, helping businesses to fast-track API deployment, drive developer adoption, and reach more customers, announced today that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the ‘Leaders’ Quadrant of the 2013 Application Services Governance Gartner Magic Quadrant*. Gartner recently introduced the term application services governance to refer to the union of SOA governance technology functionality and API management, thus preserving the terminology differences between the two, with the view that these aspects will eventually be unified.

“We believe our background as the API Management and SOA Governance vendor of choice for large enterprises has given us the knowledge and credibility to be recognized as a leader in the new domain of application services governance,” said Roberto Medrano, EVP SOA Software.  “We continue to work closely with a growing number of enterprise customers to understand their growth drivers, set a vision for our products and consistently execute on it.”

Application Services Governance is a relatively new name but it is gaining relevance as applications are increasingly assembled using existing components — some inside and some outside the organization’s control.  Industry leaders consider it essential that enterprises know the internal workings of their applications and manage their interactions.  This becomes even more critical as organizations are racing to transition their applications to mobile and web environments and externalizing their applications through APIs. External APIs open up a wide range of dynamic business partnering scenarios based on programmatic access over the Internet.  Governance solutions are then required to address the various stages of the APIs and services lifecycle and provide the agility and speed that organizations require to deliver exceptional solutions to the market. The strength of the SOA Software approach is in helping customers externalize their applications for mobile and web with speed and agility, while maintaining high quality and security standards.

SOA Software’s API Management solution is the most comprehensive on the market today. The solution provides a unique social platform for driving developer engagement, rich Gateway services including broad support for API security standards, service integration for constructing APIs from existing services and assets, lifecycle management, and analytics. The platform manages, monitors and secures APIs, ensuring that these APIs deliver the level of service customers and partners require; that corporate and customer information and assets are secure; and that the integrity of the corporate brand is protected. SOA Software’s API Management solution includes Community Manager, API Gateway and Lifecycle Manager. These components are deeply integrated and available both in the cloud and on-premise.

The complete Gartner report is available here, compliments of SOA Software.

SOA Software is also recognized as a “Leader” by the Forrester Research Waves for Integrated SOA Governance, SOA Management, and SOA Life Cycle Management. For a list of other awards please go here. For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com/

*Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Application Services Governance by Paolo Malinverno, Daryl C. Plummer, Gordon Van Huizen, August 8th2013.

Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed 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 API Management and SOA Governance products that enable organizations to plan, build, run and share enterprise services and APIs.  Some of 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.  For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.

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TechCrunch Disrupt 2013

TechCrunch Disrupt 2013
San Francisco, CA

Join SOA Software executives and staff at the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 conference in San Francisco. We will attend as a product sponsor and showcase our award winning API Management solution. This conference brings Disrupt back to San Francisco with an a new group of outstanding startups, influential speakers, guests and more to the stage.

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Cloud Services Broker

Cloud Services Broker (CSB) facilitates the adoption of multiple cloud services for better performance and service options. Managing private and public cloud services, some of which are being used by business units, can get complicated fast. SOA Software's API Gateway makes it easier, safer and more productive for companies to navigate, integrate, consume, extend and maintain cloud services, particularly when they span multiple, diverse cloud services providers.

API Gateway is central to brokering the communication between cloud APIs to any on-premise systems. The Gateway acts as a Cloud Service Broker as it provides a trustworthy and reliable onramp to Cloud services, allowing businesses to consume, monitor and manage them in the same fashion as their own internal services. Finally, monitoring and logging of these transactions is critical to ensure traceability and integrity, especially to support any billing and charge back requirements.


Services Intermediation

Make independently designed services work together, irrespective of the vendor or the type of cloud architecture the service is deployed on (private, public and/or hybrid). SOA Software allows for rapid development of new services, optimizing the business impact to both internal and external users. Customers can leverage the solution to integrate, consume, and extend cloud services for corporate end users or external facing partners/customers, without a negative impact on IT resources.


Unified Security

The API Gateway lets you secure your services, protecting sensitive data while allowing access to authorized Apps and users. The API Gateway improves the ease-of-use for Cloud based services by providing single sign-on (SSO) for all users, measure and report usage to managers and audit any changes. It can foster adoption of approved services by adding business integrations to facilitate process and data flow between cloud based services and existing systems.


Service Orchestration

Service orchestration facilitates the coordination and arrangement of multiple services exposed as a single aggregate service. IT can automate business processes by loosely coupling services across different applications, cloud platforms and services, enabling them to choose the right mix of services depending on functionality, availability, pricing and other factors. The API Gateway also has a web-based GUI to define reusable processes, perform mediation or composition - without writing code.


Centralized Lifecycle Management

SOA Software's Lifecycle Manager for APIs enables enterprises to manage the entire process of designing, developing, deploying, versioning and retiring services across multiple cloud providers. It provides visibility into what APIs, services and other software assets exist, how they’re related to each other and how each fits into a company’s business and technical landscape. It provides a context for understanding and assessing existing software assets and automating SDLC processes for new APIs and services.


Usage Monitoring and Billing

The API Gateway lets you monitor your cloud services operations and analyze service usage for insight. Use the web-based dashboards to get real-time visibility into service and API performance, dependencies, and alert status. Leverage alerts within compositions to control message routing, enforce SLAs or perform other runtime activities. Dashboards and out-of-the-box reports provide visibility into the performance of APIs and services from different perspectives, including department, partner, application contract, API/service or operation.

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e-man

e-man is a company that offers expert consulting services in the area of system development and system Integration. We help our customers develop, integrate and maintain their EAI and SOA solutions covering aspects from adapter development, integration services, BPM and SOA Governance. e-man has offices in Sweden at Örebro, Västerås, Stockholm and Gothenburg. We are focusing to be the leading consultant company in the Nordics with the area of system integration.
www.e-man.se

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SOA Software API Management Honored by American Business Awards

SOA Software API Management Honored by American Business Awards

Apps World Europe

Apps World Europe
London

Alistair Farquharson, CTO, Speaker Sessions

Tuesday, October 22nd

9:50 AM Panel: API as the Starting Block for Your Development Journey

2:30 PM: APIs for Mobile App Development: A Soup to Nuts Analysis

Now in its 4th year, Apps World has grown to be a leading global multi-platform event in the app industry. This year’s Earls Court 2 event is set to be the biggest yet with 8000+ attendees including developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners and industry professionals registered for two days of high level insight and discussion. Click here for the details.

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API World

API World
San Francisco

Alistair Farquharson, CTO, Speaker Sessions

Wednesday, October 2
2:20 PM: APIs for Mobile App Development: A Soup to Nuts Analysis

Thursday, October 3
11:00 AM: Unified Security across Mobile, Web, Cloud and APIs

Roberto Medrano, EVP, Speaker Session

Thursday, October 3
1:00 PM Panel: Leading API Vendors

API World is the first large-scale conference and expo with the goal of organizing this new API Economy. It was created with the mission to be neutral and facilitate connections, knowledge, trust and business within the developer community of API providers and consumers. Attendees will learn how to design, monetize, strategize and market, and scale RESTful APIs. They will also learn how to discover, consume, and manage APIs in a secure environment. Click here for the details.

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NORDIC APIS

Nordic APIs
Stockholm

Developers, business managers, marketers and entrepreneurs from the Nordic region will meet in Stockholm to learn about APIs. The program includes keynotes, parallel presentation tracks, panel debates, demos and an unconference. This year Nordic APIs is hosting a series of regional events about the business and creation of APIs.

SOA Software Sessions

Keynote: Using APIs for Better Business Partnerships
Andy Jones, Technical Director, EMEA
Wednesday, September 18 - 10:45 AM

Session: Creating a Solid Foundation for API Security
Peter Hansen, Regional Manager and Mads Vanggaard, Nordic Solution Consultant
Thursday, September 19 - 1:00 PM

Click here for the details.

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SOA Software API Management Honored by American Business Awards

Best New Cloud Software Product of the Year

Los Angeles, CA. – July 25,2013 – SOA Software, a leading provider of API Management powers the API economy, helping businesses fast-track API deployment, drive developer adoption, and reach more customers, announced today that its API Management solution is a Finalist in the American Business Awards.  A panel of corporate executive judges conferred the honor on the API Management Solution, deeming it the best new cloud platform software product of the year.  The awards, known as the “Stevies”, were created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and business people worldwide.

“We’re leading the charge into the cloud for American businesses,” said Roberto Medrano, EVP SOA Software.  “APIs are the backbone of the new, interconnected world of web commerce – we make it safe and manageable for everyone. We are honored for the recognition of the American Business Awards for this work.”

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are transforming the way that businesses interact with one another, opening up access to enterprise systems to myriad mobile app developers and business partners.  While full of potential for easy alliance-building, APIs can also be too open, exposing companies to security threats and unpredictable levels of system use.  SOA Software’s API Management solution solves this problem, enabling efficient management of APIs so that selected partners can connect to APIs while keeping the API secure and firmly under control.

SOA Software’s API management solution is the most comprehensive on the market today. The solution provides a unique social platform for driving developer engagement, the most comprehensive support for securing APIs, with wide support for security standards. The platform manages, monitors and secures APIs, ensuring that these APIs deliver the level of service customers and partners require; that corporate and customer information and assets are secure; and that the integrity of the corporate brand is protected. SOA Software’s API Management solution includes Community Manager, API Gateway and Lifecycle Manager. These components are tightly integrated and available both in the cloud and on-premise.

For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com/

About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of 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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SOA Software Announces API Management for DataPower

Leverages DataPower Security and Integration Features for Mobile and Web

Los Angeles, CA. – July 8th, 2013 – SOA Software, a leading provider of API Management that helps businesses plan, build, secure, monitor and share APIs, announced today API Management for the IBM WebSphere DataPower family of SOA appliances. The new solution manages the full lifecycle of DataPower-based APIs and extends the capabilities of the widely deployed SOA Software Integrated Governance Solution for IBM DataPower.

This unified approach to managing both APIs and services extends the capabilities of DataPower infrastructure, enabling mobile and web solutions for internal mainframe and WebSphere MQ based services. SOA Software’s API Gateway, Lifecycle Manager for APIs and Community Manager have been integrated with DataPower, providing our customers a seamless API Management solution.

SOA Software’s API Management solution for DataPower goes beyond basic API management by offering management of the full API lifecycle. From plan, to build, to run, to share, the API Management solution provides the ability for customers to manage every aspect of both APIs and internal services using a single, comprehensive solution. With this new solution, customers can realize a complete API solution quickly and cost effectively.

“APIs present a challenge to IT organizations today,” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software. “SOA Software’s unique approach to API management on DataPower allows IT organizations to keep pace with technology advances presented by next generation mobile and web applications while benefitting from the same rich enterprise support we already offer customers today. Our solution makes managing secure, integrated APIs easy, whether a mobile app needs to securely access mainframe data or a web application needs to initiate a business transaction using WebSphere MQ.”

The SOA Software API Management solution for DataPower supports a wide variety of API standards including REST, JSON, OAuth and OpenID. It ensures interoperability with diverse backend systems through its support for SOAP and WebSphere MQ. It supports diverse security standards including SAML, Kerberos, LDAP, X509 and WS-Security. DataPower’s enterprise integration capabilities for APIs are further strengthened by SOA Software’s rich orchestration features, as well as its support for transformations including WebSphere Transformation Extender. Support for monitoring, metrics, service level agreements, and API access control all ensure API programs run consistently and predictably.

The API Management solution for DataPower enables rich communities for DataPower API developers and app developers through its developer portal. The developer portal lets API developers publish their DataPower APIs for app developers to find and consume. Social media features, API documentation, and integrated forums make it easy for developers to collaborate. Real-time system monitoring gives developers up to date status of their APIs and apps.

APIs help organizations expose critical internal business data to their customers to increase transparency and improve the customer experience. SOA Software’s API Management solution for DataPower lets DataPower customers use DataPower to secure and integrate their APIs within an enterprise environment. The result is a cost effective, full lifecycle solution for DataPower APIs that makes it easy to quickly yet securely expose internal resources to mobile apps and Web applications.

For more information on API Management for DataPower, see http://www.soa.com/solutions/ibm/ibm_datapower_governance/
For more information on SOA Software’s API Platform, see http://www.soa.com/

About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of 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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Webinar – Using APIs for Better Business Partnerships

Hosted by SOA Software

Featured Speaker
Alistair Farquharson, CTO, SOA Software

Event Details

Businesses are going through a significant transition driven by mobile devices and applications. Companies are realizing that their customers and employees are spending more and more time on these devices, opening up new business and partner channels and escalating the need to service their users through this new medium to stay relevant and competitive. APIs enable organizations to externalize their application and services, enabling a large community of developers and partners to leverage these services to build applications. This increases the number of mobile and web applications that are built using an organizations services, allowing them to reach a larger user base and increase monetization for these services. In this webinar, SOA Software CTO, Alistair Farquharson, explains how to use API best practices and technologies for creating business partnerships and new channels.

Listen to the Recorded webinar here.

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Big Data/Cloud Expo Showcases Disruptive Technologies and Future of Enterprise Computing

SOA Software Delivers API Management Foundation for Life Sciences

Semantics Manager Optimized to Enable Information Model Management for Applications and APIs

Los Angeles, CA—Monday, June 24, 2013—SOA Software, a leading provider of API management solutions, today announced that Semantics Manager, an information model and standards alignment platform, has been optimized for use in the life sciences and BioPharma industry. Semantics Manager is an important tool for enterprises that rely heavily on data classification and organization. With the massive amounts of data used, processed and managed by life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, Semantics Manager will complement and optimize their ability to use that data consistently across APIs and applications.

Semantics Manager helps organizations define and align their multiple internal information models to both industry standard definitions and to a common internal representation. This representation can in turn be fed into Lifecycle Manager to guide API development and delivery as part of the end-to-end API lifecycle, and into other tools for direct consumption. Semantics Manager provides a foundation for an organization’s efforts to pull data from multiple repositories and prepare it to be transactional in APIs and applications, whether on-premise, in the cloud or on mobile devices.

Organizing Data for APIs and Applications
“Getting an organization’s information model correct is the key to building the right APIs,” said Brent Carlson, SOA Software Senior Vice President of Product Development. “Most IT organizations have to deal with a wide variety of inconsistent information models resulting from packaged applications, siloed legacy application development, mergers and acquisitions. In addition, many industries have established or are in the process of establishing common information models to improve business partner interchange and to support regulatory governance and compliance mandates. This is especially true in the life sciences field. Semantics Manager offers an instantly usable solution for management and applicability of that data.”

Semantics Manager enables organizations to locate, define, use, translate and exchange data across repositories and applications by managing standards and metadata as organizational assets. It also provides a way for organizations to acquire, manage and distribute standards efficiently, and will help increase the speed and efficiency with which an enterprise can deploy standards-based requirements across internal and external applications. Companies in the Life Sciences and BioPharma industries typically maintain vast data warehouses with information about research, product development, and sensitive regulatory issues. All of this data needs to be structured and organized in a way that allows the enterprise to easily find information that is in different formats and lives in a variety of different formats. This data, if findable and manageable, can then be put to use by organizations’ APIs to make their applications more robust and useful.

Semantics Interoperability
By aligning with industry standards and by mapping data to domain concepts, companies can achieve semantic interoperability - a key goal of any API management initiative that involves data exchange. Semantics Manager facilitates a collaborative, metadata-driven information lifecycle by providing organizations a centralized, standards-based metadata repository and governance process automation platform.

For the Life Sciences industry, Semantics Manager greatly improves the ability to understand the impact of changes to both standards and operational data representations as they evolve. Semantics Manager combines existing standards (e.g., CDISC, BRDIG and ISO 21090) with a flexible metamodel definition framework that easily accommodates new standards. Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) can leverage the federation capabilities of Semantics Manager to automatically disseminate standards to industry.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of 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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SOA Software’s Semantics Manager chosen to power CDISC Standards delivery to BioPharma Industry

Semantics Manager to serve as the Metadata Repository for CDISC SHARE Project

Los Angeles, CA – Monday, June 24, 2013 – SOA Software, a leading provider of API Management solutions, announced today that its Semantics Manager Product has been chosen by the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) to power its Shared Health And Clinical Research Electronic (SHARE) Library project.  CDISC SHARE will provide a global electronic repository for developing, integrating and accessing CDISC metadata standards for clinical research in electronic format. Information on CDISC SHARE can be found at http://www.cdisc.org/cdisc-share.

SOA Software’s Semantics Manager™ is a comprehensive metadata and standards management solution that companies use to effectively meet governance, regulatory and standards compliance (GRC) requirements for information model definition and management (e.g., in BioPharma, Finance etc.), while improving overall business efficiency. Semantics Manager helps organizations define and align their multiple internal information models to both industry standard definitions and to a common internal representation. By aligning with industry standards and by mapping data to domain concepts, companies can achieve semantic interoperability - a key goal of any API management initiative that involves data exchange. Semantics Manager facilitates a collaborative, metadata-driven information lifecycle by providing organizations a centralized, standards-based metadata repository and governance process automation platform.

For the BioPharma industry, Semantics Manager greatly improves the ability to understand the impact of changes to both standards and operational data representations as they evolve. Semantics Manager combines existing standards (e.g., CDISC, BRIDG and ISO 21090) with a flexible metamodel definition framework that easily accommodates new standards. Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) can leverage the federation capabilities of Semantics Manager to automatically disseminate standards to industry.

“We at CDISC are delighted to be working with SOA Software as our technology partner on this important initiative,” said Wayne Kubick, Chief Technology Officer for CDISC.  “After an extensive evaluation process, it became clear that SOA Software’s solution provided CDISC with the best opportunity to quickly deliver on the promise of SHARE for realizing the many benefits of CDISC standards and improving interoperability with healthcare.”

“We are excited to be chosen by CDISC and are eager to use our extensive experience in metadata management, especially in the context of services and API’s, to enable CDISC’s vision of semantic interoperability for the BioPharma industry,” said Brent Carlson, SVP Technology, SOA Software.

Semantics Manager is built on industry standards such as Object Management Group’s (OMG) Reusable Asset Specification (RAS) and ISO’s 11179 standard for Metadata registries. The base library includes all CDISC Terminologies, CDASH 1.1, SDTM 1.2, BRIDG 3.1, and ISO 21090, giving BioPharma organizations a jumpstart towards aligning their internal information models with domain standards and regulatory requirements. As a centralized standards-based repository, Semantics Manager provides a single source of governed content to enforce data standards, processes and policies while ensuring regulatory compliance and efficient data exchange both across the organization and externally with partners and regulators.  Content can be easily found and reused via extensive in-built search mechanisms. Collaboration is built-in as well and is possible at any level - metadata, governance or at the repository level, with all actions tracked via a fully configurable audit trail that provides information about historical decisions and data lineage. More information can be found at http://www.soa.com/solutions/semantics-managemen.

About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of 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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SOA Software Execs Explain How to Tame the API Frenzy

SOA Software Execs Explain How to Tame the API Frenzy

Los Angeles, CA - June 19, 2013 –  Two executives from SOA Software, a leading provider of API Management solutions, will discuss how to tame the current API “frenzy” in two featured presentations at this week’s GigaOM Structure and API Days conferences in San Francisco, the company announced today.  Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President, and Sachin Agarwal, Vice President of Product Marketing, will deliver the session API frenzy: the implications and planning for a successful API strategy. The content is increasingly relevant as enterprises make their applications available as application programmer interfaces (APIs) in order to drive business growth and expose new revenue and partnership opportunities. Businesses deploying APIs are experiencing the potential gains but also exposing themselves to challenges inherent in such an open approach to computing. The booming mobile application and Internet of Things market rely on APIs for access to back-end services, information and systems.

“API adoption is exploding, but not every API deployment is successful,” said Roberto Medrano. “As business escalate the priority of their API projects, they need to think about a long term API management strategy.  Businesses are unearthing issues such as inefficient scaling, compromised security, long development cycles and an uncontrolled sprawl of multiple versions.  IT managers need best practices for managing API development from securing to monitoring APIs and managing the entire life cycle of API development. That’s the goal of the presentation.”

Powering the API Economy
SOA Software’s API Management Solution is the most comprehensive on the market today. It is a secure, robust platform that companies can use to share and manage their APIs with the growing app developer community, their partners, and customers. The platform manages, monitors and secures APIs, ensuring that these APIs deliver the level of service customers and partners require; that corporate and customer information and assets are secure; and that the integrity of the corporate brand is protected.

About the Conferences
GigaOm Structure 2013 (June 19th & 20th) will focus on how real-time business needs are shaping IT architectures, hyper-distributed infrastructure and creating a cloud that will look completely different from everything that’s come before.
APIdays San Francisco (June 21st & 22nd) will gather thought and business leaders from the API community for a dialogue on the future of the programmable web, with the goal of understanding why APIs are growing from a multi-million to a multi-billion dollar market opportunity, and how we can take advantage of this movement.

About the Presenters
Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President of SOA Software is a recognized executive in the information technology fields of SOA, internet security, governance, and compliance, with extensive experience with both start-ups and large companies, having been involved at the beginning of four IT industries: EDA, Open Systems, Computer Security and now SOA. Prior to joining SOA Software, he was CEO of PoliVec, a leader in security policy.  Before joining PoliVec, he was one of the top 100 Sr. Executives at Hewlett Packard.  At HP, Medrano served as the General Manager of the E-Services and Internet Security Divisions.
Sachin Agarwal, Vice President of Product Marketing at SOA Software has more than 15 years of experience in the management of complex enterprise software products, including stints at Infosys, Oblix, Softlabs, and Oracle, where he took a mature $50M Web Infrastructure, Portal and Social business and grew to it over $300M over 5 years.  An accomplished engineer, Mr. Agarwal has numerous patents related to the management of data storage.

Schedule for presentations of API frenzy: the implications and planning for a successful API strategy

  • GigaOm Structure
    • Date and Time: Thursday, June 20th, 10:20 AM
    • Location: Conference Room 2, Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF - 1675 Owens St. San Francisco, CA 94158
  • API Days

    • Date and Time: Saturday, June 22nd, 9.25AM
    • Location: PARISOMA, 169 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of 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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