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Software AG Strengthens SOA Security with Layer 7 Partnership

Integrated offering extends SOA security and policy enforcement across domain boundaries

Software AG has announced the availability of additional security enhancements for the service-oriented architectures (SOA) created or managed with the webMethods product suite. Under the terms of a new license agreement with Layer 7 Technologies (Layer 7), Software AG will now offer and support Layer 7’s SecureSpan SOA security and policy enforcement solutions to customers on a global basis. Layer 7 is a provider of gateway software and appliances for securing, scaling and simplifying production SOAs.

When used in conjunction with the webMethods product suite from Software AG, Layer 7’s family of SecureSpan products can be used to simplify the implementation of advanced security and policy controls for SOA. It also serves as a fully interoperable Policy Enforcement Point (PEP) for the services governed by CentraSite. Jointly developed by Software AG and Fujitsu, CentraSite is a solution for SOA governance used by Global 2000 enterprises worldwide.

As a member of the CentraSite Community, Layer 7 is fully interoperable with CentraSite using standards-based approaches. As an example of this interoperability, the CentraSite Governance Edition from Software AG and the Layer 7 SecureSpan XML Appliance were used earlier this year to demonstrate interoperability of the WS-Policy Candidate Recommendation using the UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) standard. This was an important milestone in WS-Policy’s subsequent promotion to Recommendation Status by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

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