Reactivity, Inc., a leader in secure XML Web services deployment systems, and AmberPoint, a leading provider of management solutions for service-oriented architectures (SOAs), announced a technology partnership to deliver optimized, integrated solutions for securing and managing enterprise-class Web services-based systems. The partners have integrated their products to fully leverage the advantages of their technologies while improving system-wide functionality through effective, bi-directional communication.

The first phase of the AmberPoint-Reactivity integration has been completed and proven in the field with initial customers. The AmberPoint agent now provides all the functionality of Reactivity Gatekeeper, delivering "last mile" security between the network edge and the application server to ensure that no one within the organization accidentally or deliberately gains unauthorized access to any Web service.  Additionally, the Reactivity Gateway now provides data on service level agreements (SLAs), quality of service (QoS) and security operations for use by AmberPoint's extensive reports and dashboards, enabling in-depth analysis of performance across the complete enterprise Web services infrastructure. The AmberPoint management system also provides critical performance and management information on a per-Gateway basis, including response time (maximum, average, message-specific), throughput (maximum, average, interval-specific), SOAP fault counts, faults ratio and availability.

The Reactivity Gateway enforces XML Web services security policies and offers the market's leading XML threat defense, while delivering any-to-any XML Web services interoperability. The centralized definition, enforcement and management of security and operational policies establish new levels of trust among applications, and help ensure compliance with privacy and data protection laws. Reactivity's dedicated appliances process and secure XML and SOAP messages to improve network and application throughput, and enable an organization's existing operations staff to operate and maintain clusters of appliances across geographically distributed data centers for maximum operational scalability.

The two companies will continue to sell their own products, and will engage in joint sales and marketing activities, including product demonstrations.  Cooperative integration efforts are ongoing in response to customer demand, and each company will continue to license its technology independently.


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