webMethods, Inc., a leading business integration and optimization software company,  announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Infravio, Inc., a privately held provider of service-oriented architecture (SOA) registry and governance solutions, for approximately $38 million in cash.

According to Enterprise Management Associates [webMethods Executes on Acquisition Strategy, Nabs Infravio (September 2006)], a leading provider of IT industry research and analysis, "webMethods' simultaneous courtships and acquisitions of Cerebra and Infravio indicate clear market vision combined with an intent to pursue the logical outcome of SOA evolution, which will undoubtedly be inter-enterprise services. The U.S. government has already announced its intent to integrate 'everything' and logic dictates that multiple cross-industry integrations won't be far behind. webMethods will be well positioned to address the multiple dimensions of this challenge with Infravio's scalability and Cerebra's asset library. Together, they will significantly enhance webMethods' already robust SOA execution environment and could well be a key differentiator in the marketplace."

Infravio's current registry, repository, and governance lifecycle management applications will be offered on a standalone basis beginning immediately. Additional enhancements to the products are expected to be unveiled at this year's Integration World 2006 conference, which is taking place this November in Washington, DC. webMethods expects to also offer these technologies as integrated components of webMethods Fabric beginning with the product suite's next major release, which is scheduled for this December. webMethods also reaffirmed its support for the SOA Link, which is the SOA governance initiative founded by Infravio as a means for ensuring end-to-end interoperability across multiple vendors supporting the SOA lifecycle.

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