iWay Software and AmberPoint Integrate Solutions to Provide a Foundation to Streamline SOA in Complex Environments

iWay Software to Resell AmberPoint SOA Management System With SOA Middleware Suite

New York, June 20, 2006 – iWay Software, an Information Builders company and an innovator of enterprise integration solutions, and AmberPoint, the industry’s leading provider of service-oriented architecture (SOA) visibility, management, and security solutions, announced today that it is integrating AmberPoint’s SOA management software into the iWay SOA Middleware Suite and is reselling AmberPoint as part of its total SOA solution. The combined offering will enable companies to streamline the creation and maintenance of SOA-based integration in extremely complex environments.

“SOA should enable integration and reuse across multiple platforms and applications,” explains John Senor, president of iWay Software. “Unfortunately, the complexity of their environments keeps many organizations from the component reuse they’d hoped for. Our joint technology offering solves that problem by combining the interoperability needed to marshal all the necessary resources with the management needed to govern them. After an extensive review of different approaches, we selected AmberPoint as our runtime governance solution.”

The iWay-AmberPoint solution brings together two best-of-breed capabilities that are fundamental to SOA:

  • iWay Software’s SOA Middleware Suite � includes a highly interoperable enterprise service bus (ESB) and the industry’s most comprehensive adapter suite, which enables users to create sophisticated services based on many different technologies, such as ERP systems, mainframes, and business-to-business interactions

  • AmberPoint SOA Management System – a comprehensive platform for managing and securing SOA applications at runtime; AmberPoint enables policy-based management of the services network, providing unprecedented visibility into and control of services-based environments across different platforms and technologies

The combination of AmberPoint and iWay enables users to easily create and maintain sophisticated enterprise-class services – without writing custom integration code, even on less-common platforms – and manage the resulting services regardless of platforms or underlying technologies.

“iWay’s selection of AmberPoint is a great endorsement for the advantages of AmberPoint solutions,” said John Hubinger, AmberPoint CEO. “We’re very glad to be working so closely with iWay and to bring the advantages of our combined solutions to market. The iWay-AmberPoint solution will allow SOA managers to track any service call made using any interface including XML, message queues, and B2B interactions.”

The AmberPoint technology is being bundled with iWay Service Manager, which is the ESB in iWay SOA Middleware. The combined solution will be sold by iWay Software.

About AmberPoint

AmberPoint is the industry’s leading provider of SOA visibility, management and security solutions. Customers such as British Telecommunications, H&R Block, Motorola and the U.S. Department of Defense have chosen AmberPoint for its comprehensive capabilities, its non-invasive approach and its native support for Java and .NET. For more information, contact AmberPoint at 510.663.6300 or [email protected].

About iWay Software

iWay Software, an Information Builders company and the world’s leading adapter vendor, accelerates business integration by providing tools that make service-oriented architectures easy to implement. Clients achieve short-term ROI by using iWay to reduce custom programming and to solve problems quickly, while incrementally creating an architecture that supports long-term projects. The biggest names in software, including BEA, Microsoft, and SAP, use iWay adapters to simplify access to ERP and CRM systems, messaging, legacy systems, e-business protocols like AS2 and ebXML, and more. Additional message transformation and data integration make iWay a natural integration choice � standalone or with other middleware.

About Information Builders

Information Builders is the leader in enterprise business intelligence and real-time Web reporting. The company’s WebFOCUS product – the industry’s most secure and flexible � is able to meet all the reporting needs of the extended enterprise, ranging from analysts to power users to the widest deployments for hundreds of thousands of users. Additionally, WebFOCUS’ empowerment of organizations seeking to leverage all their data by accessing it all � from legacy to data warehouse � is unmatched.

Information Builders’ award-winning technology has successfully provided quality software and superior services for 31 years to more than 12,000 customers, including most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,750 people and has over 350 business partners. For more information visit www.informationbuilders.com.