The XML firewall vendor is expanding into the management and repository business, but partnering with others for the registry.
Vordel unveiled version 5.1 of its XML network infrastructure products, to accelerate, manage and protect XML applications. Vordel 5.1 addresses the need for lifecycle management of policy across the SOA. By combining the central management of SOA policies with distributed enforcement across a network of XML gateways, organizations generate increased returns on IT architecture and maximize their SOA investments.
As businesses build out more complex SOA, there is an ever greater need for aggregated policy management across the IT infrastructure. Enterprise Architects require policies for performance, availability and access control that govern the role of business services, but also demand a cost-effective approach to policy management as SOA is rolled out. Vordel recognizes that policies must encompass not only XML gateways, but also many of the critical products spanning the existing IT infrastructure such as network management, identity management, anti-virus, network firewalls, registries and ESB platforms. Vordel Policy Director directs the enforcement of these policies to a distributed network of XML gateway appliances, providing control across the IT architecture.
L. Frank Kenney, Research Director with Gartner believes that, "within the next 18 months there will be a perfect storm – a combination of events that causes a phenomenon that will push many companies, regardless of technology maturity, to strongly consider integration and infrastructure appliances. This perfect storm will include:
David McKenna, VP Engineering with Vordel commented, “Our powerful policy model allows our customers to take control of their SOA by creating policies which encompass not only Vordel products, but also identity-management, network monitoring, and anti-virus. By enabling the control of policies centrally at design time and managing their enforcement and monitoring at run time we permit companies to put SOA policy management at the heart of their XML networks.” Highlights
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