Vordel 5 launched to extend functionality beyond XML security into full control of SOA network infrastructure
Critical XML network infrastructure components underpinning SOA backbone unveiled at Vordel’s annual industry SOA Security user conference
Dublin, Ireland October 4, 2007 - Vordel announced today at its 3rd annual SOA Security Conference, the availability of Vordel 5, a family of network infrastructure products designed to accelerate, manage and protect XML applications. With this announcement Vordel addresses the issues encountered by enterprises with early stage tactical service level integration right through to full blown SOA implementations requiring policy-centric control of Web Services networks for SOA Governance.
Vordel 5 builds on the company’s technological excellence in the design of XML firewall and XML gateways to deliver a complementary range of products that deliver the critical functionality to ensure the successful operational performance of SOA deployments. This includes centralized policy management product to enforce runtime governance of policies and a customizable report generation product to monitor SOA metrics including Web Services usage.
With Vordel 5 enterprises can now address the core issues encountered with SOA deployments of application performance, access and policy control, protection of applications and visibility of service usage. This comprehensive set of products enables organizations to confidently deploy their business services using XML, Web Services and SOA technologies
Vordel's next generation suite includes:-
Important features include:
- Vordel Policy Director - Centralized policy creation and management within an SOA for full operational lifecycle management. Control for a distributed network of XML Gateways and XML Firewalls from a single location.
- Vordel XML Firewall - Threat prevention for XML applications with full protection from unauthorized access and malicious content.
- Vordel XML Gateway - A dedicated device for application level networking with XML offload, data routing, transformation and application acceleration.
- Vordel Reporter - Full visibility of SOA metrics with customizable reporting of Web Services usage.
- Vordel SOAPbox - Security testing allows security professionals to check for compliance to security policies.
Patented VXA Security Acceleration
Common to the firewall and gateway enterprise products is Vordel's core patented XML security acceleration engine. In development since 1999, this engine offloads critical XML security processing from XML platforms and allows trusted XML applications to be rolled out without the performance cost.
Centralized Policy Lifecycle Management
Integral to Vordel Policy Director is the policy studio, an intuitive drag-and-drop policy management interface for the creation and distribution of policies to manage XML traffic on the network.
Vic Morris, Vordel CEO, commenting on the announcement said, “we are proud to announce this latest generation of product which builds on several years of solid enterprise level engineering engagements within some of the world’s most significant XML production environments.”
Vordel 5 is our response to the market’s requirements for the ability to place policy control at the heart of their SOA implementations without impacting on performance or scalability. With Vordel enterprises benefit from the ability to centrally manage the design time and run time governance of SOA policies and accelerate applications by offloading all XML processing from their application servers.”
The Vordel SOA Security Conference runs from October 4-5. Keynote presentations include Atos Origin, EBS Building Society, Iona, nCipher and ZapThink. Customer and partner representatives from such firms as Allianz, Bell Canada, BT, Euroclear, Fidelity, Fortis ASR, EBS, Risaris, Sopra, SW Associates, Telindus and many others.
Vordel is an XML network management company that provides high performance, enterprise-level hardware and software products to enable enterprises confidently deploy SOA. Vordel accelerates, manages and protects XML applications to enable enterprises govern their Web Service usage and ensure service performance. Vordel customers include Allianz, Badenia, British American Tobacco, Ericsson, Fortis ASR, Mazda, Telefonica, Telecom Italia Mobile, and Government agencies in the US and worldwide.
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