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Flamenco Networks Ships Enterprise Edition

Flamenco Networks, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based company that specializes in Web services management (WSM), announced today that it is now shipping the Enterprise Edition of its software. The move is designed to give customers multiple options for securing, provisioning, monitoring and managing Web Services-based transactions.

The company says the enterprise version is based on the same patent-pending technology as its on-demand Web Services Network. However, the Enterprise Edition is designed to let companies implement their own in-house Web Services management solution, providing IT departments with visibility and control over Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) messages both inside and outside the company.

The new version, Flamenco says, is designed to let companies approach Web services management the same way they approach firewalls, VPNs and other IT infrastructure — that is, they can either outsource or operate it in-house.

"Flamenco is the only provider currently delivering WSM both as a product and as a service," says John Hanger, Flamenco senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Many of our customers choose to use Flamenco's on-demand Web Services Network to minimize their up-front infrastructure investment while ultimately planning to license Flamenco's Enterprise Edition."

According to Flamenco, its WSM solutions are based on a distributed architecture that combines a centralized management controller with intelligent, federated proxies that address both provider and requester-side Web Services management issues. Using what it describes as a "heartbeat technology," proxies communicate with the central management site, allowing companies to secure and manage Web Service invocations both behind and across firewalls.


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