Actional Arrives at SOAPStation

Looking to help enterprises integrate Web services into their IT infrastructure, Mountain View, Calif.-based Actional Corp.
today announced SOAPstation, a management platform designed to
transform loosely coupled Web services into secure business services.

Web services is standards-based technology that allows different applications from a variety sources to communicate with requiring custom code. Based on XML, Web services are not tied to one operating system or programming language.

Actional SOAPstation, according to the company, is designed to address the need for managed Web service distribution
by providing a unified point of control for Web service
provisioning, version management, business activity monitoring and
end-to-end security across the entire Web services network.

The platform is designed to enable companies to manage changes to Web services
networks without disruption, allowing them to enforce, monitor and control
quality of services (QoS) and service level agreements (SLAs).

According to Actional,
SOAPstation acts as a Web services proxy, managing the interactions between
the applications that provide Web services and the systems that build on
them. The platform offers the following features, according to the company.

  • Secure service provisioning
  • Version and variant management
  • Business activity monitoring
  • End-to-end security
  • Enterprise-caliber deployment
  • Intuitive user interface

Actional SOAPstation runs on Windows, Solaris and Linux and is
currently in beta testing. It will be available next quarter.

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