Stacks pushed by the software giants may dominate development and deployment of enterprise SOAs. In the realm of runtime service management and security however a handful of pure plays still hold sway. Today two companies in that space Reactivity and AmberPoint announced a solution that integrates their products.
AmberPoint provides comprehensive management of the runtime SOA including detailed SLA reporting exception handling and policy enforcement. Reactivity&;s Gateways defend against XML threats and control access to services and provide transformation mediation and XML acceleration.
Starting today Amber Point&;s SOA Management System will work &;out of the box&; with Reactivity&;s Gateway appliances. &;The aim here is to provide a better view of what&;s going on within an XMLenabled network &; including the XML Gateways&; said Reactivity CTO Andrew Nash.
Both companies see the joint solution as a first step. You still can&;t set new access control parameters in AmberPoint or push them down into Reactivity appliances. But integration like that is under consideration.
Executives from the companies feel they&;re off to a good start. &;Prior to this relationship we didn&;t have any visibility into what&;s going on with Reactivity appliances. That&;s changed dramatically&; said Ed Horst vice president of marketing at AmberPoint.
In a technology area where there&;s no clear leader that pureplay partnership could have significant impact.