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 XML-enabled 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 pure-play partnership could have significant impact.