|Anderson, Kevin||Jan 13, 2004 6:32 am|
|Subject:||[announce]Oasis Member News: Accordare Partners with DataPower to Scale High-Value B2B Connections|
|From:||Anderson, Kevin (kev...@datapower.com)|
|Date:||Jan 13, 2004 6:32:25 am|
ACCORDARE PARTNERS WITH DATAPOWER TO SCALE HIGH-VALUE B2B CONNECTIONS
DataPower XS40 XML Security Gateway/Accordare Reflector Unified Solution Reduces the Complexity and Deployment Costs for Secure XML Networks between Enterprise Systems Using ebXML, OAGIS ,RosettaNet or Any XML Specification
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - January 13, 2003 - DataPower Technology, Inc., the creators of intelligent XML-Aware Network (XAN) infrastructure, along with Accordare, the leaders in building XML-based business "bridges", announced today a partnership aimed at easing the creation and ongoing maintenance of XML-based trading partner connections. The agreement combines Accordare's Reflector and DataPower's award-winning XS40 XML Security Gateway to provide an intelligent e-business mediation point. The combined offering delivers instant "no-coding" XML security, eases coping with mismatched XML business document formats, detects common business process protocol interoperability errors, helps debug disagreements over security and standards specifications, and swiftly overcomes other real-world obstacles to launching and maintaining electronic business connections.
"Real-world XML-based partner integration, whether based on ebXML or Web services standards, is complex, expensive, and lengthy. Accordare has unique technology to greatly reduce the time and cost required to deploy and manage each B2B connection," said Bret Hartman, VP of Technology Solutions at DataPower. "Together with DataPower's easy-to-deploy XML security, transformation and routing hardware, the combined offering helps enterprises realize the value of XML without becoming experts in XML interoperability."
XML provides enterprises with a universal data-encoding format for connecting transaction systems, but XML also presents several critical barriers to adoption: high set-up costs driven by incompatible business process specifications (schemas); performance bottlenecks caused by its verbose nature; grave security risks resulting from connecting high-value systems; and ongoing operational complexity caused by interoperability challenges, new security threats and failures of established connections due to uncoordinated partner system upgrades. Accordare's Reflector, a collaborative XML testing and monitoring intermediary, is currently being used by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as part of the National Business-to-Business Testbed. By combining Accordare's Reflector and the DataPower XML Security Gateway(tm), a "drop-in" network device purpose-built to provide complete XML Web services security and wirespeed XML performance, enterprises can now eliminate these barriers and get business-to-business transactions flowing "live" in record time.
"Accordare enables enterprises to quickly establish and easily scale transaction systems based on XML messages, but, as these connections grow and traffic increases, companies will require the use of a common message gateway to secure and route this XML traffic in the network. A network hardware approach eases the management complexity of securing multiple, often heterogeneous systems," said Bill Harrelson, President & CEO of Accordare. "Because of its robust security features, its drop-in ease of use and wirespeed performance, DataPower's XS40 XML Security Gateway is the perfect technology complement to our Reflector product for building trusted XML-based bridges for multi-party transactions."
About DataPower Technology DataPower Technology provides enterprises with intelligent XML-Aware network (XAN) infrastructure to ensure unparalleled performance, security and manageability of next-generation applications and XML Web Services. DataPower's patent-pending XML Generation Three (XG3(tm)) technology powers the industry's first wire-speed XML-aware networking devices that provide immediate return on technology investments while streamlining application deployments. Founded in 1999, DataPower is privately held and based in Cambridge, MA. For more information about DataPower Technology, please contact 617-864-0455 or visit www.datapower.com.
About Accordare, Inc. Accordare makes software that lets companies connect to their trading partners, deploying XML-based business transactions, faster and more cheaply over the Internet. Accordare's collaborative platform "Reflector" enables complete transaction visibility for multi-partner transactions, which scales seamlessly and reliably as the number of messages, transaction types and number of partners multiply. Founded in 2001, Accordare, Inc. is privately held and headquartered in Arlington, MA. For more information about Accordare, please contact 781-646-2241 or visit www.accordare.com.
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