SOURCE: Reactivity

January 30, 2006 08:30 ET

Reactivity and NEON Partner to Deliver Enhanced XML and Web Services Security and Enforcement to the Mainframe

BELMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2006 -- Reactivity®, Inc., the leading independent XML Networking provider, today announced that the company has partnered with NEON® Systems, Inc., to provide enhanced security and enforcement capabilities for organizations deploying XML Web services and SOA leveraging mainframe infrastructures.

This partnership further builds upon the successes of Reactivity's family of Gateway products. Reactivity's XML Security Gateway received a "Product of the Year" Award and Software Development's Jolt Productivity Award in the Security Tools category. Reactivity was also among the companies named into the elite corps of the Red Herring and AlwaysOn™ 100 Top Private Companies.

"Many of the largest global organizations still rely on mainframes as their system of record for business critical data," said Mark Cresswell, president and CEO, NEON Systems, Inc. "Securely and efficiently managing the data is key to the assurances of data integrity that these organizations require. Our partnership with Reactivity enables an enterprise to strictly enforce policies for XML and Web services based integration with core mainframe systems, further extending the quality of service characteristics for which NEON's products are well-known.

"With NEON we can bring XML and SOA security and rapid Web services deployment to enterprises with mainframe systems," according to Glenn Osaka, president and CEO of Reactivity. "Our customers demand a breadth of options for what types of systems can be brought together through a secure XML infrastructure, a demand we address in our partnership with NEON."

Reactivity Gateways enforce XML Web services security policies and defend against XML-based threats, while delivering any-to-any XML Web services interoperability and wirespeed XML processing. The centralized definition, enforcement and management of security and operational policies establish new levels of trust among applications, and help ensure compliance with privacy and data protection laws. Reactivity's dedicated appliances improve network and application throughput, and enable an organization's existing operations staff to operate and maintain clusters of appliances across geographically distributed data centers for maximum operational scalability.

About NEON Systems

NEON Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEON) -- the Mainframe Integration Experts -- is a leading provider of enterprise-class mainframe integration solutions. Shadow RTE provides the industry's first Mainframe Services Bus (MSB) to support the entire range of requirements for Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Event-Driven Architectures (EDA) -- essential foundation elements needed to support the Real-time Enterprise. For organizations with significant investments in mainframe systems, Shadow RTE dramatically reduces the cost and complexity associated with mainframe integration. NEON's Shadow z/Services and Shadow z/Events offerings attack the emerging mainframe Web services and real-time mainframe event-driven markets, while Shadow z/Direct addresses the need for scalable, SQL access to mainframe data and applications. All three are unique in their depth and breadth of support for the requirements of such markets. With extensive mainframe integration expertise, NEON is uniquely qualified to solve the complexities of supporting new business initiatives and reporting requirements that intersect with critical mainframe systems. For more information on the Powering the Real-time Enterprise, see our Web site at or call 800-505-NEON (6366).

About Reactivity

Reactivity provides the leading XML Gateways used by enterprises to realize the promise of XML Web services and application oriented networking. Reactivity's family of products enables businesses to secure, operate and accelerate Web services effectively in order to expedite services, time-to-market and gain competitive advantage. Reactivity has unique experience with major Global 2000 enterprises in financial services, publishing, travel and other industries and is an active member of Liberty Alliance, OASIS and WS-I. Reactivity is located in Belmont, California, and can be reached at, +1-650-551-7800 or

Reactivity is registered trademark and Adaptive Message Architecture, Adaptive Schema Pipelining are trademarks of Reactivity, Inc. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.

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