SOURCE: Nexaweb Technologies, Inc.

September 19, 2007 11:00 ET

Layer 7 Technologies and Nexaweb Announce Strategic Alliance to Deliver Secure Enterprise Web 2.0 Solutions at the Gartner Web Innovation Summit

Alliance Offers Customers Secure SOA and Web Services for SOBA Applications; Leading SOA Security Provider Enrolls in Nexaweb Web2SOA Program

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - September 19, 2007) - GARTNER Web Innovation Summit -- Nexaweb® Technologies, Inc., provider of the leading standards-based platform for building and deploying Enterprise Web 2.0 (EW2.0) applications, and Layer 7 Technologies, a leading provider of XML security and networking solutions for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web 2.0, today announced a strategic alliance that will help commercial and public sector organizations deploy secure Enterprise Web 2.0 and Service-Oriented Business Applications (SOBA).

Enterprise Web 2.0 and SOBA development have gained significant momentum among enterprise and public sector IT organizations as delivery platforms for next-generation "services-based" composite, RIA, "mashup," and net-centric applications. A major consideration in the development of these applications, however, must be governance including the identity of the application user and their location, the provider of these services, how they are secured, and their level of testing. Additionally, the increased use of technologies that support client-side application processing can present potential security risks, something public sector organizations are beginning to refer to as "mobile code."

Together, Nexaweb and Layer 7 offer application architects and software developers an interoperable product architecture for governing Enterprise Web 2.0 and SOBA applications. With Nexaweb and Layer 7, architects and developers can assign broad application access and usage policies, as well as "services" availability rules, in correlation with the organizations SOA governance framework based on user identity, physical location, and IP address. Likewise, Nexaweb and Layer 7 provide architects and developers the ability to secure "mobile code" or programmatic communication between clients and servers over public networks.

"In recent years, there has been a push among large organizations to centralize the administration of user identities and their associated access privileges to corporate resources," said Dimitri Sirota, VP of Marketing and Alliances, Layer 7 Technologies. "This push has intensified as organizations look to leverage their SOA initiatives and migrate their mission-critical business applications to the Web. Our partnership with Nexaweb addresses this growing demand with a user-identity and governance-oriented Enterprise Web 2.0 application development and delivery platform."

"Reach, and the ability to deploy enterprise-class applications to users around the globe regardless of network, browser, or operating system is one of the many factors driving the adoption of Enterprise Web 2.0," said David McFarlane, Chief Operating Officer at Nexaweb. "But governance and security cannot, and must not, be sacrificed. Our alliance with Layer 7 provides customers a proven SOA governance solution that will enable application architects and developers to build user-identity and security into their applications, and give their organizations the confidence to deploy these solutions."

As part of the alliance with Nexaweb, Layer 7 will join the Nexaweb Web2SOA™ Ecosystem Program and work with Nexaweb and its other partners to create a collection of Enterprise Web 2.0 and SOA solution interoperability and reference architecture materials.

About Gartner Web Innovation Summit

Emerging Web technologies and the resulting new social and business models open up radical new growth, deliver enhanced agility, and improve interactions with employees, suppliers and consumers. The Gartner Web Innovation Summit is the only event designed to focus on helping enterprises make sense of and effectively adopt the new Web technologies, methodologies and mindsets. Additional information is available at

Nexaweb Web2SOA Ecosystem Program

Many organizations are reaching an inflection point in their SOA initiatives. They have developed an infrastructure and begun deploying services, but are faced with the challenge of how to go the 'Last Mile' and deliver these services to end-users. Nexaweb's Enterprise Web 2.0 & SOA Ecosystem Program is designed to help customers capitalize on their SOA initiatives, leverage existing infrastructure and quickly deliver rich, reliable and governed Enterprise Web 2.0 (EW2.0) and Service-Oriented Business Applications (SOBA) to end-users via the Web -- enabling them to finally realize the productivity and ROI promise of SOA across all facets of the organization. Visit to learn more about our Enterprise Web 2.0 & SOA Ecosystem Program.

About Nexaweb

Nexaweb's Enterprise Web 2.0 Suite is an application development and deployment platform for building mission-critical, secure Web-based business applications. With Nexaweb, building enterprise-quality Web applications that access legacy and service-oriented data systems is simple and doesn't require re-writing code. And only Nexaweb's EW2.0 solution is proven by more than 5,000 successful global deployments. Founded in February 2000 and rooted in the MIT community, Nexaweb is based in Burlington, Massachusetts. The company is privately held and funded by institutional investors. For more information, visit or call (781) 345-5500.

About Layer 7 Technologies

Layer 7 Technologies is a leading provider of XML security and networking infrastructure for next generation service oriented and Web oriented integrations. The SecureSpan™ family of XML appliances and gateway software address the security, complexity, performance and networking issues associated with deploying and maintaining production Web services. To learn more please visit

Nexaweb and the Nexaweb logo are registered trademarks of Nexaweb, Inc. Unversial Client Framework, Internet Messaging Bus and Web2SOA are trade marks of Nexaweb, Inc. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. No use of a third-party mark is to be construed to mean such mark's owner endorses Nexaweb products or services.

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