SOURCE: Sonoa Systems

June 24, 2008 08:00 ET

Sonoa Customers Deliver Web Services at Cloud Scale

New Customers Include Pfizer, Sterling Infosystems, InsightsOnDemand and Warner Music

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Sonoa Systems, Inc., an innovative provider of software and appliances that enable the enterprise and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers to deliver customer-facing Web services, today announced that several new customers have selected Sonoa ServiceNet to free their applications from the security, interoperability and performance complexities that arise when delivering Web services at cloud scale.

Sonoa handles the unique challenges enterprises and SaaS providers face when opening Web services to large numbers of diverse customers, including: fine-grained access control to protect customer data, customer SLA visibility and enforcement, protocol mediation that accelerates adding new customers, and traffic management ensuring priority customers receive priority service. By providing the operational visibility, management and control, ServiceNet enables enterprises and SaaS providers to free their applications and focus on innovation in their Web services instead of writing code to handle operational challenges. Using Sonoa technology, SaaS providers can jumpstart their API strategies, enterprises can offer customer-facing commercial Web services and IT can enable enterprise mashups with enterprise-class security and control.

The company's approach provides the technology backbone to drive a new wave of cloud scale computing. Sonoa's growing roster of new customers includes Pfizer, the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company, InsightsOnDemand, a provider of on-demand business intelligence solutions, Warner Music, home to the best-known record labels in the music industry, and Sterling Infosystems, the leading provider of pre-employment screening, background checking, drug testing, I-9 processing, HR outsourcing services, information and solutions. They join other leading companies including Level 3, JP Morgan Chase, Landslide, Net One and Aizu University.

Free Your Applications

"Sonoa's vision is about freeing applications from the non-core common functions of security, visibility, interoperability and performance in one solution, with no new code," stated Chet Kapoor, CEO, Sonoa Systems. "By addressing these operational issues with a networking centric approach at cloud scale, we are giving our customers the ability to rapidly introduce new Web services and to open existing applications to customers faster, and in a secure, manageable way."

"As a leading provider of pre-employment screening information and solutions, the security of access control is paramount to our SOA-based products," said Michael M. Richardson, CTO, Sterling Infosystems. "Sonoa's technology enables us to accelerate the time-to-market and manageability of the many Web Services associated with our new customer-facing Web 2.0 applications."

Sonoa ServiceNet is designed from the ground up for the unique challenges of customer-facing Web services, employing a network router-like architecture that non-intrusively enforces security, interoperability and performance policies in real-time "on the wire." By handling the access control, interoperability and performance issues that occur at cloud scale, teams can ensure maximum performance and scalability in the environment, making it easy to create new products and add new users and services. Sonoa ServiceNet is available as a network or virtual appliance.

About Sonoa Systems

Sonoa Systems provides enterprise solutions that enable security, interoperability, and scalability of customer-facing Web services for SOA, SaaS and Enterprise mashups. The company is privately held and based in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, contact or visit

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