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Vordel announces integration of Web Services security into the CentraSite™ Community


Vordel’s SOA security services incorporated into standards-based SOA Forum to provide complete Web Services management and compliance framework for SOA

Dublin, Ireland July 24, 2006 - Vordel announced today that its Web Services security products are available through the CentraSite™ Community, recently founded by Software AG and Fujitsu. The inclusion of Web Services security into the CentraSite Community, as well as Software AG’s crossvision™ SOA suite, creates a secure framework for enterprise customers to deploy SOA across the enterprise and through the firewall to partners and customers.

CentraSite the SOA registry and repository jointly developed by Software AG and Fujitsu, provides the framework for application composition, business process management, legacy system integration and service orchestration. By providing “security as services”, Vordel’s technology now allows security functionality such as digital signing, encryption, and XML threat-analysis to be incorporated as callable services within CentraSite. This integration provides SOA adopters with information assurance, compliance with data-retention and privacy regulations, and integration into corporate identity management infrastructures.

Harald Wagner of Deutsche Bausparkasse Badenia AG, a leading German building society said, “We already benefit from the enterprise security infrastructure Vordel provides for all our internal and external XML–based communications. We welcome their inclusion in the Software AG CentraSite as such a repository allows for all policies and Web Services descriptions to be stored in a centralized fashion which produces efficiencies of scale for large organizations such as Badenia.”

“Security is a fundamental aspect of an SOA platform, and we are pleased to partner with Vordel for this important functionality,” said Dr. Peter Kuerpick, Member of the Board, Software AG and responsible for the development of crossvision. “The inclusion of Vordel’s Web Services security functionality within the CentraSite Community provides enterprises with the confidence to achieve their SOA ambitions in a managed and regulatory compliant fashion.”

“The CentraSite Community combines Vordel’s world-class security with Software AG’s comprehensive, crossvision™ SOA suite,” said Mark O’Neill, Vordel’s CTO.  “Over the past three years, Vordel and Software AG have deployed our products together at many early adopters of Web Services. The inclusion of Vordel within the CentraSite Community smoothes the way for our mutual customers to further enjoy the benefits of rolling out their large-scale SOA deployments in a secure, managed environment.”   

Vordel enables the creation of security policies in the CentraSite registry and repository, which allows administrators centrally register all enterprise SOA security policies and facilitates the distributed enforcement of these policies across the entire SOA. Vordel's security services are delivered using industry standards such as SOAP, WS-Trust, SAML, and WS-Security. The services perform a comprehensive range of security functionality such as digital signing, encryption, XML threat-analysis, security token issuance, and a full audit trail.

About the CentraSite™ Community
The CentraSite Community, founded by Software AG and Fujitsu, is a unique approach to: 1) uniting partners (Sponsors) to deliver standards-based, interoperable SOA solutions; and 2) providing enterprise customers with a single destination for SOA best practices and the latest industry information by leveraging social media tools such as discussion forums, blogs, wikis and RSS feeds.

The CentraSite Community’s rapidly growing coalition of Sponsors is committed to delivering on the promise of SOA - interoperability and reuse. The aim of the community is to help enterprises in their endeavors to break down legacy, stove-pipe applications into modular components that can be leveraged across different business lines and units.

CentraSite™ is a standards-based registry and repository jointly developed by Fujitsu and Software AG and continuously enhanced by the CentraSite Community Sponsors.  CentraSite represents the foundation of the CentraSite Community and serves as the central store that provides enterprises with visibility and control over their SOA assets.

To learn more about CentraSite and the CentraSite Community, visit

About Vordel
Vordel is an SOA security and management firm providing software and hardware solutions to enable enterprises confidently deploy SOA. Our products secure and manage XML-based communications and enable companies implement appropriate corporate governance compliance frameworks, reduce the ongoing costs of managing complex SOAs and increase the returns on legacy infrastructure assets. Vordel's products are used by Fortune 1000 companies and by national governments worldwide.