Layer 7 Technologies Positioned as Visionary in 2007 Magic Quadrant for Integrated...

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Layer 7 Technologies Positioned as Visionary in 2007 Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets

   Evaluation Based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(Business Wire)--Layer 7 Technologies, a leading provider of security and
governance solutions for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web
2.0, today announced it has been positioned in the Visionaries
Quadrant of Gartner's 2007 Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA
Governance Technology Sets.(1) Layer provides simple-to-use gateways
for defining, managing and scalably enforcing WS-Policy compliant
governance policies.

   "Organizations realize there is a need to govern distributed and
heterogeneous services simply, securely and scalably," said Dimitri
Sirota, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances, Layer 7
Technologies. "Using Layer 7's family of SOA gateways, customers can
rapidly address their SOA security, performance and operational
management requirements without the management complexity of software

   The Layer 7 family of SOA gateways provide end-users with
centralized monitoring and management of production SOA preferences
like service access, message security, availability, SLA conformance,
virtualization and validation. Layer 7's high performance and
simple-to-deploy-and-configure gateways also help to insulate service
developers from differences in protocol, message versions, identity
sources and standards ensuring simplified integration into a
heterogeneous SOA environment.

   About the Magic Quadrant

   The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is
reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical
representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It
depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against
criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not
endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant,
and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors
placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended
solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to
action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with
respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose.

   About Layer 7 Technologies

   Layer 7 Technologies is a leading provider of SOA security and
governance infrastructure for next generation service oriented and Web
oriented integrations. The SecureSpan family of SOA hardware
appliances and software gateways address the security, management and
policy complexity, associated with deploying and maintaining
production Web services. To learn more please visit

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   (1) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance
Technology Sets, 2007" by L. Frank Kenney and Daryl C. Plummer,
December 31, 2007

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