Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 13, 2006 -- Agentis Software announced today that it has partnered with Parasoft to offer a solution for service-oriented and Web services application development and governance. Agentis AdaptivEnterprise combined with Parasoft SOAtest offers an extensible, goal-oriented, standards-based development and policy framework for achieving quality and consistency of SOA services. The two products position an organization to fully leverage the advantages of an enterprise service-oriented model.
Rapidly changing market and business requirements usually increase the gap between what businesses require and what IT can deliver. Many organizations view SOA and Web services as means to closing this gap. However, two things are essential to a successful SOA implementation: the ability for the application to adapt and adherence to established policies and procedures. Application component reuse, automated business alignment and other benefits of SOA cannot be realized without these attributes. Agentis AdaptivEnterprise with Parasoft SOAtest provides the industries only platform for adaptive application development and governance across multiple vendor platforms and technologies. The two products enable an organization to achieve the expected return on investment for enterprise SOA deployments.
«Because applications are evolving to support more business process resuse and composite application functionality, organizations need a unified, integrated approach to SOA application development and governance to ensure a coordinated response to changing business needs,» said James N. Marshall, president and CEO of Agentis. «Agentis AdaptivEnterprise with Parasoft SOAtest address SOA application development and governance at all stages – from planning and design through runtime – and at all levels of granularity – from corporate governance of IT assets, IT alignment with business priorities, and architecture compliance to an individual policy assertion on a single service.»
"Organizations face significant development, maintenance, and governance issues as they implement their SOA initiatives," said Wayne Ariola, Vice President of Corporate Development at Parasoft. "Parasoft SOAtest and Agentis AdaptivEnterprise establish and maintain alignment of SOA initiatives with enterprise business goals and governenance requirements in a transparent and cost effective way."
AdaptivEnterprise is a unique application development and maintenance platform. It is the only product that provides the flexibility of SOA and Web services and the adaptability and responsiveness of an event driven architecture (EDA). AdaptivEnterprise accomplishes this by applying the concept of goal-driven processing to both business processes and application services. Process and services are modeled in terms of desired business objectives (or «goals») rather than as hard-wired sequential tasks. The reliance on explicit coding is dramatically reduced because processes and services are expressed as loosely coupled sets of business goals that are dynamically assembled to achieve the overall business objective. Applications built using Agentis can therefore sense and respond to changing business conditions, events and exceptions by always selecting the best business processes or services to achieve the desired business objectives. In addition, applications can be rapidly changed and extended simply by updating or adding new processes and business objectives during any phase of the project lifecycle. This approach eliminates complexity and maintains alignment between your business goals and IT execution.
Parasoft SOAtest is an automated software test, analysis, and development governance solution for Web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementations. It provides infrastructure and governance to the development of Web services, including enhanced SOA development governance, broad test management support, and new automated testing of BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) and BPEL-based processes. SOAtest features a collaborative workflow that allows any test asset to be used in scenario-based tests and load tests without the use of scripting. Parasoft SOAtest is also the only Web services solution that automatically creates security penetration tests that protect Web services from threats such as SQL injections, XPath injections, parameter fuzzing, XML bombs, and external entities. Employing SOAtest throughout the software development lifecycle, users can prevent errors, improve quality and reliability, and accelerate the time to market for their Web service initiatives.
Agentis Software provides a low risk and proven platform for rapidly and cost effectively building, deploying, and maintaining adaptive software applications and services. Agentis customers include major global end-user organizations and third party firms in the US, Europe and Latin America.
The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and has additional offices in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more information visit: http://www.agentissoftware.com.
Parasoft is the leading provider of innovative solutions for automated software test and analysis and the establishment of software error prevention practices as an integrated part of the software development lifecycle. Parasoft's product suite enables software development and IT organizations to significantly reduce costs and delivery delays, ensure application reliability and security and improve the quality of the software they develop and deploy through the practice of Automated Error Prevention (AEP). Parasoft has more than 10,000 clients worldwide including: Bank of America, Boeing, Cisco, Disney, Ericsson, IBM, Lehman Brothers, Lockheed, Lexis-Nexis, Sabre Holdings, SBC and Yahoo. Founded in 1987, Parasoft is a privately held company headquartered in Monrovia, CA. For more information visit: http://www.parasoft.com.