The integration extends AmberPoint management capabilities to message traffic that flows through Reactivity hardware. A service oriented architecture, or SOA, is a method of distributed computing that uses extensible markup language, or XML, technology for moving data between applications.
New capabilities as a result of the combined products include integrated wire-speed and endpoint policy enforcement across heterogeneous platforms and infrastructures; and integrated service auto-discovery, service-level management, exception management and security and routing capabilities to govern service networks at runtime. In addition, management and security capabilities can be extended to the network and service endpoints.
Appliances from Belmont, Calif.-based, Reactivity provide security and routing, and accelerate XML processing. AmberPoint, based in Oakland, Calif., sells software that provides SOA visibility, management and security.