ZapNote: Westbridge Technology

Many software vendors entering the Web Services arena are jostling each other with respect to their various business models. Are they a Web Services infrastructure platform or a Web Services security platform? Or maybe they are a Web Services management platform, or even a Web Services gateway or router?

While most vendors focus on one core competency, Westbridge Technology is developing a product that will be all of these things. The Westbridge Technology XML Message Server is fundamentally a Web Services management platform. However, it also offers security features, message transformation and routing, as well as directory administration, all on top of a powerful policy engine. If Westbridge can execute on their vision, they will be a solid contender for the elusive enterprise IT dollar, although they have set the bar quite high.

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