Software offers policy solution for SOA.

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TIBCO ActiveMatrix(TM) Policy Manager provides users ability to manage and enforce declarative policies across services hosted or mediated by the TIBCO ActiveMatrix platform in configuration-driven manner. Policy Management Console lets users define, administer, and monitor policies, while Policy Enforcement provides policy management infrastructure. Policy Execution component intercepts, analyzes, and processes message traffic of managed services in line with applied policies.



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TIBCO Bolsters End-to-End SOA Governance Offering with AmberPoint Runtime Governance Capabilities



Companies Collaborate to Deliver Policy Manager for TIBCO ActiveMatrix Service Virtualization Platform

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 4 -- TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX) today unveiled a comprehensive, standards-based policy solution for service-oriented architecture (SOA), TIBCO ActiveMatrix(TM) Policy Manager. TIBCO leveraged AmberPoint's market-leading SOA runtime governance technology to deliver optimized policy-based capabilities. Also, the companies will continue to collaborate on SOA research and development to drive the adoption of policy interoperability for increasing customer flexibility and choice (see related TIBCO announcements).

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Policy Manager is one of several products under the TIBCO ActiveMatrix(TM) platform, which is designed to help companies quickly create and deploy new applications and business processes leveraging reusable "services" in a heterogeneous environment. The TIBCO ActiveMatrix platform is fully modular, allowing organizations to select any of the core products such as policy management to address requirements including governance as they arise throughout the SOA lifecycle.

"Without proper governance, the delivery of software runs the risk of being hampered by issues such as compliance, security risks and poor quality of service," said Ed Horst, vice president of Marketing, AmberPoint. "We are excited about our work with TIBCO to eradicate these concerns businesses face today. TIBCO ActiveMatrix Policy Manager is a best-of-breed solution that was designed to address every type of development approach."

Service Policy Manager

TIBCO ActiveMatrix Policy Manager provides users the ability to manage and enforce declarative policies across services hosted or mediated by the TIBCO ActiveMatrix platform. The product helps meet compliance challenges, improves agility, and simplifies service-based development. TIBCO ActiveMatrix Policy Manager allows companies to manage such things as authentication and authorization, encryption, logging, auditing and service versioning in a centralized and configuration-driven approach rather hard-coding -- and subsequently updating -- governance logic into all the services. The ActiveMatrix Policy Manager is made up of three components:

o Policy Management Console: An AJAX-based interface that lets appropriate
personnel first define and administer policies, then monitor their
enforcement and results.

o Policy Enforcement: A set of management services that provide the
underlying infrastructure for policy management, including repository,
validation, distribution, and monitoring.
o Policy Execution: Intercepts and analyzes message traffic to and from
managed services and processes those messages in accordance with applied
policies.

The collaboration of TIBCO and AmberPoint reduces the overall cost and effort of enforcing end-to-end governance. The integration of these products enables TIBCO and AmberPoint to seamlessly exchange and delegate policies in a federated governance environment, without the need to install agents into the system.

"TIBCO recognizes the distributed nature of SOA and the importance of managing security and compliance across that environment" said Ram Menon, executive vice president, Worldwide Marketing, TIBCO. "Our strategic decision to work with AmberPoint, the proven leader in SOA runtime governance, is just another demonstration of our continued commitment to providing organizations with world-class products."

TIBCO and AmberPoint will continue to work closely to drive an open approach for the future adoption of policy interoperability, giving businesses greater flexibility and choice during the SOA deployment lifecycle. TIBCO ActiveMatrix Policy Manager is now generally available to the public. To learn more about TIBCO's comprehensive SOA offerings, please visit www.tibco.com

About AmberPoint

AmberPoint is the industry's leading provider of SOA runtime governance solutions. More than 100 customers, including Best Buy, H&R Block, MedicAlert Foundation, Motorola and the U.S. Department of Defense, have chosen AmberPoint for its comprehensive capabilities, its non-invasive approach and its native support for Java and .NET. For more information, contact AmberPoint at 510.663.6300 or info@amberpoint.com, or visit www.amberpoint.com for a complimentary developer's edition of AmberPoint software.

About TIBCO

TIBCO Software Inc. provides enterprise software that helps companies achieve service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) success. With over 2,500 customers, TIBCO has given leading organizations around the world better awareness and agility -- what TIBCO calls The Power of Now®. To learn more, contact TIBCO at +1 650-846-1000 or on the Web at www.tibco.com

Source: TIBCO Software Inc.

CONTACT:
Holly Burkhart
TIBCO Software Inc.
+1-650-846-8463
hburkhart@tibco.com

Bob Dever
AmberPoint, Inc.
+1-510-433-6553
bdever@amberpoint.com

Web site:
http://www.amberpoint.com/
http://www.tibco.com/

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