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Blue Titan Network Director 2.0 Provides Event-Driven Control of Enterprise SOAs

Blue Titan Network Director 2.0 Enables Pragmatic Adoption of Enterprise Service-Oriented Architectures

New Generation of Web Services Networking Software Delivers Adaptive, Event-Driven Control for Enterprise SOAs

San Francisco, CA, USA. May 19, 2003.

Blue Titan Software, Inc. today [May 19, 2003] unveiled the most pragmatic path towards adopting enterprise service-oriented architectures (SOAs) with the release of Network Director 2.0, the latest version of its industry-leading Web services networking solution. Network Director 2.0 brings adaptive control through advancements in event-driven messaging, distributed policy execution and shared infrastructure services.

Unlike Web services management solutions that manage services for a particular platform, or merely provide visibility applications, Network Director actually enforces policies throughout a distributed enterprise by reacting to real-time operational events and metrics. This makes Network Director a pragmatic solution for actually controlling Enterprise SOAs.

"Blue Titan Network Director ensured the reliability of our infrastructure as we deployed Web services to exchange critical data," said Michael Smith, CIO of "Network Director continues to offer us the control we need as we service-enable our strategic systems such as advertising traffic management. This increases the adaptability of our back-end systems, and helps us to move towards a complete service-oriented architecture."

"Enterprise IT organizations increasingly see Web services' strategic value as more than a practical way to achieve simple point-to-point integration, said Brent Sleeper, Principal at The Stencil Group. "As these innovators work to achieve the strategic benefits of service-oriented architecture, issues of visibility, control, and architectural flexibility become paramount. Blue Titan's service-oriented "fabric" offers a compelling, and genuinely service-oriented, foundation for realizing this vision."

Network Director 2.0, which is available immediately, offers the following new capabilities enabling customers to realize an Enterprise SOA:

  • Fabric Services - which expose every function of the Network Director as shared, reusable Web services, thus freeing developers and IT managers to utilize their own tools and applications while leveraging the power of Blue Titan
  • Active Event Messaging - which provides an easy and powerful way to introduce event-driven capabilities into an Enterprise SOA
  • Adaptive Policy Execution - which introduces adaptability into how enterprises manage Web service interactions, enabling them to change policies in real-time based on current traffic information
  • SOAP Stack Interoperability - ensuring virtually any service consumer or provider has a zero footprint path to benefit from a Blue Titan network
  • Emerging Standards Support - giving customers a path for adopting emerging standards such as WS-Security, WS-Policy and WS-Reliable Messaging in a structured, pragmatic fashion

"Network Director 2.0 marks a major milestone in the advancement of our technology and product strategy," said Frank Martinez, Chairman and CTO of Blue Titan Software. "Our customers can utilize our distributed, policy-driven control fabric in conjunction with any management application. And the introduction of adaptive, event-driven capabilities represent our next logical step towards providing a control infrastructure that enables business-driven agility."

About Blue Titan Network Director

Blue Titan Network Director enables enterprises to realize the value of Web services by providing a unified control layer that brings security, reliability and manageability to Web service interactions. Network Director enables users to define and enforce consistent enterprise-wide infrastructure policies in a distributed, non-invasive fashion.

About Blue Titan Software, Inc.

Blue Titan Software is the only company that provides a complete solution for origin-to-edge Web services networking in mission-critical enterprise environments. The company has customer relationships with Fortune 500 companies, including Goldman Sachs, Ford Motor Company, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and others. The company also maintains strategic partnerships with major software developers, system integrators and value-added resellers. Based in San Francisco, Blue Titan was founded in 2001 by a seasoned management team and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.


Sam Boonin
Blue Titan Software Vice President of Marketing


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