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WASP Provides Reference Implementation W3C SOAP 1.2 PR Specification

Systinet WASP is Reference Implementation for Proposed Recommendation of W3C SOAP 1.2 Specification

Cambridge, MA, USA. May 13, 2003.

Systinet, the leading independent provider of Web services infrastructure software, today announced support for the latest World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) SOAP 1.2 Specification, which has advanced to Proposed Recommendation status. Systinet WASP for Java, 4.5 is a reference implementation for the standard, and was used to provide valuable evidence of interoperable implementations of SOAP 1.2 to advance the specification along W3C's Recommendation track.

"SOAP 1.2 is a significant achievement and is now close to completion," said Roman Stanek, founder and CEO of Systinet. "Systinet is pleased to work in organizations like W3C, and to develop early implementations in our products and technology of what will be industry's most pervasive Web services standards."

SOAP 1.2 is a lightweight protocol intended for exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed environment, and is one of the key standards that underpin Web services technology. The latest SOAP 1.2 specification has a clearer framework for extensibility, which will make interoperability between different implementations much easier. SOAP 1.2 also defines a formal binding framework and XML Infoset, both of which allow SOAP to be used across many different applications and environments. W3C officially announced its proposed recommendation for the SOAP 1.2 specification today. SOAP 1.2 has been sent to the W3C Membership for final review.

Systinet has been on the forefront of Web services standards development and is a founding member and active promoter of key standards efforts for SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, Web services security, Web services interoperability and other cooperative efforts at W3C, Group, OASIS, WS-I and WS-S. Systinet's WASP suite of products is a complete solution for building, deploying, securing and managing Web services. Systinet WASP Server for Java and WASP Server for C++ are industrial-strength Web services runtime environments that fully support industry standards, including SOAP 1.1, SOAP 1.2 and WSDL 1.1. WASP UDDI is a V2 complaint registry with advanced V3 functionality. Systinet's OEM Edition is a Web services solution tailored to fit the needs of ISVs.

Systinet's WASP Server for Java 4.5, which became available in 2003, was the recipient of eWEEK Labs Analyst's Choice Award. This is the second time, in as many attempts, that a Systinet Web services product has received this distinguished award. The eWEEK reviewer described the product as "the most comprehensive set of tools for developing, securing and managing Web services" in the March 31, 2003 issue.

About Systinet Corporation

Systinet provides Web services infrastructure software. Systinet's products make it easy for enterprises, ISVs and OEMs to build, deploy, secure and manage Web services. The Systinet WASP suite of products is based on industry-standards such as XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI. WASP products are available for Java and C++, interoperate seamlessly with other Web services implementations such as Microsoft .NET, and are portable across a wide variety of platforms and servers. With over 27,000 registered users and hundreds of live deployments, Systinet's clients include, Booz Allen Hamilton, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, FileNet, Interwoven, JP Morgan, Mercator, and SAIC. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Systinet is a privately-held company with over 90 employees. In March 2002, Systinet announced venture funding of $21 million from Warburg Pincus.

To find out how Systinet can help your business, visit, call 1-617-868-2224, or email us at


Ian Bruce
Systinet Corporation
Five Cambridge Center, 8th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Tel: +1 617-868-2224 ext.1545
FAX: +1 617-621-1168
Mobile: +1 508-574-2016

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See "W3C Publishes SOAP Version 1.2 as a Proposed Recommendation."

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