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Software AG XML Mediator SOAP Gateway

Software AG Adds SOAP Gateway to Reduce the Complexity of Managing Web Services

New EntireX XML Mediator Release Provides SOAP Gateway and XSLT Generation Tool to Support Web Services and Improve Document Integration

Boston, MA, USA. August 28, 2002.

At the XML Web Services One Conference 2002, Software AG, Inc., a pioneer in XML solutions, announced today that its newly released EntireX XML Mediator version includes a SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) Gateway to reduce the complexity of managing Web Services.

The XML Mediator SOAP Gateway eliminates the coding necessary to call a Web service and generate a response. It also provides increased efficiencies because all Web services can now be managed in one place via an intelligent GUI. As companies increase the number of Web services within their enterprise, EntireX XML Mediator provides a scalable, easy-to-manage environment.

In addition to its SOAP Gateway, another significant XML Mediator component is an XSLT generation tool. XML Mediator now comes packaged with a license for TIBCO's XML Transform, a comprehensive design solution for creating and debugging XSLT stylesheets.

Through its industry-leading schema support and intuitive interface, XML Transform offers Mediator customers one of the most advanced XSLT development solutions available.

EntireX XML Mediator is an XML document exchange tool that manages the flow and behavior of XML-based information. These new enhancements make it easy to quickly exchange and share data, securely with the in-built support of HTTPS, over the Web between disparate systems within organizations and between business partners by leveraging Web services.

XML Mediator enables businesses to receive, transform, distribute (or route), and store critical e-business documents over the Internet using defined business rules and XML standards to facilitate their movement through and amongst enterprises.

"Developers, Fortune 1000 companies or large IT departments are seeking a cost-effective solution to manage and control the exchange of XML documents within and beyond the enterprise," said Gary Voight, President and CEO of Software, AG, Inc. "Our new XML Mediator release gives them best-in-the-industry tools to create Web services and transform XML documents to numerous formats like EDI, HTML, Wireless Markup Language (WML), PDF, without working with proprietary formats that may require significant coding. This openness gives organizations language and platform independence."

EntireX XML Mediator supports solutions for B2B exchange, application synchronization, distributed data interchange and business reporting. For example, as the key product component of Software AG's data exchange solutions, XML Mediator manages and controls the flow and behavior of XML-based information.

It leverages XML to manage and automate document interfaces by discovering relevant information and using that information to trigger specific processing events such as aggregating documents, transforming documents to other XML formats or presentation styles such as CIDX, HL7, ACORD and HTML and then routes them to their appropriate destination.

ItemField, a Software AG partner and a leading provider of XML conversion solutions, has deployed XML Mediator as part of its XML Enterprise Portal solution.

"Software AG's XML Mediator combined with ItemField's ContentMaster's parsing technology dramatically accelerates enterprise portal solutions for corporations with a large number of proprietary file formats and documents--enabling these companies to easily and cost-effectively leverage data into an XML environment," said Shai Ben-Yehuda, ItemField's President and CTO.

EntireX XML Mediator is currently available on Windows 2000 / NT /XP and Solaris Sparc / Ultra Sparc. An operational 30-day demo version can be downloaded at:

For more information on the topic of XML-based application integration, visit the Software AG Demo Zone at:

XML Mediator, along with Software AG's Tamino, a high performance platform for native XML storage and metadata repository, and EntireX Communicator, with its easy-to-use wrapping technology, provide a complete solution for Web services.

Tamino offers storage and persistence of SOAP requests sent from XML Mediator. It also serves as a UDDI repository. With its powerful SOAP, WSDL and XML capabilities, EntireX Communicator turns any mission-critical or mainframe application into a Web service with minimal programming.

About Software AG, Inc.

Based in Reston, Va., Software AG, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG. Founded in 1969, Software AG continues to be Europe's largest and a leading global provider of system software and services enabling enterprise data integration and management.

Software AG's products control the central IT processes of thousands of renowned companies worldwide including Delta Airlines, Morgan Stanley, Citibank, Merck, DaimlerChrysler, and Sony.

Software AG develops products and solutions that support the XML (Extensible Markup Language) standard. XML simplifies the exchange of documents and data as well as the integration of cutting-edge Web applications into traditional IT architectures. According to IDC, Software AG is the worldwide leader in the XML database market thanks to its Tamino XML Server.

Software AG's B2B solutions offering focuses on XML-based integration (e.g. Web services) and enterprise content management systems. Software AG's portfolio of 300-plus distribution and technology partners includes IBM, Sun, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard and solutions vendors like BEA and Stellent. In 2001, the corporation achieved 589 million euros in total revenue.

Software AG has offices in over 70 countries and currently employs a staff of 3,200. Software AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (MDAX, security id number 724264/SOWGn.F). For additional information go to:

Software AG and/or all Software AG products are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Software AG. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. XSL is a trademark of the World Wide Web Consortium; marks of the W3C are registered and held by its host institutions MIT, INRIA, and Keio.

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Software AG, Inc.
Dedra Jones
Tel: +1 703/391-6625

DDB Public Relations
Ann Marie Ricard
Tel: +1 206/287-7136

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