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AmberPoint Solution Noted for Broad and Deep Visibility, Strong Policy Management Architecture and Leading Market Presence

AmberPoint is pleased to announce that it has been named a “Leader” among SOA and Web services management vendors in a recent Forrester Research report, "Forrester Wave: Standalone SOA and Web Services Management Solutions, Q4 2007, Forrester Research, Inc. October 22, 2007.” The report highlights AmberPoint’s strong market presence, including the company’s deep OEM presence and product integrations with partners. An accompanying report by Forrester Research singles out AmberPoint as “an especially good fit for buyers that need to quickly implement comprehensive SOA management” and “have complex policy requirements.” (AmberPoint’s Market Presence Leads the Standalone SOA Management Market. Forrester Research, Inc. October 22, 2007.)

AmberPoint was selected as a leader for having “the greatest breadth and depth across all three major current offering sections:” Core SOA Management; Extended SOA Management, including security, policy management, and production governance; and Additional SOA Features, including business activity monitoring, support for advanced Web services specifications and message transformation.

"AmberPoint also scores consistently well across almost all of our criteria. AmberPoint has the most mature architecture for policy management, especially in its extensibility of policy specification and its ability to deploy policy to other vendor products. Although it is a smaller pure-play vendor, this is offset by AmberPoint’s market-leading position in terms of reseller and OEM arrangements, which gives it a broad range of channels to market. Its policy management is strong enough that TIBCO embeds AmberPoint’s policy management engine in its strategic ActiveMatrix product line. BEA Systems rebrands and resells AmberPoint as part of its AquaLogic product line. SAP has made an equity investment in AmberPoint. Other AmberPoint strengths include its visibility into a variety of SOA software infrastructure types, such as ESBs and SOA appliances, and its business activity monitoring.”

AmberPoint was also referenced several times in a supplement to the Forrester Wave Report entitled “Embedded SOA Management Solutions, Forrester Research, Inc. October 22, 2007.” The supplemental report pointed to AmberPoint’s deep alliances in the industry, including the reselling of AmberPoint SOA Management System by BEA Systems, Microsoft’s partnership with AmberPoint, SAP’s equity investment in AmberPoint, and the embedding of AmberPoint’s policy management engine by TIBCO Software.

“We’re pleased to be named a leader by Forrester,” said Ed Horst, vice president of marketing at AmberPoint. “It’s especially satisfying to see our market presence results standout in a field that includes some companies that are much larger than ourselves. Our strong market traction has resulted from not only the advantages of our product set but also from our company strategy to work closely with other leaders in the SOA space to ensure comprehensive, closed-loop governance.”

In other news, AmberPoint also announced today that it has grown its industry-leading market presence significantly in recent months (see “AmberPoint Grows Market Traction with Addition of New Customers from Direct and Partner-Driven Sales”).

More information about Forrester, an independent technology research company that focuses on technology's impact on business, is available at http://www.forrester.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.

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