Layer 7 Technologies and F5 Team Up to Deliver Enhanced XML Gateway

March 2, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ToolsSAN FRANCISCO – Layer 7, the leader in XML gateways for SOA and Cloud, today announced that it has joined F5 Networks’ Technology Alliance Program. In partnering with F5, the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, Layer 7 is delivering enhanced service provider-grade SOA delivery assurance for global enterprises. By optimizing its XML Gateway to leverage the security and high-availability features of F5® BIG-IP® solutions, Layer 7 provides optimum uptime for globally distributed Web services. Together, Layer 7 and F5 technologies also improve automated service provisioning capabilities, enabling organizations to move toward successfully implementing dynamic infrastructures.

“The combination of Layer 7 and F5 technologies gives application service providers several industry-first delivery capabilities to meet their SOA assurance needs,” said Phil Walston, vice president of product management for Layer 7. “These capabilities include enhanced denial of service and rate limiting functionality, XML affinity, session persistence and centralized SSL offload, as well as seamless service registration. Service providers will be able to deliver value-added applications with solid, enforceable Service Level Agreements from the transport layer all the way up to the API.”

“Working with Layer 7, F5 helps organizations meet their rigorous SOA security and availability needs more seamlessly,” said Mark Vondemkamp, director of product management, security at F5. “The combination gives large enterprises new options for optimizing the delivery of their REST- and SOAP-based application services.”

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About F5 Networks
F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. F5’s flexible solution portfolio enables organizations to enhance IT agility and dynamically deliver application and data services that generate true business value. Global enterprise organizations, service and cloud providers, and Web 2.0 content providers trust F5 to keep their business moving forward. For more information, go to

About Layer 7 Technologies
Layer 7 Technologies is the leader in SOA security and governance. Founded in 2002, Layer 7 sells the SecureSpan™ family of XML appliances that feature sophisticated runtime governance, agent-less Web services management and industry-leading XML security. Layer 7 helps organizations address their security, visibility and governance issues by enabling them to control, monitor and adapt their Web services, no matter where they originate – in the enterprise or in the cloud. For more information, visit us at

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