Layer 7 Introduces SecureSpan XML Gateway AMI To Simplify Integration Of Hybrid Enterprise / Amazon EC2 Applications

New Virtual XML Gateway Enables Secure, Reliable Web Services Integration Between the Enterprise and Amazon Cloud 
VANCOUVER, BC — September 23,2009 — Layer 7 Technologies, the leader in security and governance for SOA and Web services, today announced the release of its SecureSpan XML Gateway Amazon Machine Image (AMI). The SecureSpan XML Gateway AMI allows organizations to securely connect their mission-critical applications deployed on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service back to the enterprise via Web services, allowing enterprises to virtually extend their enterprise IT and application environments to the Amazon cloud.


“Layer 7 simplifies the operation of hybrid enterprise/EC2 applications through dynamically deployable Web services gateways that can be provisioned inside both the enterprise and the Amazon cloud,” said Paul Rochester, CEO, Layer 7 Technologies. “With Layer 7, organizations can now make EC2-run applications appear as extended parts of their own enterprise.”


“Layer 7’s SecureSpan XML Gateway AMI complements Amazon’s recently announced Virtual Private Cloud offering,” said Dan Kusnetzky, vice president of research operations, the 451 Group. “Layer 7 is removing another barrier to deploying mission-critical enterprise applications in the cloud. Amazon’s VPC connects enterprise applications and EC2 at the network layer, while the Layer 7 AMI secures these transactions at the application data and API level.”


The Layer 7 SecureSpan XML Gateway AMI is available for a free 30 day trial at Layer 7’s Web site and Amazon’s Web Services Developer Web site.


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About Layer 7 Technologies
Layer 7 Technologies is the leader in SOA security and governance. Founded in 2003, 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. Layer 7 is positioned in the Leader” quadrant in Gartner, Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance technology Sets*. For more information, visit us at


* Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets; L. Frank Kenney and Daryl C. Plummer; March 31, 2009.