Layer 7 Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance

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VANCOUVER, BC—April 2, 2009— Layer 7 Technologies, a leading vendor of governance and security solutions for application services, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Integrated  SOA Governance Technology Sets*.

“Layer 7’s approach to services governance gives our customers the ability to control the security and reliability of their services, monitor SLA and QoS conformance, and adapt to ever-changing market conditions,” said Scott Morrison, chief architect for Layer 7 Technologies. “Layer 7 provides its customers with unprecedented policy agility, interoperability and deployment flexibility regardless of where the services reside, whether in the Enterprise, the Cloud, or a combination of both.”

The Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets states: “SOA governance is about ensuring and validating that assets and artifacts within the architecture are operating as expected and maintaining a certain level of quality.” The report pointed out that organizations today “are looking for solutions to easily integrate with their SOA and integration platforms,” and “to govern their interactions with business partners and services provided via the cloud.” 

Layer 7 enables organizations to control, monitor and adapt application services in a variety of enterprise settings, including internal, between external domains (such as partners or branch offices), and across the Internet to include Cloud deployments such as software-as-a-service (SaaS). Only Layer 7’s highly automated and interoperable XML gateway solutions, available as hardware, software and virtual (VMWare) appliances, are capable of holistically governing today’s complex and ever-changing ecosystem of application services, no matter where they reside.


About the Magic Quadrant 
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About Layer 7 Technologies
Layer 7 Technologies is a leading services governance vendor whose turnkey solutions feature sophisticated runtime governance, agent-less Web services management and industry-leading XML security. Founded in 2003, Layer 7’s products include the SecureSpanTM family of XML appliances, which help organizations address security, visibility and governance issues. Layer 7 enables organizations to monitor, adapt and control their Web services, no matter where they originate – in the enterprise or in the cloud. For more information, visit us at


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