Layer 7 XML Gateway First To Be VMware Ready Certified

VANCOUVER, BC — February 11, 2010 — Layer 7 Technologies, the leader in security and governance for SOA and cloud, today became the first XML Gateway vendor to be certified under the VMware Ready™ program. By purchasing a Layer 7 XML Gateway, VMware customers know they are obtaining a solution that is reliable, secure and ready-to-run their mission critical business applications.


VMware Ready is an umbrella program for partner solutions that are interoperable and optimized for VMware products. The program is designed to assure customers that VMware Ready-labeled products and solutions offered by VMware partners – the largest ecosystem of virtualization technology vendors and service providers – are optimized for VMware products. Customers who use VMware Ready offerings benefit from the safest, broadest choice of solutions, reduced risk, and lower integration costs.

“Layer 7 customers value the flexibility of the SecureSpan XML Gateway and its unique ability to be deployed as the exact same code base on hardware, software, VMware or Amazon Machine Image,” explained Phil Walston, vice president of development and product management at Layer 7. “For each deployment scenario, Layer 7 has invested in the necessary security and platform certifications to make sure our XML Gateway runs right the first time. Following a rigorous testing and evaluation process, we have earned VMware Ready status and can provide customers the added assurance that our XML Gateway is tuned for maximum performance and security across their VMware infrastructure.”

In certifying its appliance for the vSphere ecosystem, Layer 7 joins a select set of appliance vendors that understand the value of delivering a solution on the industry’s most trusted virtualization platform and has enabled its customers to more easily make the journey to the cloud.

The Layer 7 VMware Ready appliance is available today from the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace:


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.