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Layer 7 for Rapid Prototyping

Prototype and test REST and SOAP-based Web services

Prototype and test REST and SOAP-based Web services


In SOA projects, backend Web services generally require more time and resources to develop than client-side services. This leaves client teams stuck waiting for the backend services to come online before testing can begin, resulting in delayed time to implementation.

Deploying a Layer 7 SecureSpan Gateway early in a SOA project facilitates rapid prototyping of backend services, as well as early testing of frontend clients because SecureSpan can be used to simulate Web services that client teams can test against.

A virtual Gateway can be deployed either in the Cloud or on developers’ desktops to reduce system costs and simplify management of development/testing environments. Once backend services are ready to accept requests, Gateway policies can simply be routed to these services.