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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Progress Software Adds Cross-Process Visibility with Actional 7.1

Progress Software has beefed up its Actional SOA management offerings
with the release of Progress Actional 7.1, which provides unified
visibility into business processes, and connects those business processes
to the underlying SOA infrastructure. Key features of the latest release
include an automatic discovery feature that keeps information accurate,
allowing users to compare how processes change from day to day. User can
also set thresholds for alters about behavior and performance, and policy
enforcement will automatically adjust when services or processes change.
Progress, Bedford, Mass., added the Actional product line to its SOA
arsenal just a little over two years ago with the acquisition of Actional
Corporation in a $32-million deal. Progress said that Actional 7.1 will
integrate with Lombardi TeamWorks, and the company plans to provide native
support for other business-process management (BPM) solutions, including
offerings from Software AG and Fujitsu. Actional also includes a software
development kit (SDK) that allows third parties to add support for other
BPM and SOA infrastructure products. The new version also includes support
for non-XML payload data, which is designed to allow users to inspect
and analyze message content in such existing services as Remote Method
Invocation (RMI) and Enterprise JavaBean (EJB).

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