Sentinet 3.0 will allow to easily integrate the valuable legacy business logic and the contemporary security protocols. We are seeing that Sentinet-managed services are more secure and easier to develop and maintain," says Robert Doyle
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 25, 2012
Nevatech, a Microsoft Certified Partner and an innovator in SOA and API Management, announces the immediate availability of Sentinet™ version 3.0, its flagship SOA and API management platform.
Sentinet 3.0 is a fully featured API management platform for SOA services. By extending its powerful virtualization platform to support RESTful APIs, Sentinet is helping companies make the strategic shift from closed applications to the world of OpenIT, where organizations collaborate using service APIs.
Now, organizations using REST can take advantage of the same non-intrusive service virtualization capabilities that Sentinet delivers to SOAP-based services: service security, monitoring, auditing, routing, mediation, transformation, and notification.
Sentinet is a key component of our Web service architecture," says Alex Chernyak, Chief Technology Officer of ZAP Technologies. “The ability to manage REST services will simplify the work we do at ZAP Technologies as we continue to extend application lifecycle testing from the cloud to mobile applications.”
IT Trends Driving REST
Social, mobile, analytics, and cloud (SMAC) technology is changing how IT organizations operate. This trend is driving the use of RESTful APIs for internal and external consumption and marks a shift away from the exclusive development (and maintenance) of end-to-end applications.
“Nevatech is fully committed to supporting SMAC platforms and especially the use of REST in mobile applications, “says Andrew Slivker, CTO of Nevatech. “There are common infrastructural challenges–services availability and accessibility, discovery, security, monitoring, alerting, auditing, service level agreements and objectives management, to name a few—that have to be met in order to guarantee the success of SOA-based digital value chains. The solutions to these challenges are typically not part of an organization’s core competency. But they are what we do well at Nevatech.”
The Sentinet Advantage
Today companies use digital value chains to transmit data from traditional data stores to intelligent systems and humans using a wide variety of devices. Sentinet makes digital value chains more effective, reliable and manageable by addressing the key challenges that face organizations that choose to implement SOA and REST.
One of today’s most critical IT challenges is the diversity of technologies in use. Interfaces, as well as transport and security protocols, will vary across service publishers and consumers – even within the same organization. Sentinet’s virtual endpoints can be configured to dynamically match and mediate between the requirements and characteristics of every node in a company’s digital value chain.
“We see security mismatches and incompatible transports regularly," says Robert Doyle, Chief Architect for eCube Systems, a leading legacy to SOA integrator. “Sentinet 3.0 will allow our clients to easily integrate the valuable legacy business logic we help them expose and the contemporary security protocols and transports used by their target service consumers. We are seeing that Sentinet-managed services are more secure and easier to develop and maintain.”
“CIOs are very concerned with the perceived security risk of exposing internal assets externally,” adds Slivker. “Sentinet provides a powerful and easy-to-use security framework that is easily implemented at design-time and effectively enforced at run-time. The addition of Access Rule Expressions in Sentinet 3.0, combined with its existing access control and security mediation features, makes the secure use of RESTful APIs simple and effective.”
One of Sentinet’s core goals is to simplify the use of REST and SOA by increasing RESTful literacy. This is done by encapsulating RESTful know-how and architectural visibility into the visual representations tools used to design and implement service management in Sentinet.
“Many of our clients are are using SOAP-based services and are starting to adopt REST," says Kees Neven, Managing Partner of Enable-U, a Nevatech Partner. “They understand the challenge of monitoring, securing and routing messages along their digital value chain. Sentinet helps them visualize the problem and the solution in an intuitive and flexible user interface.”
Sentinet is platform neutral and supports any REST stack; it is built on Microsoft technology (.NET, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Identity Foundation (WIF), WCF Routing Service) and supports the Windows Azure SDK.
For more information on the Sentinet service virtualization platform, its advanced SOA and API Management capabilities and a free assessment, visit http://www.nevatech.com.
Nevatech Sentinet™ is a flexible, lightweight and scalable service virtualization platform with advanced SOA and API Management capabilities. Sentinet is designed to connect, mediate, secure and manage interactions between services across the enterprise or in the cloud.
Nevatech, a Microsoft Certified ISV Partner, is an innovative provider of SOA and API Management infrastructure and tools for integrated on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments. Fortune 1000 companies use Nevatech products to ensure their services and applications are connected, secured and monitored. The Nevatech Sentinet platform provides organizations and development teams with reliable, secure and agile SOA and API solutions.