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AmberPoint Web Services Management Software Passes Market Adoption Landmark; User Community for Industry-Leading AmberPoint Web Services Management Software Tops 1,000
[May 05, 2004]

AmberPoint Web Services Management Software Passes Market Adoption Landmark; User Community for Industry-Leading AmberPoint Web Services Management Software Tops 1,000

OAKLAND, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- May 5, 2004 -- AmberPoint, Inc. today announced that the user community for AmberPoint Express, the company's complimentary Web services management software, has surpassed one thousand Web services developers and operations staff since it first became generally available in December. AmberPoint Express, a no-cost developer's edition of the company's industry-leading enterprise-class Web services management solutions, is now the most widely distributed software solution of its kind. The product provides real-time insight into the performance of Web services to aid developers in readying their applications for deployment.

"AmberPoint Express is a significant contribution to the Web services industry," said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst at ZapThink, LLC. "By providing these capabilities at no charge, AmberPoint is helping organizations better understand the runtime characteristics of their Web services and more effectively prepare their new services for production use. The broad adoption of AmberPoint Express is a clear indicator of the continuing growth of the Web services market."

AmberPoint Express is currently available in versions for IBM WebSphere, Apache Tomcat and the Microsoft .NET Framework. A version of AmberPoint Express for BEA WebLogic will soon be available. Additionally, AmberPoint Express will be distributed with the next commercial release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. This combination of solutions will enable developers to quickly and cost-effectively build, validate and deploy Web services that are ready for business-critical use. Developers can obtain complimentary copies of AmberPoint Express today at

"The growing community of users for AmberPoint Express has helped us to gain a very clear picture of the needs of the companies that are implementing Web services systems," said Gordon Loudon, vice president of AmberPoint's Customer Experience Group. "Our product roadmap is, in large part, driven by the feedback we receive from our interactions with AmberPoint Express users as well from the many customers of our enterprise-class solutions. We are glad to see that our complimentary software is being so well received."

AmberPoint makes Web services production-ready. With its uniquely non-invasive approach for managing distributed, heterogeneous service-oriented systems, AmberPoint integrates into any Web services environment to quickly deliver comprehensive management, monitoring and security capabilities without requiring additional coding to the Web services themselves. AmberPoint is the first Web services management vendor with solutions that run natively in both .NET and Java, enabling its software products to fully leverage the advantages of both prevailing Web services platforms.

About AmberPoint

AmberPoint is the leading provider of Web services management software. With its modular, distributed architecture, AmberPoint radically simplifies the management and evolution of business solutions built on Web services. For more information, contact AmberPoint at 510-663-6300 or [email protected], or visit the company website at for a complimentary developer's edition of AmberPoint software.

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