Interbind has released IBX version 1.0, a pure JavaTM software that supports
web services applications in a lightweight architecture. The software
can operate as a container for both client and service code in order to
extend application logic for use in new web services.
Interbind's IBX enables companies to leverage web services to support
fully-automated relationships across multiple enterprises. This
capability marks a significant step forward from the current reliance
on disconnected internal systems and manually connected
person-browser-system web applications. IBX implements a proprietary
combination of messaging protocols, web services integration, data
exchange, security and support for open standards. Companies using IBX
can easily expose local resources as web services and connect to remote
web services. In addition, IBX supports a "pluggable protocol"
architecture allowing companies to implement their choice of
communications and messaging protocols through the simple modification
of XML templates.
"The broad adoption of XML is allowing a new breed of communication
that circumvents many of the interoperability hurdles of the past,"
commented Harry Blount, senior vice president of Internet
Infrastructure Services at Lehman Brothers. "It is our belief that
companies focused on enabling this type of interaction will benefit
from the tremendous demand for connecting heterogeneous systems."
"Interbind understands that Web Services will allow the seamless
interconnection of all business data, applications and process across
the Internet. To meet this demand, we have engineered our product with
the notion that inter-enterprise interactions are not only
point-to-point, but more importantly will involve multiple enterprises,
each of which has made different infrastructure choices and
investments," said Geoffrey Smith, CEO of Interbind. "With IBX 1.0,
Interbind has created a flexible, secure and cost-effective means for
sending, receiving, routing and transforming messages over a business
network and has released a key piece to Interbind's integrated solution
for making Web Services work."
Interbind IBX 1.0 is available immediately. Introductory pricing starts
at $500 per CPU.
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