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Interbind Launches IBX 1.0
Easily Create, Deploy, and Manage Web Services
May 14, 2001,
Volume 39, Issue 3

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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