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Actional SOAPswitch Wins Two Best-in-Class Awards from Web Services Journal Editorial Board; Actional's Web Services Adaptation Tool Continues to Garner Critical Acclaim.

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Web Services Edge West 2002

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30, 2002

Actional Corporation, an emerging leader in Web services management solutions, today announced that its award-winning Web services product, SOAPswitch, was selected by the editors of Web Services Journal as the best Web services product in the categories of Web Services Automation Tool and Mass Market Web Service. Actional SOAPswitch was honored earlier this month with Web Services Journal's World Class Product Award.

In addition, Actional was nominated in five of the 17 Editor's Choice Award categories. Actional SOAPswitch was named first runner up for Best Web Services Integration Tool, Best Web Services Legacy Adapter, and Best Web Services Utility.

"Web Services Journal's Editor's Choice Awards are chosen by individuals that we consider the industry's elite to reward product excellence in Web services" said Sean Rhody, editor-in-chief of Web Services Journal. "Actional SOAPswitch has impressed our review editors and Actional's industry peers by clearly demonstrating excellence in its field, a significant accomplishment for a company's initial Web services product. Actional has decidedly made its way to the forefront in the Web services market."

In its first year, the Web Services Journal Editor's Choice Awards selected the best of the best Web services products in 17 categories from nominations recommended by editorial advisory board members and from editor's product reviews. Web Services Journal's Advisory Board is made up of senior executives from a broad spectrum across the Web services industry, including CIOs, software product executives, and respected industry consultants.

The category winners were announced in the September issue of Web Services Journal. The awards will be presented in a ceremony held on Tuesday, October 2, during the Web Services Edge International Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA.

"We are honored to be recognized along with industry heavyweights such as BEA, IBM, and Microsoft," said Frank Bergandi, CEO, Actional Corporation. "Receiving these awards from the Web Services Journal's editors for our product, Actional SOAPswitch, further underscores our ability to help our customers drive value today through Web services."

Actional SOAPswitch is a wizard-driven adaptation tool that instantly unlocks existing software assets as reusable Web services. By lowering the barriers to Web services, Actional SOAPswitch allows customers to quickly deploy new applications that leverage back-end systems without the expense or delay of application integration.

For a demonstration of Actional SOAPswitch visit Actional at booth #610 at the Web Services Edge West 2002 conference this week at the San Jose Convention Center, in San Jose, California from October 2-3.

About Web Services Journal

Web Services Journal, a Sys-Con Media publication, is the only print magazine dedicated to the Web Services community. It is distributed every month to Web professionals around the world. Web Services Journal focuses on all aspects of Web Services infrastructure, enabling technologies, business process management, and collaborative business. To see the full list of Editor's Choice winners, see the September 2002 issue of Web Services Journal.

About Actional

Actional Corporation is an emerging leader in Web services management solutions. Actional provides enterprise solutions that unlock existing software assets for Web services and securely manage Web services distribution. Actional is a privately held company headquartered in Mountain View California, with offices across the US, Canada and Europe. More than 100 of the Global 2000 including Dresdner Bank, Sabre, Reliant Energy and Swisscom use Actional's products in their mission-critical infrastructure. Actional's strategic partners include Microsoft, SAP and Oracle. For more information see www.actional.com.
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