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BRIDGEWERX and StrikeIron Partner for Delivery of Integration as a Service; BRIDGEWERX to Leverage StrikeIron Web services Marketplace; StrikeIron to Integrate Various Web services via BRIDGEWERX Integration Appliance.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. & RESTON, Va. -- BRIDGEWERX, the only company providing integration Software as a Service (SaaS) with deployment to an appliance for service providers, Web services marketplaces, and small and medium size businesses (SMB), today announced a strategic alliance with StrikeIron(R), Inc., the worldwide leader of Web services commercialization through the StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace.

This agreement allows StrikeIron to leverage the BRIDGEWERX Integration Appliance as a method of integrating its various Web services and for BRIDGEWERX to access the StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace as a way to enhance the Software as a Service (SaaS) portion of the BRIDGEWERX Integration solution.

"The combined solutions of BRIDGEWERX and StrikeIron provide extended value by enabling an SOA integration platform with the ability to leverage powerful web services both inside and outside the enterprise," said David S. Linthicum, CEO for BRIDGEWERX. "Together, we will deliver a flexible, agile, easily deployed and affordable SOA platform to on-demand customers and their end-users."

StrikeIron is the leader in the commercialization of web services through the StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace, which is available as part of the StrikeIron Web Services Business Network. It provides a complete self-publishing capability for providers and a consistent and simplified authentication, subscription, and management capability for users, enabling access to multiple Web services from multiple vendors in a consistent way.

"We are pleased to announce this partnership with BRIDGEWERX because of our joint commitment to bring real-time, on-demand integration solutions to businesses of all sizes," said Bob Brauer, president and CEO of StrikeIron. "Our diverse library of Web services combined with the BRIDGEWERX on-demand integration model allows for fast and affordable integration of leading software service providers and best-of-breed applications with existing systems."

BRIDGEWERX is using the StrikeIron Marketplace API which was also announced today. The API provides an integrated Web service interface allowing ISV partners to quickly and easily provide additional functionality and live data into their applications. Customers can seamlessly connect to Web services without ever leaving their application. (http://www.strikeiron.com/news/si_core.aspx)

BRIDGEWERX delivers both an on-demand product and an appliance for runtime deployment. Built from the ground up to support service provider applications, BRIDGEWERX serves as the SOA mediation platform between today's Web services-enabled, hosted applications, your existing legacy systems, and your trading partners. BRIDGEWERX products give special consideration to connectivity, interoperability, security, and shared processes. These new products are designed to join existing enterprises to the Web 2.0.

About BRIDGEWERX

BRIDGEWERX is the first company to focus exclusively on providing fast and affordable integration solutions for service providers and small and medium-sized business (SMB). The BRIDGEWERX On-Demand Integrator for service providers and the BRIDGEWERX Business Integrator for SMBs supports a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and is architected specifically to connect popular mid-market applications and those offered by on-demand service providers. Time and costs using BRIDGEWERX for a typical integration project are up to 85 percent less than the costs using traditional methods. To learn more about why BRIDGEWERX is the new standard for service provider and SMB application integration, please visit www.bridgewerx.com. BRIDGEWERX is a division of 5by5 Software Ventures Ltd.

About StrikeIron

Based in Research Triangle Park, NC, StrikeIron(R), Inc. is the leader in Web services commercialization with its breakthrough StrikeIron Web Services Business Network(TM) (WSBizNet(TM)). WSBizNet includes the premier StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace(TM) as the central ecommerce location for anyone to easily buy and sell Web services. The StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace provides the most reliable and trusted commercial Web services available in the market across the broadest spectrum of business needs. The Aurora Funds, Inc. and NC IDEA provided funding for StrikeIron after recognizing the significant opportunity presented by Web services and this unique management team. For more information, visit www.strikeiron.com.

StrikeIron, Web Services Business Network, WSBizNet, StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace, StrikeIron Marketplace Powered, and Web Services Marketplace, are trademarks of StrikeIron, Inc. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.
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