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SOA Software Names 25 Year Industry Veteran Jnan Dash as Chief Technology Advisor; Former IBM and Oracle Executive to Provide SOA Software with Technology Leadership.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- SOA Software(TM) (formerly Digital Evolution), the leading provider of comprehensive SOA security, management, governance and provisioning solutions today announced that Jnan Dash, a 25 year veteran of IBM and Oracle has joined the company as Chief Technology Advisor (CTA). Dash will provide SOA Software with valuable technology direction and leadership to benefit its growing customer base.

"As SOA and Web services become a key IT component to corporate growth and viability, SOA Software will be at the forefront of technology innovation," said Paul Gigg, CEO of SOA Software. "Jnan's 25 years of experience with enterprise-class technology companies will provide us with technology direction and extend SOA Software's leadership in the marketplace."

As Group Vice President of Systems Architecture and Technology at Oracle, Dash focused on the planning, strategy and solution delivery of Oracle's core products. While at Oracle, sales grew from $1B to over $10B during his first eight years. Prior to Oracle, Dash spent 16 years at IBM as a key member of the original team that developed DB2 for mainframe computers and DB2 for UNIX and NT. Additionally, he led IBM's database architecture, strategy and technology group at the Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose. Dash, a well-known author and conference speaker, has a bachelor's degree in Engineering and a master's degree in Systems Design from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

"Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web services are changing the fundamentals of how business is conducted and SOA Software is at the forefront of this revolution," said Jnan Dash, CTA of SOA Software. "SOA Software is addressing the key issues of SOA security and manageability and I am excited to help lead the company's technology direction, planning and strategy."

About SOA Software

SOA Software, formerly Digital Evolution is the leading provider of comprehensive enterprise-class SOA security, management and governance solutions. SOA Software's products include the award winning Service Manager, Registry and XML VPN. The Service Manager secures, monitors and manages XML and Web services, and was awarded the 2004 Gold Product of the Year Award for Web Services Management from The XML VPN makes it easy for companies to securely publish Web services for their partners to consume. It ensures the usability, security and reliability of Web services allowing partners to create new business models. SOA Software's UDDIv3 compliant Registry is the first product to integrate service discovery with policy and performance management. These products combine to create the only complete SOA Fabric solution available today. SOA Software is a privately held company backed by leading investors including Redpoint, Mellon Ventures, Palisades Ventures Fund and Paladin Capital Group. For more information, please visit
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