SOA Software ‘s Mobile Application Gateway Supports a Simplified Mobile Lifecycle

SOA Software has unveiled its Mobile Application Gateway solution, a platform that lets enterprise IT leverage APIs  for mobile app dev and deployment to save time and money.  The Mobile Application Gateway offers an easy way to connect all of those apps, data sources and services to mobile apps ensuring security, availability, and performance.

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SOA Software has unveiled its Mobile Application Gateway solution, a platform that lets enterprise IT leverage APIs  for mobile app dev and deployment to save time and money.  The Mobile Application Gateway offers an easy way to connect all of those apps, data sources and services to mobile apps ensuring security, availability, and performance.

SOA Software’s solution builds on the company’s expanding portfolio of API-focused technologies, according to Alistair Farquharson, SOA Software’s CTO.

At its core, the Mobile Application Gateway features look to simplify dev, test and operations of the mobile appdev lifecycle, he added. It combines tools and support for messaging, security, threat protection, policy mediation, integration and orchestration between multiple backend services.  For devs, it also enables rapid prototyping and sandbox testing for mobile apps, Farquharson added. 

In specific, Mobile Application Gateway, which is available on-premise software or as a cloud service, provides:

  • Mediation – Provides comprehensive mediation capabilities for transports (including platform specific protocols like Microsoft Net.TCP), messaging patterns and styles (e.g. REST to/from SOAP), security models and tokens, and media-types (XML, JSON, etc). For example, it can create a REST/JSON API with OAuth from an existing SOAP service using complex WS-Security policies exposed over JMS, officials said.
  • Rapid, flexible integration– Provides an exclusive server side scripting capability that enables use of common scripting languages such as java script to define additional customizations to transform or enrich APIs. This scripting capability allows for easy and quick changes without the need for re-compiling or re-deploying.
  • Optimized mobile experience –Provides transparent caching, pagination and other app experience features to support a good experience even with small screens or possible constrained bandwidths. .
  • Mobile app security – To protects corporate data without compromising the user experience, it includes features built specifically to make the mobile app developers successful in securing the apps (e.g., OAuth, encryption, SSO) while still maintaining the user experience.
  • Ensure compliance- To ensure corporate and B2C apps are built according to company policy, and business requirements, it ensuring all apps and mid-tier APIs remain in sync across the multiple versions. It also enables reliable versioning or retirement of apps and APIs.

Beyond the technical features, SOA Software’s configuration of the Mobile Application Gateway also looks to ease the cost and planning portions of mobile projects, and take pressure off IT budgets and deadlines, Farquharson added.  “Enterprises worry about the cost and effort required to build mobile applications  It’s an understandable concern, as their existing infrastructure and services were not built to be exposed to mobile devices or external developers,” he said in a statement.




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