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Web services management field consolidates

Digital Evolution, a Web services security and management vendor, acquires Flamenco Networks, a provider of network infrastructure for SOAs.

Web services security and management vendor Digital Evolution Inc., of Santa Monica, Calif., announced today it has acquired network infrastructure vendor Flamenco Networks of Atlanta.

Flamenco services enterprises implementing SOAP-based service-oriented architectures.

Terms of the deal were not announced.

Flamenco's technology enables the enforcement of security policies, automates provisioning and enables partner self-services. Integrated into Digital Evolution's identity-based SOA management platform and its flagship Digital Evolution Service Manager, Digital Evolution will also now be able to offer hosted and product versions to its customers.

As of today, all Flamenco products and customers fall under the auspices of Digital Evolution.

"The consolidation among Web Services solution providers continues," said Frank Kenney, research director with Gartner Inc., in a statement. "Companies will either procure and deploy complete suites (management, security, development and integration functionality are combined), or best of breed ones from individual vendors. Because the deployment of a Web service can be the result of some business initiative with its own inherent risks and complications, a process of governance must provide a closed loop environment that enables change in response to new information."

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