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Independent Research Firm Cites BEA Systems as a Leader in SOA Service Life-Cycle Management Report

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BEA Systems, a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced it is among the top-ranked companies that Forrester reviewed in its January 28, 2008 report, Forrester Wave: SOA Service Life-Cycle Management, Q1 2008. In this evaluation, BEA is cited as a Leader in the ever-evolving and rapidly growing SOA service lifecycle management market. The position of BEA as a Leader reflects the company's SOA governance strategy that is designed to keep enterprise-scale SOA implementations on track to deliver business value and measurable return. To read the full Forrester report, compliments of BEA, visit http://www.bea.com/forrester/soa-lifecycle.

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — BEA Systems, a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced it is among the top-ranked companies that Forrester reviewed in its January 28, 2008 report, Forrester Wave: SOA Service Life-Cycle Management, Q1 2008. In this evaluation, BEA is cited as a Leader in the ever-evolving and rapidly growing SOA service lifecycle management market. The position of BEA as a Leader reflects the company's SOA governance strategy that is designed to keep enterprise-scale SOA implementations on track to deliver business value and measurable return. To read the full Forrester report, compliments of BEA, visit http://www.bea.com/forrester/soa-lifecycle.

BEA is recognized as a Leader and has received the top score for the Current Offering criteria for BEA AquaLogic(R) Registry Repository. According to the report, "BEA provides the broadest and most comprehensive set of features, with a clear focus on customers' life-cycle management process." This maps to the BEA strategy of providing the breadth of capabilities necessary to enable organizations to automate life-cycle management processes, no matter where customers are in an SOA deployment.

In this report, Forrester investigates the SOA offerings of six vendors including BEA, all of which meet three qualification criteria: incorporates multiple active developments, supports design-time service life-cycle management and is viable as a standalone offering. The participating vendors were evaluated against 96 criteria.

"We are thrilled to be recognized by Forrester as a leader in SOA service life-cycle management which is a cornerstone of SOA governance," said Thanh Tran, senior vice president, AquaLogic Products, BEA Systems. "By offering a system for SOA governance that effectively addresses management of the SOA lifecycle, BEA is helping customers to deliver on the benefits of SOA. We help customers achieve enhanced ROI, business agility and improved efficiencies through end-to-end visibility, traceability and control throughout their SOAs."

BEA AquaLogic Registry Repository provides a foundation for integrated, end-to-end governance of the SOA lifecycle. Its automation can help to overcome barriers to SOA adoption and streamline governance and reuse throughout the SOA lifecycle, providing visibility, feedback, controls and analytics to keep an SOA on track to deliver business value.

BEA offers an open and independent platform for developing, deploying, managing and operating a complete SOA in heterogeneous computing environments, including .Net, Java or legacy systems.

For more information about the BEA AquaLogic family of products, please visit: http://www.bea.com/aqualogic.

About BEA

BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. Information about how BEA helps customers build a Liquid EnterpriseTM that transforms their business can be found at http://bea.com.

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