DataPower Demonstrates Dramatic New Growth with Significant Third Quarter Customers for Its Web Services Security, XML-Aware Networking Solutions

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Nov. 16, 2004—

ADP, AIG, BAE, Bell Canada, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cendant, CIBC, The Hartford, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Northrop Grumman, Pfizer, RBC, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), UBS, Vesta and Wachovia Choose DataPower as the Leading Provider of XML-aware Networking for Secure Web Services and SOA Enablement Continues to Expand Market Share and Leadership

DataPower, the original creator and leading provider of intelligent XML-Aware Network (XAN) infrastructure, today announced a number of new major customers further extending its continued market leadership. World's largest firms and organizations use DataPower's high-end network devices for comprehensive Web services security, XML acceleration and rapid enablement of service-oriented architectures (SOA), Customers that have recently selected DataPower include world leading financial services institutions such as CIBC ($11 Billion Annual Revenue EY03)(, and JPMorgan Chase Bank ($33 Billion Annual Revenue EY03)(; global pharmaceutical leaders, notably Pfizer ($45 Billion Annual Revenue EY03)(; top-tier travel and hospitality services including Cendant ($18 Billion Annual Revenue EY03)(; prominent insurance and annuity businesses that include The Hartford ($18 Billion Annual Revenue EY03)(; defense and government agencies among them the US Department of Veteran Affairs; and leading telecommunications companies including Bell Canada ($19 Billion Annual Revenue EY03)(

With numerous other sales across many industries, significant follow-on business with existing customers, success of the highly embeddable XG4 XML Chip subsystem and continued growth for its PowerLine channel program, DataPower continues to expand its lead in the Web services security market with the highest revenues, most paid customers, most production deployments and billions of dollars in securely processed transactions.

"DataPower is consistently chosen over competitors for its unmatched level of security, its unbeatable performance, and range of flexibility for XML and Web services security and we have continued to see significant and steady growth for our XML Web services security gateway since we first introduced it almost two (2) years ago," said Jim Ricotta, president and CEO at DataPower. "With each new customer we not only experience the advancement of our leadership in the market, but validation of our mature technology and vision for dealing with the increased sophistication of our customers' Web service deployments. With today's news, DataPower - the first to pioneer the XML-aware networking space - further demonstrates its ability to lead the industry on all accounts: customers, innovation, strategic partnerships and vision."

"Real customer momentum drives market demand for real Web services applications for which enterprises are turning to solutions that provide real Web services security," said Earl L. Perkins, Vice President, Security & Risk Strategies Technology Research Services at META Group, Inc. "As more Web services are deployed, particularly across network boundaries, customers are going to be drawn to those providers of standards-based, performance-optimized solutions that are XML-aware and can be implemented, configured and maintained quickly and easily."

Along with its accelerating growth and lead with deployed Web services security customers, DataPower's Q3 results highlights DataPower's expansion of its Integration for Management ecosystem and its leadership position as the partner of choice for top-tier solution providers with additional integration that includes RSA ClearTrust, RSA Federated Identity Management, RSA KEON, and RSA SecureID; Computer Associates eTrust; IBM's Tivoli; Sun Microsystems' Sun Access Manager; and Cyclone Commerce's Cyclone Interchange Advanced Server.

About the DataPower XS40 XML Security Gateway

The XS40 XML Security Gateway ( is purpose-built by some of the world's top XML and security experts to secure XML Web Services transactions and designed to help enterprises overcome the two critical barriers for deploying XML Web services: security risks and performance bottlenecks. The XS40 is a true network hardware device that serves as a secure XML Web services proxy and access policy enforcement point in front of the application servers.

The XS40 delivers hardened security and wirespeed performance using sophisticated, patented algorithms for XML firewall, XDoS protection; SOAP filtering; access control; XML schema validation; field-level digital signatures and XML encryption; XML routing; service virtualization; SAML-based federated identity management. It leads industry in integration with identity management solutions including RSA, Computer Associates, Oblix, IBM, Sun, Microsoft and Netegrity; support for critical Web services standards like WS-Security, WS-Addressing, WS-SecureConversation, and other WS-* specifications; wirespeed XML and Web services security processing performance; carrier-grade reliability and scale; and its award-winning, easy-to-use GUI.

About DataPower Technology

DataPower provides enterprises with intelligent XML-Aware network infrastructure to ensure unparalleled performance, security and manageability of next-generation applications and XML Web Services. DataPower's patented XML Generation Three (XG3(TM)) technology powers the industry's first wire-speed XML-aware networking devices that provide immediate return on technology investments while streamlining application deployments. Founded in 1999, DataPower is privately held and based in Cambridge, MA For more information about DataPower, please contact 617-864-0455 or visit

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