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Progress Actional Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Magic Quadrant

Feb 04, 2008
Progress Actional Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Magic Quadrant BEDFORD, Mass.– February 4, 2008 – Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a global supplier of application infrastructure software used to develop, deploy, integrate and manage business applications, today announced that the Progress® Actional® product family has been positioned in the leaders quadrant of the ‘Gartner 2007 Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets’.

According to the report, “good governance of service-oriented architecture is becoming a core competency,” underscoring the importance of robust management capabilities across SOA deployments.  This recognition from Gartner follows a recent Forrester Wave™ report ( that named Actional the top current offering among standalone SOA and Web services management solutions.

The Actional SOA management product family provides best-in-class policy-based visibility, security, and control for services, middleware, and business processes.

“Our positioning in the leaders quadrant is a testament to the strong SOA management capabilities and broader SOA governance strategy of the Actional products,” said Dan Foody, vice president, Actional products at Progress Software. “Our SOA management solution enables users to increase their visibility, security, and control of services and business processes in a runtime environment, which is why it continues to gain top accolades and ratings from a variety of independent analyst firms.”

ctional product family focus remains exclusively on SOA management, reflecting Progress Software’s strategy to offer best-in-class products and technologies.  Each Actional product can be deployed independently to address the needs of a specific SOA audience. They also complement existing governance tools such as registries/repositories and SOA quality/validation solutions.

The Magic Quadrant by Gartner, Inc.

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) provides application infrastructure software for the development, deployment, integration and management of business applications. Our goal is to maximize the benefits of information technology while minimizing its complexity and total cost of ownership. Progress can be reached at or +1-781-280-4000.

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