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Systinet forges web services partnership

Web services software companies Actional and Systinet will announce a partnership tomorrow (Tuesday). 

Through the arrangement, Actional will resell Systinet's Web Applications and Services Platform (Wasp) UDDI web services directory software as a component of Actional's Looking Glass Web services management platform. Reselling is to begin immediately. 

Systinet will also embed Actional Active Agents technology into Systinet's Wasp Server software for executing web services. Active Agents will provide management, monitoring, and policy enforcement capabilities, said Greg Bjork, senior vice president of services and business development at Systinet. This integration is expected to happen in the short term, although no specific date has been set. 

"What will happen is when a customer develops web services using Systinet technology and they deploy those web services onto the Wasp platform, they will be automatically capable of tying into our overall web services platform," said Actional's James Phillips, chief strategist and senior vice president of products and marketing. 

Through Systinet's UDDI technology, Looking Glass will be able to discover web services. Additionally, the UDDI product will strengthen the routing capabilities of the Actional Soapstation, which manages the flow of web services traffic within a network. 

Actional Active Agents are priced at $10,000 per server while Looking Glass costs $75,000. Wasp Server is free for a single CPU and $2,000 per CPU after that. Systinet Wasp UDDI costs $10,000 per CPU. 

Paul Krill writes for InfoWorld

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