Digital Evolution takeover bales out Flamenco

Digital Evoluton says its acquisition of its competitor, Flamenco Networks, establishes the company as a provider of a complete...

Digital Evoluton says its acquisition of its competitor, Flamenco Networks, establishes the company as a provider of a complete solution for service-oriented architectures security, management, and provisioning.

The web services management and security supplier did not disclose the cost of the takeover. Flamenco specialised in network infrastructure for implementing service-oriented architectures. 

“There’s a lot of product synergy,” said Ian Goldsmith, vice-president of product marketing at Digital Evolution. “Flamenco is very strong in provisioning, very strong in .net, and has the managed services.”

Flamenco has provided infrastructure to secure architectures based on Soap. It offers a hosted, managed network service, Flamenco Controller, which provides provisioning and metadata management, and  Flamenco Proxy, which is a distributed web services proxy that acts as an endpoint for a Soap virtual private network that allows enterprises to communicate with the Flamenco managed service.

The technology has allowed IT network and security operations to enforce enterprise security policies, automate access provisioning, enable trading partner self-service, and control qualities of service, Digital Evolution said. Flamenco’s technology is to be added to the Digital Evolution service-oriented architecture management platform and the company’s flagship Digital Evolution Service Manager.

“We will combine Flamenco’s technology with our technology to make the existing Flamenco hosted services stronger,” Goldsmith said. Flamenco had approached Digital Evolution about the takeover because it was having financial difficulties, said Goldsmith.

Paul Krill writes for Inforworld



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