Systinet has announced a beta of version 4 of its WASP suite of products for creating, deploying and managing Web services. The main focus of the 4.0 release is enhanced security, performance and transaction integration. WASP 4 features full Support for JAXM, JAX-RPC and JWSDL, a UDDI V2 server, runs on most major J2EE servers/servlet engines, and more.

WASP Beta is free for download at Systinet Beta site.

Press Release
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WASP Server for Java, 4.0 Beta 1

WASP Server for Java is a flexible, high-performance Web services runtime environment. The main focus of the 4.0 release is enhanced security, performance and transaction integration.

Security.

The new 4.0 release significantly eases the creation of secure Web services. Developers can now generate identities and provide access control management from a new browser-based management console. WASP Server for Java 4.0 also supports a broad range of authentication mechanisms (e.g. HTTP Basic, HTTP Digest, SSL, SPKM etc.).

Performance & Scalability.

WASP Server for Java has a 3x improvement in performance over previous releases. It outperforms other Web services stacks (for example, providing more than 5x improvement over Apache Axis) thanks to its highly optimized XML parsing and fully stream-based architecture.</p>

Transaction Integration.

Systinet provides outstanding integration capabilities in the latest WASP Server for Java. Rich XML type mapping together with unique features (e.g. you can call EJBs under transactions from MS Excel over SOAP) makes it a favorite choice for application integration.

Full Support for JAXM, JAX-RPC and JWSDL.

Systinet WASP is the first to support the complete set of these standard SOAP APIs.

Flexibility.

WASP Server now supports an even wider set of J2EE application servers and Servlet engines including BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere, JBoss, Tomcat, Jetty and others. It can also run in standalone mode.

WASP Developer for Sun Forte for Java, 4.0 Beta 1

WASP Developer 4.0 seamlessly extends Sun Forte for Java or NetBeans IDEs with flexible development tools for creating, debugging and deploying Web services. WASP Developer also supports Borland JBuilder and Eclipse, both of which will be upgraded to 4.0 in the next few months.

Full Web service lifecycle support.

WASP Developer fully supports two approaches to Web service creation: Starting with existing business logic and exposing it as a Web service; or starting with the WSDL interface definition and generating the Web service skeleton and client-side stub or proxy. WASP Developer supports complete Web service development on both the server and client side. Developer includes remote Web services debugging tools and SOAP message tracking and tweaking using WASP Developer's SOAP Spy. The completed Web service can be deployed to the target runtime server right from the IDE.

Full Control.

WASP Developer speeds up Web service development by automating code generation, but it always allows developers the freedom to customize all generated code and resources.

Flexible change propagation.

No development project is created from scratch. Developers always enhance and refine their work. WASP Developer features flexible change propagation, and will sensibly propagate all changes to the other side.

WASP UDDI 4.0 Beta 1

WASP UDDI 4.0 is the full implementation of the UDDI V2 standard. Unlike other UDDI V2 implementations, WASP UDDI focuses on the private UDDI registry implementation. It extends the UDDI standard with important features that are very useful for secure publishing of corporate Web services.

Full UDDI V2 and V1 standards support. WASP UDDI 4.0 supports any UDDI V1 and V2 client. It is a full implementation of the V2 standard, and contains an extensible set of taxonomies for easy Web services categorization.

Support for a broad range of application servers and database engines. WASP UDDI 4.0 supports leading application servers including BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere and popular Servlet engines (e.g. Tomcat or Jetty). WASP UDDI also operates with most database engines, including Oracle, IBM DB/2, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase and others.

Privacy is one of the key extensions of the UDDI standard. WASP UDDI allows you to associate any UDDI entity with various access control restrictions. This mechanism makes it possible to publish Web services only to selected parties (i.e., to define who is authorized to find, get the details of, modify or delete a particular UDDI entity).

SuperInquiry is a sophisticated extension to the standard UDDI query mechanism that offers a much broader range of search possibilities.

<p>We will appreciate your feedback on the beta software at the discussion forum .</p>