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November 6, 2001 - MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ - Red Oak Software and Killdara Corporation announce a technology partnership and the immediate availability of the Web Services Solution Pack™.

The Web Services Solution Pack™ combines the leading edge Web Services technology from Killdara with Red Oak's Application Integration Framework™ suite of products, resulting in a complete, easily created, efficiently managed, Web Services product. The Solution Pack produces scalable, adaptable and noninvasive Web Services through the integration of any back end application function. Support is provided for all IBM mainframe, AS/400, Unix and HTML-based applications.

The Solution Pack unites Red Oak's Legacy Integrator or Web Integrator with Killdara's Web Services messaging system, IBX. IBX is pure Java software that supports Web Services applications in an innovative lightweight architecture. The software can operate as a container for both client and service code in order to extend application logic for use in new Web Services. Legacy Integrator and Web Integrator are also 100% Java products that enable the quick, trouble-free capture of application functionality for the creation of Java beans. By coupling these technologies, all existing legacy and web application functions can be easily captured and efficiently wrapped for publication as Web Services.

The Web Services Solution Pack will help companies improve margins, reduce time to market and effectively manage their relationships with other participants in an enterprise business network by permitting them to employ Web Services to support fully automated relationships across multiple enterprises. As one of the first products to actually deliver on the promise of Web Services, the Solution Pack makes it possible for organizations to quickly and cost effectively implement a proprietary combination of messaging protocols, Web Services integration, application integration, data exchange, security and support for open standards.

Companies using this product can easily expose local application functionality as Web Services and just as easily connect to remote Web Services. In addition, the Solution Pack supports a "pluggable protocol" architecture allowing companies to implement their choice of communications and messaging protocols through the simple modification of XML templates.

The Web Services Solution Pack features:

  • Broad support for open standards, such as SOAP and XML Schema, ensures that Solution Pack will interoperate with a wide array of other software products, now and in the future.
  • Multiple standard communications protocols (including HTTP and Secure Sockets) provide enterprises with optimal flexibility.
  • Automated integration support for all 3270, 5250, VT and HTML applications.
  • Use of JMS as a pluggable transport enables easy integration with existing messaging infrastructure.
  • Easy Java to XML serialization and de-serialization that dramatically shortens development time and simplifies translation between multiple data formats.
  • Application code can be written in Java or a variety of scripting languages, including JavaScript, VBScript, Python, Tcl and PerlScript.
  • XML configuration files and service descriptors for rapid development and ease of administration.

"Red Oak and Killdara understand that Web Services will allow the seamless interconnection of all business data, applications and processes across the Internet. We have both engineered our products with the philosophy that inter-enterprise interactions are not simply point-to-point, but more importantly, will involve multiple enterprises, each of which has made different infrastructure choices and investments," said Killdaraís Geoffrey Smith. "By combining our products into the Solution Pack, we have developed a flexible, secure and cost effective means for capturing application functionality as Java beans and sending, receiving, routing and transforming messages to and from them over a business network - the first real-world integrated solution for making Web Services work."

"By joining our technologies, Killdara and Red Oak have created the first solution for capturing applications and making them available to employees, partners, vendors and suppliers over the Web as true Web Services. Our experience with application integration, with Legacy Integrator and Web Integrator, is a natural fit with Killdaraís industry leading Web Services capabilities. By using our combined products, companies will be able to benefit from real results - rapidly, efficiently and effectively," said George Cummings, chief executive officer of Red Oak.

Pricing and Availability:

The Web Services Solution Pack is available immediately through Red Oak. Introductory pricing starts at $25,000. For more information, call Red Oak at 877-660-4801.

About Red Oak Software, Inc.

Red Oak Software is a leading solutions provider for Web Services and a pioneer in both terminal-based and browser-based Legacy application integration. Red Oakís Application Integration Framework, comprised of the Legacy Integrator and Web Integrator eBusiness integration products, enables large corporations to leverage their investment in all legacy systems and extend their reach to those production applications critical to the delivery of Web Services.

Red Oak Software is privately held and financed through private investment and venture capital from Opticality Ventures of New York.

Red Oak is headquartered in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, with offices in Rochester, Charlotte and Chicago. For additional information, contact Red Oak Software, Inc., 115 Route 46, Suite F1000, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey 07046. Phone: 973-316-6064; email:; or visit the Web site at

Red Oak Software, Application Integration Framework, Web Integrator and Legacy Integrator are all trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Oak Software, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

About Killdara Corporation

Killdara, with offices in Almonte, Ontario, and New York, NY has earned a solid reputation on the cutting edge of Web Services with dozens of conference presentations and tutorials. Killdara's focus is practical, highlighted by our participation in ten public interoperability demos for ebXML, Health Level 7, the Open Applications Group and other standards groups. These demos allowed Killdara to demonstrate compatibility with forty-plus other XML and EAI vendors.


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