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BEA Systems Delivers Foundation for Telecom Web Services and Service Access Gateways with Release of BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper 3.0

Enhanced Telecom Web Services and Policy Enforcement Are Designed to Help Enable Operators to Realize Greater Revenue and Cost-E

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BEA Systems, Inc. , a world leader in enterprise and communications infrastructure software, today announced the release of BEA WebLogic(R) Network Gatekeeper 3.0 - a comprehensive Telecom Web Services gateway and Service Access Gateway solution for next-generation service delivery platforms. By fully integrating support for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) with Telecom Web Services, Enterprise Web Services, and policy enforcement and partner management, BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper 3.0 is designed to help network operators rapidly create new services and realize more revenue from existing fixed or mobile networks, as well as recently implemented next-generation networks and IMS networks.

"For network operators seeking to expand revenue opportunities through new services provided by a large community of third-party partners, a Service Delivery Platform with powerful policy enforcement capabilities and comprehensive Telecom Web Services, like those found in BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper 3.0, is paramount," said Brian Partridge, senior analyst, Yankee Group. "Yankee Group research shows that tier-one operators worldwide view SDPs as a strategic component of their next-generation service delivery architectures."

New Features in BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper 3.0

BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper - the Telecom Web Services and Service Access Gateway component of the BEA WebLogic(R) Communications Platform product family - is a carrier-grade solution for powerful policy enforcement, Telecom Web Services, third-party partner management, and Service Level Agreements (SLA) management. All new features in BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper 3.0 are designed to help enable network operators to implement a powerful Service Access Gateway and Telecom Web Services platform to increase customer satisfaction, enhance new revenue-generation opportunities and achieve higher cost-efficiencies.

The key new features of BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper 3.0 are designed to focus on enhanced Telecom Web Services capabilities, IMS and Java EE integration, enhanced policy enforcement, and Service Creation Environment.

-- Enhanced Telecom Web Services - Delivers simple Web service interfaces for telecom capabilities such as Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Push, terminal location, terminal status, third-party call control, call notification, audio calls, call handling, presence and payments. Also supports event-triggered notifications for user status and location. -- IMS and Java EE Integration - Native support for Java EE, Java Web Services, SIP and IMS. Based on the industry-leading Java EE application platform, BEA WebLogic Server(R), and the industry-leading converged SIP-IMS application server, BEA WebLogic(R) SIP Server. -- Enhanced Policy Enforcement - Provides ability to enforce SLA policies across geographically distributed data centers. Also supports callable policy interfaces that allow policy enforcement to be extended to external applications and services. -- Service Creation Environment - Includes the Software Developer Kit (SDK) and Extension Toolkit - both of which support integration with Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environments (IDE) and enable developers to easily create and test applications using Telecom Web Services, as well as create custom Telecom Web Services and network plug-ins.

"Network operators are constantly looking for ways to increase their ROI from existing, as well as new NGN-IMS, telecom network assets," said Mike McHugh, vice president and general manager, BEA WebLogic Communications Platform, BEA Systems. "The highly extensible and customizable Java and Telecom Web Services and policy enforcement capabilities at the heart of BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper 3.0 are designed to help enable operators to open their networks to third-party developers, while also providing the tools to help manage these partners cost-effectively."

About BEA WebLogic Communications Platform

BEA WebLogic Communications Platform is a family of communication infrastructure software products designed to enable telecom network operators and communication service providers to rapidly and cost effectively create, deploy and manage converged IP-telecom services. The product family includes BEA WebLogic SIP Server; BEA WebLogic Network Gatekeeper and BroadWorks, BEA WebLogic Edition. For more information about the BEA WebLogic Communications Platform product family, please visit http://www.bea.com/wlcom.

About BEA

BEA Systems, Inc. is a world leader in enterprise and communications infrastructure software. BEA's SOA 360 platform is the industry's most unified SOA platform for business transformation and optimization, in order to improve cost structures and grow new revenue streams. Information about how BEA is enabling customers to achieve Business LiquidITy(TM) can be found at http://www.bea.com/.

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