PHOENIX – September 29, 2014 — Axway, a market leader in governing the flow of data, today announced that leading IT market research and advisory firm IDC has named it a “Leader” in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business-to-Business Integration Gateway Software 2014 Vendor Assessment (IDC #250741), September 2014. The report evaluated various B2Bi gateway software solutions and examined specific core areas including onboarding, mapping, transformation, orchestration, troubleshooting, visibility and reporting, and protocol support.

The IDC MarketScape not only named Axway a “Leader” but also a “disruptive innovator” because it consistently leads the market with innovations in B2Bi technology. Elaborating on Axway’s leadership in the B2Bi gateway software space, the report stated¹:

  • “Axway has acquired best-of-breed technology vendors like Vordel (for API Management) and Systar (for analytics) to remain on the edge of innovation.”
  • “Axway was the only vendor that was able to demonstrate API Management capabilities in its suite of B2Bi products.”
  • “Axway has an architecturally solid offering with high availability and reliability built into the product.”
  • “Positive feedback from customers included Axway's product's stability in production and intuitiveness of the product's user interface (UI).”

“Business-to-business integration gateway requirements can range from simple, batch-oriented exchange of a few types of trading documents between a few trading partners, to complicated, global platforms that are mission critical and real time," said Chandana Gopal, research manager, multi-enterprise integration at IDC. "Understanding the capabilities and supported standards of B2Bi gateway software is critical to the success of a B2Bi implementation."

Axway B2Bi, part of the Axway 5 Suite, has completed Drummond Certification for AS2 and AS3. The AS4 implementation in Axway B2Bi 2.1 is currently being certified, completing Axway B2Bi with the latest upcoming protocols. The solution integrates enterprise-class functionality to provide highly available, reliable and secure B2B communications and seamless enterprise application integration with back-end systems. By providing an integration solution consisting of B2B integration, managed file transfer and API management, Axway 5 Suite provides a single solution for governing the flow of data inside and outside of an organization.

“Being named a ‘Leader’ and a ‘disruptive innovator’ in the IDC MarketScape for the B2B Integration Gateway Software market is a testament to our commitment to delivering innovative and robust integration solutions for our customers,” said Dean Hidalgo, executive vice president, global marketing, Axway. “API Management is colliding with other well established middleware integration technology markets, and it is encouraging to see that IDC has recognized Axway’s leadership in this space.”

Download an excerpt of the report: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business-to-Business Integration Gateway Software 2014 Vendor Assessment

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¹IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business-to-Business Integration Gateway Software 2014 Vendor Assessment (IDC #250741, September 2014)

About IDC MarketScape                                                                                                                
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Axway                                                                           
Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data, is a global software company with more than 11,000 public- and private-sector customers in 100 countries. For more than a decade, Axway has empowered leading organizations around the world with proven solutions that help manage business-critical interactions through the exchange of data flowing across the enterprise, among B2B communities, cloud and mobile devices. Our award-winning solutions span business-to-business integration, managed file transfer, operational intelligence, API and identity management, and email security– offered on premise and in the Cloud with professional and managed services. Axway is registered in France with headquarters in the United States and offices in 19 countries.

About Axway 5 Suite
Axway 5 Suite offers control and optimization of the flow of data through integration, visibility, policy, security and reliability to govern business-to-business interactions, communities, systems and data types — within and beyond the enterprise edge.