A.E.T. Europe B.V. and Crosscheck Networks Partner to Deliver Industry-First SOA Testing Solution for Strong Authentication

    Crosscheck Networks SOAPSonar integrates with AET SafeSign Identity Client
    to test WS-Security using hardware tokens.

    BOSTON, Aug. 26 /CNW/ -- Crosscheck Networks, the leading provider of SOA
Testing products, today announced a partnership with A.E.T. Europe B.V. (AET),
market leader in strong authentication with cryptographic tokens and Digital
ID Management.  The partnership enables Crosscheck Networks to provide SOA
customers worldwide the ability to test WS-Security operations using hardware
based smart cards and USB tokens as well as test secure SSL session with
dynamic X509 client authentication using the hardware smart card certificate.
The integration of SafeSign Identity Client (IC) with SOAPSonar testing
product allows customers to quickly validate the interoperability of SOA
client applications that utilize hardware-based smartcards for secure signed
or encrypted SOAP/XML messages when communicating with SOA infrastructure
    "AET is the market and technology leader when it comes to middleware for
cryptographic tokens. Crosscheck Networks is pleased to partner with a company
that delivers strong authentication worldwide to over 10 million users with
more than 70 cards and USB tokens from more than 10 different manufacturers,"
said Jack Hembrough, Board Advisor Crosscheck Networks.
    Crosscheck Networks' industry-leading SOA testing software, SOAPSonar, is
based on four pillars of SOA testing -- functional regression, performance,
security, and compliance.  The product simplifies testing at each stage of the
SOA lifecycle.
    "We are seeing increased use cases in Europe of SOA client applications
utilizing hardware-based smartcards for SOAP-XML message cryptography," said
Reinoud Weijman, Managing Director of AET.  "SOAPSonar's integration with
SafeSign IC allows SOA customers to easily test hardware-based cryptography
for SOAP-XML before deploying production SOA client applications."
    About AET
    The Dutch company A.E.T. Europe B.V. (AET), headquartered in Arnhem and
founded in 1998, is committed to IT security. AET offers its customers
ingenious solutions based on worldwide accepted standards for e-commerce and
information security.
    AET is setting new standards in the crucial business area of developing
middleware for smart cards and USB tokens with its SafeSign Identity Client.
Another of AET's bestsellers its BlueX Digital ID Management. This well-known
and extremely adaptable system supports the simplification and automation of
individual steps for the digital ID management process.
    For more information, please visit http://www.aeteurope.com
    About Crosscheck Networks
    Crosscheck Network's mission is to provide products for testing,
diagnosing and controlling enterprise Web Services. Crosscheck Networks'
products provide QA professionals, security personnel, and compliance officers
with necessary information about the functional completeness, scalability,
security and interoperability compliance of their Service Oriented
Architecture (SOA).  Through SOAPSonar(TM) -- industry leading comprehensive
SOA testing product -- IT professionals make more informed decisions that
enable their companies to stay within corporate quality and regulatory
boundaries.  The SOA diagnostics architecture is the first in the industry to
encompass security, compliance, performance and functional regression under a
unified architectural framework.  The architecture enables the product to be
deployed from the core to the perimeter of an enterprise.  Visit Crosscheck
Networks at http://www.crosschecknet.com/

For further information:

For further information: Ir Barbara Greuter, Marketing Manager, A.E.T.
Europe B.V., +31-26-365-35-49; Rizwan Mallal, Director, Crosscheck Networks,
Inc., +1-617-938-3956 Web Site: http://www.crosschecknet.com                

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