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Subject: SOA Software names 25 Year Industry Veteran Jnan Dash as Chief Technology Advisor

SOA Software names 25 Year Industry Veteran 
Jnan Dash as Chief Technology Advisor
Former IBM and Oracle Executive to
 Provide SOA Software with Technology Leadership

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 21, 2005 - SOA Software(tm), (formerly
Digital Evolution) the leading provider of comprehensive SOA security,
management, governance and provisioning solutions today announced that
Jnan Dash, a 25 year veteran of IBM and Oracle has joined the company as
Chief Technology Advisor (CTA).  Dash will provide SOA Software with
valuable technology direction and leadership to benefit its growing
customer base.

"As SOA and Web services become a key IT component to corporate growth
and viability, SOA Software will be at the forefront of technology
innovation," said Paul Gigg, CEO of SOA Software.  "Jnan's 25 years of
experience with enterprise-class technology companies will provide us
with technology direction and extend SOA Software's leadership in the

As Group Vice President of Systems Architecture and Technology at
Oracle, Dash focused on the planning, strategy and solution delivery of
Oracle's core products. While at Oracle, sales grew from $1B to over
$10B during his first eight years.  Prior to Oracle, Dash spent 16 years
at IBM as a key member of the original team that developed DB2 for
mainframe computers and DB2 for UNIX and NT. Additionally, he led IBM's
database architecture, strategy and technology group at the Silicon
Valley Laboratory in San Jose. Dash, a well-known author and conference
speaker, has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and Masters Degree in
Systems Design from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

"Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services are changing the
fundamentals of how business is conducted and SOA Software is at the
forefront of this revolution," said Jnan Dash, CTA of SOA Software.
"SOA Software is addressing the key issues of SOA security and
manageability and I am excited to help lead the company's technology
direction, planning and strategy."

About SOA Software
SOA Software, formerly Digital Evolution is the leading provider of
comprehensive enterprise-class SOA security, management and governance
solutions.  SOA Software's products include the award winning Service
Manager, Registry and XML VPN.  The Service Manager secures, monitors
and manages XML and Web services, and was awarded the 2004 Gold Product
of the Year Award for Web Services Management from
SearchWebServices.com.  The XML VPN makes it easy for companies to
securely publish Web services for their partners to consume.  It ensures
the usability, security and reliability of Web services allowing
partners to create new business models.  SOA Software's UDDIv3 compliant
Registry is the first product to integrate service discovery with policy
and performance management.  These products combine to create the only
complete SOA Fabric solution available today.  SOA Software is a
privately held company backed by leading investors including Redpoint,
Mellon Ventures, Palisades Ventures Fund and Paladin Capital Group. For
more information, please visit www.soa.com.

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