Austin, Texas August 7, 2002 Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), a leading provider of eBusiness solutions to Global 3000 companies, announced today that it has become a founding member of the newly formed OASIS Web Services Security Committee. The committee, which includes such leading companies as Microsoft, IBM, Verisign, Oracle, Cisco, BEA, SAP and Sun Microsystems, is focused on developing industry standards for Web Services security.
"Perficient’s technology expertise will contribute significantly to key Web Services security standards being developed at OASIS," said Patrick Gannon, president and chief executive officer, OASIS. "We look forward to Perficient’s active involvement in our work, which will provide a foundation for secure Web Services and lay the groundwork for higher-level facilities such as federation, policy and trust."
The OASIS Web Services Security Committee will help drive the widespread adoption and acceptance of Web Services, said Andy Sweet, chief technology officer, Perficient. Our focus will be on unifying existing security models and developing industry standards for Web Services security.
It is an honor to be a member of the OASIS Web Services Security Committee, said Jack McDonald, chairman and chief executive officer, Perficient. We have worked hard to establish and maintain our technology leadership position and this membership further validates our focus.
Selection to the Web Services Security Committee represents the latest OASIS committee membership for Perficient. Perficient also serves on the OASIS Web Services for Interactive Applications (WSIA) and Web Services for Remote Portals (WSRP) committees. For additional information on the OASIS Web Services Security Committee, please see the related press release at http://www.oasis-open.org/news/oasis_news_07_23_02.shtml.
About OASIS OASIS (http://www.oasis-open.org) is a not-for-profit, global consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of e-business standards. Members themselves set the OASIS technical agenda, using a lightweight, open process expressly designed to promote industry consensus and unite disparate efforts. OASIS produces worldwide standards for security, Web services, XML conformance, business transactions, electronic publishing, topic maps and interoperability within and between marketplaces. OASIS has more than 400 corporate and individual members in 100 countries around the world.
Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT) is a leading provider of eBusiness solutions to the Global 3000 and the architect of the Enabled Enterprise, a solutions approach that helps clients acquire and strengthen customer relationships, reduce costs and empower employees. Perficient has more than 180 full-time professionals working in six Solutions Centers throughout the Central US and in Canada and the United Kingdom. Perficients partner network encompasses the worlds leading software and service vendors, including IBM, Gauss, Digex, Stellent, Vignette, ATG, Autonomy, ScreamingMedia, Microsoft, Oracle, webMethods, Sun Microsystems and Tibco. For more information, please visit http://www.perficient.com.
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