Introduce DataPower. When was the company started? How did it evolve?
DataPower Technologies Inc. was founded in 1999 by myself, Eugene Kuznetsov (founder, president and CTO) and a team of MIT-trained engineers. At that early stage for XML, we had a vision to provide XML-aware networking solutions to address the performance, security and management issues around enterprises building XML-base applications and Web Services.
In 1999 DataPower developed an optimized software interpreter for XML called DGXT and then in 2000 XSLJIT, an optimized software compiler. Later in 2000 DataPower introduced the first XSLT benchmark that is now the de facto standard for measuring XML processing performance.
In 2002, DataPower introduced the worlds fastest XML processing technology called XG3, a highly optimized hardware engine. Based on that technology and in August of 2002 DataPower made available its XA35, the world's first XML accelerator and most recently our XS40, the first wirespeed XML security gateway.
Which products and services does DataPower offer?
A) DataPower XA35 XML Accelerator
B) DataPower XS40 XML Security Gateway
DataPower is focused on the XML market. How big is the opportunity and what is the size of your target market?
The difficulty in defining, precisely, the XML Market is not surprising as it can be seen as decomposing into three broad segments: Business to Business (B2B) Integration and Web Services, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), and Content Management. IDC forecasts that Web services-related solutions will reach more than $1.2 billion in 2003. XML & Web Services security alone, according to leading Analyst firm Zapthink, is projected to reach $4.4 billion (US) by 2006.
Which challenges do you face in the marketplace? What do you see as your advantages?
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