WebMethods snaps up three

Enterprise application integration supplier, WebMethods, has announced two acquisitions and the closing of another in a single day.

The company said it would acquire The Mind Electric for its Web services platform as well as DataChannel's portal technology. In so doing, the company builds out its Web services strategy and offerings.

From The Mind Electric, WebMethods gains the GLUE Web services platform for building distributed applications and the GAIA Web services fabric, which enables management of environments with multiple Web services. WebMethods said it plans to rename the products WebMethods GLUE and WebMethods Fabric, respectively.

On the portal side, the company announced that it had purchased the DataChannel Portal, which would be renamed WebMethods Portal. WebMethods also said that the portal would be Web services-enabled and would expose content, applications, and business functions.

Finally, WebMethods said that it closed the acquisition of the Dante Group , from which it obtained business activity monitoring software, which had been rechristened WebMethods Optimise.