AmberPoint, an Oakland, Calif. provider of a network management software, has raised $9 million in fifth round of funding.

The funding comes from software giant SAP and existing investors, including Crosslink Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Motorola Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures.

Amberpoint calls itself the leading provider of service-oriented architecture (SOA) runtime governance software.

From the statement:

“SOA enables enterprises to build mission-critical platforms with increased flexibility, adaptability and cost efficiency. We believe a critical factor for the successful implementation of a SOA blueprint is an effective governance and management framework,” said Andreas Weiskam, Partner at SAP Ventures. “We were impressed with AmberPoint’s management team and their leadership in the SOA space, where they’re tackling some of the market’s most challenging issues. In light of rapidly increasing corporate adoption of SOA and AmberPoint’s innovative product development in support of SAP NetWeaver, we are very confident in AmberPoint’s ongoing success.”

AmberPoint has raised about $50 million in funding to date.