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These days, XML Gateways are a core infrastructure component of any
enterprise SOA deployment. XML Gateways provide the ability to integrate
services securely with granular access control, data-level encryption,
integrity through signatures and XML threat mitigation. XML Gateways can be
deployed as a hardware appliance or as a software gateway ( also as cloud
based instances). Both of these form factors have their advantages and
disadvantages. This article provides readers with a quick synopsis of the
pros and cons of each form factor.
XML Gateway Hardware Appliance:
Accelerated SSL and XML Security operations. Tamper proof security of PKI
keys via Hardware Security Module (HSM). Ease of installation and
manageability. High level of security assurance since a hardware appliance
runs dedicated XML Gateway security firmware. Be... (more)
It is very rare today to find a business application that has not exposed its
interface via SOAP/XML. XML is the building block that enables business or
consumer applications to exchange data in a standard structured format. The
exchange of XML data typically takes place through an SOAP/XML interface
based on the Web Services standard or through the REST-based standard.
These flexible standards that richly describe interface functions of an
application also introduce a host of XML and Web Services security
vulnerabilities. This article is a quick guide to most common XML and W... (more)
Mark Bakker from Xebia -- a specialized international IT consultancy focusing
on Enterprise Java -- published an interesting overview of IBM DataPower
Security Gateway and Forum Sentry.
"The Forum sentry has some advantages when you compare it to the IBM
Datapower XML Security Gateway XS40. The main difference is that you can do
more whith only one appliance. You can replace an IBM Webseal, a virus
scanner and an IBM Datapower XS40 with only one device.
My advice is to take this device in considerations where you have to choose
for an XML firewall/ hardware ESB."
Looks like Forum Sentry, the pioneer and leader of XML Gateway and XML
Firewall technology has announced its latest product that now addresses the
growing need for handling not just XML/Web services traffic, but also
From a technology standpoint, this is not a revolutionary jump, but a gradual
evolution of the XML Gateway that now handles HTTP/HTML-header information,
which is by far easier than looking deeper into the XML packets.
However, the business implication of this is significant since companies can
now use a single platform for HTML and XML processi... (more)
Integration is the Enemy of Security and so is Flexibility - an attribute
that is essential for organizations to survive.
A corporation that cannot service its customers and suppliers, establish long
sticky relationships with them and build an infrastruture that enables rapid
addition of both suppliers, buyers and partners for information exchange will
perish and get demolished by a nimble and flexible competitor whose
infrastructure has integration capabilities for rapid information exchange.
Mike Vizard from CTOEdge talks about the business drivers that compel
companies to inte... (more)