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XML Magazine on Ulitzer 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: Advantages: 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)

XML Security Trust and Threat Models for Dummies

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)