Forum Systems, the pioneer in XML Gateways became the first network
appliance to be issued a Patent for XML security functionality.
This issued patent 7,515,333 has a significant impact on the XML Gateway
market landscape and locks Forum Systems position as the pioneer in the XML
Security appliance marketplace with defensible protection for XML Security
hardware related Intellectual Property.
Vendors in this space include: Forum Systems, IBM Datapower, Cisco, Intel,
Vordel, Layer7 Technologies
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What companies such as Forum Systems pioneered a defensive layer for through
its XML Gateway product, Forum Sentry, and Crosscheck Networks invented for
identifying XML Security vulnerabilities thorough its XML/SOAP pen testing
product, SOAPSonar is now becoming mainstream.
Washington Post published an interesting article highlighting such XML-based
vulnerabilities in a recent article titled XML Flaws are pervasive.
This article highlights issues that Forum Systems introduced in early 2004.
See white paper titled "Anatomy of a Web Services Attack."
This paper cements Foru... (more)
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)
There are some common XML Gateway myths that this post would like to dispel.
These myths are a manifestation of vendors overwhelming the customers with
the latest bells and whistles of their product without explaining to the user
fundamental basic capabilities of the product.
Myth #1: FTP protocol is only used to transfer unstructured bulk data to our
back end systems.
FTP (File Transport Protocol) is the workhorse protocol that is still used
today for majority bulk file transfers between enterprise corporations. FTP
maybe a legacy protocol, but this legacy protocol is one of the ... (more)