XML Gateway Alchemy

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Here we go again, another huge vulnerability exploit detected in open source security software:
Jason Macy, CTO   Forum Systems, IncIntroduction
Jack Vaughan interviewed Mamoon Yunus, CEO of Crosscheck Networks, at the Gartner AADI Event regarding prevalent deployment scenarios for SOA/XML Gateways (e.g.,
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.  Mark writes:
Recently, there has been a flurry of news emanating from the XML security world related to researchers demonstrating an attack on Amazon's AWS cloud management interface. The attack takes
Jack Vaughan's recent article covers an important emerging trend: convergence between SOA and MFT technologies. Managed File Transfer (MFT) is a baseline mechanism for information movement within and across corporations using legacy protocols such as
Companies that deploy websites with static HTML content typically use Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) to protect their static HTML content. With the proliferation of social media-type interaction via browsers and mobile devices, corporate portals are
It's official:  Cisco has published End-of-Life announcements for it's
New Capabilities for Company's Flagship XML Gateway Ease Enterprise-to-Cloud Migration; Enable Seamless Extension of SOA to the CloudBOSTON and BERLIN, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Crosscheck Networks, Inc. today introduced the next generation of
XML Gateways are a great IT component for managing information flow between your enterprise and your trading partners. They provide the required functionality, such as: Identity bridging (e.g., from HTTP Basic Auth to SAML) Transport mediation (e.g., between HTTP and MQ Series) Protoc...
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 Secu...
Now let's take a simpler scenario where performance is not a problem and security is meant to be accomplished using SSL. I claim even in this scenario purchasing a dedicated server is a wise investment. Let's assume you intent to invoke web services from multiple partners. The number o...
Identity mediation is the first step for the majority of SOA Deployments. Identities come in may shapes and sizes represented at both the protocol level (e.g., HTTP Basic Auth, SSL Mutual Auth) and message level (WS-Security tokens X.509, SAML, etc.). Even if an enterprise successfully...
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 HTML/Portal traffic. From a technology standpoint, this is not a revo...
Often in our tech industry there is a penchant to spout off performance numbers without qualifying the metrics and conditions under which these numbers are derived. The XML Gateway community is not immune to this indulgence. I have to admit, even I am guilty of committing this sin some...
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
Finally! 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. Wa...
Dennis Sosnoski, Consultant and Trainer, Sosnoski Software Solutions, Inc. published an informative article titled: "
An XML device or application that provides security functions does not mean that the solution itself is secure. A secure XML hardware device requires a properly designed architecture, precise algorithm implementation, secure key storage, encrypted policy