ZapNote: Sarvega
Traditional network devices and appliances are ill-equipped to deal with XML and Web Services traffic since they fundamentally inspect packet-level data, rather than the content-level data that XML and Web Services represent. A new breed of network device is needed to deal with the unique challenges of handling XML on the network. XML switches, unlike their IP counterparts, are pieces of hardware equipment that provide deep XML-aware processing of network traffic at network wire speeds Sarvega XPE 2000 Switches provide the specialized processing and intelligence required to transparently offload complex and expensive XML processing from IP-based server infrastructure.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: AmberPoint
AmberPoint’s Web Services management solution helps companies transform their Web Services-based systems into enterprise-class, production-ready Service oriented architectures by providing applications for Web Services monitoring, security, and ease of implementation. AmberPoint takes a non-invasive approach to Web Services management that runs either in a J2EE server or on the .NET framework, or as a platform-independent application running in standalone mode as an agent on the network. AmberPoint’s clear product roadmap, solid technical and management teams, adequate funding, and increasing visibility in the marketplace make them a key player in the Web Services management space.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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Processing XML on the Network
The dramatic increase of Web Services and other XML traffic on today’s enterprise networks presents serious security, management, and performance considerations for the IT manager. At the root of the problem: existing network devices such as routers, firewalls, and load balancers operate at the packet level, rather than at the data or content level. As a result, existing network infrastructures are entirely unable to provide the data-level security that enterprises need. To meet this need, vendors are offering a variety of solutions with a confusing array of features. These products fall into two broad, overlapping categories: network appliances and XML gateways.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: nCipher
Due to XML’s human readable nature, XML and Web Services are particularly vulnerable to security compromises. As a result, any XML message, including SOAP messages, must be enhanced with security features including encryption, digital signatures, authentication mechanisms, and privacy controls. However, organizations face many performance and efficiency issues to properly implement SSL and PKI, which are critical elements to XML and Web Services security nCipher provides hardware security modules (HSMs) that deliver high performance cryptographic offload and secure key management used for SSL, PKI and custom software applications. nCipher’s FIPS 140 Level 3 certified products provide robust security and acceleration, while also delivering a highly scalable key management solution.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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