Identity & Access Management: Fundamental Prerequisites for Service-Oriented Architectures
This webinar will focus on ways to tackle the complex challenges that can arise in Identity Management when developing a Service-Oriented Architecture. Topics to be covered: The role of Identity Management in SOA design and implementation Identity mapping across multiple domains and enterprises Assuring SOA security amidst diverse and heterogeneous Identity Management environments Managing Identity in “compound applications” that are comprised of multiple interdependent Web services. In addition, we will explore the case study of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 Utility business that worked through the challenges of instituting an effective Identity Management solution for their SOA. Ronald Schmelzer, senior analyst and founder of Zapthink, is a well-known expert in the field of XML and XML-based standards and initiatives. Ron has been featured in and has written for periodicals, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences including XML One, Comdex, and Internet World on the topic of XML.

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Reactivity: Consistent Policy Governance & Enforcement
As companies look to realize the benefits of Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures, namely business agility through loose coupling of heterogeneous systems, they realize that security and reliability are key challenges that they must address in order to achieve success. While there exist a wide array of solutions that provide basic security capabilities at the performance levels required for real-time operations, very few solutions provide the broad support that companies need for managing their Services in the context of the rest of their IT ecosystem. In reality companies require not just runtime security and authentication, but also policy management, operations support, auditing, and governance of their infrastructure. Reactivity provides hardware-based products that offer a comprehensive solution to give companies the control they want over their most important assets, while taking advantage of the benefits of SOA. [hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Datapower XS40 XML Security Gateway: Comprehensive XML & Web Services Security on a Hardened Network Device
XML appliances have recently emerged as a category of network device that can address XML and Web Services security and performance issues that traditional network appliances cannot. To properly secure XML traffic, a device must operate on the content of the messages that pass through the network, and take appropriate action on parts of each message. Clearly, such content-based operations are resource intensive, which is the primary reason for solving such problems on dedicated hardware devices like the DataPower XS40 XML Gateway. DataPower’s XS40 appliance can handle a wide range of XML security, performance, transformation, and routing, functionality, all at wirespeed, in a security hardened appliance that requires little skill to install and administer.

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Implementing Secure Web Services in B2B Environments
Businesses are increasingly seeing Web Services as both a practical and economical way to solve a number of long-standing integration issues. While such companies are using many Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) approaches to solve integration issues behind the corporate firewall, many companies are also finding significant success in deploying Web Services to solve their business-to-business (B2B) integration challenges. Yet, successful deployment of B2B Web Services involves careful consideration of a number of significant issues, not the least of which is making sure that the Services interactions between companies are secured and reliable. This whitepaper illustrates how companies can surmount their security challenges as they roll out B2B Web Services solutions. Showing how different industries have approached their B2B Web Services deployments, this paper explains how companies can tackle different aspects of security, from confidentiality to authentication and identity, in a straightforward, cost-effective manner that meets their integration…

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EA Summit: ZapThink Roadmap for SOA Adoption
Companies seeking to implement IT infrastructures that enable business agility have found that service-oriented architectures (SOA) based on Web services provide a cost-effective approach. This workshop provides companies of all sizes and industries with a detailed plan for SOA adoption, including the steps and phases by which companies can move from today’s brittle infrastructures to loosely-coupled asynchronous applications and systems. The session covers concepts in point-to-point Web services implementations for integration; securing, managing, and adding process layers to these services; implementing registries and management for loose coupling; moving to asynchronous invocations for greater reliability; and concepts in virtualization, grid computing, and more. [hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Teros: Securing Web Services Data and Interfaces
As systems become more distributed and abstracted through Web Services-based SOAs and other means, it becomes increasingly difficult for a company to gain adequate knowledge of their vulnerabilities and the level to which their systems are exposed. In addition, companies must safeguard the data that is transmitted between systems. In the case of Web Services, this data is known as the “payload” that is transmitted within and between organizations. Teros leverages a history of providing deep content inspection for traditional Web applications that is apropos for solving Web Services payload and interface security challenges. The Teros Web Services Security Gateway applies application learning to implement enhanced security controls on application inputs.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Web Services Management
Key Points: The short term trend in the WSM market is primarily one of fragmentation. The longer term trend is to the SOAIF, as customers look to vendors to provide coordinated frameworks that offer not just management capabilities, but all the components needed to build, run, and manage SOAs. The opportunities for new entrants in the Web Services Management market will peak in 2004-2005, and drop off rapidly thereafter as incumbents move to consolidate the market. There is a rapidly closing window of opportunity for new entrants in the WSM space to achieve sufficient customer traction to establish themselves as successful WSM vendors. Companies building enterprise SOAs require SOA enablement capabilities, including dependency management, active routing, protocol translation, metadata management, and Service provisioning. Table of Contents: I. Web Services Management: A Transitional Market II. State of the WSM Market 2.1. Vendor Landscape 2.1.1. SOA Enablement 2.1.2. Web Services Security 2.1.3.

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