ZapNote: Phaos Technology
Building application security software is very difficult, and Phaos Technology focuses on building the most difficult parts — the components and tools that enable other software vendors to build security into their products. Phaos’ deep expertise in the application security field provides them with the in-depth knowledge they need to build the nuts and bolts of XML and Web Services security. Phaos is one of the few credible Web Services security tools vendors in the market today since they possess a solid list of large enterprise customers, as well as unique insight into the needs of the financial services world that comes from being a division of a bank. [hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: WestGlobal
Many vendors approach the problem of managing Web Services from the technology perspective. After all, Web Services expose IT resources in an IT infrastructure. WestGlobal, however, takes the perspective of the business user. Their view is that Web Services expose business functionality that serves the needs of the enterprise’s lines of business. Therefore, WestGlobal’s management platform enables business managers to control how well an enterprise’s Web Services infrastructure is meeting business requirements such as customer satisfaction, revenue generation, and cost savings. After all, the business should drive the technology, not the other way around.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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XML and Web Services Security
Key Findings: The next roadblock on the path to Web Services adoption is security. Security is today’s key enabler for Web Services. The XML and Web Services security market will reach $4.4 billion in 2006, which will represent 65% of the total authentication, authorization, and administration security market. This growth represents an average compound annual growth rate of 300%. Web Services offer great potential for B2B communication and integration, but the lack of robust security and manageability solutions currently inhibit the ability for companies to conduct business with each other via Web Services over the Internet. The combination of adequate funding, solid business models, seasoned management teams, and high quality engineering staff leads some startups to offer surprisingly robust XML and Web Services security solutions. The best positioned companies to be profitable in the XML and Web Services security space are those companies that already have deep technical knowledge…

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XML Security Technology Landscape
Key Findings: The next roadblock on the path to Web Services adoption is security. Security is today’s key enabler for Web Services. The XML and Web Services security market will reach $4.4 billion in 2006, which will represent 65% of the total authentication, authorization, and administration security market. This growth represents an average compound annual growth rate of 300%. Web Services offer great potential for B2B communication and integration, but the lack of robust security and manageability solutions currently inhibit the ability for companies to conduct business with each other via Web Services over the Internet. The combination of adequate funding, solid business models, seasoned management teams, and high quality engineering staff leads some startups to offer surprisingly robust XML and Web Services security solutions. The best positioned companies to be profitable in the XML and Web Services security space are those companies that already have deep technical knowledge…

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SOA Tools & Best Practices
From its inception through 2002, the primary application for Web Services in the enterprise was to simplify point-to-point integration between systems, thereby reducing the cost of integration. This application of Web Services, however, only scratches the surface of the true potential of Web Services — enabling companies to build agile business processes and IT systems that can respond to change through the use of loosely coupled, standards-based Service-oriented architectures. The business value of such architectures in terms of the business agility they provide is substantial, but as of early 2003, only a few early adopter enterprises have built such architectures, partly because few tools for building Service-oriented architectures are available on the market, and furthermore, there is little understanding of the best practices companies should follow to build such architectures. This report seeks to clarify the requirements for realizing the value of Web Services by providing a set of emerging…

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Service-Oriented Integration
Key Findings: Service-Oriented Integration (SOI) simplifies system integration by providing a single, simple architectural framework based on Web Services in which to build, deploy, and manage application functionality. The SOI market is expected to grow from $435 million in 2001 to about $6.2 billion in 2006. The top three EAI vendors have over 43% of the overall EAI market. With the entrance of Microsoft and other vendors in 2002, this landscape is expected to change. Web Services isn’t an integration technology, but a distributed computing technology that lends itself well to being used in integration scenarios. In a Web Services context, there really is no difference between EAI, B2Bi, and Data Integration. SOI solutions allow users to get a greater level of interaction and granularity with components deep within the application. SOI faces challenges in immature specifications, insufficient reliability, security, and transaction control. Microsoft and IBM have made strong…

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XML & Web Services Security
Security is the immediate roadblock facing widespread implementation of Web Services technologies across the enterprise. As a result, many software vendors are throwing their hat into the XML and Web Services security ring, offering a broad and confusing number of solutions to a variety of real and perceived problems. However, much of this effort amounts to jostling for defensible market positioning ahead of a solid demand for enterprise-class XML and Web Security products and services. As a result, ZapThink believes that the emerging market for XML and Web Services security solutions will be characterized by a period of turbulence, as companies struggle to clarify their messages and shake the kinks out of their product offerings.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $1495[/hide]…

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SOA Consulting
Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs) represent an evolutionary approach to distributed computing that promises a flexible IT environment that leads to business agility. As companies look to leverage the business advantages of Web Services to address strategic business needs, they are increasingly looking to build SOAs. However, SOAs require special skills and expertise. When companies do not have such skills in-house, they turn to consultants, system integrators, and other professional services organizations. The movement to SOAs present both opportunities and threats to consulting firms: on the one hand, there will be an increased demand for architectural consulting, business process consulting and the implementation tasks associated with building SOAs. On the other hand, as SOAs take hold and Service-oriented process solutions supplant integration solutions, the market for system integration will dry up, requiring system integrators to change their business focus. This report analyzes the market for SOA within professional services organizations from three…

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ZapNote: Backstream
One of the biggest challenges for producers and publishers of content is the publication of that content onto multiple platforms: print, the Web, PDF, wireless, and other forms. The main challenge is that each of these forms carry their own inherent formatting capabilities, navigation structures, distribution characteristics, and rights management capabilities. BackStream provides software solutions that help businesses manage their content, deliver it to multiple devices, and track and trace usage. The system provides a single platform that takes care of content creation, storage, publishing, distribution, tracking and tracing content such as text, photos, images, PDF files, and audio and video files.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Infravio
One of the challenges of Web Services is the ability to reuse Web Service components and address lower-levels of data integration, such as matching data formats and the underlying data structures. The critical problem with existing approaches is that most enterprise systems that need to be integrated, such as SAP, provide schema rather than compiled objects for their interfaces, and so there is a need for a middle-layer to move between the schema and the SOAP message layer. The Infravio Web Services Management System (WSMS) provides a foundation-level architecture for Web Services development, deployment, and management. The Infravio WSMS provides a model for component re-use, code generation, and normalization of functionality through a standards-based, rather than single-vendor, platform-based approach to Web Services management.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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