Web Services Management
Today, companies are reducing the cost of integration by using Web Services to solve point-to-point integration problems inside the enterprise. However, the most important business value of Web Services lies not with the creation and deployment of individual Services themselves, but the new approaches to architecting IT infrastructures that they herald. These new architectures are loosely coupled, standards-based and Service-oriented. In such architectures, software functionality is exposed as business-oriented Services in a way that decouples the Service from the underlying software. The systems and applications that provide the Service are transparent to the systems that consume the Service. Companies that adopt such architectures will have information technology infrastructures that provide the flexibility necessary to enable them to leverage changing business environments to their best advantage. To move from simple, point-to-point integration to Service-oriented architectures, however, calls for a new approach to managing the software within an organization, known as Web…

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Securing & Managing XML & Web Services in the Enterprise
There are two related forces that are transforming information technology today: the rapid growth of XML traffic on the network, and the widespread adoption of Web Services as a way of reducing the cost of integration and moving traditional enterprise architectures to flexible, Service-oriented architectures. Enterprises must plan ahead if they want to be able to manage the XML and Web Services on their networks. Even more importantly, enterprises must take care to provide uninterrupted security for their IT environments. In the face of these changes, XML and Web Services introduce new security concerns for the IT manager, and new technology tools, including XML firewalls, offer the missing pieces of security that today’s enterprises need.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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ZapNote: Quadrasis
Quadrasis is using the power of Web Services to build a broad enterprise security architecture framework. They approach the enterprise IT environment from the top down, addressing the security requirements for the full breadth of heterogeneous systems in a typical enterprise. Their flagship product, EASI Security Unifier, provides a "virtual security service" for the enterprise, abstracting the individual security requirements of each system using the open standards of Web Services, and in particular, the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/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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