Service-Oriented Management Technology Landscape
Key Findings: Web Services management (WSM) software is software that helps companies manage the systems and applications that underlie their Web Services. Service-oriented management (SOM) software is software that supports the development and execution of a Service-oriented architecture. By 2007, 60% of the total system management market will consist of large vendors who offer SOM solutions, and a full 75% of the system management market (both small and large vendors) will be SOM-enabled. The market for Service-Oriented Management is expected to grow from $30 million in 2002 to $9.2 Billion by 2007. Web Services Management solutions bridge the gap between the underlying systems and the Services that run on top of them. Starting in mid-2004, the large system management vendors will begin to dominate the SOM space, to the extent that the SOM point solutions segment of the market will reach its maximum in 2005. Table of Contents: I. Report…

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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: Westbridge Technology
Many software vendors entering the Web Services arena are jostling each other with respect to their various business models. Are they a Web Services infrastructure platform or a Web Services security platform? Or maybe they are a Web Services management platform, or even a Web Services gateway or router? While most vendors focus on one core competency, Westbridge Technology is developing a product that will be all of these things. The Westbridge Technology XML Message Server is fundamentally a Web Services management platform. However, it also offers security features, message transformation and routing, as well as directory administration, all on top of a powerful policy engine. If Westbridge can execute on their vision, they will be a solid contender for the elusive enterprise IT dollar, although they have set the bar quite high.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $395[/hide]…

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