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 needs.