Layer 7 Technologies: Protecting SOA, Web Services, and Web 2.0 Applications
One of the primary benefits of standards-based interoperability formats, especially XML and Web Services, is that they allow for direct and easy interchange of information between disparate and heterogeneous systems in a distributed environment. However, one of the major drawbacks to this ease of interoperability is that information passes far too easily between systems — so easily that it passes malicious and harmful content along with the desirable information.
Organizations that want the benefits of interoperability without the commensurate security risks need to consider a threat-mitigation and data cleansing approach that operates on at a message level with XML and Web Services content. To address these needs, Layer 7 Technologies released the SecureSpan XML Data Screen appliance that provides effective and efficient XML threat prevention and data cleansing for SOA, Web Services, and Web 2.0 applications.