Layer 7 Technologies: Solving Portal Challenges with Cross-Domain SOA Security
Companies are implementing Service-Oriented Architecture because it abstracts disparate, heterogeneous IT resources, enabling them to reuse business Services that users can access through a variety of methods, such as corporate portals. However, there are several barriers to widespread SOA adoption, including the fact that most companies isolate their security, identity, and policy information in disparate, inconsistent identity stores, or identity silos.
This identity problem centers on managing authentication and authorization between the user and the underlying Web Services. Companies must tackle the problem of identity silos to make progress with their SOA initiatives. Layer 7 Technologies offers a suite of SOA security and policy management products that resolve the identity silo problem by federating identity information, providing a critical part of a secure SOA infrastructure.