XML Threat Management
XML has become the lingua franca of distributed computing — the language at the heart of an increasing percentage of traffic on networks today. As companies implement Service-Oriented Architecture, they build Services, and at the core of the definition of a Service is software that communicates via the exchange of messages — typically in the form of XML. An increasing amount of other network traffic leverages XML, as well.
Any IT security effort must therefore plan for and deal with XML threats, partly because of the explosion in the use of XML, but also because XML’s power and flexibility lead to multiple threat categories, including structural threats like oversized and improperly structured XML messages, semantic threats that target the content of the XML message, and more. Companies must implement a comprehensive XML threat management solution that deals with all forms of XML threats, and that solution must operate at wire speed.