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The WS-Security implementation on Web servers provides basic Web service security with performance costs.
Companies developing WS-Security through an OASIS technical committee included BEA Systems, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Verisign.
And, most noticeable to the security industry, Network Computing Magazine bestowed an Editor's Choice award to Forum's Sentry WS-Security gateway.
The XML Security Gateway already provides hardware-accelerated SOAP filtering, XML firewall, XML Digital Signature, XML Encryption, WS-Security, SAML, XML schema validation and intelligent service virtualization.
WSE aims to fill that gap, providing support for digital signing and encryption through WS-Security, routing through WS-Routing, and non-XML attachments through WS-Attachments.
The standards bodies are leading the way with the OASIS-driven WS-Security that is complete enough that vendors like VeriSign Inc and RSA Security Inc are already pushing the next phase of Web services security specifications based on it.
The overall framework, called Web Services Security (WS-Security for short) is expected to move into implementation phase later this year.
"WS-Security is also finding broad early acceptance.
Microsoft, BEA Systems Inc and Tibco Software Inc yesterday announced WS-Eventing, a specification founded on WS-Addressing, WS-Security and WS-ReliableMessaging.
products recently became the first to comply with the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 Level III standard for the WS-Security 1.0 specification, the industry benchmark for XML web hardware security.