IBM has announced new IT management and security products and consultancy services aimed at businesses building service oriented architectures.
The three appliances in the new WebSphere DataPower SOA range can be inserted into the user’s network to secure, manage and authenticate messages from web-based systems, RFID tags and other wireless sources. The devices are based on technology acquired from DataPower, bought up by IBM last year.
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WebSphere DataPower XML Security Gateway XS40 is designed to validate, encrypt and authenticates XML, WS-Security and other messages. It also offers a firewall and access controls.
The product line also includes WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for application integration and WebSphere DataPower XML Accelerator XA35 which provides more processing power.
IBM has also launched a range of SOA security services, including a review of businesses’ SOA and enterprise security requirements, an assessment of what security controls are needed, an application security check and a review of potential vulnerabilities to reduce or eliminate security exposures.