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WS Track - B2B Policy Enforcement: The Third Rail of SOA Implementation

XML Virtual Private Networks (XML-VPNs) And Their Potential To Mitigate Security Policy Enforcement Issues In B2B SOA

One of the great benefits of a service-oriented architecture is the ability it gives you to extend programmatic, integration capabilities to business partners. Going beyond simple sharing of data with partners, SOA enables true B2B application integration. At the same time, this capability creates a vexing security policy enforcement dilemma. How can you be sure that a user from a partner organization is actually authorized to integrate with your applications? How can you authenticate that user? Do you even want that headache in the first place? This session will discuss the issues that arise in B2B security policy enforcement and explore several proven approaches to solving the problem. In particular, it will focus on the emerging technology of XML Virtual Private Networks (XML-VPNs) and their potential to mitigate security policy enforcement issues in B2B SOA implementations.

 

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Alistair Farquharson is a visionary industry veteran focused on using disruptive technologies to drive business growth and improve efficiency and agility within organizations. As the CTO of SOA Software Alistair is helping to shape and mature the enterprise API and SOA industry. Alistair is responsible for product strategy and development for this leading Enterprise API and SOA Governance company. He spends a great deal of time and energy shaping customer and industry direction with regular conference keynote appearances, discussions with customers, and even the occasional foray into writing code. Alistair has been at the forefront of many technology waves from enterprise web architecture, through web services and SOA, and now into APIs. His expertise spans a wide range of technologies and businesses, and he brings a unique global focus to everything he does.

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