By Dennis Fisher
July 19, 2004
As Web services continue to become an integral part of enterprise Web strategies, IT managers are increasingly looking for ways to lock them down.
This week, Reactivity Inc. and RSA Security Inc. will unveil tools designed to do just that. Although the companies take different approaches窶背ith Reactivity going the hardware route and RSA relying on a software-based offering窶覇ach approach is based on the current WS-Security (Web Services-Security) standard, and each puts a lot of stock in strong cryptography.
SWS-J also uses Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Java Cryptographic Extension architecture to interoperate with any JCE-compliant product. RSA also will announce this week new partnerships with several Web services gateway providers, including Reactivity, DataPower Technology Inc., Forum Systems Inc., Layer7 Technologies Inc., Vordel Ltd. and Westbridge Technology Inc.
SWS-J is in beta and will be available next month. Reactivity's appliances will be shipping by month's end.