Web services security: a status report

If the blizzard of specifications related to Web services security has left you snow blind, you have plenty of company. WS-Security, from Microsoft, IBM, and VeriSign, deals with the protection and confidentiality of SOAP messages using a variety of techniques. It's hard to keep WS-Security firmly in view because the prefix "WS" is connected to a laundry list of words and phrases, including "Attachments," "Authorization," "Coordination," "Federation," "Inspection," "Policy," " Privacy," "Referral," "Routing," "Secure Conversation," " Security," " Transaction," and "Trust." Is "WS-World Peace" far behind? [Full story at InfoWorld.com.]

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