IBM steps up Web services security

Thursday, 19 September 2002, 12:50 PM EST

IBM said that it is building a new software component into version 5 of its WebSphere application server, which is scheduled for release in the next quarter, and into future releases of its Tivoli Access Manager, which will secure Web services transactions.

The company said it is taking the initiative to simplify development. "The alphabet soup of security standards is confusing for our customers. We have taken advantage of several security specifications so that regardless of what standard (our customers) are using to develop their Web applications, we are going to make sure those applications are secure," said IBM spokesman John Crowe.

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