Securing Web services

Thursday, 11 October 2007, 10:25 AM EST

With the advent of Web Services, backend systems running in data centers and mainframes are available in well-published Web Service APIs. As a result, developers, architects and administrators become more concerned about the security of Web Services.

When Web applications in the form of CGI were born, it brought static HTML to life, and allowed users to interact with Web applications. That was a significant milestone in Web application evolution. As more Web applications were developed, they became isolated islands of information. To further harness Web technology, integration of isolated applications becomes more critical. Web Services were invented to fill the void so that developers can treat other systems on the Web as APIs exposed via Web Services.

At Microsoft.

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