Transaction security harming web services

Thursday, 3 April 2003, 12:36 PM EST

A new report contends that the potential for widespread use of web services in business is being held back by poor network security.
US research firm The Tolly Group conducted interviews with 52 network architects at companies, universities and government organisations with over 250 employees.

It found that two-thirds did not encrypt or otherwise protect data while it was being transported between application servers - a fundamental requirement for business web services use.

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