Forum Systems aims At XML security space

Monday, 17 June 2002, 11:38 AM EST

The Sentry appliance provides encryption, signing, auditing and routing of XML messages, based on user-set policies. The device will be available in July for $34,495, although a more powerful 2U $50,000 version will be released in the fall, according to CEO Wes Swenson.

Swenson said the Sentry is designed to provide a more secure alternative to SSL for sensitive application-to-application XML messages. "Where SSL is point-to-point, this is end-to-end," he said. By digitally signing the data at the tag and content level, the security lasts until it reaches its destination.

The appliance is usually deployed next to the firewall or application server, "eavesdropping" on outgoing traffic. When it recognizes XML data, it parses it to see if its contents match those in preset policies. These policies can be set to encrypt or sign data if it meets certain parameters, or to route it to a chosen destination.

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