Application firewalls add Web services

Wednesday, 10 March 2004, 11:44 AM EST

Web application firewalls are evolving to support XML- and Web services-based applications, and vendors Teros and NetContinuum are both driving upcoming product releases in that direction.

Teros announced today that its Secure Application Gateway family of appliances protects applications that pass XML data in addition to existing HTML applications. NetContinuum has already begun. However, both companies are entering a new market for Web services protection, already crowded with startups such as DataPower Technology, Forum Systems, Reactivity, and WestBridge Technology.

Greg Smith, senior director of product marketing at Teros, said customers are increasingly deploying Web services and are just now asking for ways to protect these early instantiations.

By Scott Tyler Shafer at Info World.

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