Oasis advances web services security

Thursday, 8 April 2004, 1:58 PM EST

A highly anticipated web services specification has been approved as an industry standard, paving the way for broader usage of web services protocols in mainstream business applications.

The Web Services Security, or WS-Security, technical committee within the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) on Wednesday said several security-related technical specifications have been accepted by the group as standards. Now that the web services security specifications are ratified, software and security companies can incorporate support for them into commercial products.

By Martin LaMonica at Silicon.

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