XML firewalls aid services

Monday, 19 August 2002, 12:14 PM EST

Quadrasis and Tarari Inc. will each introduce so-called XML firewalls that will offer businesses ways of inspecting XML messages before they enter their systems.

An XML firewall acts like a traditional firewall in that it intercepts traffic and makes redirection or transformation decisions based on policies, but it can also look inside messages, parse the XML content, and make security and routing decisions.

Rich Salz, principal engineer at DataPower Technology Inc., in Cambridge, Mass., said the XML firewalls are crucial for Web services.

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