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Layer 7 Announces XML Firewall and XML Networking Gateway Products

Layer 7 Technologies has announced its XML Firewall and XML Networking Gateway software products support the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) running on SPARC platforms from Sun Microsystems. Layer 7 is the only XML security and networking vendor to offer server software for Solaris 10 OS running on SPARC and x86 platforms through an upgradeable family of XML appliances for SOA and Web 2.0 applications. For customers with processor-intensive SOA and Web 2.0 applications, Layer 7 introduced support for Solaris 10 OS on SPARC to further the scalability, density and performance offerings by Sun's SPARC Enterprise Servers.

Many of Layer 7's customers use SPARC-based platforms for high-volume data center applications making SPARC technology their first choice for SOA and XML applications. The SecureSpan XML Firewall combines the capabilities of the SecureSpan XML Accelerator and Data Screen with advanced identity and message level security to address the broadest range of behind the firewall, portal and B2B SOA security challenges. The SecureSpan XML Firewall includes support for all leading directory, identity, access control, Single Sign-On (SSO) and Federation services. This provides SOA and security architects unparalleled flexibility in defining and enforcing identity-driven SOA security policies leveraging SSO session cookies, Kerberos tickets, SAML assertions and PKI.

The SecureSpan XML Firewall also provides architects with advanced policy controls for specifying message and element security rules including the ability to branch policy based on any message context. Key storage, encryption and signing operations can be handled in FIPS 140-2 certified acceleration hardware onboard the appliance or centrally through Safenet's Luna HSM. The SecureSpan XML Firewall has demonstrated compliance with all major WS* and WS-I security protocols including WS-Security, WS-SecureConversation, WS-SecurityPolicy, WS-Trust, WS-Secure Exchange, WS-Policy and WS-I Basic Security Profile. The SecureSpan Firewall also supports SAML 1.1 and 2.0 both in sender vouches and holder of key models.

Read the complete announcement in Cover Pages. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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