IBM Unveils Web Services Security Features
IBM rolls out new security features in its Web Services Toolkit that support a new Web services security specification.Only one day after announcing a new Web services security specification, IBM on Friday rolled out new security features in its Web Services Toolkit that support the specification. IBMs Web Services Toolkit (WSTK) 3.1, which is now available for a free trial download on IBMs alphaWorks site at www.alphaWorks.ibm.com, provides implementations of the SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) Security Token and Digital Signature components of the WS-Security specification that IBM jointly announced with Microsoft Corp. and VeriSign Inc. on Thursday. The companies also jointly developed the WS-Security specification to help organizations build secure, interoperable Web services applications. The SOAP Security Token indicates the message senders properties, including name, identity, credentials and capabilities
IBMs WSTK 3.1 includes Web services-related technologies from various IBM development and research labs and features IBMs Business Explorer for Web Services, a WSDL (Web Services Description Language) Explorer, Web services management and a buyer-seller Web services demo.