Locking Down Web Services
RSA Security and Baltimore Technologies both announced new products for securing Web services.Two e-security software providers this week announced new products to secure Web services. RSA Security Inc., of Bedford, Mass., released RSA BSafe SecurXML-C, a software development kit that enables developers to implement XML digital signatures as an added security feature for Web services. Meanwhile, Baltimore Technologies plc, of Dublin, Ireland, announced KeyTools XML 5.1, which also features support for XML digital signatures. By enabling the "signing" of documents and bits of data, XML digital signatures provide a means of authenticating information sent over the Internet. The authentication shows the sender of the data and proves that the information has not been tampered with in transit.
The RSA BSafe SecurXML-C toolkit provides all the underlying security technologysuch as cryptographic and certificate functionsso that developers can apply it to their applications without having to code security features in by hand, the company said.