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Friday, February 15, 2008

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 Service Oriented Architectures (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.

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