New IBM software promises secure Web services

New features across the WebSphere and Tivoli software will help Arab businesses to securely extend Web Services applications to business partners, customers and suppliers.

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By  Vijaya George Published  November 21, 2002

IBM ME has unveiled a new software that will enable organisations in the region to build secure business relationships more rapidly with other organisations using Web Services applications. The new software, built on IBM's WebSphere software for managing high-volume business transactions and integrating key business applications, and IBM's Tivoli software, which enables the secure interaction of business applications, will support key industry standards for Web Services security, such as the WS-Security specification, which IBM co-authored.

“Companies in the Middle East no longer need to be confined to Web services inside the firewall, as they will now be able to develop Web Services applications that will facilitate secure transactions with partners in their supply chain, regardless of the Web services or security technologies used by other partners,” explained Bashar Kilani, software group manager, IBM Middle East, North/West Africa. "Using open standards, we are simplifying business integration across federated company boundaries, allowing businesses to link thousands of their business partners together easily and securely, while reducing custom integration costs."

Specifically, IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 5 will support Web Services - Security in the fourth quarter and in IBM Tivoli Access Manager, early next year. This is part of IBM’s efforts to develop open-standards based Web services infrastructure that will extend enterprise-class security capabilities to Web services deployments running on a variety of platforms.

New features across the WebSphere and Tivoli software portfolio will help IBM customers automate the process of extending customer and partner-facing Web services applications to more organisations and users. This will, in turn, reduce the reliance on proprietary technologies and costly manual integration. The IT giant also plans to support new federated identity management capabilities in its WebSphere and Tivoli software to provide a way for Web services and enterprise applications to share identity information across multiple networks, helping businesses extend market reach by securely integrating with suppliers, partners and customers.

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