November 21, 2005
"As organizations of all sizes embrace SOA to achieve the frictionless exchange of information and respond to changes in business requirements with greater agility, the need for security solutions that can effectively protect these dynamic environments is growing," said Barbara Lanci, vice president of eTrust business development for CA. "Forum's proven integration with CA's eTrust solutions helps fulfill this market need with a complete SOA security framework that effectively helps to mitigate risk, reduce administrative costs, and speed time-to-market."
Unlike Web applications, SOAs rely on distributed transactions and composite business processes using Web services communications that increase exposure to information leaks, workflow violations and data theft. According to a Burton Group report titled, "Developing a Web Services Security Strategy," enterprises must look to implement a security infrastructure that can prove the identity of messages, interpret different forms of credentials (e.g. Kerberos, SAML, X.509 Certificates) as well as defend against XML-related threats.
"Forum Systems clearly sees the need to leverage existing SSO and identity management investments within SOA implementations," said Walid Negm, vice president of marketing for Forum Systems. "CA's eTrust TransactionMinder integration offers our joint customers mandatory features for enterprise-class Web services."
"Policy enforcement, governance, and Web services security are three core challenges companies must face when building secure SOA implementations," said Jason Bloomberg, senior analyst for market research firm ZapThink LLC. "Forum Systems is among the leaders in the SOA security space, and their partnerships with a wide range of companies, including Computer Associates, offer a compelling value proposition for enterprises and government agencies to build comprehensive SOA security solutions that leverage existing infrastructure."
Benefits of an enterprise-wide SOA security solution include:
Frank Ding, engineering analysis & technical computing manager at Simpson Strong-Tie, discussed the advantages of utilizing the cloud for occasional scientific computing, identified the obstacles to doing so, and proposed workarounds to some of those obstacles.
The private industry least likely to adopt public cloud services for data storage are financial institutions. Holding the most sensitive and heavily-regulated of data types, personal financial information, banks and similar institutions are mostly moving towards private cloud services – and doing so at great cost.
In this week's hand-picked assortment, researchers explore the path to more energy-efficient cloud datacenters, investigate new frameworks and runtime environments that are compatible with Windows Azure, and design a uniﬁed programming model for diverse data-intensive cloud computing paradigms.
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
May 10, 2013 |
Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
May 08, 2013 |
For engineers looking to leverage high-performance computing, the accessibility of a cloud-based approach is a powerful draw, but there are costs that may not be readily apparent.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/02/2012 | AMD | Developers today are just beginning to explore the potential of heterogeneous computing, but the potential for this new paradigm is huge. This brief article reviews how the technology might impact a range of application development areas, including client experiences and cloud-based data management. As platforms like OpenCL continue to evolve, the benefits of heterogeneous computing will become even more accessible. Use this quick article to jump-start your own thinking on heterogeneous computing.