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Developing Enterprise Web Services: An Architect's Guide by James Webber - Ph.D., Sandeep Chatterjee - Ph.D.

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Summary

The lack of a coherent security model and policy is the most often cited reason for the slow deployment of externally facing Web services by enterprises. Addressing security issues with vigor will not only make Web services (as well as the applications that consume Web services) more secure, but will also increase the community's confidence in Web service technologies. This improved confidence will likely result in increased numbers and types of available Web services.

In this chapter we took a broad look at security, and then focused on the security issues specific to Web services environments. We described how security is really an end-to-end process, and a secure system cannot be implemented by simply using a few technologies within ...

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