Web Services Enhancements for .NET

Web services enhancements (WSE) allows developers to incorporate security, routing, and attachments features into their Web services. WSE implementation has been based on an additional set of standards (known as the WS- series of standards, WS-Security, WS-Routing, WS-Attachments).

For instance, currently Web services communication can be secured by sending a message over a secure transport such as SSL, but it works only for point-to-point communications. For instance, if a Web service is asynchronously accessed securely over a route A->B->C->D, the ultimate receiving service has to communicate with the sender to authenticate the sender of a SOAP message, which is not feasible in multiple scenarios. WS-Security ...

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