Altova and Datapower Team to Deliver Agility for XML Web Services Security

Mar 18, 2003


DataPower Technology, Inc., a provider of XML-aware network infrastructure, and Altova, Inc., a provider of XML software tools solutions, have announced the availability of XMLSPY 5 integrated with the Datapower XS40 XML Security Gateway. The unified solution is designed to address the need for centralized XML Web Services security without forcing application developers to alter pre-existing design and deployment practices. The XMLSPY 5 XML development environment provides visual design, development, and debugging for all types of XML documents including XML schema, XSLT, SOAP and WSDL. Security policies within the DataPower XS40 are XML-based so that developers can use existing XML Schema, WSDL, and other XML application files to assign filtering rules, access control, and overall policy management. The performance of the XS40 is complemented by an XML-centric architecture-DataPower uses XML-based security policies within a hardware device that can be augmented with a stylesheet or configuration change so that enterprises can adapt to emerging standards or initiate new security practices. Using XMLSPY 5 and the XS40 enterprises can centralize XML Web Services security functions in a drop-in network device while security policies and access control are handled from an interface familiar to application developers. XMLSPY 5 and XS40 as an integrated solution is available immediately. By installing a software plug-in, developers using XMLSPY 5 are able to select the DataPower XS40 from a pull down menu of XML processors. The plug-in is available from DataPower as an executable file on the XS40 resource CD and allows for the quick and easy installation in any XMLSPY 5 environment. Pricing for the solution starts at $64,995. The XMLSPY 5 Professional Edition includes an XSLT debugger and is available for stand-alone purchase for $399 from the Altova online shop.

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