Vordel, an XML Web Services security company, has unveiled the latest version of Vordel SOAPbox, a security-testing tool for Web Services. SOAPbox fast-tracks the creation and deployment of security frameworks to protect XML applications, by testing compliance with both internal and external security guidelines. By providing a graphical environment in which security tokens, digital signatures, and encrypted XML are highlighted, SOAPbox is designed to remove the time and complexity associated with generating XML security test cases.
The latest features of Vordel SOAPbox 3.1 include: Sample SOAP messages--a range of example SOAP messages which are pre-configured to connect to public Web Services; XML Encryption and decryption--XML can be encrypted and decrypted, without coding. A sample encryption key is provided; SOAP attachments: Both DIME and MIME--Allows for testing SOAP attachments across both Java and .NET Web Services; Graphical Keystore--enables users to load multiple keys and certificates without using command-line tools. With the new keystore it is possible to encrypt XML for multiple recipients in one step; Remove Security Tokens--users can automatically remove security tokens from messages so that they can move on to the next test; and Specify Transfer Encoding--configure XML encoding declarations of the message so XML processor will use the declaration to determine the character encoding of the message. Vordel SOAPbox is available for Windows, Linux, and Solaris.