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Digital Evolution Launches XML VPNs

Web services security vendor Digital Evolution this week unveiled a family of VPN appliances designed to facilitate secure connections.

The tools--the XML VPN Controller and XML VPN Appliance--comprise the Santa Monica, Calif.-based vendor's foray into XML-based VPNs, enabling solution providers to offer customers Web services implementations with increased security.

"This picks up where the traditional VPN leaves off," said Ian Goldsmith, vice president of product marketing. "Our tools implement the same concept for XML, only they do it in the VPN application, embedding security credentials inside the message itself."

With the rapid adoption of service-oriented architecture (SOA) standards by enterprises and government entities, an increasing number of organizations are turning to XML to manage partner intranets and deliver these types of solutions.

As Goldsmith explained, the Digital Evolution XML VPN appliances allow customers to create a layer of abstraction between Web services and the consumers who access them, essentially establishing a secure connection through the Web services interface.

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