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Layer 7 Announces XML Firewall and XML Networking Gateway Products

Layer 7 Technologies has announced its XML Firewall and XML Networking Gateway software products support the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) running on SPARC platforms from Sun Microsystems. Layer 7 is the only XML security and networking vendor to offer server software for Solaris 10 OS running on SPARC and x86 platforms through an upgradeable family of XML appliances for SOA and Web 2.0 applications.

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OASIS solicits feedback on proposed Open Reputation Management TC charter

OASIS members are asked to review and comment on a draft charter to establish the OASIS Open Reputation Management Systems (ORMS) Technical Committee. The group plans to develop a system that provides the ability to use common data formats for representing reputation data and standard definitions of reputation scores. The ORMS will not define algorithms for computing the scores; however, it will provide the means for understanding the relevancy of a score within a given transaction.

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Proposed Recharter of IETF Public-Key Infrastructure (X.509 PKIX) WG

The IESG Secretary announced the availability of a proposed modified charter submitted for the Public-Key Infrastructure (X.509) PKIX working group in the Security Area of the IETF. The IESG has not made any determination as yet. As proposed: "The PKIX Working Group was established in the fall of 1995 with the goal of developing Internet standards to support X.509-based Public Key Infrastructures (PKIs).

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Poor password management may have led to bank meltdown

Huge losses reported by Société Générale were apparently enabled by forgotten low-level IT chores such as password management.

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Findings and Recommendations of the Industry/Government FPKI Think Tank

On September 6, 2007, Dr. Peter Alterman, Chair of the Federal Public Key Infrastructure Policy Authority (FPKIPA), hosted a group of PKI experts from government and industry to determine:


1.      The strategic direction for the FPKI;

2.      Short-term actions in support of that FPKI strategic direction; and

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