Web services security software maker Reactivity announced XOS 4.1, the latest version of its
XML operating system.
to Reactivity CTO and co-founder John Lilly, XOS 4.1
runs on the Intel-based Reactivity Gateway 2400 Series appliance.
One of many performance enhancements to the OS include the addition of Gigabit Ethernet
the bottlenecks in application deployment.
New diagnostics features in XOS 4.1 include reports and tests that help
clients test messages against their backend services so they can anticipate
exactly what changes may happen.
The new software accelerates the performance across a Web services
application and contains new schema validation technology for a more secure
computing experience, reducing the overhead for doing schema to 10 percent.
Schema bundling allows several different schema documents to be uploaded to
the Reactivity Gateway and managed together.
transform SOAP headers. XOS 4.1 also offers full support for all four
interoperability scenarios given in the Web Services Security profile, as
well as support for SAML Token Profile and SAML
Securing Web services is one of the ways Reactivity and According to IDC, the Web services software space will reach $3.2 billion by 2008,
its rivals Forum Systems and DataPower are trying to knock down the barriers
to adoption of the lucrative distributed computing approach known as Web
Meanwhile, larger vendors Microsoft
, BEA Systems
and Sun Microsystems
are doing their part to address the interoperability barriers
with standards development.
with vendors looking to carve out large pieces of the pie.
According to IDC, the Web services software space will reach $3.2 billion by 2008,