Date Added: Jun 2009
Companies worldwide are actively deploying Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) infrastructures using web services, both in intranet and extranet environments. While web services offer many advantages over traditional alternatives (e.g., distributed objects or custom software), deploying networks of interconnected web services still presents key challenges, especially in terms of security and management. Oracle addresses web-services-based SOA security and management with Oracle Web Services Manager (WSM), a standards-compliant solution delivered as part of Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Weblogic Server. Oracle WSM allows companies to centrally define and store declarative policies applied to the multiple web services making up a SOA infrastructure, locally enforce security and management policies through configurable agents, and monitor runtime security events such as failed authentication or authorization.