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XML Gateway: Best Practices, Requirements and Deployment Strategies

Such functions make is easy and cost effective for enterprises to integrate with their trading partners is a secure manner

XML Gateways are a great IT component for managing information flow between your enterprise and your trading partners.

They provide the required functionality, such as:

  • Identity bridging (e.g., from HTTP Basic Auth to SAML)
  • Transport mediation (e.g., between HTTP and MQ Series)
  • Protocol and content based security (e.g., HTTPS, WS-Signatures, WS-Encryption)
  • Message inspection (e.g., for SQL Injection, Viruses, and other malware)
  • Interface Virtualization
  • Transformation, Schema Validation

Such functions make is easy and cost effective for enterprises to integrate with their trading partners is a secure manner.
Here's a good article for best practices using XML-Gateways.

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Rizwan Mallal serves as the Vice President of Operations at Crosscheck Networks, Inc. As a founding member and Chief Security Architect of Forum Systems, the wholly owned subsidiary of Crosscheck Networks, Rizwan was responsible for all security related aspects of Forum's technology.

Previously, Rizwan was the Chief Architect at Phobos where he was responsible for developing the industry's first embedded SSL offloader. This product triggered Phobos's acquisition by Sonicwall (NASD: SNWL). Before joining Phobos, he was member of the core engineering group at Raptor Systems which pioneered the Firewall/VPN space. Raptor after its successful IPO was later acquired by Axent/Symantec (NASD:SYMC).

Rizwan started his career at Cambridge Technology Partners (acquired by Novell) where he was the technical lead in the client/server group.

Rizwan holds two patents in the area of XML Security. Rizwan has a BSc. in Computer Science from Albright College and MSc. in Computer Science from University of Vermont.