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(February 11, 2003) - Novell is making it easier for developers to connect Web services with Novell eDirectory, to add a foundation for secure identity management to their applications. Novell eDirectory now supports the Directory Services Markup Language (DSML v2) standard, which provides access to eDirectory using common Web services protocols. Novell has also released its new DSML code to the open source community. DSML bridges the gap between developing to Web services and developing to a directory. With it, traditional LDAP directory operations and their results can be expressed in XML; so application developers who are familiar with developing using XML and SOAP can now add directory functionality to their applications using tools they already know. DSML support for Novell eDirectory is available now, and can be downloaded for free at http://developer.novell.co... (more)

Forum XWall 3.0 Firewall Introduces Web Services Safeguards

Forum Systems' Forum XWall V3.0, debuting this week at NetWorld + Interop, is perhaps the first Web services firewall to address the essential elements of data-level networking. The roles and responsibilities of the IP network are changing from a packet world towards an intelligent data-level network. The next generation of data communications and internetworking is now about efficient switching, routing and exchanging of structured XML data elements instead of unstructured packets. The advent of the XML-Internet requires new solutions to secure, accelerate and manage the content... (more)

Nielsen Announces U.S. Search Engine Rankings

Nielsen//NetRatings reported Q1 and Q2 2005 search engine growth for the top five search engines. The online research company found that AOL and Ask Jeeves rose 15 and 16 percent, respectively while Google and Yahoo! maintained a single digit growth. Overall, Nielsen//NetRatings found search as a category saw a five percent increase in the number of searches conducted from Q1 to Q2. "While growth in searches was modest among the 'Big Three' search engines, the fourth and fifth biggest search engines, AOL and Ask Jeeves, grew three times as fast," says Ken Cassar, director of stra... (more)

Data Services World : Mark Hapner's WADL, URIs as Database Types, Tricks of the Architect's Trade Session

URIs are the lingua franca of the web. They are in every web page and every HTTP request. In a practical sense, they represent the realization of the web. Without them, the web would cease to exist. The situation is very different in the world of the RDBMS. Here, URIs are interlopers. Some RDBMS have provided basic support for URIs via their object extension facilities; however, URIs are still not considered a formal part of RDBMS schema design. This talk explores how URI could evolve to become as important to RDBMS Schemas as it is to the web. One aspect of URI 'types' this pres... (more)

Layer 7 Technologies to Exhibit at SYS-CON's SOA World Conference & Expo

Layer 7 Technologies is a provider of SOA security and governance infrastructure for next generation service oriented and Web oriented integrations. The SecureSpan family of XML appliances and gateway software addresses the security, performance management and operational governance issues associated with deploying and maintaining production Web services. To learn more please visit www.layer7tech.com SOAWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East June 23-24, 2008 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 East brings together the best minds in the business for ... (more)