The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) maintains and publishes an oingoing list of top ten threats to web applications. With some of exceptions, the threats listed in the OWASP top ten can be applicable to any service, be it a web application, REST service, SOAP service or custom application. It is interesting to note that while there are changes to the bottom five threats, the top five threats remain unchanged since 2007.
Intel® SOA Expressway is often used as XML Gateway or Service Gateway and therefore often a consolidation point for XML/SOAP/REST traffic going across a domain. Users often want to use SOA Expressway’s logs to trouble shoot where the problems may lie in services based distributed computing environment.
Work of an information systems' developer is not only creation of challenging, innovative, advanced in algorithms new applications. It also includes creation and maintenance of support routines like reliable copy of data from one source to another, handling different exceptions, timeouts, hanging transactions, shifting timezones, etc. You're lucky if all software in your system is from single vendor and is still supported. In this case it's likely that there are tools that can move data from one source to another, for example, from a database to a message queue.
I was recently asked to talk at the European eInvoicing and eBilling conference about better ways to integrate the transfer of e Invoicing and e billing into existing applications and security solutions. By the way, it was held in Munich and, if you go, definitely check out the surfing at the south end of the Englischer Garten.