Navigating SOA appliances: How to choose the right one
Corporations are increasingly driven to open up their internal systems to external and internal users. With an accelerated adoption of mobile computing, employees require access to enterprise applications from both within and outside the corporate boundaries. Corporations are only willing to provide such access with strong security provisions in place.
Crystal Bedell's recent article highlights the drivers for a SOA Appliance: Security, Integration and Acceleration. She includes a quote from Randy Heffner of Vice President at Forrester:
In more conversations than not that I have with Forrester clients and others in the industry, security is one of the biggest reasons why they think of this sort of product set within their overall approach to SOA.For complete article, see Navigating SOA Appliances.