Web services security vendor Westbridge Technology Inc. of Mountain View, Calif., announced Tuesday the availability
of an upgrade to its flagship XML Message Server, version 3.1.
Among the enhancements are new security signatures and rules, XML acceleration improvements, standards updates and tools that automate network management.
New security features include the ability to verify signatures or decrypt certain elements of an XML message, key to defending against denial-of-service attacks.
These features also help an enterprise reach a service-oriented architecture.
Processing enhancements for XML and cryptography help performance for functions like XPATH searching, schema validation and XSLT data transformations. XMS 3.1, which leverages acceleration technology from Layer N, can improve performance by up to eight times.
XMS 3.1, which starts at $35,000 per CPU, also supports WS-I Basic Profile compliance checking, and standards including SAML 1.1 and SOAP 1.2.