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To provide the best application performance, reliability, scalability, and
security for J2EE applications, many large organizations utilize network
load-balancing appliances and application switches. However, coordinating the
deployment of applications between application developers and network
managers can be a slow, painstaking process for companies choosing the many
advantages of the network-based, load-balancing switches.
By developing an application to manage the time-consuming coordination
between these two teams, developers can self-serve their needs more quickly,
Businesses need to provide their users with a method for securely connecting
to their networks while minimizing the costs associated with providing this
service - and also providing end users with as much convenience as possible.
As businesses embrace Web services as the method for delivering their
applications, they are struggling with security issues. Network World
recently reported that the top worry for IT executives deploying Web services
is security. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) can provide a viable alternative to
Virtual Private Networking (VPN) companies for securing Web ser... (more)
Web services provide a way to allow efficient communication between disparate
services. For years, enterprises have struggled to find reliable,
cost-effective ways to integrate and automate critical processes between
different application packages. Web services technology has the potential to
answer an enterprise's needs, providing the ability to integrate different
systems and application types regardless of platform, operating system, or
The key to the success of Web services is the use of a common data exchange
standard such as XML. Through the use of this common la... (more)