VeriSign Unveils Secure Web Services Framework

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Supported by BEA Systems, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft and others, VeriSign Tuesday rolled out a framework for secure Web services.

Mountain View, Calif.-based VeriSign unveiled its Digital Trust Services framework at the RSA Conference, held here.

Executives described the framework as an open-standards-based initiative that will embed interfaces to VeriSign's digital identity and addressing, authentication and authorization and transaction services into platform-based Web services and applications.

Other vendors supporting the framework include Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, IBM and webMethods.

The framework provides a flexible service provider platform to help systems integrators, VARs and ASPs integrate VeriSign's services with their own services to create value-added solutions, Anil Pereira, senior vice president and group general manager at VeriSign, said during a press conference.

The framework also offers a suite of APIs and developer tools to integrate VeriSign's "trust services" into in-house applications.

Pereira said the framework will "dramatically accelerate" Web services, which he said are the next wave of e-business.

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