Vordel enables integration with Sophos to protect XML from virus threats
Leading SOA security vendor Vordel has built compatibility with Sophos Anti-Virus to allow customers to block virus attacks through this new avenue
Boston, USA and London, UK - September 12 2006 - Vordel, the SOA security & management company, today announced support for Sophos Anti-Virus in the Vordel XML Gateway and SOA Management products.
XML traffic provides new pathways for attack, including SOAP message attachments and XML enclosures. Vordel has worked with Sophos to allow the delivery of complete up-to-the-minute anti-virus defence in environments protected by Vordel's products. Unlike other XML security vendors who communicate with anti-virus engines by writing files to disk, Vordel's award-winning products communicate with Sophos's anti-virus engine in solid-state memory, with no disk I/O to introduce latency or the risk of hardware failure.
The new technology partnership allows Vordel's customers to extend their virus scanning to XML traffic by licensing Sophos Anti-Virus Interface (SAV Interface).
Gartner analyst Daniel Sholler notes that, "It is clear that an increasing percentage of network connections travel outside the corporate environment, and that these networks are increasingly XML-based (more than 75 percent of new business-to-business-related heterogeneous distributed application integration projects use XML messaging). It is also clear that an organizational responsibility exists to secure this traffic against basic threats." *
Hugh Carroll, Vordel's VP Marketing, speaking about this latest announcement said, "The Vordel/Sophos solution is available today. Vordel has a strong focus on security integration, and interoperates with identity management infrastructure; network management systems, and with network firewalls.
As usage of Web Services rises, so does the threat of self-replicating attacks on Web Services. Now, with this latest addition of Sophos's anti-virus capabilities, Vordel further enhances the spectrum of defense for our customers' XML applications," continued Carroll.
Richard Baldry, Head of Strategic Alliances at Sophos said, "we are very pleased to be working with Vordel to protect their customers' applications from known and unknown viruses, trojans, worms and spyware. The extension of our scanning capabilities to the SOA arena is an excellent demonstration of the power and flexibility of SAV Interface."
Sophos is a world leader in integrated threat management solutions, protecting against known and unknown malware, spyware, intrusions, unwanted applications, spam and policy abuse for business, education and government. Sophos's reliably engineered, easy-to-operate products protect more than 35 million users in more than 150 countries. Through 20 years' experience and a global network of threat analysis centers, the company responds rapidly to emerging threats - no matter how complex - and achieves the highest levels of customer satisfaction in the industry. www.sophos.com.
* Daniel Sholler - XML Appliance Use in SOAs Benefits Organizations - March 2006
Vordel is an SOA security and management firm providing software and hardware solutions to enable enterprises confidently deploy SOA. Our products secure and manage XML-based communications and enable companies implement appropriate corporate governance compliance frameworks, reduce the ongoing costs of managing complex SOAs and increase the returns on legacy infrastructure assets. Vordel's products are used by Fortune 1000 companies and by national governments worldwide. www.vordel.com