CA is adding an XML gateway to its Identity and Access Management offerings, extending coverage to SOA/web services deployments. To do so, it is OEMing an XML appliance from Vordel as a component of CA’s SOA Security manager.
The issue with XML gateways is that parsing XML and performing any kind of security operation is highly compute-intensive. As a result, a cottage industry has emerged of providers of purpose-built appliances to offload into firmware what would otherwise be a drain on server overhead.
CA’s action is in line with IBM’s move to purchase DataPower, and with SOA governance platform provider Software AG, in establishing integration with Layer 7.
The Vordel XML gateway appliance embedding CA IAM r12 is available now.