Reactivity Speaks at RSA Conference 2004

RSA CONFERENCE 2004, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., February 23, 2004 – Reactivity, a leader in delivering instant and sustainable XML Web services security solutions, today announced that two of its leading security experts will speak at the RSA Conference 2004, the world’s leading e-security event, being held at Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 23 – 27. The talks will be presented by John Lilly, vice president and chief technology officer, and Brian Roddy, vice president of engineering and co-founder, and will cover a variety of XML Web services security-related topics in the developers and secure Web services tracks.

John Lilly joins a panel discussion on integrating security practices and differentiating between XML Web services standards to help developers rapidly create secure Web services applications. Through case studies and interactive presentations, the panel will explore XML security standards, secure XML/SOAP applications and integrating Web services into enterprise architectures. Brian Roddy will discuss characteristics of an XML Web services attack, available defenses and when enterprises should concern themselves with these threats. Roddy will join other Web security experts on the panel to discuss the hype and reality of XML Web services attacks.

Roddy will also present a talk illustrating how to incrementally adopt security for a Web services implementation through a gradual rollout of security services and a gradual lockdown of previously unsecured resources. The talk will reveal how this approach minimizes organization contention and maximizes operational efficiency.

Conference Talk Schedule
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
11:00 AM — Web Services Attacks – Are You Vulnerable Already?, Brian Roddy andpanel

Friday, February 27, 2004
10:00 AM — Web Services Security: Sorting Out Standards Overload for Practical XML Security, John Lilly and panel
11:00 AM — An Incremental Path to Web Services Security for Control and Protection, Brian Roddy

About the Presenters
John Lilly, co-founder, vice president and chief technology officer leads Reactivity’s product and technical direction. John blends extensive customer experience with expertise of the security market to create a pragmatic and scalable security product. John has spoken at XML 2003 and previous RSA Conferences on Web services security standards, threats, and countermeasures. Prior to founding Reactivity, John served as director of product design at Trilogy Software with responsibility for their product suite and delivery to Fortune 100 enterprise customers. John has also held staff positions at Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems. In addition to his role at Reactivity, John currently sits on the board of directors at the Open Source Applications Foundation, is a board observer for CenterRun Inc., and is an advisor to the NewSchools Venture Fund. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University and holds two U.S. patents.

Brian Roddy, vice president of engineering and co-founder, is responsible for the development of all Reactivity products. Brian has been responsible for developing various innovative techniques to provide multi-layer application security. He led the submission of the “Web Services Security: Receipt Token Profile” standard to OASIS. This proposed standard is key to supporting non-repudiation in Web services. Brian is also a frequent speaker on security at conferences such as RSA and ACSAC. Prior to his current role, Brian managed a professional services organization that successfully delivered first product for more than 80 companies. Prior to founding Reactivity, Brian was senior scientist and project manager in the Advanced Technology Group at Apple Computer, and researcher at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He received a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Reactivity
Reactivity provides the only proven, high-performance, manageable security solution for XML-based Web services. Reactivity’s XML Firewall(tm) expedites the development and deployment of secure enterprise-class Web services for internal and external customers. The Reactivity XML Firewall protects organizations against new application-level threats, supports evolving standards and manages Web services security policy for the enterprise. It scales to meet the needs of the large enterprise systems, integrates with existing infrastructure and provides high-availability security and operational functionality. Reactivity serves Global 2000 enterprises leveraging Web services to interact with customers and partners, increase revenues, and lower critical integration effort costs. The company is venture funded by Accel Partners, Austin Ventures, Diamondhead Ventures and JK&B Capital. Reactivity is located in Belmont, California, and can be reached at, +1-650-551-7800 or

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