Vienna, Austria, 17 October, 2005 – RSA Security Conference Europe 2005 – Vordel, the XML Web Services security company, today unveiled the latest version of Vordel SOAPbox, the world’s most widely used security testing tool for Web Services. With over 5,000 registered users, SOAPbox is the product of choice for testing Web Services for security compliance.
SOAPbox fast-tracks the creation and deployment of security frameworks to protect XML applications, by testing compliance with both internal and external security guidelines. By providing a graphical environment in which security tokens, digital signatures, and encrypted XML are highlighted, SOAPbox removes the time and complexity associated with generating XML security test cases.
Qpass, the leading mobile software and services infrastructure provider, uses Vordel SOAPbox to test the access to its secure Web Services interfaces. Patrick van der Hyde, lead integration engineer with Qpass, said “I work with hundreds of different companies that do integration work against our APIs and trying to get them to test out API posts with client authentication is always a challenge. The SOAPbox tool gives me a solution for them to use without having to do any coding.”
Vordel CTO, Mark O’Neill, reinforced this message by stating “our customers run SOAPbox as a client to test the security compliance of their Web Services. SOAPbox is invaluable as a means of generating security tokens, inserting them into SOAP messages, and firing them at secured Web Services.”
The latest features of Vordel SOAPbox 3.1 include:
” Sample SOAP messages
Get started quickly with a range of example SOAP messages which are pre-configured to connect to public Web Services.
” XML Encryption and decryption
XML can be encrypted and decrypted easily, without coding. A sample encryption key is provided.
” SOAP attachments: Both DIME and MIME
Allows for testing SOAP attachments across both Java and .NET Web Services
” Graphical Keystore
Load multiple keys and certificates without using command-line tools. With the new keystore it is possible to encrypt XML for multiple recipients in one simple step.
” Remove Security Tokens
Automatically remove security tokens from messages so that you can quickly and simply move on to your next test.
” Specify Transfer Encoding
Configure XML encoding declarations of the message so XML processor will use the declaration to determine the character encoding of the message.
Vordel SOAPbox is available for Windows, Linux and Solaris.
To purchase Vordel SOAPbox or obtain a free trial copy visit: http://www.vordel.com/soapbox/index.html
About Vordel SOAPbox
Vordel SOAPbox is the industry’s most widely-used tool for testing the security of XML applications, such as XML Web Services. It is used during development and deployment phases to test an XML application’s compliance to security standards and best practices. SOAPbox supports established security technologies such as SSL, as well as new technologies such as WS-Security. Registered SOAPbox users include Accenture, Abbey National, BankOne, British Telecom, Credit Suisse First Boston, Royal Bank of Scotland, and many others.
Qpass is the fastest path to profit in digital media commerce. Qpass software and services are the critical infrastructure required to operate premium services businesses profitably, with the agility required to fully capture new opportunities, and with the sound business controls and processes required to scale operations efficiently. As the most broadly deployed foundation for mobile and fixed-network commerce, Qpass serves 150 million mobile subscribers and over 60 million web portal, WiFi and VOIP users worldwide. Qpass customers include Cingular Wireless, T-Mobile International, Vodafone, Sprint Nextel, ALLTEL, US Cellular, One and Skype. Qpass is privately held and has headquarters in Seattle, Washington with European offices in London and Vienna. For more information, visit www.qpass.com.
Vordel provides security for XML communications. Our XML gateway and XML security server products enable organizations to deploy and configure security, inside and outside the organization. VordelDirector is an XML Security Server which provides the security services that are required in a Service Oriented Architecture. VordelSecure is an award-winning XML gateway that provides perimeter-based security. Vordel products are in use by Fortune 1000 companies, and public sector institutions worldwide. For more information, please visit www.vordel.com.