New Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 8550 Web Services Gateway

Alcatel-Lucent announced the availability of the Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess 8550 Web Services Gateway (WSG), the industry’s first network appliance that allows controlled access to sensitive information across multiple IT systems, by implementing stateful information access policies, organisation-wide and in real-time. 

The OmniAccess 8550 WSG is the only network-embedded solution available today that supports and secures automated business processes while ensuring regulatory compliance, protecting sensitive corporate information from misuse whilst still ensuring the availability of data when and where it is needed.  It enables corporate-wide interoperability among business-critical internal information systems and external partner networks, providing a corporate-wide compliance infrastructure reducing costs and risk.

The product is ideal for industries with an immediate business-critical need to protect end user privacy, such as in healthcare, government, education, and finance.  Prior to today’s announcement, Alcatel-Lucent’s product was successfully evaluated by a select group of companies including HP and Advocate Health Care, a leading U.S. integrated healthcare delivery network.

The OmniAccess 8550 WSG employs industry-leading session-based, stateful XML message inspection technology to deliver consolidated audit trails and run-time policy enforcement. Interoperability features include service mediation, performance monitoring and load balancing; security features also include single identity, altogether providing for a corporate-wide compliance infrastructure protecting corporate data and identity privacy.




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