DOD certifies XML product for PKI use

DOD certifies XML product for PKI use

The Joint Interoperability Test Command has certified that a security appliance for handling Extensible Markup Language messages can interoperate with other Defense Department public-key infrastructure equipment.

The command OK'd the XS40 XML Security Gateway from DataPower Technology Inc. of Cambridge, Mass., as interoperable with other approved PKI equipment.

The gateway is a rack-mountable network device for securing XML transactions. It uses encryption, firewall filtering, XML schema validation and XML Access Control.

It is one of an increasing number of XML products the test command has certified for PKI use. The center maintains a list of approved PKI products.

Responding to the increased Defense use of PKI for access control and other security duties, the command created a team to work exclusively on PKI testing to certify the interoperability of hardware and software from different vendors.

Other XML products undergoing PKI certification include the XML Guardian Gateway from Sarvega Inc. of Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., and an XML form suite from PureEdge Solutions Inc. of Victoria, British Columbia.

XML products already certified include TrustLogic portal software from Conclusive Technology of Vienna, Va., SecureSign Desktop Document Signer software for creating and verifying digital signatures using XML syntax from Infomosaic Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., and the ApproveIt XHTML Server from Silanis Technology Inc. of St. Laurent, Quebec.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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