Sun Backs Rivals' Security Standards

    Date27 Jun 2002
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Microsoft, IBM and VeriSign have submitted a security specification for Web services to an industry standards body, a move that has won the backing of an unlikely supporter: Sun Microsystems. . . Microsoft, IBM and VeriSign have submitted a security specification for Web services to an industry standards body, a move that has won the backing of an unlikely supporter: Sun Microsystems.

    WS-Security is a 2-month-old technology that encrypts information and ensures that data passed between companies remains confidential. Its three creators--Microsoft, IBM and VeriSign--said Thursday they have submitted the specification to a standards body called the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).

    Sun had been devising its own rival Web services security specification, but the royalty-free licensing of WS-Security specifications allayed Sun's concerns, a source familiar with the negotiations said.

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