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Podcast: SOA and Web services security for SAP and Oracle

SAP and Oracle have been touting the benefits of service-oriented architecture (SOA), but SOA comes with some unique security risks. This podcast discusses SOA security issues and how SAP and Oracle are addressing them with Jason Bloomberg of Zapthink and executives from SAP and Oracle.

As SAP and Oracle customers consider service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Web 2.0 technologies, security issues are bound to rear their ugly heads. Jason Bloomberg of Zapthink, a Web services analyst firm, starts the podcast with an overview of SOA security issues and gives his opinion on SAP's and Oracle's SOA strategies. This is followed by discussions with SAP and Oracle executives about SOA security for their products, including specific features and how the vendors' security strategies differ.

  SOA and Web services security for SAP and Oracle  

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