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Kenai Unveils New Web Services Security Testing Tool

Provides Visibility and Control over Web Services Implementation

Kenai Systems  has unveiled a new Web services security testing solution that provides visibility and control over the implementation of Web services security policies and the elimination of Web services vulnerabilities. eXamine Enterprise enables security professionals, compliance officers, software developers and quality assurance teams to assess Web services for compliance with security policies, industry standards and best practices.

The new tool provides features such as a Web services policy editor; support for multiple users in multiple roles; and a shared database of vulnerability profiles, policies, test suites and test results.

“Prior to the availability of eXamine Enterprise, the prevailing wisdom was that Web services presented extraordinary IT security risks,” said Bill Kesselring, CEO of Kenai Systems. “Using eXamine Enterprise, organizations can take advantage of the granularity and fluidity of Web services to make business processes more secure than if they were implemented using traditional monolithic applications. We believe that once organizations have an automated and comprehensive vulnerability assessment solution in place, they will choose Web services as the most secure enabling technology available.”

eXamine Enterprise provides visibility and control over the implementation of Web services security policies and the elimination of Web services vulnerabilities. Enterprise, security professionals can use eXamine Enterprise to author security policies and apply them to particular Web services. The software automatically generates tests that detect security vulnerabilities and policy violations. In addition, the software generates a suite of reports to provide managers with quantifiable measures of compliance.

eXamine Enterprise includes support for multiple users across the enterprise, allowing policy experts, testers, compliance officers and developers to share policies and test suites and to report consolidated results. eXamine Enterprise also has a shared security test profile database, to facilitate collaboration between developers, QA personnel, and security professionals. Users can also define their own security test profiles.

A reports generator produces a Service Policy Report, a Vulnerability Compliance Report, a Test Suite Execution Report and a Status report, each with graphics. Pricing for eXamine Enterprise has not been announced.

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