SecureSpan and ProxySG Solution
Control, Monitor and Accelerate XML and HTML
The solution offers: Implement comprehensive, in l entering/
in-depth analysis of all digital content entering/leaving your
organization, securing and optimizing the performance of your network.
Security Information delivery over the Internet is increasingly dependent on applications talking directly to other
Filter XML content For
applications via XML. For example, by allowing applications to access other applications delivered as
and prevent XML services, travel portals can dynamically access an airline’s reservation systems; online credit agencies can
attack and intrusion. services
generate reports on an individual’s credit rating; and Web mapping services can query disparate location
services to generate high quality digital maps. While HTML continues to be the lingua franca of the Internet,
XML and related Web 2.0 technologies are increasingly at the root of emerging Web Web-based service
SLA policies enforced
by the Gateway owever,
However, ensuring a high level of security and performance for XML traffic requires specialized control and
ensure quality of monitoring capabilities. The combined Layer 7 and Blue Coat solution gives enterprise IT managers the
security and visibility they require to manage XML traffic, ensuring they can properly govern how XML-
based Web services, Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud offerings get consumed inside the organization,
and how enterprise services get exposed to external departments, customers and partners.
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By deploying the Layer 7 XML Gateway in conjunction with Blue Coat ProxySG, organizations can benefit
Layer 7 and how it XML-based HTML
from comprehensive content protection and visibility for both XML based Web Services traffic and HTML-
can address your based Web traffic.
and SOA needs, call Securing the Enterprise
The Layer 7 XML Gateway minimizes risks associated with the use of XML inside the enterprise. By
implementing a Gateway at the edge of the enterprise, organizations are protected from the consumption
of potentially harmful XML content, and secured against private data leaving the organization via rogue
Web services calls.
XML-based communications can be bandwidth and computationally expensive, potentially impacting
quality of service and even customer/partner Service Level Agreements (SLAs) arou availability of
application services. The Layer 7 XML Gateway can enforce SLAs through monitoring, rerouting and
throttling/choking to support IT operations requirements
In order to proactively troubleshoot and prepare for capacity planning, enterprise IT managers need to
know how services are performing with respect to internal users, as well as external service consumer
demand. The Layer 7 XML Gateway provides a low cost, easy deploy solution for monitoring and
reporting on the usage of XML
Layer 7–Blue Coat Synergy
Layer 7’s XML Gateway deployed in conjunction with the Blue Coat ProxySG series provides comprehensive,
in-depth analysis of all digital content entering and leaving an a organization’s network. Blue Coat
ProxySG’s ICAP interface provides the link to Layer 7’s XML Gateway for XML data inspection. Once
installed, the Blue Coat ProxySG identifies XML traffic and automatically routes it to the Layer 7 Gateway for
further inspection and processing. Specific policies for securing, managing and monitoring XML can be
defined using the Layer 7 Policy Manager
Protect Against XML Interrogate XML messages entering the organization via HTTP(s), FTP(s) or JMS to
Threats and Attacks ensure valid data structures and reject malicious content
Centralized Access Control Centrally manage authentication and authorization to internal service resources
Assure Quality of Service Create SLA policies and enforce them on the Gateway to ensure the delivery of XML-
based application services
Track Usage of SaaS and Monitor, track and report on the external services in use by your organization
Simplify SOA Integration Ease integration with disparate SOA infrastructures from SAP, Oracle, IBM, Tibco
through standards-based interoperability and integration
The solution supports the latest versions of the Layer 7 SecureSpan Networking Gateway and the Blue
To learn more about how Layer 7 can address your XML security, monitoring and accelerating needs, call
us today at +1 800.681.9377 or visit us at www.layer7tech.com.
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This document contains forward-looking statements and is being provided for informational purposes only.
It may not be incorporated into any contract.