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The Challenges of Web 2.0 Security

Prevent REST, AJAX and XML attacks and intrusions

Prevent REST, AJAX and XML attacks and intrusions


The kind of REST, AJAX and XML interactions required by Web 2.0 technologies introduce a whole new set of security risks. Constantly updating server code to prevent or react to potential attacks and intrusions is a maintenance headache.

The best defense is to place tight constraints on the flow of data in order to ensure that it conforms to the intended interactions. This involves validating and filtering data, eliminating potential threats as they happen and enforcing an overall security model that makes sense.

In this video, Layer 7 CTO Scott Morrison explains how the SecureSpan XML Firewall filters application data flows within and across organizations. This creates total control over data flow, reducing potential attack vectors while ensuring rich Web 2.0 interactions.