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Posted by Stefan Ried on November 8, 2012
Axway just announced it will acquire the security specialist Vordel; and you might ask, does this make sense at all?
I do believe it does!
Actually, I was personally evaluating security vendors as an acquisition target for middleware vendors and B2B integration companies a number of times over the last five years as a Forrester analyst (and before).
The need to modernize security around integration scenarios becomes more important than ever:
Enterprises see an increasing value in openness, and some are even starting to sell commercial real-time access to their applications. The more the boundaries of an enterprise are extended by integration offerings, the more a federation of security becomes important. It’s today mainly a federated identity management and will be soon a more sophisticated open API management. Forrester’s vision goes even beyond, introducing “Trust-Relationship-Models” in Business Networks – Maybe a direction some of the current integration vendors and innovative startups will embrace soon.
Let me know you opinion. Are you hitting the limits of security capabilities in your planned integration scenarios?
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