2012-07-11

From XML Firewall to API Server

It is very interesting to see the development of Vordel products. More precisely how they are marketing their products.

The "XML Firewall" was like a "Layer 7 Firewall", focusing on the application level.

Then it evolved to XML Gateway, SOA Gateway and now: here is how they define their "API Server": http://www.soatothecloud.com/2012/06/vordel-introduces-api-server.html.

As a side note, I can't resist a little quote against SOAP: http://www.soatothecloud.com/2012/07/what-scales-better-internet-or-esb.html

2012-07-05

TLS: Disabling legacy cipher suites

First: "cipher suite is a named combination of authenticationencryption, and message authentication code (MAC) algorithms".

If you are using TLS (for HTTPS typicaly) you may want to remove some Cipher Suites.

You maybe a little bit less compatible, but also a bit more secure. Things will be better when TLS1.2 is implemented everywhere.

You can also claim to be FIPS 140 compliant: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-52/SP800-52.pdf !

How to do it:

If someone knows how to do it on the IBM J9 via configuration, I am interested.

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