LShift Partners with DataPower

On September 23, 2005

Following our very positive experience using their XS40 XML security gateway on a recent Vodafone project, LShift are looking forward to deploying Datapower technology on other projects.

DataPower’s products deliver business and technical benefits in equal measure. Most companies that consider exposing business critical data via Web Services are justifiably concerned about the security risks they could be introducing. This has had a considerable effect on the adoption of such Service Oriented architectures. Separating the management and enforcement of security from application logic, and concentrating it in security appliances at the periphery of the network, reduces the risk significantly and helps network administrators stay on top of systems with ever increasing complexity.

LShift are also excited about the XML acceleration capabilities of the DataPower technology. Performing complex XML processing tasks at high throughput and low latency, such as is often required in the telecoms and financial sector, has hitherto been a significant challenge, which is only growing over time as the Web Services stack matures and more and more applications want to take advantage of it. Fortunately, many XML processing tasks lend themselves to parallelisation and implementation in hardware. DataPower’s XML accelerators therefore open the door to the deployment of XML-based services in areas where previously no cost-effective solutions existed.

DataPower provides enterprises with intelligent XML-Aware network (XAN) infrastructure to ensure unparalleled performance, security and manageability of next-generation applications and XML Web Services. DataPower’s patent-pending XML Generation Three (XG3™) technology powers the industry’s first wire-speed XML-aware networking devices that provide immediate return on technology investments while streamlining application deployments. Founded in 1999, DataPower is privately held and based in Cambridge, MA.