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As the vast majority of Global 2000 organizations are transitioning pilot projects into production, the hype over XML Web services might finally be turning into reality. Web services usage has varied from simple data information sharing between two applications to corporate-wide, service-oriented architecture (SOA) initiatives. There are many reasons why Web services are gaining traction, including ease-of-use, their loosely coupled nature, and effectiveness in application integration with the lowest cost and least effort required. Yet the use of Web services is not without challenges. Security continues to be a top concern, and with good reason, as Web services interfaces are different than Web site pages and cannot rely on the same mechanisms to protect them. Security as Top Priority Security has taken a priority role in organizations as the threat of breached ass... (more)