The given article sketches out a best practice to implement a company-wide security strategy for cross-departmental and cross-company Web Services communication. One of the key proposals is the centralization of security functionality with XML Gateways (aka API Gateways). It highlights crucial features such as:
- Service virtualization
- Privacy and integrity
- Control and auditing of data flows
Furthermore, this article describes critical success factors and possible practical approaches for the implementation in detail.