Kaazing Gateway 4.0 JMS Edition with Enterprise Shield arrives this week. The product is a software-based web communications platform for "mobile users, marketplaces, and machines" to connect and communicate.
This latest release delivers IoT-ready security for enterprise messaging systems based on the Java platform beyond firewall guards.
Based on the HTML5 WebSocket standard pioneered by Kaazing itself, Gateway 4.0 JMS Edition with Enterprise Shield will achieve near zero-latency as full-duplex solution for JMS-compatible messaging systems extended securely to web and mobile users.
This software has been designed to protect "things" (and their users) from gaining unauthorized access to enterprise back-end systems. Security capabilities include SSL/TLS Termination, Single Sign-On, native support for SPNEGO-based Kerberos authentication, fine-grained JMS authorization, and Shield Agent functionality for B2B security without the need for VPN.
"Considering the progress made toward making the Internet of Things or IoT a reality, it is likely that this new wave of innovation will not bake security in at the hardware layer, at least initially. Security professionals will, once again, have to do their best to apply security controls at the network and application layer," writes Andrew Rose, principal analyst at Forrester Research serving security and risk professionals.
Kaazing Enterprise Shield secures enterprise information systems (EIS) accessible over the Web by using reverse connectivity to initiate the connection from the internal trusted network toward the DMZ. For most administrators, opening an inbound port to the outside world is a necessary but undesirable solution, since each inbound port is a potential attack vector for malicious users.
Using Enterprise Shield, companies can close all inbound ports while still allowing clients and applications to securely communicate with their back-end EIS.
"Enterprise Shield, IoT-ready security, and JMS/Java API-friendly capabilities help enterprise software developers prepare for the onslaught of the Internet of Things and rapidly deploy highly interactive, real-time web, and mobile applications," said Kaazing, cofounder and president Jonas Jacobi.
"Using Kaazing Gateway, businesses can extend their enterprise messaging systems to mobile users, marketplaces, and machines. The result is fast, scalable, and secure enterprise web communications that enable companies to take advantage of what we call the Internet of Many Different Things."