Tobacco manufacturer deploys Vordel to secure and manage its data center XML traffic in global services-oriented architecture
London July 17, 2006 British American Tobacco (BAT) today said it has deployed XML Web Services security company Vordel's services-oriented architecture (SOA) security and management technology to protect and manage its XML traffic throughout a global network of data centers.
British American Tobacco is the world's second largest quoted tobacco group by global market share, with brands sold in 180 markets. The company has more than 300 brands in its portfolio.
Following a thorough review of offerings in the marketplace, Vordel was selected as the solution capable of meeting BAT's requirements to protect its enterprise SOA infrastructure. Using Vordel, BAT can remotely manage its SOA deployment on a global level.
Key decision factors for selecting Vordel included the firm's demonstrable acceleration of XML security primitives, the product's scalability and easy to use centralized policy management control.
Forrester analyst, Randy Heffner, vice president Application Development & Infrastructure, stated in the