Group to Define XML Security Standard

A group of companies, including VeriSign Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc., Netegrity Inc., Commerce One Inc. and Bowstreet, have announced a partnership to define an XML-based standard for sharing information about security in business-to-business and business-to-company transactions.

Called Security Services Markup Language, the specification will address three main areas of security services: authentication, authorization and privilege. Reviewers of the standard include Oracle Corp. and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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