Enterprise CMS Products Ill-Equipped For Security

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 by Mistlee

Enterprise CMS Products Ill-Equipped For Security

CMS Watch recently released research that finds Enterprise Content Management (ECM) products ill-equipped to meet the security requirements of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA).

In its most recent research, CMS Watch looked at 30 leading ECM vendors around the globe and found that all fell far short in one way or another of meeting the security demands of an enterprise SOA strategy.
Vendors have traditionally sold stand-alone ECM applications at the departmental level, not enterprise-wide.

Now as customers demand more integration and shared services across the enterprise, vendors are struggling to address the security requirements these broader environments demand.

"Separating out the SOA hype from the ECM reality remains difficult, as vendors have aggressively positioned their products as SOA-ready - while most are not,"said the report's lead analyst, Alan Pelz-Sharpe. "When vendors talk about SOA,they mostly mean that they have SOAP-enabled their APIs," added Pelz-Sharpe,"but that's not really the point."

In addition to following a common set of services and data standards, the ECM demands of a SOA include the following:

- Awareness of the location of content items, whether originals, duplicates, or previous versions

- Interacting with Identity Management protocols and products

- Real-time, bidirectional integration with Directory Servers

- Ability to remotely control access to content items

- Ability to track change history on content items occurring remotely

- Synching with offline devices to monitor and manage data copied there

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