New E-Commerce Security Standard Proposed

Security solution provider Verisign, Microsoft, and business-to-business (B2B) applications integration vendor WebMethods have proposed a set of protocols that would make it easier for companies to incorporate security features, such as digital signatures and encryption, into e-commerce applications. The XML Key Management Specification (XKMS), which will be submitted to Internet standards bodies for approval, will support secure exchanges of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) documents.

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